TITLE: SCMG Physician - Bariatric and General Surgeon
REPORTS TO POSITION: SCMG Chief Medical Officer (or designee)
DEPARTMENT: St. Charles Surgical Specialists
DATE LAST REVIEWED: October 10, 2022
OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community, together
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY: St. Charles Surgical Specialists currently employs six board certified general surgeons with varying levels of experience and fellowship training and certifications as well as five physician assistants. Surgical Specialists provides surgical care throughout Central Oregon with clinics located in Bend and at each of our Northern St. Charles hospital locations (Redmond, Madras and Prineville)
POSITION OVERVIEW: Bariatric Surgeon will partner with team in established program in Bariatric Center of Excellence. This position will partner with General Surgeon to provide 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.
Work schedule: Physician must have 40 patient contact hours per week; this will be a blend of hospital rounding, procedure block time and scheduled clinic visits including charting of patients and other necessary administrative duties, recognizing that the minimum requirement may fluctuate up and down based on direct patient care.
Call expectation: Physician will participate in the Redmond hospital trauma and clinic call rotation, which is shared equally by all physicians in the Surgical Specialist group based on FTE allocation. Currently the call expectation is a 1:6.5 rotation.
Work location: Physician will primarily practice in the Redmond and Bend locations.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES: (May perform additional duties of similar complexity within SCHS as required or assigned)
Evaluate, diagnose, develop treatment plan for bariatric and metabolic services for patients.
Examines, diagnoses, and provides a broad scope of surgical treatments including endoscopy.
May perform emergency procedures including endotracheal tube intubation, tube thoracotomy, pericardiocentesis, ultrasonographic 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.
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 physician 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.
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.
Graduation from an accredited medical school.
Successful completion of an accredited residency program in General Surgery.
Fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric 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.
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.
>5 years' experience in hospital and outpatient practice environments providing care in General Surgery and/or bariatric surgery
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent SCHS.
Strong team working and collaborative skills.
Ability to multi-task and work independently.
Attention to detail.
Excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication and customer service skills, particularly in dealing with stressful personal interactions.
Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Electronic Medical Record systems.
Intermediate in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel).
Continually (75% or more) Standing & Walking, Keyboard Operation, Using Clear and Audible Speaking Voice, Hearing at Normal Speech Levels.
Frequently (50%) Sitting, Lifting, Carrying & Pushing / Pulling up to 25 lbs.