Physician Gastroenterologist

St. Charles Health System
Bend, Oregon
Closing date
Feb 1, 2025

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Full Time
Position Type

POSITION OVERVIEW: Gastroenterology is responsible for providing medical, surgical, and postoperative management of the GI tract.

Work schedule: Physician must have at least 40 patient contact hours per week; this will be a blend of hospital rounding, procedure block time and scheduled clinic visits including charting of patients and other necessary administrative duties, recognizing that the minimum requirement may fluctuate up and down based on direct patient care.

Call expectation: Physician will participate in GI call with community providers. The call expectation will be 1:6 rotation but not more than 1:4.

Work location: Physician will primarily practice in the Bend location.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES: (May perform additional duties of similar complexity within SCHS as required or assigned)

Clinical Expectations:

  • Examines, diagnoses, and provides a broad scope of treatments including upper endoscopy and colonoscopy both diagnostic and therapeutic, sigmoidoscopy, proctoscopy, capsule endoscopy, endoscopic feeding tube insertions, double balloon enterostomy and if trained to do so, endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and other advanced endoscopic based procedures.

  • 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.

  • May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.

Administrative Expectations:

  • Document all patient care within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and complete all necessary tasks in compliance with health system policies and regulatory agencies to ensure timely and accurate billing.

  • Be familiar with the SCHS organization structure.

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

  • Keep medical knowledge and skills current through regular CME activity. Must attest to having adequate (CME) to meet maintenance of board certification and compliance with MSO rules and continuing privileges without restriction.

  • Keep all licenses and appropriate certifications current and unrestricted.

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

Behavioral Expectations:

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

  • Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients, and guests. Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.

  • Delivers first-rate customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, and is timely, efficient, accurate, and courteous.

  • Educates, counsels, and assists patients and families regarding current health problems, health maintenance activities and preventive behaviors.

  • Provides 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.).

  • 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.



  • Graduation from an accredited medical school.

  • Successful completion of an accredited residency followed by a fellowship program in Gastroenterology.

  • 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.



  • Oregon license as MD/DO

  • Board certified or eligible in Gastroenterology. 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.

  • Maintain unrestricted DEA number.

  • Maintain unrestricted ability to participate in Medicare / Medicaid, or other federal or state governmental health care programs.



  • Completion of Gastroenterology fellowship training.

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