Careers at Benewah Community Hospital

BCH BuildingBenewah Community Hospital’s 19-bed facility offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. On March 31, 2012, BCH announced the opening of its new East Tower which is part of a $28.5 million renovation and expansion project. The new addition includes spacious, private patient rooms, an expanded and updated physical therapy department, and a new family practice and specialty practice clinic. Benewah Community Hospital provides full service laboratory and radiology services, cardiopulmonary care, physical therapy and cardiac diagnostics. Four physicians and two mid-levels provide family practice care and our Emergency Room is fully staffed 24/7 with Providers and Registered Nurses in-house.

Our beautiful North Idaho location provides endless recreational opportunities. The lush valley of the St. Joe River is the spectacular setting for the town of St. Maries (pronounced St. Marys) in the North Idaho Panhandle. The mountains, rivers, lakes and forests provide a grand backdrop for the town, which was founded in the 1880’s at the confluence of the St. Joe and St. Maries rivers.

Located just 55 miles from the city of Coeur d’Alene to the northwest, St. Maries is the county seat of Benewah County, and is the commercial center for this region of Idaho. State Highways 5 and 3 both travel through the city.

The community of St. Maries & Benewah County is growing! We offer a peaceful rural setting in which to practice medicine, yet St. Maries is only 55 miles from Coeur d’Alene and a seventy-five minute drive to downtown Spokane: close enough to the ‘big city’ when required.

Benewah Community Hospital offers competitive wages and benefits. Please contact our Human Resources Department at 208-245-7614 for questions. Please complete the application and return by online submission, fax, email, mail, or hand deliver.

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Current Openings

Admitting Receptionist

POSITION: Admitting Receptionist

SHIFT: Days, 32 hours per week – must work equal rotation of weekend shifts

SALARY: DOE

JOB SUMMARY:

• Answers, directs, and/or records messages for all incoming hospital calls and performs the initial clerical work required to admit all procedures to be performed in the hospital.
• Performs admitting, emergency, clinical, inpatient, and outpatient, surgery pre-registration procedures with patients/kin by obtaining billing information, patient history, and consent form signatures, assisting in proper completion, etc. for all department procedures. Places ID Bracelets on appropriate patients
• Verifies correct information and insurance coverage on every registration using verification software.
• Inputs patient information into hospital computer.
• Generates computerized outpatient, admit and discharge, and ER reports on a daily and monthly basis.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education/Training: high school diploma or GED; knowledge, training and experience in healthcare office preferred.
2. This position must be able to communicate effectively; be able to organize, coordinate and handle multi-tasking; be able to handle difficult situations in a calm, clear manner.
3. Basic computer skills required, previous Electronic Health Record software experience preferred.
4. Ability to calculate figures and dollar amounts.

Position Closes: Open until filled

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

POSITION: Certified Medical Assistant – Out Patient Clinic

SHIFT: Day Shift; 1 Full-Time (mostly reception & float CMA)
1 Part-Time (24 hours/week – float CMA position & some reception)

SALARY: DOE

POSITION TO BE FILLED: Spring 2018

JOB SUMMARY:

A Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) will be responsible for delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Administer patient care safely in accordance with physician’s orders, hospital and departmental policies. Position will also perform receptionist duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education/Training: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing or CMA program. Must be certified within 6 months of hire.
2. Maintains CPR certification.
3. License: Licensed CMA in the State of Idaho.
4. Work in conditions involving possible physical/mechanical hazards common to the hospital environment.
5. Prolonged standing, kneeling, and stooping to perform patient care functions.
6. Biohazard exposure from soiled patient care items and body fluids.
7. Subject to cuts and burns when handling instruments or operating autoclaves.
8. Must be able to multi-task in fast paced environment.

EOE/M/F/V/D

Certified Nursing Assistant/Health Unit Clerk

POSITION: Certified Nursing Assistant/Health Unit Clerk

SHIFT: Full-Time Night shift

POSITION TO BE FILLED: March 2018

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the professional nurse, performs a variety of clerical duties associated with patient care unit operations. Provide direct primary patient care as guided by the Idaho Nurse Practice Act and Benewah Community Hospital Policy and Procedure, for patients in all age groups and with a variety of medical and nursing diagnosis in the Acute Care and/or other areas as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Graduate of an approved Nursing Assistant program.
2. Current BLS and CNA certifications.
3. Previous CNA experience preferred but not required.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

EOE/M/F/V/D

Dietary Cook - PRN

POSITION: Dietary Cook

SHIFT: PRN – 40 -80 hours per month/as needed
Must be able to work nights and weekends
Flexible scheduling required

POSITION TO BE FILLED: April 2018

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for preparing and serving patient and staff meals, keeping kitchen clean, assuring patients have accurate menus and meals, completing performance audits, and other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Current Food Handlers Certificate.
2. Previous cook experience preferred.
3. Ability to work well as a team member in a busy, fast paced environment.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

EOE/M/F/V/D

Emergency Room (ER) Physician

POSITION: Emergency Room Physician – Full time or Part-time

SHIFT: 24 hour shifts; 1-7 days per month (negotiable)

SALARY: DOE, compensation is market competitive (Contracted position)

POSITION TO BE FILLED: Summer 2018

JOB SUMMARY:

Live, work and play in one of the most beautiful areas in the country. Enjoy abundant outdoor activities, hiking, skiing, boating, fishing, and hunting. Just one hour from beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Benewah Community Hospital is seeking qualified applicants for Full- Time or Part-Time Emergency Room Physician in our 24/7 Emergency Department. Must be able to work weekends and holidays. Must have current Idaho medical license, Controlled Substance, DEA, ACLS, PALS, ATLS, and NRP. Must also be able to provide proof of worker’s compensation insurance.

For more information or to apply, please contact: Benewah Community Hospital, 229 7th St., St. Maries, Idaho 83861, Phone: (208) 245-7662, Fax: (208) 245-4879 Attn: Marlana Martin, Human Resources. mmartin@bchmed.org

EOE/M/F/D/V

Family Practice Physician *Sign-On Bonus Offered*

POSITION: Family Practice Physician

SHIFT: Full-time, Days, equal rotation of call for hospital

SALARY: DOE, compensation and benefits are market competitive

POSITION TO BE FILLED: Fall 2018

JOB SUMMARY:

Live, work and play in one of the most beautiful areas in the country. Enjoy abundant outdoor activities, hiking, skiing, boating, fishing, and hunting. Just one hour from beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Benewah Community Hospital is seeking qualified applicants for Full- Time Family Practice Physician with in our Rural Health Clinic. Must be able to take call shifts and work weekends. BCH offers an market competitive salary/benefits package.

For more information or to apply, please contact: Benewah Community Hospital, 229 7th St., St. Maries, Idaho 83861, Phone: (208) 245-7662, Fax: (208) 245-2262 Attn: Marlana Martin, Human Resources. mmartin@bchmed.org EOE/M/F/D/V

Insurance Billing Representative-Certified

POSITION: Insurance Billing Representative

SHIFT: Days, 40 hours per week

SALARY: Market Competitive – commensurate with experience

JOB SUMMARY:
Bills insurance companies for all hospital and clinic bills. Pursues collection of all claims until payment is made by insurance companies. Performs other work associated with the billing process. Responsible for timely billing functions for all insurance business, including electronic claims filing, secondary filing, patient billing, and A/R collections. Must have thorough knowledge of insurance billing and documentation requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education/Training: high school diploma or GED;
a. Insurance Billing or Medical Coding Certification required
2. Five (5) years healthcare billing experience required.
3. This position must be able to be organized, coordinate and handle multi-tasking;
4. Moderate-high computer skill level preferred; Cerner software experience preferred.
5. High volume data entry requires prolonged sitting and manual dexterity.
6. Ability to work under stress with interruptions and deadlines.
7. Must be a team player and demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.

Position Closes: Open until filled

EOE/M/F/V/D

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

POSITION: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

SHIFT: PRN Needed

POSITION TO BE FILLED: Spring 2018

JOB SUMMARY:

Provide nursing care under the direction of a Registered Nurse: adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; participating in the development and modification of care; following facility standards of care set by the State Board of Nursing and other governing agency regulations. Possess knowledge and skills regarding nursing principals and practice.
QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education/Training: Graduate of an approved School of Nursing program.
2. Maintains BCLS, PALS or ENPC certification required; ACLS, TNCC preferred.
3. Current Idaho LPN license or eligible for license
4. Previous experience in general nursing preferred.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

EOE/M/F/V/D

Posting Updated: 11/10/17

Maintenance Worker

POSITION: General Maintenance Worker

SHIFT: Full-Time (40 hrs/week), Day Shift

SALARY: DOE; Commensurate with experience

POSITION TO BE FILLED: April 2018

JOB SUMMARY:

Maintains and repairs equipment, physical structures of buildings, and maintains grounds by performing the following duties (duties include but are not limited to):
o Receives written work orders or verbal instructions from supervisor.
o Performs routine preventive maintenance to extend life and satisfactory performance of:
o Boilers
o Roof
o Plumbing
o Floors
o Heating system
o Vacuum pumps
o Fans on roof

o Routine checks of patient care equipment and furnishings, i.e.: beds, chairs, rails, etc.
o Care of grounds:
o Lawns
o Parking lots
o Snow removal
o Shed and equipment therein

o Maintenance of necessary records to document services performed.
o Miscellaneous functions, i.e.: occasional painting, woodwork, exit lights, and responsibility for flag, etc.
o Cuts grass and trims weeds on organization’s property.
o Assists other departments with moving furniture and unloading and storing supplies.
o Equal share in the call schedule as assigned by supervisor.
o Assists with maintaining environmental safety
o Supports Facility Security efforts/duties

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Ability to work as a team member.
2. High school diploma or equivalent.
A. Prior plumbing, carpentry, electrical, or mechanical experience preferred.
3. Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing; ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
4. Able to work bending, stooping, and lifting; regularly required to lift and/or move 25-50 pounds. Occasionally required to lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

EOE/M/F/V/D

Medical Records Clerk

POSITION: Medical Records Clerk

SHIFT: Full-Time

SALARY: DOE

POSITION TO BE FILLED: April 2018

JOB SUMMARY:
Classifies, scans, stores, retrieves, and updates generated information by performing the following duties;

DUTIES (include but are not limited to):
• Scans inpatient and outpatient records in to the appropriate (EHR) Electronic Medical Records charts on a daily basis.
• Makes daily rounds to pick up existing charts, face sheets, etc.
• Processes requests for release of information in compliance with applicable laws
• Copying, mailing, and preparing charts for routine release of information requests.
• Performs receptionist duties including answering of the telephone and greeting visitors to the department.
• Reviews incoming Advance Directives to ensure directives are complete and valid.
• Makes copies and places them in the appropriate departments.
• Performs other duties as assigned or needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Ability to work as a team member and individually.
2. High school diploma or equivalent.
3. Must be able to read and write.
4. Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing.
5. Must possess high level of computer/software adaptability.
6. Electronic Health Record experience strongly preferred but not required.
7. Knowledge of privacy rules and regulations including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
8. Maintains confidentiality as required by Law and accesses only the protected health information required to complete job duties.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

EOE/M/F/V/D

Occupational Therapist *$5,000 Sign-On Bonus*

POSITION: Occupational Therapist

SHIFT: Part-Time or Full-Time, dependent upon practice built

POSITION TO BE FILLED: Spring 2018

JOB SUMMARY:

Plans and conducts individualized occupational therapy programs to help patients develop, regain, or maintain their ability to perform daily activities. Teaches patients skills/techniques and how to use adaptive equipment for participating in activities. Studies, evaluates, and records patients’ activities and progress. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university/school
2. Current Idaho OT License.
3. Previous experience in hospital setting preferred, but not required.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

$5,000 sign-on bonus – pro-rated payback for less than 3 years employment.

EOE/M/F/V/D

Updated: 01/02/18

Physical Therapist

POSITION: Physical Therapist

SHIFT: Full-Time; Days

SALARY: DOE

POSITION TO BE FILLED: Spring 2018

JOB SUMMARY:

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and decrease or prevent deformity of patients suffering from disease or injury.

RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to):

• Plan, prepare and carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
• Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
• Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
• Administer manual exercises, massage or traction to help relieve pain, increase patient strength, or decrease or prevent deformity or crippling.
• Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.
• Confer with the patient, medical practitioners and appropriate others to plan, implement and assess the intervention program.
• Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient’s chart via computer software.
• Identify and document goals, anticipated progress and plans for reevaluation.
• Inform patients when diagnosis reveals findings outside physical therapy and refer to appropriate practitioners.
• Direct, supervise, assess, and communicate with supportive personnel.
• Refer clients to community resources and services.
• Ability to treat and meet competencies for top four (4) referral diagnosis as assigned by department manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy program.

2. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

3. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

4. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

5. Current Idaho PT License or eligible to apply for Idaho license.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

EOE/M/F/V/D

Registered Nurse (RN) *$5,000 Sign-On Bonus*

POSITION: REGISTERED NURSE- FLOAT (M/S & ER)

SHIFT: Full-Time Night Shift and PRN Needed

POSITION TO BE FILLED: January 2018

JOB SUMMARY:

Assure quality of care by: adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; supervising other members of the nursing team to ensure that standards of patient care are met; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following facility standards of care set by the State Board of Nursing and other governing agency regulations. Possess knowledge and skills regarding nursing principals and practice.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Training: Graduate of an approved School of Nursing program.
Maintain BLS,

Maintain ACLS, PALS, & NRP certification. (must have within 6 months of hire)
Two years experience in general nursing essential.
Currently licensed as a registered nurse in the State of Idaho.

Willingness to work Med/Surg, ER, Ortho, and Pediatrics
Work in conditions involving possible physical/mechanical/chemical hazards common to the hospital environment.
Occasional prolonged walking and/or standing.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

$5,000 sign-on bonus – pro-rated payback for less than 3 years employment.

EOE/M/F/V/D

Posting Updated: 02/07/18