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Northwest Texas Healthcare System

1501 Coulter Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106
United States


Fred Cardona
Internist - Amarillo, TX

Physician - Internal Medicine

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Opportunity Detail

Northwest Texas Healthcare System is recruiting a Medical Director for an employed position with a busy community health clinic.

The clinic has been operating for almost twenty years, and offers primary care and OB/Gyn services, as well as a pharmacy, lab, and imaging. Other services include full-time professional counseling; disease management nurses; and a Coumadin clinic. The clinic’s staff has four physiciansas well as one mid-level. The clinic maintains four locations, with two more locations scheduled to open soon, and coverage at only one hospital. Physicians average 15 to 20 patients per day in office; any patients admitted to the hospital are cared for by the in-house Hospitalist service. Call is shared equally among the staff. The clinic enjoys a teamwork-oriented atmosphere focused on quality patient care.

Ideal candidates will be BC/BE in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine, and have a strong knowledge of population management. The Director’s position will involve approximately 60% patient care and 40% administrative duties. Spanish-speaking ability preferred. Compensation will include a competitive base salary with RVU-based bonus structure, full employed benefits package as well as a stipend.

Northwest Texas Healthcare System is a 475-bed acute care hospital that serves approximately 650,000 residents of the Texas Panhandle and surrounding region. The system provides acute care services, including specialty cardiac and pediatric care, women’s services, emergency, surgical and behavioral health care. Northwest also has a nationally recognized, licensed surgical center that is co-owned with physician investors. Northwest recently expanded to serve residents in Guymon, OK, as a result of a management relationship with Memorial Hospital of Texas County, a 47-bed county-owned facility. Northwest is staffed by nearly 500 physicians representing over 50 specialties, who provide high quality care and combine traditional values with leading edge technology.

Amarillo has four distinct seasons and a population of nearly 200,000 people. All faiths are represented in the community. The public schools are outstanding and there are college preparatory and parochial private schools available. Texas Tech University Health Science Center has a thriving campus in Amarillo and trains 70 medical students and over 75 residents annually, largely at the Northwest campus. Amarillo Community College is located in the city and West Texas A & M is 15 minutes from Amarillo. The city boasts many cultural activities, including the Amarillo Symphony and Opera, the Lone Star Ballet and a variety of theater groups. Recreational activities are plentiful. Amarillo offers a spectacular botanical garden, numerous art galleries and museums, and outdoor activities, including golf, hiking and biking. The city is located minutes from Palo Duro Canyon State Park, the second largest canyon in the country, and is on Historic Route 66. Amarillo is just four hours from Oklahoma City and Albuquerque and an hour flight to Dallas or Denver.

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