Natchitoches Regional

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Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Located In Natchitoches, Louisiana

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Natchitoches Regional Medical Center is located in west central Louisiana just 1 hour south of Shreveport and 4 hours from New Orleans!

Site Medical Director – Position Requirements

The Emergency Medical Director will maintain at a minimum the following credentials and qualifications:

  • Board Certification in EM, IM or FM
  • ACLS and PALS, ATLS if not board certified in EM
  • 1+ year appropriate emergency medical experience
  • Louisiana License a plus!
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center

Emergency Department Details:

  • 96 Hospital Beds
  • 15 ED Beds
  • 23,000 annual volume
  • Single Physician coverage, 12 hour shifts (6-6)
  • NP/PA coverage, 12 hour shifts (10a-10p)
  • Hospital Medicine in house
  • Back up specialties include – Card, Pulm, Critical Care, GS, OB, Ortho, ENT
  • EMR: Meditech
Position Summary:

The Medical Director will provide on-site management of the clinical and administrative aspects of the emergency department for the client hospital, at which NES healthcare Group (NES) is contracted to provide medical services.

The position shall report to the Regional Medical Director on administrative and clinical matters related to the fulfillment of NES’ (or a company contractually associated with NES) contract with the Hospital. The Director shall report to the administrator of the Hospital or his/her designee in accordance with the reporting mechanisms developed by the hospital. The Director shall serve as a member of committees as requested by the client hospital or NES leadership. S/he will also encourage participation of staff Emergency Physicians in hospital committee and leadership roles.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Emergency Department Quality Improvement/Risk Management Leadership

As the role model for other physicians, the Director should promote an atmosphere of care and understanding for the patient and their family members as well as the highest quality of care, thorough assessment, diagnosis, treatment and disposition of patients.

Quality Improvement:

A.)   The Director will:

  • Assist in the maintenance of the QI system developed by the Hospital and hold monthly ED staff meetings to promote quality goals and communication.
  • Review ED charts and clinical care generated by departmental personnel, and participate in peer review process developed by the hospital.
  • Implement and document remedial action plan (s) for problems identified through QI process.
  • Prepare and present monthly QI reports to Regional Medical Director, the medical staff committee, and/or such other committee of the hospital as requested.
  • Lead and participate fully in the Quality and Process Improvement program developed by NES.

B.)   The Medical Director will prepare the ED for site visits and surveys by regulatory, licensing and accrediting agencies.

C.)  The Medical Director will enforce rules governing the ED by regulatory agencies including but not limited to: JC, state department of health regulations, medical staff bylaws, COBRA and EMTALA, Emergency Department policies and procedures, fire-codes, pharmacy board regulations, and insurance company rules.

D.)   The Medical Director will develop, implement and comply with policies and procedures suggested and required by both the client hospital and NES.

F.)   The medical director will participate in the hospital Disaster Plan and Emergency Preparedness programs.


The medical director will motivate and direct the ED staff to achieve or exceed the Emergency Department goals and objectives formulated by the client hospital administration, NES, and outside regulating bodies.

A. Physician Management

The Medical Director will:

  • Promote an atmosphere conducive to physician staff collegiality.
  • Aid in recruiting qualified physicians for NES.
  • Prepare and submit physician’s monthly schedules, not less than 30 days prior to the first scheduled shift to insure optimal coverage at the client hospital.
  • Assist the NES operations staff with locating and providing backup coverage for ED in extreme situations where replacement cannot be found.
  • Conduct an orientation for new physicians to familiarize them with medical record documentation, EMR education, the client hospital, the community and department as well as hospital policies and procedures.
  • Review and monitor the credentials, training, and education of NES physicians recommended for assignment to the client hospital.
  • Monitor and evaluate physician performance and provide both formal and informal feedback on findings regarding documentation, clinical care, collegiality, behavioral and professional conduct.
  • Maintain documentation on physician evaluation and recommend remedial action, discipline and/or discharge as needed.
  • Provide notification to the Regional Medical Director and the hospital of any incidents involving ED physicians or Advance Practice Professionals and any events that could be considered high risk.
  • Mediate policy and procedure disputes between physicians and the client hospital.
  • Monitor appropriate standards of dress, hygiene, and behavior of ED physicians.
  • Actively manage and monitor NES educational programs and corporate image at the hospital.

B. Emergency Department Management

The Medical Director will:

  • Strive to achieve an efficiently run operation at the ED.
  • Facilitate the departmental performance to meet or exceed standards described in the hospital bylaws, departmental policies, the JCAHO Manual of Accreditation (if applicable), and in other appropriate local and national standards.
  • Cooperate with clinical and nursing supervisors to insure that physician performance adheres to hospital standards, objectives and policies.
  • Work cooperatively with the heads of diagnostic and therapeutic departments to assure availability, quality, and effective use of services.
  • Provide input into formulating departmental budget for adequate equipment and medications supplies.
  • Serve on the client hospital medical staff executive committee, and the ED committee and/or committee designated by the hospital designated to administer the Emergency Department.

Public Relations:

The medical director represents the client hospital’s ED and NES both within the facility and externally. The Medical Director will:

A.)   Promote ED marketing and public relations programs for the client hospital within the content of the hospital’s master plan for public relations and marketing.
B.)   Be a positive representative of the ED, the hospital, and NES to the community.
C.)   Insure effective communication with patient and families, nursing staff and administration.
D.)   Coordinate with paramedics and the local EMS system to provide pre-hospital care to patients.
E.)   Coordinate CME with EMS and hospital auxiliary staff.

Right in between Shreveport and Alexandria, you will find Natchitoches Regional Medical Center is located in Natchitoches, LA. It is a 96-bed hospital that “offers a continuum of care from newborns to centennials.” Services offered include primary care services through the rural health clinic, assisted living and nursing home services, rehabilitation, emergency, walk-in clinic, acute care services, orthopedic and sports medicine, psychiatric and women’s services.

Natchitoches is fortunate to be home to Northwestern State University, the finest highest-learning institution in the state of Louisiana. Our community is also home to the Cane River National Heritage Area, the Cane River Creole National Historical Park and a National Historic Landmark District, one of three in the state of Louisiana.

NES Health has been physician owned, directed, and managed for over 40 years. Since 1975, our core beliefs of Quality, Integrity, People, and Value have allowed us to foster relationships with Physicians, NPs, and PAs that provide excellent care in Emergency and Hospital Medicine.

Working with NES Health will prove to be a different experience than what you have seen with the larger groups. We take pride in developing relationships and value our providers as a person and with respect – not just a commodity used to generate revenue. Physician owned, directed, managed, NES Health helps you attain your career aspirations through leadership, education, and mentoring required for you to advance as an emergency medicine professional.

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