Colorado Plains Medical Center
Fort Morgan, Colorado
Internal Medicine / Hospitalist needed in 2015 ? This position would be part of Colorado Plains Primary Care group, a Hospital owned group. Work in a beautiful new facility right on the hospital campus. This is a combined hospitalist and outpatient medicine position. When doing inpatient medicine candidate will be the hospitalist and on call for 24 hours during their shift. Candidate will have five weeks with no call and then a week of being on call. During the call week (Call is 1:4 - 1:6 depending upon you set up your schedule as a group) there will be inpatient medicine only as the hospitalist. The schedule is typically beginning Friday morning at 8:00 am and go to the next Friday morning at 8:00 am. ICU coverage required. See 20-24 patients a day when in clinic doing outpatient the other five weeks. There is an open ICU with 6 beds averaging 1 patient a day. The Hospitalist load is usually about 12 patients a day with around 5 admits per day. The load at night is not usually very high. There is little call from the ED and only about 2-3 times during a week is it necessary to return to the hospital. Experience needed with vents and ICU patient management. There is assistance with central lines. EMR being used. A competitive salary is being offered plus a signing bonus, relocation and benefits. unable to accept visa candidates. Residents, fellows, or practicing candidates are acceptable. Position is available to start October 2015.
About the Hospital
Colorado Plains Medical Center is a 50-bed acute-care hospital, fully accredited by The Joint Commission. With a Level III Trauma Center, a 24-hour Emergency Room and many other services, the hospital primarily serves a two-county area of 35,000. Our diagnostic imaging services include MRI, Nuclear medicine,CT, Radiography, ACR certified Mammography and Ultrasound. Rehab services include Physical, Occupational, Sports Medicine and Speech Therapies. Other services include Cardiopulmonary, Surgery, complete Lab Services, Obstetrics, Social Services, Dietary and Home Health, inpatient behavioral health.
Fort Morgan has thrived on the eastern plains of Colorado since it was established in 1884.The city now serves as the commercial and retail hub of Northeastern Colorado, offering a multitude of cultural and educational resources. The Fort Morgan School District consists of one early childhood center, three elementary schools, a fifth/sixth grade school, one middle school and one high school, as well as a private parochial school that goes from pres-school to eighth grade. Morgan Community College is a two-year community college, one of 14 community colleges in the Colorado Community College & Occupational Education System, Colorado’s largest system of higher education. The school system receives support from the 45,000-volume public library and the Fort Morgan Museum, which recently underwent a $2 million expansion. Morgan County is also home to Bob Stock - a large two-day music festival, the Glenn Miller Festival (the world famous Big Band musician grew up here) and the world’s largest open rodeo.
The nearby Rocky Mountains are world-renowned for their gold-medal fly-fishing and winter sports. Prime hunting areas for deer, antelope, pheasant, turkey, grouse, quail, duck and geese are plentiful around Fort Morgan. Pawnee Buttes National Grasslands, a 30-minute drive north, is a hiker’s and photographer’s paradise, and Jackson State Park and Reservoir offers boating, water skiing, and fishing. The city of Fort Morgan supports a strong city recreation program, including a challenging 18-hole municipal golf course. The 77-acre Riverside Park has playgrounds, horseshoe pits, skating rink, swimming pool, fitness trails, duck ponds, and facilities for volleyball, basketball and baseball, all adjacent to a 240-acre natural area with walking trails.