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Mercy Medical Center Merced
Merced, California

This busy 26 bed emergency department sees an average of 69,200 patients annually. There are54 hours of physician coverage daily and 50 hours of AHP coverage. Mercy Merced provides the opportunity to teach in the Family Practice Residency Program. We are looking for an exceptional Emergency Medicine Physician to become the Medical Director at the site. In addition to a full complement of shifts, the Medical Director will work closely with the hospital administration in support of VEPs agenda of high quality, efficient, and compassionate care. The successful candidate should have significant experience and involvement in ED administrative activities (e.g., quality improvement, patient satisfaction, productivity, scheduling, etc.) and productive membership on ED and/or hospital committees.

Facts About Mercy Medical Center Merced
9 hour shifts
Double coverage
Strong leadership and team-oriented staff
High acuity clinical practice
On call services: All major specialties covered including GI and Cardiology 24/7
Excellent ED Nurses, Techs, and ancillary staff
Adult Hospitalist program

California Medical License
DEA License with California registration
Board Certified or Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine or Primary Care Specialty with 1 year ER experience with current ACLS, PALS, ATLS, NRP certification
3 years of management level experience in a clinical setting

About the Community:
Merced is located in the heart of Californias agricultural Central Valley. Its a dynamic, mid-size community, with a friendly small town atmosphere. UC Merced provides new educational and economic opportunities to the already established growth of the region. Merceds population is youthful and diverse and includes an affordable housing market and within 2 to 3 hours of San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay, Yosemite and the Wine Country.

Physicians are independent contractors and are given base rates with the opportunity to earn productivity pay at specific sites. VEP provides independent contractors with pension plan administration, flexible schedules, and paid malpractice insurance with tail coverage. Physicians also enjoy the benefit of becoming a stockholder which allows them to be actively involved in the governance of the company. Medical Directors and Associate Medical Directors receive an additional stipend based on patient volume.

VEP Healthcare is one of Americas largest, most experienced provider-owned & operated organizations. VEP offers management for emergency departments, hospitalist medicine, intensivist services, clinical decision units, and more! Committed to high quality care and patient satisfaction, VEP is owned by its physicians, APCs and corporate personnel and offers a fast track to ownership through stock purchase, independent contractor status and paid malpractice insurance with tail coverage.