Advanced Provider - Emergency Medicine (2024)

Job Description

Los Alamitos, CA - Seeking Emergency Medicine Advanced Providers

Become a Valued Member of Your Emergency Team

As an Advanced Provider you play a critical role in improving the level of care in the Emergency Department. At Vituity we know the impact you can have.

Join the Vituity Team. At Vituity, our core values matter. We embody a Culture of Caring by approaching every human interaction with compassion and heart. With a Servant Leadership philosophy, we focus on what we can accomplish when we put our patients and colleagues first. An Ownership Mentality means we all have mutual accountability to drive positive change for Vituity as a whole. Finally, our focus on Innovation enables all of us to re-imagine healthcare and bring about lasting change. Ultimately, we are unified around the common purpose of transforming healthcare to improve lives, and we believe everyone has a role to play in that. Help us shape the future of healthcare.

Vituity Locations: Vituity has opportunities at 450 practice locations across the country, serving 8 million patients a year. With Vituity, if you ever need to move, you can take your job with you.

The Opportunity

  • Seeking Emergency Department/Urgent Care Center physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
  • ED/UCC experience preferred.
  • Current national certification, DEA, and ACLS are required.
  • Current CA state license is a plus.

The Practice

Los Alamitos Medical Center - Los Alamitos, California

  • A top performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission.
  • 167-bed, acute-care facility.
  • A well-equipped emergency department prepared for heart and stroke care and other life-threatening sicknesses and injuries.
  • DNV-GL designated Comprehensive Stroke Center.
  • This facility also offers cardiovascular services, surgery, orthopedics, and more.

The Community

  • A relatively small city within Orange County that offers a city life with a small-town feel.
  • Home to the Los Alamitos Racecourse and the Joint Forces Training Base.
  • Fantastic education options with some of the top-rated schools in the county.
  • Enjoy year-round community events including an annual 5K and 10K, 4 th of July Spectacular, Winter Wonderland, and more.

Benefits & Beyond*

Vituity cares about the whole you. With our comprehensive benefits package, we are mindful of what matters most, and support your needs of today and your plans for the future.

  • Superior health plan options.
  • Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D coverage, and more.
  • Top Tier 401(k) retirement savings plans that offers a $1.20 match for every dollar up to 6%.
  • Variety of Pre-Tax Savings Accounts including HSA, FSA, Dependent Care and Commuter Benefits.
  • Time Off when you need it: Start with 4 weeks PTO annually and increase to 6 weeks with tenure, plus generous sick leave.
  • Flexible scheduling for work/life balance.
  • Yearly annual cash bonus.
  • Professional Expense Reimbursem*nt for medical staff dues, states licenses, DEA license, and national recertification fees.
  • Up to $1,500 annual allowance for medical education courses and professional memberships.
  • Student Loan Refinancing Options.
  • EAP, travel assistance and identify theft included.
  • Free education opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Several wellness programs that focus on provider wellbeing and health.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives including LGBTQ+ History, Dia de los Muertos Celebration, Money Management/Money Relationship, and more.
  • Purpose-driven culture focused on improving the lives of our patients, communities, and employees.

Salary range for this role is $69 - $79 per hour, DOE. Please speak with a recruiter for more information.

We are unified around the common purpose of transforming healthcare to improve lives and we believe everyone has a role to play in that. We know that when we work together across sites and specialties as an integrated healthcare team, we can exceed the expectations of our patients and the hospitals and clinics we work in. If you are looking to make a difference, from clinical to corporate, Vituity is the place to do it. Come grow with us.

Vituity appreciates differences; our dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our organization. Vituity does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information (including family medical history), veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law. Vituity is committed to complying with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

*Benefits for part-time and per diem vary. Please speak to a recruiter for more information.

Applicants only. No agencies please.

Advanced Provider - Emergency Medicine (2024)


How hard is it to get a residency in emergency medicine? ›

In 2022, emergency medicine had a total of 2,813 applicants and 2,921 spots. This equates to 0.96 applicants per position.

How many patients should an ER doctor see per hour? ›

Dr. Packard goes on to conclude that 3 patients per hour is a reasonable approximation of an appropriate caseload but that the number probably ranges “… between 1.8 and 5 patients per hour.”

Is emergency medicine difficult? ›

What's difficult about emergency medicine is that you are making decisions based on limited amounts of information. My colleagues have had the luxury of more time. They get more details and have time to look into more questions than we do in the ED.

What is the most challenging part of emergency medicine? ›

Possibly one of the hardest parts of working in this high-pressure environment as a doctor is that quite often you'll be called upon to make decisions that could prove the difference between life and death of a patient. These decisions need to be made very quickly and accurately.

What is the hardest residency program? ›

The top 10 most competitive residency programs in 2023 are:
  • Neurosurgery.
  • Orthopedic Surgery.
  • Otolaryngology.
  • Interventional Radiology.
  • Vascular Surgery.
  • Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.
  • Radiation Oncology.
  • Internal Medicine — Pediatrics.

What is the least competitive medical residency? ›

Least Competitive Residencies
  • Pediatrics.
  • Psychiatry.
  • Emergency Medicine.
  • Internal Medicine.
  • Anesthesiology.
  • Obstetrics-Gynecology.
  • Pathology.
  • Neurological Surgery.
May 6, 2024

What are the busiest hours at the ER? ›

Generally, the ER tends to be busiest during the late afternoon and early evening. According to a study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the ER sees the most patients between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. This is when the ER experiences the highest volume of admissions and consequently, longer wait times.

How many ER visits are unnecessary? ›

One systemic review found that the most commonly used definition of a non-urgent visit depended on whether care could be delayed and reported that an overall median of 32.1% of ED visits could be classified as non-urgent.

What is the patient ratio for ER doctors? ›

Emergency physician (EP) productivity has traditionally been measured in terms of patients per hour and has historically been estimated to be anywhere from 1.8 to 5.0, with most estimates ranging from 2.4 to 3.3.

Why do ER doctors make so much? ›

While many physicians would agree there is a great deal of stress that comes with the position, some specialties are more intense than others. This is why doctors working in emergency medicine clock in at one of the highest hourly rates in the industry.

Is emergency medicine oversaturated? ›

While much of the health care workforce is battling staff shortages, the emergency medicine field is trying to figure out how to manage a potential oversupply of physicians. The American College of Emergency Physicians predicted in a 2021 study that there would be a surplus of nearly 8,000 emergency physicians by 2030.

What is the hardest medicine degree? ›

What is the most difficult type of doctor specialty? Neurosurgery is known to be particularly challenging because of the intricate nature of the nervous system and the significant risks involved in surgical procedures.

Why is there so much burnout in emergency medicine? ›

Stress is a given in emergency medicine. Shift work, scheduling, risk of exposure to infectious disease, and violence in the emergency department, as well as malpractice litigation and decreasing compensation, can all affect an emergency physician's health and well-being.

What is the personality of an emergency medicine physician? ›

Calmness and Control: Although emergency room physicians need to act quickly, they also need to remain calm when attending an emergency. Staying focused and in control of the situation at hand when treating patients in critical condition is a must.

Which medical department is the hardest? ›

Top 5 Most Challenging Medical Specialties
  • Neurosurgery. Regarded as one of the pinnacle specialties in medicine, neurosurgery is not for the faint of heart. ...
  • Cardiac Surgery. ...
  • Orthopedic Surgery. ...
  • Plastic Surgery. ...
  • Trauma Surgery.
Oct 20, 2023

How competitive is an ER residency? ›

Historically, nearly all emergency medicine residency positions in The Match were filled by applicants, making the field highly competitive to enter. In 2022 emergency medicine saw its first major decrease in applicants, which resulted in 219 unfilled residency positions.

Is it hard to match into emergency medicine? ›

In 2023, emergency medicine offered 3,010 positions for medical students and physicians to fill, but 554 of them went unclaimed on Match Day – a fill rate of 81.6% compared with the overall match rate of 93.3%, in line with recent years.

How stressful is emergency medicine residency? ›

Residency is a tense and high workload period because the emergency department is one of the most stressful environments where physicians and other staff are faced with multiple crises.

What doctor has the easiest residency? ›

Among primary care options, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine are generally considered easiest medical specialties to study, with relatively shorter residencies compared to some other specialities. Moreover, Emergency Medicine is the medical speciality that takes the least amount of time.

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