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We are seeking Board Eligible or Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians for our Emergency Department at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. This is a full-time contracted position.
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, the main campus of the Memorial Health System, is the region's largest family-centered medical complex, serving the healthcare needs of Southwest Louisiana. The main campus consists of 313 licensed acute care beds on Oak Park Boulevard. Memorial is constantly striving to improve the patient experience by offering the best quality of care in terms of both state-of-the-art innovations and treatment options, as well as the commitment of our dedicated and compassionate staff. The main campus provides the largest array of specialties. emergency and critical care services in the community. Our state-of-the-art, 15,102 sq ft. Medical Intensive Care Unit opened in 2016 on the 9th Floor of the main campus. The existing 10,180 sq. ft., on the 3rd floor Surgical ICU will undergo renovations. Between these two units, Memorial has the largest critical care capacity in southwest Louisiana with a total of 36 beds.
The 40-bed Emergency Department is nearly 26,000 sq ft. and includes specialized treatment areas for critical care, mental health and fast track non-critical care designed to improve the care process and reduce waiting times. The ER includes a CT and digital x-ray technology in the center with specialized treatment areas for critical care, mental health and fast track non-critical emergencies. There are 6 trauma bays for the trauma program currently in the development stages. Treating an average 60,000 patients in the ER annually, as the largest, full-service health system in Southwest Louisiana with the most specialists, Memorial has 24/7/365 coverage of board-certified emergency medicine doctors.
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT STATS
- Annual ED volume 60,000
- BC/BE Internal Medicine and Family Medicine trained physician welcome (swing shifts available)
- Newly renovated ED features 40 beds, CT and digital x-ray in the department and specialty treatment areas for critical care, mental health and fast track
- Physician coverage = 36-41 hours per day
- APP coverage = 55-69 hours per day
- Average of 30 hrs Scribe coverage/day
- EMR system: McKesson
Located in southwest Louisiana, Lake Charles is a thriving destination that caters to many different tastes: from glitzy casinos, quiet greens of award-winning golf courses, hunting, fishing, and more than 75 regional festivals, including the area’s family-friendly Mardi Gras and the Louisiana Pirate Festival!
The city of Lake Charles is conveniently located off Interstate-10 between Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA. Our sandy beaches make up the shores of the Calcasieu River just 30 miles upstream from the Gulf of Mexico.
Distance to Major Cities (in miles)
- Atlanta: 670.2
- Baton Rouge: 129.4
- Dallas: 358.8
- Houston: 142.8
- New Orleans: 205.2
You may obtain more information about this position or express an interest in this job, please email your CV to our recruiter. You may also visit our website at www.pemmanagement.com