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Emergency Room Physician

  • Location: Wadena, MN
  • Posted: Feb 2, 2017

Job Description

Position Summary:

The emergency department physician will provide medical treatment to patients requiring acute and life-saving care.

Essential Responsibilities:

Performs patient assessments and treatments as outlined in the ER Physician privilege list.ER physician is expected to be an on-site position when scheduled. The physician may occasionally leave the building for up to 30 minutes but must be able to respond to the hospital (ER or elsewhere in the facility) when summoned by hospital staff within 15 minutes.Provide and manage the direct patient care for patients in the Emergency Department.Responds to Rapid Response and Code Blue events within the facility.Provides clinical supervision for nurses and ancillary staff performing in the ER and other staff (physician assistants, student interns, etc. if assigned). Evening/Night Roles and Responsibilities (“Hospitalist”):ReadyCare supervision after normal clinic hours and on Saturdays/holidays. This includes supervision of patients needing additional care beyond the scope of ReadyCare and being a clinical resource for the ReadyCare staff. (This excludes direct admissions from ReadyCare which will be managed by the “Hospitalist”.)Determines next treatment steps for Lab or Radiology results requiring same day assessment and actions. Results that do not require same day follow up with be forwarded to the patient’s PCP and if the PCP is not available, to the “Hospitalist” that was working when the ordered originated. Triages and responds to areas outside organizations (Nursing Homes, Group Homes and Hospice) related to treatment questions or required physician notifications (such as resident death notifications, medication error reporting, etc.)Responds to nursing staff for Inpatient questions and management. Consulting “Back Up” Physician when needed.From 1700-0700, completes Inpatient Admissions (including medication reconciliation) from the Emergency Department. Is knowledgeable and uses established protocols and order sets. i.e, pneumonia, CHF, anticoagulation. Provide SBAR report to the oncoming “Hospitalist” physician for each admission and status changes of inpatients. SBAR report will be given at 0700 and 1900 depending upon shift start time.

Supports the mission of TCH and related healthcare organizations through personal conduct and behaviors that contribute ideas and suggestions, is helpful and friendly, demonstrates regular attendance and punctuality, and adheres to organizational policies and rules.Demonstrates concern for patients of all ages, visitors and co-workers.Maintains confidentiality of information and privacy compliance.Be a role model of TCHC Standards of Excellence.


To be eligible to apply for privileges in emergency medicine/hospitalist, the applicant must meet the following criteria: Successful completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) – or American Osteopathic Association (AOA)–accredited residency.


Current certification or board eligible (with achievement of certification within 5 years) leading to certification in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine or the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine.


Required current experience: Active practice in an emergency department (ED), reflective of the scope of privileges requested, in the past 12 months with a census equal to or exceeding 50 patient visits annually or demonstrate successful completion of an ACGME- or AOA-accredited residency, clinical fellowship within the past 12 months.

Contact Information

Susan K. Marco
Provider Recruitment
Tri-County Health Care
415 Jefferson Street N • Wadena, MN 56482
D: 218-631-7593 M: 320-237-5310 Fax: 218-631-5214


Tri-County Health Care

415 Jefferson Street North
Wadena, MN 56482

Opened: 1925

Phone: (218) 631-3510


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