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ER Physician for Fort Madison, Iowa (Locum)

Fort Madison, IA 52627

Specialty: Doctor of Osteopathic, Medical Doctor, Physician (MD or DO) Job Number: 371

Job Description

Wapiti Medical Staffing is seeking a physician (MD or DO) for Emergency Department coverage in Fort Madison, located in southeast Iowa near the Illinois and Missouri borders.


  • Physician (MD or DO) for PRN locum tenens ER coverage
  • 12 hour shifts; main need right now is night shifts (8p-8a), with some day shifts possible
  • APP double coverage from 10a-10 p
  • Annual volume: 17K annual ED volume
  • EMR: Cerner/Meditech
  • Typical timeline for credentialing 6-8 weeks.

  • Iowa medical license and DEA/CSA
  • EM Boarded
  • Residents are not accepted at this facility at this time
  • Required life support certifications include ATLS, ACLS, and PALS (waived for ABEM/AOBEM physicians); must be AHA approved course
  • Mandatory Reporters Training of dependent adult & child abuse (MRT) required
  • Covid/Flu vaccinations required; exemptions may be requested


The city of Fort Madison (population 11,000) is located along the Mississippi River in the southeast corner of Iowa. Fort Madison is situated between small bluffs and one of the widest portions of the river. It was established around the site of the historic Fort Madison (1808–1813), which was the first permanent U.S. military fortification on the Upper Mississippi. Fort Madison was the site of Black Hawk’s first battle against U.S. troops, the only real War of 1812 battle fought west of the Mississippi. It was also the location of the first U.S. military cemetery in the upper Midwest.

This historic community is home to 18 different National Park Historic Places. Offering epic festivals and parties, such as Riverfest & The Tri-State Rodeo, Fort Madison also hosts wine walks, scenic byways & artisans. Locals and visitors alike can enjoy local bands at establishments like Sidelines & Vinnie’s & they can stop to enjoy themselves at the Agritourism sites along Highway 2. Come eat, play & stay here in Fort Madison, the place where Iowa first began. Learn more at

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About Fort Madison, IA

Ready to embark on an exciting career opportunity in Fort Madison, Iowa and its vibrant surroundings? Nestled along the majestic Mississippi River, this charming city boasts a rich history, picturesque landscapes, and a welcoming community. From exploring the historic Old Fort Madison to savoring the local delicacies like butter-drenched sweet corn, there's something for everyone here. With close proximity to the breathtaking Riverview Park, the vibrant Fort Madison Art Center, and the lively local theatre scene, Fort Madison offers a unique blend of culture and leisure. Don't miss the chance to join our team and thrive in this dynamic region filled with growth opportunities and endless charm. Explore our job listings now and take your career to the next level in this enchanting corner of Iowa!

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Credentialing Timelines

  • ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • ATLS: Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • BLS: Basic Life Support
  • CALS: Comprehensive Advanced Life Support
  • NRP: Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support