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Physician - Emergency Department
Job Code:1244-2017
Biweekly Hours:80 Hrs/2080 Annual Hrs/FTE-1
FT/PT Status:Full Time
Location:Emergency Room-7.6710

Job Responsibilities:

The Emergency Physician at St. James Mercy Hospital serves as the “front door” of our institution with the majority of admissions coming through our Emergency Department. Physicians working in the clinical environment are expected to have a clear understanding of our role in patient care, as well as the requirements needed to care for patients in our environment. 

  • Perform assessment/examinations on initial encounter with unscheduled, emergency and new patients
  • Coordinate patient treatment plan and consult specialists as appropriate
  • Order and interpret appropriate diagnostic tests necessary to complete the evaluation and treatment plan
  • Performs necessary procedural skills like endotracheal intubation, central line placement, etc.
  • Collaborate with appropriate staff to ensure public health department case reporting
  • Collaborates with appropriate staff to ensure intervention and referral of cases such as sexual assault, child or elder abuse and psychiatric crisis
  • Provide timely completeness and content of charts
  • Effective Collaboration that Helps Achieve Organizational Goals
  • Work collaboratively and supportively with members of the medical staff to provide emergency services to all patients who present to the emergency department
  • Act as a team player and works collaboratively within the team and organization
  • Assist with developing priorities, goals, and action plans
  • Respond to requests from department manager and Emergency Department Director.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary teams to assist with evaluation of programs and services.
  • Work collaboratively with heads of diagnostic and therapeutic departments to ensure availability, quality, and effective use of services, and with chiefs of services to ensure that house staff services are appropriate
  • Ensure departmental performance meets or exceeds standards described in medical staff rules and regulations, hospital bylaws, departmental policies, Joint Commission Manual of Accreditation, and in other appropriate local and national standards. 

Job Qualifications:

  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from and institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed
  • Preferred experience in Emergency Medicine, Internal or Family Medicine
  • Interest in training other trainees
  • Emergency medicine physician with proven clinical and administrative skills
  • Meets ACEP requirements for annual continuing medical education
  • Must possess a current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States
  • Board certification in emergency medication preferred
  • Must possess the following certifications: ATLS, ACLS, PALS, BLS
  • Strong verbal, organizational and inter personal skills are required 
  • Appropriately focuses to the audience, whether administrators, medical staff members, EMS providers, or the lay public
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability in the financial, managerial, and marketing aspects of the emergency department

Physical Demands: Must be able to remain in a standing position 50% of the time, move about within the work area, access file cabinets, copier and fax machines, walk to transport specimens, communicate, converse and exchange information and move, transport or position a minimum weight of 50 lbs.
Working Conditions: Potential exposure to chemicals and communicable diseases and related waste.


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Hornell, NY 14843

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