Physician - Pulmonary/Critical Care

1 month ago
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Practitioners - Pulmonary/Critical Care
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Regular Full-Time





The Pulmonary/Critical Care Physician provides excellent patient care while exceeds quality and compliance standards. This full time position spends 65% of time in the St. Charles Pulmonary Clinic testing, diagnosing, treating, monitoring and educating patients on all aspects of pulmonary care. The remaining 35% is spent in Critical Care delivering expert care for critically ill patients. Critical care coverage pulmonary consults are rotated equally with St Charles Medical Staff physicians.




Pulmonary Clinic diagnose and treat patients with lung disease, lung injury, asthma and impaired pulmonary function. The majority of procedures are in conjunction with the St Charles Pulmonary Function Testing Lab under the American Thoracic Society Standards. Some procedures are performed in clinic. Primary location is the Bend Pulmonary Clinic with equal rotation of Redmond Pulmonary clinic. The Redmond Pulmonary clinic will be staffed twice a week.


St. Charles Bend operates an 18-bed multi-disciplinary care unit as part of level II trauma hospital with 24/7 trauma coverage and full-time neurosurgical and cardiac surgical coverage. The prospective candidate should be comfortable providing care for these patients. We are expanding our ICU to 24 beds as part of a new clinical tower tentatively scheduled for completion in April 2019.




Clinical Duties:


  • Performs comprehensive histories and physical exams and identifies normal and abnormal findings, including physical, cognitive and psychosocial status.
  • Performs advanced procedures consistent with privileges and competency validation, including but not limited to: lumbar puncture, chest tubes, thoracentesis, paracentesis, arterial lines, central lines.
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and diagnostic tests.
  • Develops pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment plans.
  • Monitors effectiveness of plan of care.
  • Educates patients and families on injuries and treatment plans.
  • Performs procedures as trained and appropriately credentialed.
  • Collaborates and/or consults with physicians and other health care providers as appropriate.
  • Educates, counsels, and assists patients and families regarding current health problems, health maintenance activities and preventive behaviors.
  • Daily rounds, fielding post-operative patients/admits/transfers, and continuous medical management.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary health care teams in diagnosis and treatment of critically ill, multisystem failure patients.
  • Writes accurate and timely progress notes, procedure notes, and admission and transfer orders.
  • Facilitates and communicates with patient, family and staff to promote continuity of care across the inpatient continuum of care. Participates in family meetings
  • Responsible for diagnosing and treating conditions of the respiratory system, including the lungs, bronchial tubes and chest areas affected by conditions of the airways. This can include problems with breathing, airway problems and problems with the lungs.



Essential Functions:


  • Acts as a leader and supports departmental goals and the vision, mission and values of the St. Charles Health System in all respects
  • Provides customer service in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
  • Creates a healing environment that supports all aspects of care, respects the wholeness of the individual, and demonstrates therapeutic presence through attitudes and behaviors that enhance the safety and care experience for patients, caregivers and guests
  • Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change; Contribute as necessary to assist in policy formation for the organization
  • Participates in creating intentional relationships, and put a high level of focus on attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care experience.
  • Is familiar with the organization structure, communications systems and billing process, completing billing and coding documentation within time assigned
  • 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.
  • Keep all licenses and appropriate certifications current and unrestricted to maintain privileges at a St. Charles Health System hospital sufficient to permit performance of job duties
  • Increases understanding and collaboration throughout the medical community
  • Maintain compliance of hospital’s Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, as required by SCHS Board of Directors







  • Graduation from an accredited medical school.
  • Successful completion of an accredited residency program in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Unrestricted Federal DEA number registered in Oregon                        
  • Unrestricted ability to participate in Medicare / Medicaid, or other federal or state governmental health care programs.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to meet SCHS driving requirements.
  • 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.




  • 0-2 years practice in Pulmonology and Critical Care experience.
  • Experience using EMR (Electronic Medical Records) software.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with a diverse population and professionally represent St. Charles Health System.
  • Experience working in a team environment and proven ability to collaborate, manage facilitation and consensus building among health care professionals and agencies to achieve expected results. 


  • Five (5) + years active practice in Pulmonology and Critical Care experience .
  • Epic EMR software experience.


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