Medical Director - Community Emergency Department Opportunity – Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine
The Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated physician to join our team. Ideal candidates value patient centered, compassionate, high quality care, and an emphasis on teamwork. Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, WY ED is a rural safety net Emergency Department that is affiliated with the University’s academic quaternary care center. The majority of faculty at this site are fellowship trained in EMS, wilderness medicine, ultrasound and global medicine.
A successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with EM and hospital leadership to enhance clinical care for all patients, and support quality, safety, performance and patient experience improvement efforts as directed by the Medical Director and hospital leadership.
Successful applicants must possess an MD or DO, have completed an emergency medicine residency, and be board eligible or have current board certification in Emergency Medicine. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills to work collaboratively across the organization. University of Utah offers competitive salaries and benefits commensurate with qualifications.
The newly created Department of Emergency Medicine is rapidly expanding. Currently, the Department staffs three emergency departments, with a fourth department expected to start in 2026. The Department offers fellowships in research, ultrasound, palliative care, wilderness medicine, global medicine, EMS and Sports Medicine. Currently, the Department has 30 residents with planned growth to 36 residents by 2025. The University of Utah Emergency Department is a Level 1 trauma center, a STEMI center, and a comprehensive stroke center.
University of Utah Health is the state’s only academic health care system, providing leading-edge and compassionate care for a referral area that encompasses 10 percent of the US, including Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and much of Nevada. A hub for health sciences research and education in the region, U of U Health has a $428 million research enterprise and trains the majority of Utah’s physicians, including more than 1,460 health care providers each year at its Colleges of Health, Nursing, and Pharmacy and Schools of Dentistry and Medicine. With more than 20,000 employees, the system includes 12 community clinics and five hospitals: University Hospital, Huntsman Mental Health Institute, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, University Orthopaedic Center, and the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital. For 12 straight years, U of U Health has ranked among the top 10 US academic medical centers in the rigorous Vizient Quality and Accountability Study.
To inquire about this posting: Please send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Christy Hopkins. Christy.email@example.com
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