Family Medicine | Crookston

Altru is seeking a BC/BE Family Medicine physician with or without obstetrics to join our practice in Crookston, MN.

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated healthcare system with a Trauma II hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the surrounding region, and a large home care network. More than 200 physicians are employed with Altru crossing 44 specialties and serving a referral population of over 225,000 residents in in northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.  As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.

 Practice Overview

  • Practice with a team Family Practice Physicians, Internists and Advanced Practitioners
  • Very low call
  • Epic healthcare information system
  • Fellowship training required for OB
  • Located 25 miles away from Grand Forks, ND
  • 25+ specialty physicians provide regular outreach to the area
  • Provide outreach to Altru clinics in Fertile, Red Lake Falls or Erskine, MN
  • RiverView Health, a 25-bed critical access hospital, is attached to our clinic
  • Multimillion-dollar clinic expansion and renovation project completed in 2018. Updates included:
    • Expanded radiology services to include CT, 3D mammography and ultrasound
    • Same day procedures
    • Operating room
    • Renovated patient care rooms, infusion, radiology and therapy services
  • Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit package including:
    • Medical, dental and vision insurance and retirement plans
    • Paid malpractice insurance including tail coverage
    • Relocation and immigration allowance
    • Generous vacation and CME time off

    Altru’s Bold New Era

    As a regional-owned health system, Altru has provided outstanding healthcare for over 130 years. Our bold new era of care is our plan for the next 130 years and is our commitment to our region’s physical and economic health. This bold new era positions us as a medical destination, providing an economic boost that attracts new business and families looking for a vibrant place to call home. It also enables Altru to expand efforts in population health and engage with residents throughout their lives to keep them well.

    By combining world-class facilities, technology and a new approach to patient care, we are meeting our patients’ changing needs and expectations and securing our region’s healthcare future for generations to come.

    The Altru Way

    How does an organization achieve world-class care? At Altru, we adopted a model that encompasses three core elements to help us achieve this vision: evidenced-based leadership, lean management and high reliability.  We call this The Altru Way. 

    1. Evidenced-based leadership includes implementing best practices for leading a complex health system and focuses specifically on alignment, action and accountability for everyone on the team.
    2. Lean management involves applying the scientific method to improve processes in everyday work. We involve those closest to the work to trial improvement ideas. The goal of lean is to reduce waste and increase value for patients and their family members.
    3. High reliability means we implement the most reliable processes to achieve the highest standards, gather feedback on how we doing, and continually learning from results so that we prevent errors in the future.

    These three elements work together: leaders align and support continuous improvement to realize greater reliability and better outcomes. Our physicians are critical to leading, applying the improvement methods, and learning with the teams.

    About Crookston

    Crookston, Minnesota is a warm and friendly community located on the banks of the Red Lake River. With just over 8,000 people, Crookston is a safe community with excellent schools, making it a great place to raise a family or to get away from the hustle and bustle of big city living.

    Nature conservancy and nearby lakes offer a variety of both summer and winter time activities. Excellent hunting and fishing for the outdoors sportsperson and several beautiful golf courses in the area. Crookston is also home to the University of Minnesota-Crookston Campus, which serves as a regional hub for access to the U of M's world-renowned teaching, research and outreach.

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    To learn more about this practice opportunity or to forward your CV for consideration, contact:

    Michelle Adolphsen, Physician Recruiter
    Altru Health System | 2850 24th Avenue South | Grand Forks, ND 58201
    701.780.6586 office | 701.620.1600 mobile | madolphsen@altru.org