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Bakersfield - Nestled between San Francisco and Los Angeles
VEP Healthcare is currently seeking Staff Physicians and Advanced Practice Clinicians
to join our team at Mercy Downtown Bakersfield
The Facility
  • 42,000 patient visits annually
  • Staffed by Physicians and Advanced Practice Clinicians
  • Back-up panel of specialists available
  • 10-hour Physician shifts and 12-hour APC shifts
  • Cerner EHR

  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Physicians are independent contractors
  • Advanced Practice Clinicians (APC) are employees of VEP Healthcare
    and enjoy competitive benefits package
  • All providers are given base rates
  • The opportunity to earn productivity will be available
  • Paid malpractice insurance with tail coverage
  • Providers also enjoy the benefit of becoming a shareholder

  • Physician Requirements
  • California Medical License
  • Residency trained and Board Eligible/Certified in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine or Internal Medicine
  • If not Board Certified, must provide proof of current ACLS certification
  • DEA License with California registration
  • Documentation of active practice for at least three (3) years in an emergency department
    with a census equal to or exceeding 3,000 patient visits annually (which may include residency training)

  • Advanced Practice Clinician Requirements
  • California Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner License
    Board Certification (NCCPA, AANP or ANCC)
  • DEA License with California registration
  • American Heart Association ACLS and PALS certification
  • 1 year of Emergency Medicine experience OR 2 years of primary care experience
  • Dignity Health is made up of more than 60,000 caregivers and staff who deliver excellent care to diverse communities in 21 States. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is the fifth largest health system in the nation and the largest hospital provider in California. Every minute of every day, they provide quality, compassionate health care at 39 hospitals and more than 400 care centers in communities across California, Arizona, and Nevada.
  • Mercy has two hospitals in Bakersfield for convenient access to quality health care. Mercy Hospital Downtown is a 194-bed hospital located in downtown Bakersfield. Mercy Hospital Southwest is a 78-bed facility located in southwest Bakersfield. It's the only hospital located in the rapidly growing area west of Highway 99.
  • Founded in 1910 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospital Downtown is licensed for 144 acute care beds, including a 31-bed medical unit, a 31-bed surgical unit, a 31-bed telemetry unit, a 29-bed guarded care unit and a 20-bed adult ICU. The full range of medical and surgical services also includes; a 14-station, Level II Base-Station Emergency Department; six surgical suites; post anesthesia care unit; ambulatory and prep units; outpatient surgery and outpatient GI laboratory. Mercy Hospital Downtown is also home to the area's only inpatient oncology unit.
  • Bakersfield is located in Kern County, the heart of California, nestled between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Bakersfield's population is approximately 365,000, making it the ninth-most populous city in California. The Bakersfield - Delano Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Kern County, had a 2010 census population of 839,631. (See the Map)

  • People who consider putting down roots in the area will find a healthy job market and an affordable place to raise a family. It's Bakersfield's strong sense of community and family and its booming oil and agriculture industries that keep the region thriving. Kern County is the most productive oil producing county, and the fourth most productive agricultural county (by value) in the United States. Industries include natural gas and other energy extraction, aerospace, mining, petroleum refining, manufacturing, distribution, food processing, and corporate regional offices.

  • The city also has a growing manufacturing and distribution sector. Several companies have moved to Bakersfield because of its inexpensive land and access to the rest of America, as well as international ports in both Los Angeles and Oakland. Other companies have opened regional offices and non-oil/agricultural businesses because of Bakersfield's and Kern County's business-friendly policies.

  • Bakersfield has hundreds of miles of bike paths and lanes and nearly 60 parks, offering locals plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, including the Sierra Nevada Mountains and some of California's expansive national forests. The city is also the birthplace of the country music genre known as the Bakersfield sound.
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    VEP Healthcare has offered the highest quality of emergency and hospitalist department management programs to our partner hospitals and their communities. Our client hospitals range from urban trauma centers to rural community hospitals in locations from coast to coast. Established in 1981, VEP is a democratic medical group owned solely by our practicing physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and office personnel. We care deeply about our patients, our clinical providers, and the hospitals we serve. Patients may not remember all that you tell them, but they never forget how you make them feel.
    Please contact

    Francie Louie
    VEP Healthcare

    Phone: 925-482-8235
    email: recruiting@vephealthcare.com

    Visit our website www.vephealthcare.com

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