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Physician - Emergency Medicine - Mercy- Variety of Shifts, Level I Trauma plus Rural Options

Springfield, Missouri
Competitive salary + Benefits
Closing date
Jul 30, 2024

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Specialty / Focus
Emergency Medicine
Position Type
Practice Setting
Hospital / Health System

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Job Description

Mercy Hospital – Springfield and Mercy Hospital – Lebanon is recruiting an emergency medicine physician! We offer a great variety of shifts at a level I, tertiary hospital and one of the biggest trauma centers in the Midwest combined with shifts at a rural regional hospital that allows for a very hands-on approach, critical thinking, and procedures. Candidates must be residency trained and BC/BE in emergency medicine. This is a hospital-employed group with guaranteed shifts and hours, no partnership track/buy-in and equal parity, scheduling, and vote from day one! We offer leadership and career growth plus full benefits and a dedicated, stable, loyal group of partners. A great work/life balance is achievable with great hours and flexible scheduling. 

Mercy Hospital Springfield and Lebanon

  • Springfield – 800+ bed, level I, tertiary trauma, and catchment hospital for four states
    • 90,000+ annual ED visits 
    • 9-hour shifts - 7 for patient care and last 2 for clean-up means you go home on-time
    • 14 physician shifts each day
    • 80+ bed emergency department
    • 11-bed pediatric emergency department with most peds specialties available
    • Over 500 employed physicians in the community
    • 24/7 in-house neurology/stroke, general and orthopedic trauma, anesthesiology, intensivists, hospitalists, and OB Hos
    • ED ultrasound (Sonosite), MRI, and CT available all the time
  • Lebanon – 50 bed hospital, no trauma designation, 40,000 draw population
    • 12-hour shifts – on-time departure!
    • 19-bed ED
    • 25k-30k annual visits
    • Specialties include OBGYN, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Ortho
    • Three physicians shifts and one APP shift each day – great coverage
    • 5 patients per hour on average
    • Very hands-on with lots of procedures, critical care, decision making and autonomy
  • EPIC EMR across Mercy
  • Partnership with local and nearby medical schools for teaching, if desired
  • Rated in the top 5% nationally for overall clinical excellence by Healthgrades
  • Forbes “America’s Best Employers”
  • Truven Top 5 Health System

Mercy Emergency Medicine Offers:

  • Excellent culture – low physician turnover
  • $240/hour guarantee rate, not dependent on wRVUs
  • $100,000 recruitment bonus plus paid relocation
  • 1:1 physician to scribe ratio
  • Schedule set three months in advance
  • Immediate parity and equal scheduling
  • Physician mentors, partners, and friends
  • Comprehensive benefits package for the entire family
  • Occurrence-based liability insurance

Springfield, Missouri

As the third largest city in Missouri and the hub of the Ozark Mountains, living in Springfield is easy with everything you need! We have a plentiful and growing job market, great schools, universities, world-class health care, and all the entertainment and cultural options of a big city—but with far less stress, crime, and traffic and an abundance of character and friendliness. Enjoy a top 10 city for low cost of living and top 20 best places to live and work! Minutes from Branson and easy trips to Kansas City and St. Louis!


Mercy physicians are pioneering a new model of care. As part of one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the U.S., this physician-led and professionally managed multi-specialty group is the foundation of care and well-being of our patients in seven states, delivered cohesively through 43 hospitals, more than 300 provider offices and virtual care. Working with Mercy provides all the advantages of a large organization balanced by an uncompromising commitment to engage physicians in leading and designing patient- and consumer-centric care.  You'll discover a friendly and collaborative environment rooted in the belief that everyone deserves the most personalized experience we can deliver. What sets us apart is our unique approach, beginning with physician leadership at the senior most roles within our organization and continuing into our care locations, where physicians and co-workers share leadership responsibility and embrace new thinking and the most recent clinical and hospital innovations to get health care right for everyone we serve.


It is a continuing goal to advance diversity and inclusion within our Mercy ministry. We cherish each person as created in the image of God and believe it is our responsibility to strive for excellence in establishing an environment of dignity for all.

For more information, please contact:

Todd Vandewalker, MHA, CPRP | Senior Physician Recruiter

417-820-3606 | Todd.Vandewalker@Mercy.Net | Careers.Mercy.Net/Providers

Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.


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