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Emergency Medicine Physician Opportunity - Trauma Center - Montana

Benefis Health System
Great Falls, Montana
Closing date
Aug 19, 2024

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Specialty / Focus
Emergency Medicine
Position Type
Practice Setting
Hospital / Health System

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Emergency Medicine Physician Opportunity – Trauma Center – Montana  

Benefis Health System, a large trauma center in Great Falls, Montana, has a rare opening for an Emergency Medicine Physician to join our team of board certified physicians and emergency trained advanced practice providers. 

Department Information 

  • 33 bed beautiful Emergency Department with recent $12m complete remodel 
    • 9 bed RME Unit 
    • 11 bed Critical Care Unit 
    • 13 bed Clinical Decision Unit 
  • Well run, high functioning department with 30-35% admission rate 
  • Large air ambulance program - fixed wing jet and helicopter completing 3-4 missions a day, 1100-1200 flights annually – flight team is based in ED (Adult, OB and NICU specific flight teams on call) 
  • Always 2 board certified Emergency Medicine Physicians on shift as a resource – great staffing model to promote dedicated, safe patient care 
  • Innovative technology throughout department including: 
    • IV pumps programed by chars 
    • Bedside ultrasound in all trauma bays 
    • CT, x-ray and ultrasound live in ED footprint 
    • 2 way radio real time communication 
    • Tele-stroke, tele-neuro services 
    • Dedicated ED communication center for all transports/external transfers 
  • Extremely low turnover, our first posted physician opening in over 7 years due to changes in staffing model 

Why we stand out 

  • Stand alone, financially stable, not-for-profit health system  
  • Regional tertiary center with robust specialty support including general and orthopedic trauma teams, neurosurgery, pulmonology, neurology, endocrinology, rheumatology, advanced inpatient gastroenterology, cardiothoracic, and more! 
  • Patient focused, quality community and regional medical care 
  • International airport with direct flights to: DEN, MSP, SLC, SEA, ORD, LAS and PHX 

How we support you 

  • Guaranteed shift based compensation with incentive bonus structures 
  • Annual $5,000 CME + $1,000 license/dues  
  • 5-7% retirement match + 457b program 
  • Physician wellness programs focused on personal and professional development  
  • Monthly meetings with highest-level physician and administrative leadership to bring ideas forward and solve issues  

Community Information: Great Falls is known as Montana’s base camp for art and adventure with a city population of 70,000, and a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We have four genuine seasons, experience 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, two accredited colleges, and a new not-for-profit medical school, TouroCOM Montana. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of our community with over 60 miles of paved recreational trails. Our local outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, off-road motor sports, and hunting making our quality of life unrivaled in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, in 2023 and 2024, Montana was named #1 state in the nation to practice medicine by WalletHub and in 2020, Great Falls ranked #10 for best cities to practice in after the pandemic by Business Insider. 


Benefis Health System is one of Montana’s largest tertiary trauma centers.  We are proud to be a standalone, financially stable community health system with strong, dedicated leadership focused on providing the best patient care in Montana, in addition to being awarded Becker’s “Best Places To Work in Healthcare” for 7 years (and currently the only Montana hospital on the list). Benefis covers ¼ of the state’s land mass, an area comparable in size to Kansas and can provide care for everything except for burns and organ transplants. We offer great specialty support including 4 neurosurgeons, a cardiothoracic and vascular program, a regional cancer institute and a brand-new emergency department with a dedicated air ambulance program, including fixed and rotor wing.   

Contact us today to learn more!  


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