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Gastroenterologist

Benefis Health System is seeking a second BE/BC gastroenterologist to join an established GI practice in Great Falls, Montana. The practice serves 60,000 Great Falls residents as well as 275,000 residents across north central Montana. Applicants must be board eligible/certified and ERCP trained (will consider fellows in training).

Currently, all our existing Gastroenterologists are nearing retirement, creating a unique opportunity for a new physician to step into a thriving practice. There is additional growth potential through area outreach and education, as well as an opportunity to participate in the development of an endoscopic ultrasound program. Applicants must be board eligible/certified. ERCP and EUS training a plus.

The endoscopy unit includes six endoscopy suites and one bronch lab. It is designed as an ambulatory Surgical Center and all patients are managed within the unit with occasional procedures in the OR, primarily pediatric patients.

The office practice is located in the new Benefis Medical Professional Building which is connected to the hospital for easy access.

Procedures (performed by retiring gastroenterologist):
Approximately 2,000 procedures a year
o Colonoscopies
o EGDs
o ERCPs
o Flexible sigmoidoscopies
o PEG tube placements


Endoscopy FACTS:

o Olympus equipment
o Six endoscopy suites and one bronchoscopy suite
o 10 bed recovery unit
o Experienced and helpful staff of RNs and techs

Work Hours and Call Coverage:
Consult patients daily, with half-day office hours. There are no weekend clinic hours. Physicians currently take their own call during the week and rotate weekends. Hospital call schedule is one in four allowing time to enjoy the Montana lifestyle.

Compensation and Benefits:
This opportunity is an employed position. We offer a nationally competitive compensation based on a productivity model and our comprehensive benefits include paid vacation, retirement plan, generous CME, relocation assistance and malpractice.

Great Falls, Montana
Great Falls is a city of 60,000 population, with a draw of over 275,000 in north central Montana. We experience very mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, white-water kayaking, off-road motor sports, upland bird, waterfowl, and big-game hunting.


Erica Martin
Benefis Medical Group
1401 25th Street South, Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone: 406-731-8882

ericamartin@benefis.org
Benefis Health System has 565 total beds (349 acute care beds) at two campuses with 265 members on the medical staff representing 40 specialties. The vast primary and speciality care services provide healthcare to approximately 275,000 people in a service area covering 44,814 square miles - 15 counties in North central Montana. The level II ED trauma center (one of four in the state) treats critical trauma victims injured in the community and across Montana and the Benefis mercy flight program provides over 1,000 annual aeromedical transports via both helicopter and airplane. Benefis is recognized for its exceptional work in quality care and state of the art facilities as one of the largest hospitals in Montana and the largest non-governmental employer in the Great Falls area.