Emergency Medicine Physician – Plainview, TX
To our prospective teammates,
I am the medical director for Sound’s emergency medicine practice at Covenant Plainview Hospital System in Plainview, Texas. I’ve been a part of Covenant Hobbs and Sound for almost two years. I welcome interest from physicians coming out of training or looking to make a career change. I’d like to share more about who we are and what we do — specifically about our people, practice, and purpose — as you consider your options:
- At Covenant Health Plainview, we prioritize a goal-oriented environment where I know each provider. An open-door policy promotes innovation and efficiency enhancements for better patient care.
- I maintain a hands-off approach toward provider practice, emphasizing close collaboration in coordinating patient care with our Sound team, community providers, and local hospital administration. We prioritize a comprehensive approach, knowing our allied health team members by name for optimal patient care.
- Working with Sound Physicians, I appreciate the robust support system, utilizing online tools and collaborative experiences from other providers to address issues effectively. Consistent support from upper management ensures a team-based approach to problem-solving and continuous improvement.
- Our ER is community-based, catering to rural individuals who deeply value the care they receive. We offer a mix of modern technology alongside the challenges often present in rural Texas medical practice, blending advanced tools with the realities of limited resources.
- Providers are expected to perform procedures and manage patients typically handled by teams in urban settings. Mandatory certifications include ATLS/ACLS/PALS, with active utilization of expanded POCUS, intubation (both direct and video), central line placement, and chest tube insertion.
- Flexible scheduling offering up to 144 hours per month, with a minimum of 120 hours for full-time status, accommodating PRN and part-time hours.
- 12-hour shifts with single coverage, supported by APP during the day and solo doctor at night. Limited pediatric cases referred to specialty centers.
- Equipped with 24/7 CT ultrasound, glide scopes, managing a trauma level 4, and averaging 13K annual visits with 49 total beds.
- Predominantly nights and weekends with the possibility for daytime work for PTO coverage. APP primarily handles the fast track, aiding the main ED during busy periods.
- Sound Physicians-managed hospitalist coverage from 7p-7a with EMR using EPIC.
- Compensation set at $275/hour for daytime and $280/hour for nights/weekends, offering professional liability insurance with tail included under 1099 status. Travel and Lodging covered
- Requirements include current ATLS certification and ABEM certification.
- Patient care is our top priority.
- At Sound, a strong emphasis on growth and development enables our team members to expand their careers locally and within the broader medical group.
- Our community-oriented team values contributions inside and outside the hospital, actively supporting and encouraging team members to help our local community thrive. Engaging in community outreach, we offer programs on bike helmets, gun safety, and hunter education courses, demonstrating our commitment to community well-being.
- My involvement spans various committees, including the Medical Executive Committee, General Medical Staff, and Peer Review Committee. I chair the Emergency Medicine/Trauma Committees, ensuring a comprehensive approach to hospital affairs.
- Serving rural patients facing high acuity due to trauma occurring in remote areas and a range of complex medical issues, necessitates the ability to work efficiently and handle challenges arising from limited resources and potential transportation delays for extended emergency care.
Plainview, Texas, offers a welcoming and tight-knit community with affordable living costs and a strong local pride. With its small-town charm, rich agricultural heritage, and various outdoor recreational activities, it’s ideal for those seeking a friendly community and a relaxed lifestyle.
Want to learn more about this opportunity? Reach out to my recruiting partner, who will put you in touch with me.
Dr. Beau McCrory
Emergency Medical Director