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. 2022 Emergency Medicine Residents are welcome to apply!
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 main hospital has specialty care in Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Pain Medicine, Physical Rehabilitation, Pulmonology, Radiation Oncology, Rheumatology, Trauma Surgery, Urology, Psychiatric, full-service laboratory and diagnostic imaging, as well as breast health, cancer center, gastroenterology center, home health, wound care and sleep health specialty services.
The 40-bed Emergency Department is just under 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 63,000 patient 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. Come join our team that sure to deliver:
- ED volume 60,000
- BC/BE American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) trained physician welcome
- 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 depending on the day (either 3 twelve hour shifts or 3 ten-hour shifts and 1 eleven-hour shift)
- APP coverage = 55-69 hours per day depending on the day (a variety of 10, 11 and 12 hours shifts starting at 7 am and going until 5 am)
- Average of 30 hrs Scribe coverage/day
- EMR = McKesson
- Supportive nursing and administrative staff
Lake Charles, Louisiana in the southwest region of the state is a thriving destination that caters to many different tastes from glitzy casinos and the quiet greens of award-winning golf courses to hunting and fishing adventures and over 75 festivals, ranging from the area’s family-friendly Mardi Gras to 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. Lake Charles is connected to the Gulf by means of a deep-water ship channel and is the seat and port of entry of Calcasieu Parish.
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 Physician and APP Recruiter. You may also visit our website at www.pemmanagement.com