EM - Physician

Peterson Regional Medical Center

Location: Kerrville, TX

ED Volume: 28,000

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Peterson Regional Medical Center

551 Hill Country Drive
Kerrville, TX 78028

Are you looking for a position in a fast-paced environment where you can truly make a difference? As an emergency medicine physician at USACS, you will be part of a team dedicated to excellence, clinical autonomy and shared ownership. You will be responsible for treating and stabilizing acutely ill patients with life threatening conditions, while displaying proficiency in basic and critical emergency medicine skills.

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Hospital

Peterson Regional Medical Center moved into its new 124-bed facility in April 2008. Named for local businessman Sid Peterson, this private hospital was named one of the “Top 20” Rural Community Hospitals in the nation—the only hospital in Texas on the list. It serves a primary service area of over 45,000 people.

 

Specialty backup includes Cardiology, ENT, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Hematology/Oncology, Nephrology, Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Pulmonology, Radiology and Interventional Radiology, Urology, and Vascular Surgery. Hospitalists admit 85% of patients from the Emergency Department. Specialty backup does not include dialysis, Infectious Disease, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, major trauma, Neurosurgery, Ortho-Hand, Ortho-Spine, or Pediatrics—Patient requiring these specialties are transferred to nearby San Antonio. STEMI patients are treated with TNKase within 30 minutes prior to transfer. Stroke patients who receive fibrinolytics or who meet criteria for arterial thrombectomy are also transferred to San Antonio.

 

Emergency Department

  • ED Beds: 20
  • Patients/Hour: 1.8
  • Admission Rate: 18%
  • Transfer Rate: 4%
  • Coverage: 10- to 11-hour physician shifts with 31 hours of total physician coverage per day, plus 2 overlapping 10-hour APP shifts per day
  • Qualifications: BC/BP in Emergency Medicine preferred
  • Documentation: Meditech pDoc (version 6.1)
  • Excellent nursing staff with strong, experienced nursing leadership
  • Results Pending Area

Community

Medical professionals in Kerrville enjoy a lifestyle that blends all the best aspects of rural, suburban, and urban life. With excellent housing, real estate costs, and state- and nationally-distinguished schools, Kerrville is the perfect hometown for families. Outdoor recreational activities such as flying, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking, triathlons, and photography abound in this beautiful area of the Texas Hill Country. Since both San Antonio and Austin are within a one- to two-hour drive, Kerrville is a perfect choice for physicians who want to practice in a smaller community with metropolitan amenities nearby. For more information, visit http://www.kerrvilletexascvb.com

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