Why Join EMA?

EMA providers are the best in the business and we give them all the tools they need to succeed. Being an EMA provider is about commitment, compassion and a chance to be a part of a team and an organization with a noble mission to serve. This section outlines our current job opportunities and provides access for our providers to EMA, our intranet and knowledge base. We have also included some general web resources on emergency medicine for your review.

Reason #1
Track Record

A proven track record of success.

Reason #2
Result Driven

A results driven approach based on teamwork and trust.

Reason #3
Patient Care

A focus on patient care.

Reason #4

A desire for the best long-term solution.

Your Leading ED Group

About EMA

If you are looking for an exciting clinical opportunity with a leading emergency physician group, you have found the right place. Working with Emergent Medical Associates (EMA) presents unique opportunities to explore and grow in challenging and intellectually stimulating environments. EMA is owned and managed by residency-trained, emergency physicians just like you. We understand the unique needs of physicians and offer a menu of services to help establish a rewarding long-term career. We work diligently to help providers find the hospital that is the best fit professionally and geographically from our array of emergency departments and urgent care facilities. With ED’s throughout California, Hawaii and New Mexico, we have the depth to have you work close to home, maximizing the time you get to enjoy your personal lifestyle.

The Group

EMA has been serving the emergency medical needs of Californians for over two decades. Founded in 1991, EMA has enjoyed significant expansion in recent years as its reputation for excellence has grown. We now operate at 25+ sites, have over 425+ providers and care for over 900,000 patients annually. We offer flexible scheduling, competitive reimbursement, and challenging working environments. We consider ourselves an entrepreneurial group and are constantly looking for future leaders in Emergency Medicine.


The beaches, mountainsides and desert landscapes surrounding our sites allow you to enjoy warm, sunny summers and mild winters. Between world-class skiing and snowboarding, hiking, biking, golfing and various water sports there is something for everyone within driving distance of your desired location.

Services Offered

Malpractice Insurance

EMA covers your malpractice from the very first shift you work in the ED.


EMA has developed its own proprietary scheduling program. The program takes into account the needs of you and your group and produces a fair and flexible schedule.


EMA handles all the billing and collection at your site. This frees up your time to focus on the patient and reduces the headaches and hassles that come with reimbursement.

Insurance Programs

We offer consultation in choosing plans for health, dental, vision and disability insurance options and providers are eligible upon their start date.
Each contracting provider may select the plan that best suits their specific needs.

Relocation Program

For providers relocating from across the country, EMA offers a relocation assistance program to help make the move a smooth process.


EMA offers free and unlimited CME through our affiliation with nationally recognized organizations such as UpToDate. In addition, we are accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide our own internally created CME opportunities.

The Dotted Line

All physicians working with EMA affiliated groups are independent contractors and are required to form professional medical corporations. The corporation may be either a “C” corporation or an “S” corporation. If needed, EMA can refer providers to qualified professionals who can help with both the formation process and any ongoing accounting or legal needs.

You Have Questions, We Have Answers

This is a short list of our most frequently asked questions. For more information about EMA, or if you need support, please visit our Contact Us page.


We offer opportunities for advancement, leadership, fair reimbursement models, and stable work environments. We are an industry leader as far as reporting and analytics. The benefits of this can be seen in improved documentation, efficiency of care, better patient outcomes and maximized reimbursement.

We have multiple sites within EMA ranging from California, Hawaii and New Mexico and each site is unique. The average hourly reimbursement, patients seen per hour, coverage, and shift times differ between sites. Our 425+ providers are compensated on a productivity based model. The reimbursement and other site specific questions can be answered during your site visit with the ER Director.
Your initial interview will take place with our Recruiting Team. If a mutual fit is determined, a site visit(s) is scheduled with our Medical Directors.
The Fall/Winter before your graduating year is the best time to interview. However, EMA conducts interviews year-round. If you are looking to begin working directly after graduation, we encourage you to apply for your medical license the Fall prior to your graduating year, as the process can take up to nine months.
All physicians are independent contractors. To learn more about being an independent contractor, contact us at 310.379.2134 or [email protected].
Yes, and we are also a CME accredited organization.
If you already have your California Medical License, it generally takes four months to get credentialed. After we receive and review your application, we send it to the hospital to start the credentialing process.
EMA has 25 sites throughout Southern California, Hawaii and New Mexico. For more information on each site and their location, please visit Our Hospital page. We continue to grow and expand and have become the dominant emergency medicine group in Southern California.
EMA has opportunities for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, family practice physicians, emergency medicine physicians. Ask us about our Advanced Practice Provider Academy (APPA) program. For nursing opportunities, please go to halcyonnursestaffing.com
Simply Apply Online. You will need to attach a copy of your CV, and two letters of recommendation if available.

You Have Questions, We Have Answers

If you are looking for an exciting clinical opportunity with a leading emergency physician group, you have found the right place. Contact us, click here. 310.379.2134