Under the supervision of the Director of Emergency Medicine, provides medical care to patients in the Emergency Department. Performs other duties as assigned.
Primary Population Served:
Neonatal (0-28 days)
Adult (18- 65 years)
Infant (28 days-1 year)
Geriatric ( > 65 years)
Pediatric (1-12 years)
X All ages (ED, SS, 5I)
Adolescent (13-18 years)
Evaluates and treats patients presenting themselves for care in the Emergency Department. Provides medical control to paramedics and ambulance personnel. Consults with private physicians concerning their patients in the Emergency Department and advises them concerning the need for admission of their patients to the hospital. Make appropriate referrals to attending physicians Institutes immediate intervention in life or disability-threatening emergencies. Is responsible for the safety of patients in the department in the absence of their private physician. Documents evaluation of and treatment given to all patients in the Emergency Department medical record. Provides each patient with discharge instructions, both oral and written. In the absence of the Director of the Department, the E.D. physician on duty is responsible for the operation of the department and provides medical direction to all staff. Works assigned shifts and does not leave the department at any time unless relieved by another E.D. physician. Participates in local and regional EMS activities and educational programs.
Education, Training, Licensure and Experience Requirements
Current New York State License to practice medicine Completion of at least three years of post-graduate training in an appropriate primary care specialty Current ACLS Certification. Proficiency in all procedures, techniques and skills listed in the delineation of privileges for Emergency Department Physicians. Minimum of 50 hours of approved CME annually.