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General Surgeon for Charles City, IA (Locum)

Charles City, IA 50616

Specialty: Doctor of Osteopathic, General Surgery, Medical Doctor, Physician (MD or DO) Job Number: 2226

Job Description

Wapiti Medical Staffing is seeking a general surgeon physician (MD or DO) for locum tenens coverage in Charles City, Iowa.

  • Locum tenens PRN coverage needed. Current staffing need is up to 10 days a month call coverage, usually long weekends, holiday coverage, vacation, CME coverage.
  • No clinic, IP rounding for surgical consults to be expected
  • Caseload includes:  general surgery,  laparoscopies, emergency cholecystectomies, appendectomies, EGDs, scopes, etc.
  •  Critical Access Hospital; Trauma Level IV
  • EMR is Meditech Expanse

  • Iowa Medical License and DEA
  • Board certified general surgeon 
  • Required life support certifications include ACLS, BLS and PALS (NRP is optional)


Charles City is in northeast Iowa and is one of the most charming river towns in the Midwest. It offers unique history, art, outdoor adventures, foodie experiences, and luxury lodging in a fun little community. Charles City is conveniently located east of Mason City and Clear Lake, Iowa, which makes for a great day trip from Charles City along the Avenue of the Saints.

The attractions in Charles City include the Mooney Art Collection, Whitewater rafting, and historical and arts centers, just to name a few. 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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Compact Licensure

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