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Full Time Emergency Medicine Job COLORADO SPRINGS, CO


2 months ago

Posted by: Defense Health Agency

Employer: Defense Health Agency

Job Description

MAJOR DUTIES Provides services of an Emergency Medicine Physician to patients in the Emergency Room, serving as the senior staff officer while on duty in the Emergency Room. Responsible for the full range of cases and the immediate initial recognition, evaluation, care and disposition of patients in response to acute illness and injury. Triages, examines, diagnoses, resuscitates, stabilizes, treats or directs a course of treatment for a wide range of emergent patients from the pediatric to the geriatric patient, or from seriously ill to the severely traumatized. Examines patients and orders appropriate tests to evaluate patients, chief complaint and related complaints; ascertains medical needs and initiates action to provide needed services. Coordinates admission of patient to hospital with accepting staff physician. Performs authorized emergency procedures to include but not limited to laceration repair, central venous line emplacement, pacemaker placement, tube thoracostomy, thoracotomy, cricothyrotomy, cardioversion, defibrillation, peritoneal lavage, bladder aspiration, lumbar puncture arterial line placement, reduction of dislocations/fractures, tracheal intubation, culdocentesis, and wound debridement. Responds to and provides support to in-house cardiopulmonary arrests (echo-medic). Provides professional guidance and direction to physician assistants, Nurse Practitioners and physician assistant students working in the Emergency Room. Provides professional direction and guidance to ambulance section. Records all medical data on prescribed forms and completes necessary administrative functions. (90%) Participates in and completes administrative tasks as assigned by the Chief, Emergency Medicine Department to include but not limited to (APEQS and MHS Learn Training, QI/OA, monthly departmental staff meetings, risk management, credentialing, and Operations & Training committees and other areas of responsibility as assigned by the Chief, Emergency Medicine Service. (10%) Performs other duties as assigned.

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