Is your current medical practice experiencing the success you hoped it would? Have you found the place where you are touching the lives of patients in a most significant way without the inherent stress that building and managing a practice can bring?
If your answers are no to these questions, or, if you’re looking to make a change and join a dynamic, growing and successful healthcare organization, then welcome to Columbia Memorial Hospital. CMH is the place for you to have it all—a thriving and supported practice, a beautiful place to live, and, an ideal community for you and your family to enjoy a magnificent coastal lifestyle.
The CMH Medical Group and all of the dedicated providers and caregivers serving in our clinics are invaluable members of our greater healthcare team. We invite you to learn more about Columbia Memorial Hospital and Astoria. When you do, we believe you will fall in love with our family-oriented community, charming downtown, award-winning dining, boutiques, local arts scene, festivals, fishing, surfing, camping, and all the great outdoors has to offer here.
At CMH you will have abundant opportunities to provide input and ideas to that help us sustain the highest quality of care possible, rooted in best practice and grounded in respect, teamwork and leadership.
We look forward to exploring if CMH is a good fit for your future. Our provider recruiter is available to answer any questions you may have. Please contact Amanda Judd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-338-4592.
If you are interested in opportunities to provide locums coverage, please email email@example.com.
Are you originally from Astoria? If not, what brought you here?
I am not originally from the North Coast, having relocated to the area when my husband’s job transferred us here in 2015.
What got you interested in recruitment?
Spending most of my professional career in community development, I fell into a project coordinator position at a hospital in Alaska where I was responsible for a variety of Medical Staff responsibilities, including physician recruitment. After relocating to the Columbia Pacific region, I was able to focus exclusively on recruitment when I took the position with CMH.
What does an average day look like for you?
Generally, I spend most of my time talking or meeting with physicians and advanced practice professionals, sharing information about what CMH and the Columbia Pacific region has to offer. When I am not busy interacting with candidates, I work to coordinate site visits and prepare marketing and job posting materials to showcase the opportunities available with CMH. In addition, I work closely with caregivers across the organization to coordinate a robust onboarding process for each new provider when they begin practicing at CMH.
What is the most enjoyable aspect of the job?
Building relationships is definitely the best part of my job. I am able to connect with individuals across the country and share how wonderful our community is.
What is the most challenging aspect of the job?
Finding the right providers — those who want to practice in a small community, with a small stand-alone hospital, in the specialties the community needs — is the most challenging aspect.
What advice do you have for providers who are looking at working at CMH?
Ask questions about anything and everything — the hospital, the community, the region and anything else that is important to you. Making the decision of where to practice is huge, and we want you to know that CMH and the North Coast is the right place for you.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family, showing dogs and traveling.
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