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Data last updated October 2021

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Job Description


Examines, diagnoses, and treats hospitalized patients. Manages patients through the continuum of hospital care, seeing patients in the emergency room and following them into the critical care unit and organizing post-acute care. Orders treatments, tests, and consults with specialty physicians and primary care physician where appropriate. Requires a degree in medicine and is licensed to practice.

ER Physician:

Is an employee of the hospital and shall be responsible for the clinical needs of the patients presenting to the emergency department for treatment. Works with and is assisted by the clinical nursing staff within the department as well as the paraprofessionals, secretaries, receptionists, and paramedics. Assumes medical control for every call from every paramedic and ambulance service who contacts the hospital for clinical direction and management of patients. Responsible for carrying out the quality assurance program and review of quality care rendered within the department. MD/DO; Board Certified Emergency Medicine.

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Doctorate – 3 - 5 Years

MUSC College of Medicine; USC School of Medicine (Columbia & Greenville)