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.


Floor Nurse / Clinical Assistant


Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is looking for an empathetic and energetic addition to our nursing team. This position could be filled by an LPN, a Medical Assistant, or an entry level applicant looking to learn the nursing trade.
Job Summary:
The Clinical Assistant is responsible for supporting the efficient flow of direct patient care during the clinic day. The Clinical Assistant works with a team of 2-4 floor nurses to assist clinic doctors, nurse practitioners and registered nurses in providing sensitive care to patients of all ages, economic levels, cultures and backgrounds.
Job Duties:
• Ready patient for provider’s examination: taking vital signs, brief history, allergies and medications, as well as other screenings according to protocol
• Assist providers in various sterile and non-sterile procedures
• Screenings and tests including but not limited to: audiometry, EKG, spirometry, and INR testing
• Administer immunizations and immunization education
• Medication administration
• Administrative duties such as reminder letters and phone call routing
• Appropriate documentation of all encounters in EMR
• Stocking, organizing and cleaning as needed
• All other duties as assigned or requested by Director of Nursing or Assistant Director of Nursing
Job Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or GED
• LPN preferred, not required
• One or more years of experience in the healthcare field
• Strong interpersonal skills

Salary: Commensurate with educational background and experience

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