Benefis Health System in Great Falls, Montana is seeking a BE/BC Rheumatologist to join in serving the community of Great Falls and North Central Montana, with a catchment area of over 275,000 people. Certification in musculoskeletal ultrasound preferred.
We presently have one rheumatologist employed by the Benefis Medical Group. This position is currently based in the Internal Medicine Department consisting of 5 Internists and 4 Advanced Practice Clinicians as well as an Endocrine Nurse Practitioner.
The department has an outpatient Infusion Suite (non-chemo) for connective tissue and immune-compromised patients, Dieticians and Diabetes educators on the floor, and 2 phlebotomists to execute outpatient lab orders before and after appointments. Support staff for the entire clinic includes 11 front office staff to register, schedule, and prior-authorize medications, 22 clinical staff, and a prescription nurse used to refill medications. The practice is also starting to build a care coordination team to deliver proactive care while the clinical team focuses on the patient in front of them (phone or visit).
Hospitalists admit and take direction for Inpatients. Benefis Medical Group (BMG) provides a stable base of primary care physicians while also offering a variety of specialty outpatient services, including: Acupuncture; Anesthesiology; Cancer; Critical Care; Dermatology; Ear, Nose & Throat; Emergency Medicine; Endocrinology; Family Medicine; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Heart & Vascular; Injury Center; Internal Medicine/Post-Discharge; Medical Spa; Neonatology; Neurology; Neurosurgery; Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility; Orthopedics; Pain Management; Pathology; Pediatrics, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; Psychiatry/Psychology; Pulmonary; Rehabilitation; Urology; and Walk-In/Urgent Care.
Schedule and Call Information
Physicians typically see 18-25 patients per day based on preference and complexity. The clinic is open from 7:00 - 5:00 pm and most providers have patients scheduled from 8:30 - 4:30 pm, allowing time for early morning blood work or infusion. Call is handled by our large hospitalist program and therefore has a minimal impact on outpatient providers. There is opportunity to pick up additional hospitalist shifts if that is of interest.
Compensation and Benefits
This opportunity is an employed position. We offer a nationally competitive compensation based on a productivity model and our comprehensive benefits include paid vacation, retirement plan, generous CME, relocation assistance and malpractice
Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water& snow skiing, rock & ice climbing, boating, white-water kayaking, off-road motor sports, upland bird, waterfowl, and big-game hunting.
Benefis Health System
This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you'll have the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of the state's most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 200 members on medical staff representing 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment and one of the Best Places To Work in Healthcare 2014, 2015 and 2016.
As a not-for-profit community health system, Benefis is driven to provide the highest level of care. We serve nearly 230,000 residents across a 15-county region that is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. Benefis is the largest non-governmental employer in the Great Falls area, with more than 3,000 employees. Benefis has 530 licensed beds (that includes 146 beds in long-term care, 71 in assisted living and 20 beds at Peace Hospice of Montana) and partners with over 250 area physicians.
Our hospital has been recognized for its exceptional work in quality care by providing a wide range of programs and services to help you live the best life possible. We’re here to help you “Live well.”
Benefis Health System came about when two Christian-based hospitals became one. Our founders believed in providing good care to all in need, and trusted that this would be accomplished. The Benefis name was derived using Latin root words: "Bene-" meaning good, and "fis-" for faith and trust. It’s these same root words that make up such terms as ‘be...neficial’ and ‘confidence'. Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to our commitment: good care one can put faith in.
Benefis is consistently ranked among America’s top hospitals by the nation’s leading healthcare ratings organizations for a range of services, including cancer care, joint replacement, stroke treatment, wound care and home health.