Physician Fellow - Wilderness Medicine - Riverside University Health System - Medical Center

Moreno Valley, California
Apr 06, 2024
Apr 26, 2024
Locum Tenens
Contract Type
Contract, Full Time, Locum Tenens
Moreno Valley, CA - Seeking Emergency Medicine Physicians for Wilderness Medicine Fellowship

Join the Physician Partnership Where You Have A Voice

Vituity's ownership model provides autonomy, local control, and a national system of support, so you can focus your attention where you want it to be - on your patients.

Join the Vituity Team. Vituity is a 100% physician owned partnership and is led by frontline physicians that are all equitable owners. As an equal and valued partner from day one, our ownership model provides you with financial transparency, a comprehensive benefit package including profit distribution, and multiple career development opportunities. Our leadership understands what your practice needs to thrive and gives you autonomy and local control so you can provide care when, where, and how your patients need it. You are backed by a best-in-class corporate health care team and supported by the broad peer-level expertise of 5,000 Vituity clinicians. A patient-first focus drives everything we do, from continually seeking improvements in care delivery to developing and implementing innovations in healthcare. We believe everyone has a role to play in that.

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
  • A one-year program designed for physicians seeking to expand their knowledge of wilderness medicine and develop the skills required to help participate in, organize, and lead austere medical teams.
  • Learn the skills and logistics required to effectively lead search and rescue (SAR) medical operations and obtain extensive marine training with SCUBA diving certification, dive medicine training, and swift water rescue training.
  • Provide high-quality, evidence-based medical care to Riverside County through clincal ER shifts at RUHS.
  • Initiate and participate in research projects aimed at advancing the field of wilderness medicine.
  • Acquire and refine technical skills essential for wilderness medicine, including but not limited to advanced SCUBA certification, wilderness life support (AWLS), search and rescue operations, emergency navigation, and survival skills in various environments (e.g., mountain, desert, marine).
  • Serve as a mentor and role model for medical students and residents interested in wilderness medicine by providing guidance on career development, research opportunities, and skill enhancement.
  • The program participates in the Wilderness Medical Society match in the fall.

Required Experience and Competencies
  • Board-certified or eligible MD or DO degree with completion of an accredited Emergency Medicine residency.
  • Current California medical and DEA license.
  • Demonstrated interest and prior experience in wilderness medicine, outdoor activities, or related fields.
  • Strong leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work and collaborate within a team in challenging and variable outdoor settings.
  • Previous teaching experience and a commitment to medical education.
  • Research experience, with a willingness to lead and contribute to research projects.

Application Process & Required Materials
  • Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • CV and cover letter.
  • Three (3) professional references.

The Practice

Riverside University Health System - Moreno Valley, California
  • A 439-bed hospital with a Level II Trauma Center, Primary StrokeCenter, andFully Operating Paramedic Base Station.
  • A38-bed Emergency Departmentthatsees 100,000+ED patients annually.
  • AnEmergency Room with operational excellence (nation leading performance in quality programs and efficiency) with a Rapid Medical Examination (RME) process for rapid assessment (patients are seen within 15 minutes of arrival), a robust internal waiting room (no patients return to the lobby), and a Rapid Treatment Area (RTA) for lower acuity patients.

The Community
  • Beautiful sceneries and mild climate throughout the year.
  • Easy access to major California recreation destinations, including Orange County beaches, San Bernardino Mountains, and desert resorts.

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, HSA/FSA, life and AD&D coverage, and more
  • Partnership models allows a K-1 status pay structure, allowing high tax deductions
  • Extraordinary 401K Plan with high tax reduction and faster balance growth
  • Eligible to receive an Annual Profit Distribution/yearly cash bonus
  • EAP, travel assistance, and identify theft included
  • Student loan refinancing options
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives including LGBTQ+ History, Día de los Muertos Celebration, Money Management/Money Relationship, and more.
  • Purpose-driven culture focused on improving the lives of our patients, communities, and employees.

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.

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