The Medical Director over the Benefis Emergency Department provides medical leadership to providers in collaboration with operations directors and department management. This may include: establishing patient care standards and operating procedures and overseeing the implementation, coordination, evaluation and promotion of the Department’s medical services. The Medical Director guides the Department in areas of quality, patient experience, education, oversight of trauma services as pertains to the Department’s responsibilities and Emergency Department provider performance monitoring.
To provide leadership, planning, organization, staffing, coordination, and evaluation for emergency department provider activities.
Is responsible for medical staff administration, personnel, and activities in the emergency department.
Provide physician oversight of Advanced Practice Clinicians in accordance with the Advanced Practice Clinician Quality Assurance Physician Oversight Requirements Policy.
Has the responsibility for ensuring the ethical practice of emergency medicine within the department.
Directly supervises and has responsibility for emergency physicians/providers in clinical and assigned administrative duties to include scheduling.
Acts as a liaison with hospital administration and medical staff.
Promotes and participates in a collaborative, interdisciplinary ED leadership team.
Collaborates with ED leadership team to ensure that departmental performance meets or exceeds standards described in medical staff rules and regulations, hospital bylaws, departmental policies, CMS and other appropriate local and national standards.
Works with ED leadership team to ensure that the department meets or exceeds its defined objectives for improvement, growth and expansion of services.
Ensures departmental policies are known, understood, and implemented by the emergency department physicians/providers.
Monitors correctness and appropriateness of the emergency department records; implements corrective intervention as required in association with medical records and quality assurance mechanisms.
Is available for counseling, advice, information, and general support to the physicians/providers and other department members.
Together with nursing leadership, ensures adequacy of EMS communications and physician EMS command.
Career emergency medicine physician with proven clinical and administrative skills
Board certified in emergency medicine
Meets ACEP requirements for annual continuing medical education
Demonstrated ability to speak effectively on administrative and clinical matters related to emergency medicine.
33 bed beautiful Emergency Department with recent $12m complete remodel
9 bed RME Unit
11 bed Critical Care Unit
13 bed Clinical Decision Unit
Level II Trauma Center, functioning as level I
Well run, high functioning department with 30-35% admission rate
Large air ambulance program - fixed wing jet and helicopter completing 3-4 missions a day, 1100-1200 flights annually – flight team is based in ED
Always 2 board certified Emergency Medicine Physicians on shift as a resource
Innovative technology throughout department including:
IV pumps programed by chars
Bedside ultrasound in all trauma bays
CT, x-ray and ultrasound live in ED footprint
2 way radio real time communication
Tele-stroke, tele-neuro services
Dedicated ED communication center for all transports/external transfers
Extremely low turnover, our first opening in over 5 years
Must have experience to be eligible for this position.
Schedule, Compensation and Benefits
Full time position with shift based structure (non RVU)
Varied shifts - approximately 3/week with flexible scheduling
$5k CME + additional $1k annually
Health, dental, and paid disability insurance
Malpractice insurance with tail coverage
Retirement + 5% match
Community InformationGreat 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 SystemThis 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 300 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 6 years in a row!
If you are interested in further conversation, please send your CV and we can schedule a phone call!
Erica Martin Senior Physician Recruiter, Benefis Health System 1101 26th Street South, Great Falls MT 59405 EricaMartin@benefis.org | 406-731-8882
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 ‘beneficial’ a...nd ‘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.
To learn more about our services, continue looking through our website at WWW.BENEFIS.ORG or call 406.455.5000.