General Surgery Physician Job with St. Charles Healthcare in Redmond, OR

General Surgeon position available with a high volume of endoscopy

St. Charles Healthcare Redmond, OR 97756
  • Accepts J1 Visas: No
  • Accepts H1B Visas: No
  • Loan Assistance:No
  • Not Specified
  • Academic Opportunity:No
  • Telemedicine Opportunity:No
  • 01/12/2023
  • 1098025

DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY: St. Charles Surgical Specialists currently employs six full time and one part time board certified general surgeons with varying levels of experience, certification and fellowship training as well as two advanced practice providers.  We offer general surgery, bariatrics, endoscopy, pH/Manometry, with sub-specialties in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery, and breast surgery.  St. Charles Surgical Specialists provides surgical care throughout Central Oregon with clinics located in Bend, Redmond, Prineville and Madras.

POSITION OVERVIEW: General Surgeons are responsible for providing medical, surgical, and postoperative management in the nine primary components of surgery.  General surgeons will work in collaboration with other medical specialties to assess and manage patients following established standards and practices. This position will primarily work in our Northern Region campus providing general surgery with a high volume of endoscopy.

Work schedule: Physician must have 160 patient contact hours per month: this will be a blend of hospital rounding, procedure block time and scheduled clinic visits including charting of patients and other necessary duties, recognizing that the minimum requirement may fluctuate up and down based on direct patient care.

Call expectation: Surgeon is expected to participate in the Northern Region Trauma call rotation, which is shared equally by the participating Surgeons.     

Work location: Physician’s primary clinic work location will be split between Prineville, Madras, and Redmond.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES: (May perform additional duties of similar complexity within SCHS as required or assigned)

Clinical Expectations:

  • Examines, diagnoses, and provides a broad scope of surgical treatments including endoscopy.
  • May perform emergency procedures including endotracheal tube intubation, tube thoracotomy, pericardiocentesis, ultrosonographic evaluation, and peritoneal lavage.
  • Performs patient examinations, obtains and records pertinent medical history, subjective, and objective findings. 
  • Orders and interprets appropriate laboratory, imaging, and other diagnostic procedures. 
  • Interprets and integrates data to determine diagnosis, and therapeutic plan.
  • Administers and prescribes medications in compliance with state law and practice guidelines. 
  • Orders and performs appropriate medical and surgical procedures in accordance with State law and practice guidelines.
  • Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatments.
  • Educates patients regarding health, illness prevention, and healing.  Recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
  • Maintains and reviews patient records, charts, and other pertinent information, documenting clearly and concisely.
  • Triages patient telephone calls, providing consultation as needed.
  • Communicates effectively with colleagues, patients, physicians, and administration.
  • Maintains quality of clinical practice by selecting appropriate avenues for professional growth.
  • May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.

Administrative Expectations:   

  • Document all patient care within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and complete all necessary tasks in compliance with health system policies and regulatory agencies to ensure timely and accurate billing. 
  • Be familiar with the SCHS organization structure.
  • Participate in SCMG physicians meetings and assist in policy formation for SCMG and Physician’s practice.
  • Keep medical knowledge and skills current through regular CME activity.  Must attest to having adequate (CME) to meet maintenance of board certification and compliance with MSO rules and continuing privileges without restriction.
  • Keep all licenses and appropriate certifications current and unrestricted.
  • Maintain active privileges at St. Charles Health System hospitals sufficient to permit performance of job duties.

Behavioral Expectations:   

  • Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.
  • Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests. Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. 
  • Delivers first-rate customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, and is timely, efficient and accurate, and courteous.
  • Educates, counsels, and assists patients and families regarding current health problems, health maintenance activities and preventive behaviors.
  • Provide a therapeutic presence in service to others by purposefully responding to the needs of patients/customers in a caring way. 
  • This includes introducing oneself and stating your purpose,  asking the patient their preferred name, spending time with the patient to determine their care goals, active listening, and using skillful communications (appropriate touch, eye contact, etc.).
  • Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the health system’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all health system’s investigations and proceedings.

EDUCATION

Required: 

  • Graduation from an accredited medical school.
  • Successful completion of an accredited residency program in General Surgery.
  • Successful completion of additional educational programs necessary to enable Physician to acquire and maintain privileges to perform the range of services contemplated. This includes board eligibility/certification in the specialty being practiced.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION

Required:

  • Oregon license as MD/DO
  • Board certified or eligible in General Surgery to be board certified or qualified to sit for the boards in primary area of practice at the Hospital.  Those applicants who are not board certified at the time of application but who have completed their residency or fellowship training are required to become board certified within seven years of residency or fellowship training.
  • Current ATLS certification required.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to meet SCHS driving requirements.
  • Maintain unrestricted DEA number.
  • Maintain unrestricted ability to participate in Medicare / Medicaid, or other federal or state governmental health care programs.

EXPERIENCE

Required:

  • >5 years’ experience in hospital and outpatient practice environments providing care in General Surgery