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General Surgeon PHY for Harlan, IA

Harlan, IA 51537

Specialty: General Surgery Job Number: 4667

Job Description

General Surgeon PHY needed for Harlan, IA
    • Facility has an OB-GYN and 2 FM OBs who also take C-section call. (<30% C-section rate). It is rare for the GS to be called in.
  • Trauma Level IV
  •  Surgical Volumes:
  • OR Cases (surgical cases & scopes)
    • September 2022 – February 20, 2024 = 804 (Historically, our former GS completed 550-600 cases per year)
    • Clinic visits
    • September 2022 – February 21, 2024 = 959
    • Consults = 438
    • Follow-ups = 447
    • In-clinic procedures = 70 (paracentesis/thoracentesis/vasectomy)
    • Other = 4
    • Top General Surgery procedures performed include – Gallbladder, Hernias, Skin excisions/biopsies, and abdominal (small bowel)
    • Clinical procedures including, but not limited to:
    • Excision of cysts
    • I&D
    • Laceration repair
    • Wound care
    • Paracentesis/Thoracentesis – Ultrasound-guided, if needed
    • Hemorrhoid banding
  • Mon.-Thur. 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the clinic and OR (on call until Friday morning)
    • Call back after hours:  20 minutes
  • Types of surgeries:  Bread & butter general surgery; upper/lower scopes required
                        Surgeries sent out: Sends outs from the ER are due to acuity or availability of                           GS. Some examples include: acute appendicitis, acute bleeds, etc. If the GS is                          not comfortable or knows the patient can receive more skilled care elsewhere                            the GS sends out.  
  • Two integrated OR suites and 1 room available for scoping - Endo room and OR suite can be run at the same time
    • Large OR rooms
    • Pre-op rooms - 8
    • Private PACU with cameras
    • No robotics, but can provide just about everything Nebraska Med can
    • New sterile processing units
    • Separate entrance for surgical services
    • Myrtue is committed to providing the preferred equipment to the incoming surgeon. If a surgeon’s preference falls outside of one of two preferred vendors (LigaSure and Harmonic), Myrtue is open to purchasing or renting as necessary.
  • Clinic Facilities
    • Large exam rooms – General Surgeon typically utilizes 2 rooms, but additional are available
    • Easy access to the OR from the clinic within a few steps.
  • EMR:  EPIC
    • Quick EMR Access:** 14 days to receive a password from UIHC
    • EMR training required?
Candidate Requirements:
  • Boards certification:
  • Life Certifications needed: ATLS, ACLS, PALS.  Must be AHA certifications, no others accepted.  They will NOT accept AMRI life certs. (will accept non-AHA courses at initial application.)
  • IA License, IA CSA, and DEA with IA address
  • Immunizations required:  MMR, Hep. B, Varicella, Tdap (prefer titers, but will accept documentation of immunizations given.)
  • COVID 19 vaccine required
  • Flu vaccine required
  • PPD skin test or lab draw required within the past 12 months. (willing to order QuantiFeron TB Gold test and have drawn after EMR training, if needed.)
  • Mandatory Reporters Training of dependent adult & child abuse (MRT) required
  • Procedure logs past two year required. No specific number of procedures required

Meet Your Recruiter

Nikki Thomas
Account Manager Partner

Nikki has been with Wapiti since January 2018 when Wapiti acquired Emergency Practice Associates (EPA). Prior to that, she was with EPA beginning in January 2015. Nikki has previous experience working at Sartori Hospital in Cedar Falls for 12 years as a respiratory therapist and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Upper Iowa University. Nikki is an Account Manager Partner at Wapiti. 

Nikki enjoys working in staffing and helping providers achieve a schedule that fits their needs. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband Nick and kids Aiden and Olivia.

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About Harlan, IA

Explore exciting job opportunities in and around Harlan, Iowa – where charm meets opportunity! Nestled in Shelby County, this quaint town offers a vibrant community with a rich agricultural heritage and a growing economy. With stunning parks like Prairie Rose State Park nearby, the area boasts a delightful mix of outdoor adventures and cultural experiences. Don't miss the chance to catch a show at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium or enjoy some authentic Midwestern cuisine at the famous Shelby County Cattlemen's Association Banquet! Join us in Harlan, IA, and discover a career path filled with endless possibilities. Start your job search today and unlock your potential in this dynamic region!

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  • 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