|Fargo, North Dakota
|May 6, 2018
|Internal Job ID
MD/DO - Hospitalist
A Best Place to Live - Livability, Men’s Journal
The Community - Fargo, ND
Fargo, the Gateway to the West and a Livability Top 100 Best Place to Live, is the largest city in North Dakota. Located on the banks of the Red River, which separates it from neighboring Moorhead, MN, Fargo is jam-packed with museums, galleries and an Art Deco theater palace in its vibrant downtown district. Outdoor activities, low taxes and strong workforce helped it rank as one of the Best Places to Live by Men's Journal. Three public colleges, including North Dakota State University, call Fargo-Moorhead home, as does the private Concordia College.
The Fargo VA Health Care System provides medical care and services through the Veterans Health Administration to veterans residing in North Dakota, western Minnesota and northern South Dakota. The health care system is a general medical/surgical/psychiatric facility with 42 acute beds and an attached 38-bed Community Living Center(CLC) providing extended care. Veterans are referred to the Minneapolis VA Health Care System for tertiary care. The health care system also supports 10 community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC), located in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Grafton, Jamestown, Grand Forks, Minot, and Williston, N.D., as well as Fergus Falls and Bemidji, Minn. During the last two years, outpatient visits for the healthcare system and the CBOCs have steadily increased to well over 100,000 per year. The health care system had over 2,000 admissions into the hospital each year over the last two years. The CLC provides extended care through admissions of over 400 patients each year during the past two years.
Requirements (duties include, but are not limited to)
- Evaluation, treatment and management of minor wound care, respiratory illness, gastrointestinal illness, burns that do not require specialty care, musculoskeletal trauma, dermatological illness, basic ENT evaluation that are within the purview of family medicine/family practice physician, eye and urological problems.
- Evaluation, treatment and management of minor procedures such as local infiltration anesthesia, incision and drainage, simple laceration repair, nail trephination, electro-coagulation, nasal cautery, gastric lavage, bladder catheterization, peripheral venous line insertion, and spinal immobilization.
- Evaluation, treatment and management of abdominal and gastrointestinal disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small bowel and colon rectum and anus, liver and biliary tree and pancreas.
- Evaluation, treatment and management of cardiovascular disorders involving cardiac failure, differential diagnosis of chest pain, cardiac structural disorders, cardiac rhythm and conduction defects, pericardial disorders, disease of peripheral arteries and veins, shock, and cutaneous disorders.
- Evaluation, treatment and management of end of life care (Advanced directives/ Palliative care)
- Evaluation, treatment and management of emergent disorders caused by antigens, organisms and other foreign substances such as reactions of hypersensitivity; reactions from venoms, bites and stings; reactions caused by infectious agents; disorders due to chemical, drug and physical agents; and disorders associated with the environment to include barotraumas, near drowning, electrical injury, hypothermia and radiation injury.
- Evaluation, treatment and management of emergent disorders of the hematopoietic system such as anemia, coagulopathy and management of acute neoplastic disease complication.
- Evaluation, treatment and management of emergent disorders of endocrine, metabolic and nutritional natures relating to acid-base disturbances, adrenal, parathyroid and thyroid disturbances.
- Evaluation, emergent treatment and management of emergent disorders of the head and neck involving the ears, nose, oral cavity, larynx/trachea, face and vestibular system.
- Evaluation, treatment and management of post-emergent disorders of the eye involving the lids and lachrymal apparatus conjunctiva, cornea, sclera.
- Evaluation, treatment and management of post-emergent disorders of the musculoskeletal system involving shoulder girdle, upper extremity and hand, lower extremity and foot, thorax and vertebrae and arthopathies.
- Evaluation, treatment and management of post-emergent disorders (including trauma) of the nervous system including cerebral edema, coma, cranial nerve disease, cerebro-vascular disease and infection.
- Evaluation, treatment and management of post-emergent respiratory disorders including pulmonary, infection, trauma, neoplasia, metabolic and complications of cardiovascular disease.
- Initial evaluation, treatment and management of renal and urologic disorders including acute/chronic renal failure, infections, obstructive uropathy and hematuria and trauma.
- Evaluation, treatment and management of OB/GYN disorders such as pelvic pain, ovarian cysts, and infection.
- Suture minor lacerations.
- Must have graduated from an accredited Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) program to include an Internal Medicine residency program.
- Must be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM).
- Possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in one of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Possess and maintain at all times a current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration.
- Possess and maintain certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as approved by the American Heart Association (AHA).
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