Emergency Medicine Physician

at Kurz Solutions (view profile)
Location North Chicago, Illinois
Date Posted September 17, 2017
Category Physician
Job Type Locums Tenens
Internal Job ID 17-00091


MD/DO - Emergency Medicine Physician
Lucrative Locum Tenens Opportunities

The Community - North Chicago, IL
North Chicago is a city in Lake County, Illinois, and a suburb of the Chicago metropolitan area. The population was 32,574 at the 2010 census. North Chicago hosts the Great Lakes Naval Training Center and the headquarters of Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie. The city is also home to Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, which houses the Chicago Medical School, the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, the College of Pharmacy, the College of Health Professions, and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC), opened Oct. 1, 2010, and is the United States' first federal health care center that partners the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense into a single, fully integrated federal health care facility. The medical center is located in North Chicago, Illinois, and is on the grounds of the former North Chicago VA Medical Center. The arrangement incorporates facilities and services from both the former North Chicago VA Medical Center and the former Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes, a part of Naval Station Great Lakes. The center is a system of facilities throughout Northeastern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin that provide medical and dental services to U.S. military veterans, recruits, active duty and eligible beneficiaries.

Position Overview
The Emergency Department Physicians will support the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, 3001 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 60064. Locum tenens positions with generous compensation packages are available. Up to 2,080 hours are available per Physician. There are typically 15-30 shifts available per month that are stacked in a “block” schedule one week at a time.

Work Schedule
Three (3) twelve (12) hour shifts to accommodate 24/7 Emergency Department Operations are: 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and 6:30 pm to 6:30 am. The Emergency Department is open during Federal holidays.

Responsibilities (duties include but are not limited to)

  • The Physician shall employ the principles of emergency care for life/limb threats, resuscitation and stabilization, triage, and diagnosis and disposition.
  • Major procedures shall be performed in the FHCC emergency department when safe and appropriate to do so for procedures such as central venous line placement, arterial catheter placement, emergency chest tube or needle thoracostomy to relieve tension pneumothorax, peritoneal lavage, defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion, endotracheal intubation, lumbar puncture, proctoscopy/anoscopy, pericardiocentesis, simple closed fracture and dislocation reduction, arthrocentesis, local and up to moderate systemic anesthesia (intravenous/regional), periocardiocentesis, temporary pacemaker placement, chest tube thoracostomy, and cricothyroidotomy.
  • Patients suffering traumatic injuries where immediate treatment and release is not medically indicated and when clinical level of care is not available at the FHCC, the Physician shall provide initial stabilization and readying of such patients for transport to a Level One Trauma Center.
  • The Physician shall review all admissions to inpatient hospital care recommended by Mid-level (Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner) provider. Every admission to inpatient care shall have a person-to-person hand-off/hand-over from the admitting Provider to a responsible member of the admitting team.
  • The Physician shall provide consultation with and instruction to referring physicians regarding appropriate indications for procedures so that the most expeditious and clinically appropriate work-up can be done.
  • Physician(s) shall determine the appropriate course of treatment and communicate in person or by phone with the referring clinicians. The Physician shall initiate appropriate social work referrals for all identified homeless veterans and for patients who do not have primary care providers, but who appear regularly in the ED.
  • The Physician shall apply orthopedic devices such as splints and braces to stabilize orthopedic injuries.
  • The Physician shall follow all established medication policies and procedures.  No sample medications shall be provided to patients.
  • The Physician shall provide discharge education and follow up instructions that are coordinated with the next care setting for all emergency department patients.
  • The Physician shall attend all required facility and department meetings.
  • The Physician shall complete compliance documentation and reporting.


  • Board Certification in Emergency Medicine (preferred) or Board Certification or Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Family Practice.
  • Active, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in any U.S. State or Territory
  • At least 5,000 hours of Emergency Department experience as well as completion of an ACGME approved residency program for physicians without Emergency Medicine Residency Training or Board Certification.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as approved by the American Heart Association (AHA) is required.
  • Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) as approved by the American Heart Association (AHA) is “preferred”.

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