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 208-245-7662 for questions. Please complete the application and return by online submission, fax, email, mail, or hand deliver.

Current Openings

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: November 2017

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

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: January 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

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 2017

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: 7/5/17

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

Quality Management/Risk/Infection Prevention

POSITION: Quality Management/Risk/Infection Prevention

SHIFT: Full-Time, Days, M-F

POSITION TO BE FILLED: Spring 2017

JOB SUMMARY:

The Quality/Risk Manager coordinates the processes involved in managing general liability and risk exposures for the hospital and is responsible for the direction of BCH’s quality assurance program, which involves medical staff peer reviews, patient care system enhancements, quality improvement initiatives, and regulatory compliance. The Infection Prevention Coordinator is trained in hospital epidemiology principles and is responsible for the oversite of the surveillance, analysis, interpretation and reporting of hospital acquired infections (HAI); educating employees about infection prevention; and the development of health system policies and procedures to insure rigorous infection prevention and control standards that meet OSHA, Centers for Medicaid/Medicare Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other nationally organized agencies recommendations and requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
2. Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred (or comparable degree).
3. 3-5 years of experience in a supervisor/management role preferred.
4. Excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills
5. Proven proactive leadership ability
6. Ability to work well under pressure

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

EOE/M/F/V/D

Registered Nurse (RN)

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

SHIFT: 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

EOE/M/F/V/D

Posting Updated: 11/10/17