We are looking for a knowledgeable and compassionate urologist to provide specialist care to a Rural Community in Northeastern New Mexico.
Examining, diagnosing, and treating patient conditions and disorders of the genitourinary organs and tracts.
Documenting and reviewing patients' histories.
Ordering, performing, and interpreting diagnostic tests.
Using specialized equipment, such as X-rays, fluoroscopes, and catheters.
Performing abdominal, pelvic, or retroperitoneal surgeries when necessary.
Treating lower urinary tract dysfunctions.
Prescribing and administering antibiotics, antiseptics, or compresses to treat infections or injuries.
Prescribing medications for patients with erectile dysfunction, infertility, or ejaculation problems.
Providing Urology consultations or referring patients to specialists.
Directing nurses and other staff.
A Medical degree and the successful completion of a residency and fellowship in urology.
A state license and certification to practice urology in the State of New Mexico.
The ability to keep updated on the latest medical technologies.
The flexibility to work irregular hours and remain on emergency call.
Strong decision-making, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Good teamworking, leadership, and organizational skills.
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About Rural Surgical Associates
About Rural Surgical Associates
The idea for a new model of surgical care in small, single community provider hospitals derived from the experience of supplying imaging services in multiple rural locations in New Mexico beginning in 2006. Rural Radiology Associates developed a rotational model directed at both providing high quality and experienced general radiologists to small hospitals, but also allowing the doctors to have a more balanced life with control of their schedules and allowing individuals to work on a part time basis, but consistently at one or two locations in periods of one or two week blocks.
Rural Surgical Associates began providing service to Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas, NM in December of 2017 with the concept of covering the hospital 24/7/365 and having four to five general surgeons on staff with rotations of 10 days/month on a consistent and recurring basis. The idea was to stop the use of locum tenens providers or substitute surgeons, and to significantly decrease transfer rates of patients to larger urban hospitals whenever possible. The other side benefits for the small (54 bed) acute care hospital involved decreasing the previously high ra...tio of endoscopy to actual general surgical procedures and to allow for more subspecialty expertise through having more than one surgeon working regularly with different areas of interest and expertise aside from basic “bread and butter” surgeries.
Rural Surgical Associates has been primarily recruiting board certified general surgeons who have been in practice over ten years and with skills both in endoscopy and surgery and who are interested in rural medicine. Currently, we have six general surgeons on staff with varied levels of subspecialty expertise from minimally invasive procedures like laparoscopic hernia repairs to colorectal fellowship training, etc.
Our original mission was to provide general surgery coverage, but we are now branching into Orthopedic and Urological surgery with the same rotational models of coverage. We are currently running outpatient clinics and providing service to the Emergency Department and for inpatient care at the hospital.
Our goal is to branch out to multiple locations in rural settings and to confine our work to hospitals that are in the range of 50 beds or less in size that would like full service surgical coverage for the community the hospital serves. Although we are capable of going to any hospital in the U.S. we are currently concentrating on NM and surrounding states.