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Emergency Medicine Physician Locum [$275-$300/hour]

Job Summary

  • Occupation: Physician
  • Specialty: Emergency Medicine
  • Salary: $275.00 – $300.00 hourly
  • Degree Required: MD/DO Residency/Fellowship/Externship
  • Position Type: Locums/Travel Part-Time/Contract
  • Work Environment: Hospital
  • Location: 1081 N China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, California, 93555, United States
  • Visa Sponsorship: No

Job Description

We are seeking Emergency Medicine Physicians Locums to join our team in alevel IV Emergency Department with a moderate volume of 1500 visits/month. The ideal candidate will be a compassionate and dedicated professional, committed to providing high-quality emergency care. This role involves working closely with our emergency team to deliver patient-focused services. RRH owns Liberty Ambulance which has multiple EMS rigs and a helicopter in the area. Ridgecrest Regional Hospital (RRH) has earned recognition from the American Medical Association (AMA) as a Joy in Medicine™ recognized organization.

Patient Care & Treatment

  • Deliver outstanding and timely emergency medical care. Formulate and convey effective emergency care plans to patients and their families.
  • Perform rapid medical evaluations and ensure maintenance of patient records.
  • Ensure the provision of services aligns with established Emergency Department policies/procedures.
  • Direct the administration of necessary tests by medical staff.
  • Review and interpret test results.
  • Reasonable patient load. Our Emergency Department handles approximately 1,500 visits per month.
  • We do not have a Labor and Delivery department. However, for L&D patients, we ensure seamless transfer to a specialized facility to receive the appropriate care.
  • Part-time position with commitment to 12-hour shifts 3 days a week.

Collaborative Teamwork

  • Work alongside a team of ten emergency room doctors.
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement initiatives.
  • Contribute to a supportive and collaborative work environment.


  • Excellent Bedside Manners
  • M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited institution.
  • An active CA Medical License is required to start. Assistance is available for licensing.
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine.
  • Residents are welcome to apply if they are completing their US residency this year, as well as the board certification.

Benefits You'll Enjoy

  • Compensation at $275 per hour, with performance-based bonuses potentially increasing the rate to $300 per hour.
  • Reimbursement for travel, 67 cents/mile
  • Flexible working arrangements to support work-life balance.
  • Relocation support with temporary housing

Welcome To RRH

Established since 60 years, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital (RRH) is a non-profit, full-service Hospital with 25 inpatient beds, a 99-bed skilled nursing facility, and other outpatient services. View Treatment & Care. Located in Ridgecrest, California, home of the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, it is near the Sierra Mountains and full of natural wonders, outdoor activities, and sunshine. Ridgecrest Regional Hospital (RRH) has earned recognition from the American Medical Association (AMA) as a Joy in Medicine™ recognized organization.

Our mission is to be the partner of choice for the healthcare needs of our community. Our purpose is to care for our community’s health and the well-being of those who care for them.

About Ridgecrest

Our town of Ridgecrest is a family-friendly community of 30,000 in the desert of central Southern California, far from the traffic and commotion of LA. Affordable and safe, it’s near the Sierra Mountains and full of natural wonders, outdoor activities, and sunshine. It offers plenty of beautiful outdoor scenery and activities, as well as shorter commutes, great schools, and a more easygoing lifestyle! Our hospital is close to the Mammoth Ski Area, Mount Whitney, Sequoia National Forest, and Death Valley. It is the perfect close-knit community if you are an outdoor adventurist looking for a slightly slower-paced living while also continuing to grow in your healthcare career. View outdoor activities.

Join us if you are passionate about making a difference in healthcare and are looking for a fulfilling career, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital.

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