Physician - General Surgery

3 months ago
Job ID
# Positions
Practitioners - General Surgery
Hours per pay period
Regular Full-Time
Shift Start & End Time
7:30-5 OR 8:30-5 clinic 24 hour ED call rotation
Scheduled days of the week
M-F clinic
US-OR-Madras | US-OR-Prineville


General Surgeon is 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 manages patients following established standards and practices.


Clinical Responsibilities

Examines, diagnoses, and provides a broad scope of surgical treatments including endoscopy.


May perform emergency procedures including endotracheal tube intubation, tube thoracostomy, 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.


Participates in and supports quality and performance improvement activities; identifies areas and functions where patients, staff, and physicians need information.


Medical performance issues will be directed to the medical director of the service.  All other performance issues will be directed to the SCMG Manager of Provider Relations.


Non-Clinical Responsibilities

Be familiar with the SCMG organization structure, communications systems and billing process, completing billing and coding documentation within time assigned by SCMG administration.


Keep all licenses and appropriate certifications current and unrestricted.


Maintain active privileges at a St. Charles Health System hospital sufficient to permit performance of job duties.


Increase understanding and collaboration throughout the medical community regarding provider’s chosen specialty.


Physician Leadership

Participate in SCMG physicians meetings and assist in policy formation for SCMG and Physician’s practice.


Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.


Participates in creating intentional relationships, and put a high level of focus on attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care experience.


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.).


Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.


Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.  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.


REQUIREMENTS - Must maintain compliance of hospital’s Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, as required by SCHS Board of Directors



Graduation from an accredited college or university.

Graduation from an accredited medical school.

Successful completion of an accredited residency program in Physician’s chosen specialty (ies).

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.


Continuing Education & Competency:

Complete annual fire/safety, etc. education in-services as required.

Attend mandatory educational offerings as described in SCHS policies/procedures and/or as required by other regulatory bodies.

Complete annual CME as required to maintain license and appropriate Board certification.

Complete in a timely manner assigned Computer Based Learning modules. 



Oregon license as MD / DO

Board certified or eligible in Physician’s chosen specialty.  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.

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.

Current BLS certification required. 

If provider will practice sedation, moderate or deep, ACLS certification is also required. 

Additional certifications may be required based on privileges granted to provider by Medical Staff Services at SCHS Inpatient locations.


Personal Protective Equipment:

Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely



Experience in hospital and trauma department practice environments providing care in trauma surgery. 

Prefer two years active practice in trauma surgery.    


General Skills:


Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent SCHS. 

Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels within SCHS and external customers/clients/potential employees.

Strong team working and collaborative skills.

Ability to effectively reach consensus with a diverse population with differing needs.

Ability to manage facilitation and consensus building among health care professionals and agencies and achieve expected results.



Ability to multi-task and work independently. 

Pays attention to detail.

Possess excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication and customer service skills, particularly in dealing with stressful personal interactions.

Possess strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.

Possess excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.



Possess basic to intermediate ability and experience in computer applications, specifically electronic medical records system and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access).

Possess basic experience in computer applications necessary to record time, obtain work directions, and complete assigned CBL’s.



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