Employment

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic strives to ensure a positive work environment in which every employee is considered a valuable member of the health care team. Competitive wages, benefits for full-time staff, and opportunities for professional growth are only a part of what it means to work at SMC. If you are interested in joining our team, please fill out an employment application.

Employment applications, along with a resume, can be returned to SMC Human Resources via email at recruiting@sawtoothmountainclinic.org or via mail at:

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Attn: Human Resources
513 5th Ave West
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Current Positions Available


Family Medicine Physician


Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is actively searching for a BE/BC Family Medicine Physician. Join an excellent team of primary care providers on the beautiful north shore of Lake Superior. We provide comprehensive primary care services from newborn to elder care, including pre and postnatal care, to residents and visitors of Cook County, MN with our main campus in Grand Marais and satellite clinic in Tofte. We also provide regular physician services on the Grand Portage Reservation through a partnership with Grand Portage Health Services. Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC), a certified Health Care Home, and a National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program site. Applicants must have experience in emergency room and in-patient services.

About Us:

  • TEAM-BASED CARE
    • Enjoy the advantages of working on a supportive team with others who have a passion for patient-centered community health
    • Team-based outpatient clinical practice includes 6 Family Medicine Physicians with 2 Advanced Practice Nurses, Integrated Behavioral Health, and visiting specialties
    • On-site Triage and Chronic Disease Management support
    • Admit to adjacent North Shore Health Hospital
    • Inpatient coverage at North Shore Health Hospital on an equal and rotating schedule
    • Call assigned on an equal and rotating schedule
    • No RVU or productivity requirements
  • WORK-LIFE BALANCE
    • Providers receive 6 weeks of Vacation, 2 weeks of Education Leave, and generous Sick Leave each year
  • LOAN REPAYMENT
    • As a National Health Service Corps site, our Providers are eligible to apply for Federal Loan Repayment
  • COMMUNITY IMPACT
    • Our Providers make a meaningful difference in the lives of both individual patients and our vibrant rural community as a whole
  • DREAM LOCATION
    • Cook County, MN is famous for its natural beauty and recreational resources, including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and celebrated mountain biking and Nordic ski trails

Qualifications:

  • MD, DO, or MBBS in good standing
  • Unrestricted license to practice medicine in Minnesota
  • DEA registration Schedules 2-5
  • Certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties

For more information, please contact Erin Watson at Erin@sawtoothmountainclinic.org or (218) 877-8252.

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

 


Care Coordination Nurse - RN


Summary:

The Health Care Home (HCH) Care Coordinator collaborates with primary care physicians, clinic staff and other Health Care Home team members to identify needs, provide education, and coordinate plans of care for identified patients. The care coordinator assists patients to achieve health goals and improved health care outcomes. The Care Coordinator is also an advocate for patients and, depending on patient need, may link patients with health and community resources that provide a range of services, promote self-management, improve health and reduce disparity.

Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Assess the Health Status of Patients:
    • Reviews SMC’s Chronic Disease Registry monthly reports to identify patients who qualify for Enhanced Care Coordination Services (ECC) and consults with medical provider. (per Policy 200-22.3)
    • Plans, coordinates and provides patient-specific health education based on the chronic or associated conditions identified.
  2. Develop and Maintain a Care Plan:
    • Works with the ECC patient, providers, and HCH Care Team members to develop and maintain an individualized clinical Care Plan for the patient if necessary
    • Collaborates with the provider and HCH Care Team to ensure Care Plan data is up-to-date and complete
    • Assists patients with the identification, selection, monitoring and documentation of self-management goals
    • Follows up with the patient to ensure the patient’s responsibilities are being followed and met. Monitors the patient’s progress toward goal achievement and modifies as needed
    • Schedules follow-up appointments or makes phone contact to ensure the patient is receiving needed services, that outcomes are improving, and to determine if progress is being made towards defined goals
  3. Care Management:
    • Follows the prescribed care coordination workflow to comply with HCH certification requirements
    • Interacts and coordinates care with team members, providers, and coordinates appropriate referrals to specialists, and community resources to ensure comprehensive care for the patient
    • Serves as an advocate for the patient to understand needs (i.e. shelter, transportation, child care, safety) and arrange or coordinate applicable services
    • Collaborates with the nursing staff for pre-visit planning
    • Conducts regular, periodic care plan review with the patient and/or family. Arranges for interpreter services if needed
    • Reviews care coordination patient’s records to determine when patients should be seen by their primary care provider for any one or more of their applicable chronic conditions and works with the patient to schedule an appointment
    • Notifies the primary care provider if patients decline or choose to leave the program. Keeps the provider informed on care coordination progress via EHR documentation
    • Discusses end-of-life situations, health care directives, and coordinates with the HCH team members
    • Identifies and/or updates the patient’s primary care provider (PCP) in the EHR
    • Discusses external care plans that other providers or services may have developed, incorporates that information into the care plan, and works with the patient to coordinate any supplemental or overlapping services
  4.  Other Duties:
    • All RNs at SMC are expected to train and maintain basic competency in SMC Triage protocols

Job Qualifications:

  1. Current Minnesota Nursing License
  2. Bachelor of Nursing from an accredited school preferred
  3. 2+ years experience in a health care setting, preferably primary care
  4. Experience working with underserved and at-risk populations preferred
  5. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as an effective member of a health care team
  6. Proven strong interpersonal skills
  7. Ability to work comfortably at a computer for long periods of time

Salary: Commensurate with educational background and experience

Benefits: Excellent health and dental insurance, generous PTO, paid holidays, employer-funded 401k, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance.

 

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


Health Information Supervisor


Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is seeking an organized and professional person to lead our Health Information team.

Job Summary:

The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic (SMC) Health Information Manager is responsible for overseeing the secure and confidential management and handling of all electronic and/or other records to ensure compliance with HIPAA and all applicable laws, regulations, and SMC procedures. This includes serving as SMC’s Privacy Officer and managing all activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance of, and adherence to, SMC’s policies and procedures related to protected health information (PHI). The Health Information Manager supervises a high functioning Health Information team and works collaboratively with all departments to create and implement relevant policies, procedures, workflows, guidelines and training as necessary to support the proper handling and sharing of PHI according to SMC’s policies and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the current HIT environment, HIPAA regulations, and any other privacy policies and guidelines in order to provide for day to day compliance at SMC
  • Manage all required breach determination and notification processes under HIPAA and applicable State breach rules and requirements
  • Develop, manage, maintain, and ensure enforcement of policies and procedures related to HIPAA, PHI, and privacy
  • Manage processes for documenting, tracking, investigating, and taking action in response to complaints, near misses, incidents, and breaches related to PHI and privacy
  • Ensure SMC has and maintains privacy and confidentiality authorizations, notices, and forms that reflect SMC policy and all applicable laws and regulations
  • Maintain competence in duties of Health Information Specialist and provide support to Health Information staff as necessary
  • Participate in Clinical Quality Improvement, Facility Wide Quality Improvement, Risk Management, Corporate Compliance, and Department Management committees
  • Collaborate with QI Manager in patient data management and mandatory reporting
  • Other duties as requested by SMC’s Executive Director, Providers, and Health Care Home Team

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management, Health Information Technology or related field or certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) preferred
  • Proven management skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology
  • Experience with reporting software and data analysis
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Previous experience with electronic health record software
  • Strong understanding of confidentiality and security
  • Familiarity with healthcare laws, regulations, and standards
  • Ability to prioritize, problem solve, and to be detail oriented

Salary: Commensurate with educational background and experience

Benefits: Excellent health and dental insurance, generous PTO, paid holidays, employer-funded 401k, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance.

Status: 40 hours/week, full-time, non-exempt

 

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


Health Information Specialist


Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is looking for a professional and detail-oriented person to fill the role of Heath Information Specialist.

Job Summary:

Compile, process, and maintain medical records of Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of HRSA

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Protect the security of medical records, both paper and electronic, to ensure that confidentiality is maintained and patient’s rights are protected
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with regulations
  • Support physicians by transcribing medical reports and letters and requesting health information when needed for continuation of care
  • Maintain an active data base by entering data, such as demographic characteristics, history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures, or treatment into electronic health record
  • Retrieve patient medical records from other health care facilities and / or organizations to create a complete and accurate electronic health record
  • Facilitate patient referral appointments by sending records prior to appointment and ensuring we receive health records from those referrals
  • Release information to persons or agencies according to regulations
  • Complete Death Certificates
  • Scan and reconcile outside reports into the electronic health record in a timely manner
  • Create and update work flows as needed
  • Individual projects and responsibilities according to the needs of the Health Information Department
  • All other duties as directed and / or requested by the SMC CEO, Providers, Health Information Department Manager, and Health Care Home Team.

Job Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Health Information Technology or similar working experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and organization skills
  • Experience in Electronic Health Records
  • Knowledge of medical terminology

 

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


Pharmacy Technician


The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Pharmacy is looking for a detail-oriented, professional, and customer-service oriented person who would enjoy a fast-paced and fun working environment as a Pharmacy Technician.

Job Summary:
The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Pharmacy Technician plays an important role in delivering medication and pharmaceutical care to Sawtooth Mountain Clinic patients and the wider community. This includes assisting pharmacists in accurately preparing and delivering prescription medication and other duties that support the efficient and effective functioning of the pharmacy.

Job Responsibilities:

• Maintain professional working relationships at all times with pharmacy personnel, physicians, nurses, & other SMC staff
• Maintain friendly and helpful attitude at all times when dealing with customers
• Maintain a safe and effective pharmacy by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
• Organize medications for pharmacist to dispense by profiling prescriptions; preparing labels and calculating quantities
• Ensure medication availability by delivering medications to patients and ordering when needed
• Work with the pharmacy team to ensure best practices are being followed with regards to 340B
• All other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the pharmacy and its patients, understanding that the requirements of working in a pharmacy are varied and may change as demands on the department change

Job Qualifications:

• High school degree or equivalent
• Pharmacy Technician Registration in MN
• At least 2 years pharmacy technician related experience, preferred
• 340B experience preferred
• Strong commitment to patient experience, service, and quality

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.