This group has been in existence for over 20 years and comprise of 75 physicians and advance practice providers serving six (6) facilities in the San Antonio area. All physicians are emergency residency trained and ABEM.
The pediatric team consists of twelve physicians and 10 advance providers who cover Methodist Children's hospital. Methodist Children's is located on the Main Methodist campus in the Medical District of San Antonio. The Children's hospital is 221 total beds (92 NICU, 24 PICU and 79 Med/Surg). The emergency department averages 60,000 visits per year and is a level III designated trauma center. The ED has 36 rooms with 2 trauma rooms. 40% of the volume is low acuity and 60% general acuity. Higher acuity and most trauma is handled by the University Hospital Level I trauma center located less than a mile away. 10% of hospital admissions come from the emergency department. Admissions are handled by a team of pediatric hospitalists who cover the facility 24/7. The hospital is a training center for 3rd year emergency medicine residents from San Antonio Military. There are one to two residents on site each month who work 13 to 14 shifts each.
The incoming provider will work 16 nine hour day shifts/ eight hour night shift per month for a total of 144 hours per month and 1,728 hours per year. Scheduling is flexible and democratic with each provider having much input regarding their shifts. Each provider has a clinical scribe and the EMR is currently Meditech.
A partnership track is available and the buy-in to partnership has been $1,000. Benefits include short/long term disability, malpractice and an optional health plan. We are open to candidates who are emergency medicine residency trained, ABEM, and either pediatric fellowship trained or experienced in working at a children's emergency department.
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