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ER Physician for Fort Dodge, IA (Locum)

Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Specialty: Doctor of Osteopathic, Emergency Medicine, Medical Doctor, Physician (MD or DO) Job Number: 274

Job Description

Wapiti Medical Staffing is seeking a physician for locum tenens Emergency Department coverage in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Wapiti covers malpractice insurance, offers flexible scheduling, and provides travel assistance for locum assignments. Bring us your skills, experience, and passion. We’ll take care of the rest.

  • Locum tenens physician (MD or DO) needed for PRN ER coverage
  • Shift options: 12-hour maximum shift; second coverage provided by APP
  • Trauma Level IV
  • Annual volume: 20,000 (55 patients/day)
  • EMR: Epic

  • Iowa medical license and DEA/CSR
  • Must be board certified or eligible preferably in Emergency Medicine (EM)
  • Residents are not accepted at this time


Fort Dodge is located in north central Iowa and has a population of just under 25,000. Unique visitor opportunities include wandering through history at the Fort Museum, enjoying the arts at the Blanden Art Museum, tantalizing your taste buds at Tea Thyme, Community Orchards, River Hops Brewing, Shiny Top Brewing, and Soldier Creek Winery, shopping at the small specialty stores downtown or attending community festivals and concerts. Have fun with family and friends at Fort Frenzy Entertainment Center and Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center.

Find adventure at multiple parks dedicated to providing trails for many uses: off-highway vehicle trails at Gypsum City OHV Park, various skill level soft trails at the Lizard Creek Mountain Bike Trails, horseback riding at Brushy Creek State Recreational Area or scenic hiking trails at Dolliver State Park. Two state-designated water trails wind through the area, paddle or tube the Lizard Creek and Des Moines River Water Trails. Learn more at


Meet Your Recruiter

Lisa Kaiser

Lisa joined Wapiti Medical Staffing as a Recruiter in February 2022. Prior to coming to Wapiti, Lisa spent over 21 years in Retail Pharmacy in multiple roles including Manager, CPhT and Compliance Officer. Some of her accolades include Diabetic Lifestyle Coach, Orthotic Shoe Fitter and ACHC Accreditation Specialist. Lisa was also the recipient of Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award by the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy.

Lisa is a mother of two adult children, Eric and Brooke, whom she is incredibly proud of. In her spare time, she enjoys DIY projects, drawing and painting, traveling both domestically and internationally, cooking, gardening and experiencing new adventures so she can continue to check things off her bucket list.

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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