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SSM Health Physician - Family Medicine - Full Time - Mt. Vernon, Illinois in Mount Vernon, Illinois

SSM Health - Illinois seeks a Family Medicine physician to take over an established practice in our Mt. Vernon, Illinois ministry. The physician would join an established outpatient site taking over an established Family Medicine practice due to the relocation of a long-standing physician in the community.

Successful candidate will have:

  • Graduated from an ACGME Family Medicine program

  • BE/BC in Family Medicine

  • Preference would be to have a candidate with experience

This is an employed position with SSM Health Medical Group, a premier hospital system located in Centralia, Illinois, where easy access is available to St. Louis, Chicago, Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville & Memphis.

Highlights of the opportunity are:

  • Facility is a not-for-profit Catholic institution affiliated with SSM Health

  • Employed position with hospital affiliated medical group

  • Outpatient Practice

  • Physician focused administration

  • Fully electronic office and dedicated staff

  • 250,000 population service area covering 9 counties

    Excellent Financial Package:

  • Guaranteed base salary $240k+ for the first two years, based on experience

  • Bonus incentives available

  • Medical, dental & vision coverage

  • Short- & long-term disability insurance

  • Occurrence based malpractice insurance

  • Generous time off package of 32 days per payroll year, with the ability to roll over 5 days per year

  • CME allowance

  • 401k with an employer match and a deferred compensation plan

  • Student loan repayment available

    Mt. Vernon, Illinois provides a great area to establish a balanced professional and personal lifestyle with our outstanding schools, abundant recreation and mild climate.

  • Great area with 4 seasons, long springs and falls and mild winters

  • Only one hour from Downtown St. Louis, Missouri

  • At the crossroads of Interstate 57 & Interstate 64

  • Features 60 restaurants and 4 golf courses

  • Small town atmosphere close to big-city amenities

  • Strong public & private schools including a new $74 million, 315,00 square foot high school that opened August, 2016.

  • Mt. Vernon is a growing and expanding community that serves as a hub of employment, entertainment and shopping for surrounding counties

  • Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, an 85-acre estate featuring the Mitchell Museum which displays changing art exhibits, an outdoor sculpture park, performing arts center, dinner theatre, concerts, art classes and craft show

  • Rend Lake Recreation Area, including over 20,000 acres of public land, 19,000 acres of lake water with 27 boat ramps, bike trails and hunting and fishing available only 20 minutes south

  • Affordable housing

  • Award-winning local vineyards, plus music festivals & art fairs

Diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for obtaining call coverage by other medical staff members for holidays, vacations and other time off.

  • Responsible for the standard of practice for patient population.

  • Responsibility for maintaining a private office and all clinical decision making within the office during times of service.

  • Acts as an advisor and consultant in the establishment of operational policies of the practice to include: (1) Purchasing and capital allocations; (2) Managed care plan participation; (3) Budget and practice expenses; (4) Medicare/Medicaid participation; (5) Billing and collection of professional fees; (6) Personnel management and related policies; (7) Risk management and quality assurance; and (8) Coding compliance.

  • Responsible for after-hours call coverage for patients of the practice, in addition to office appointments.

  • Participates in community service activities, including speaking engagements, writing and special clinical programs as reasonably requested.

  • Responsible for all risk management, coding compliance and quality assurance activities and functions in and related to the practice.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.

  • Constant standing and walking.

  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.

  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.

  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Occasional driving.

  • Rare crawling and running.

SSM Health is committed to equal employment opportunity based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and all other statuses protected by law.

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