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Neurologist Physician for Mason City, IA (Locum) (Physician )

Company: Wapiti Medical Staffing
Location: Mason City
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Neurology opening in Mason City, Iowa. MercyOne North Iowa is looking for a locum Neurologist to cover ASAP-ongoing

  • 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off (Sun-Sat)
  • 10-hr day (potentially 8 but TBD)
  • Take all neurology inpatient/ED/network consult requests
  • small outpatient clinic about 6 patients per day
  • teaching expectation (will likely have IM/FM resident accompanying them)
  • possibly unrestricted night call during that time (does not need to stay in house, but must be within 30 min response time)
  • Reason for coverage: shortage of neurology coverage with 1 physician
  • 50% over age 65; 32% age 45-64; 17% age 19-44
  • 2 APP's on staff
  • 1 nursing support on staff
  • Lab onsite
  • X-ray on site
  • EMR: Cerner
  • Level III Trauma
  • 8-10 weeks credentialing timeframe
  • will reimburse for travel Answered questions:
  • Procedures Required? (nothing was checked in the practice description) None
  • Are there Interventionalists in house? No
  • Is there 24/7 ICU support? Yes
  • Number of nights on call? Negotiable over the two week period, not required
  • the job description say 6 patients per day for the Outpatient and then say takes all the other consults? What is the full number of patients per day and what is the time for each consult? We average 2-3 new inpatient neurology consults daily. Once neurology is consulted they typically follow the patient through the duration of their hospitalization. This results in 4-6 inpatient follow-up consults per day. There is not an assigned time for inpatient consults, however, neurology typically rounds in the morning. After morning inpatient rounds, there is an outpatient clinic from 1-4. Our current neurologist sees new patients in 40 minute slots and follow-ups in 20 minute slots. Following afternoon clinic, the neurologist may finish up rounding on the inpatient unit attending to any new consult requests that may have came through. Our outpatient clinic is a part of the hospital and has direct access to both the ED and inpatient units.
  • any idea how many Alteplase/Tenecteplase patients they get and level of stroke center? just primary stroke center? availability of CT/CTA and MRI? We are a Primary Stroke Center that does not do thrombectomy. We have about 350 TIA/Strokes per year. We give about 25-30 ish tPAs/TNKs per year. We have MRI and CTA/P and using RAPID imaging. About the Facility Click Here to Apply /> MercyOne is the largest health care system in Iowa. We continue under the latest agreement between Trinity Health and CommonSpirit Health two of the nations largest not-for-profit health systems. On a local level, MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center is a 342 bed regional referral teaching hospital with a service area that spans 15 counties across northern Iowa and southern Minnesota, serving a population over 260, 000 people. We offer ambulatory care through our Family Medicine Clinics (a primary care and specialty physician network), a home health agency, a hospice, a regional referral laboratory, regional rehabilitation and diagnostic technology services, pharmacies, an emergency services network with air medical and a variety of other health care services. With most of our specialty services all conveniently located under one roof, there is little to no need to transfer care to another location. Our vast and exceptional specialties include, but are not limited to, cancer care, cardiology, cardio thoracic surgery, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, plastic & reconstructive surgery, pulmonology, rheumatology, vascular and wound services. We are a regional Graduate Medical Education facility with Internal Medicine Residency, Family Medicine Residency, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cardiology & Interventional Cardiology Fellowship and Palliative Care Fellowship programs. MercyOne North Iowa holds management agreements with seven rural primary care hospitals, making us the premier rural health care delivery network in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.

Keywords: Wapiti Medical Staffing, Rochester , Neurologist Physician for Mason City, IA (Locum) (Physician ), Healthcare , Mason City, Minnesota

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