CASUAL PER DIEM PHYSICIAN.

Overview
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

A strong, positive and collaborative culture exists among the emergency medicine attending, the ED nursing staff, the private physicians, the hospitalist physicians, the physician assistants, the nurse practitioners, the consultant physicians, the emergency medical services staff, medical and PA students, the volunteers, and the ancillary/ support staff.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Clinical Duties
    • 1.1 Rapid evaluation and stabilization of critical conditions involving adult, pediatric, medical, surgical gynecologic and obstetrical illnesses and trauma-related injuries. Resuscitation of acutely ill and injured patients in all ED clinical areas: the main ED, Fast Track, Behavioral Health Unit (BHU), Clinical Decision Unit (CDU), including the chest pain unit).
  • 2. Medical Leadership Duties
    • 2.1 Medical leader function when assigned as the PIC (physician in charge) and collaborate with the charge nurse in managing patient flow through-out the ED and for administrative issues when the director is not present. Shift patient flow from one area to another in order to expedite care. Deal with administrative issues when assigned as the physician in charge (PIC). Contacts the ED medical director for significant issues that need to be resolved in a timely manner. Informs the medical director of significant risk management or patient care or administrative issues.
  • 3. Interrelationships/ Administrative Duties
    • 3.1 Positive and collegial manner interaction with private physicians, Hospitalists, and medicine residents. Contacting private physicians to provide updates on the condition of their patients and to seek their input in the selection of consultants. Coordinates patient care by contacting the correct private physician and seeks the PMD's input into the consultant that is called as well as the specialist for referral at the time of discharge.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Graduation from an accredited medical school with an M.D. or D.O. degree, completion of an approved emergency medicine residency training program with board certification or board eligibility in Emergency Medicine.


EXPERIENCE


Graduation from an accredited medical school with an M.D. or D.O. degree, completion of an approved emergency medicine residency training program with board certification or board eligibility in Emergency Medicine.


SPECIAL SKILLS


Management of acutely ill and injured patients of all ages. Skills that are included in basic and advanced cardiac life support, advanced trauma life support, basic life support, and pediatric advanced life support courses are examples of some of the skills required. Proficiency in the use the departmental computer for patient management, order entry, patient tracking, and laboratory, radiology, and medical record retrieval is essential. Licensure & Certification: Licensed as an MD in Connecticut and New York State. Certificates to dispense controlled substances by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and a permit from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Affairs. Certification by the Westchester County Regional EMS (Emergency Medical Services) council to provide on-line medical control direction to paramedics.


PHYSICAL DEMAND


MMR is required. Varivax (chicken pox vaccine) or evidence of prior chicken pox is required. Hepatitis B (or signed declination) is required for those with potential exposure to blood/body fluids.
Tdap and influenza vaccination are strongly encouraged.
The Emergency Department is a very busy and stressful work area with frequent task interruptions that requires multi-tasking and with the resultant need to continually re-prioritize the work plan. The patient volume-to-medical provider ratio is high. Attending physicians may be exposed to infectious diseases, critically ill and injured patients and sudden and unexpected deaths with its associated stress.
There is a considerable amount of walking, bending and stooping during the shifts. The ability to work for 8-hours in a standing position is needed during variable shift assignments, including rotating to all shifts, including days, nights and evenings. There is a moderate amount of assisting with lifting objects and patients ranging from five (5) to (300) three hundred pounds. Performing basic life support, including the ability to perform chest compressions is required. There is a considerable amount of fine motor control required for medical procedures (such as central line placement, thoracostomy placement, endotracheal intubation, suturing, applying splints).



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