Infectious Disease

Altru is seeking a BC/BE Infectious Disease physician to join its team in Grand Forks, ND.

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

  • Focus on inpatient consults and outpatient infectious disease and infection control
  • Opportunities to grow Infectious Disease practice as well as opportunities to see additional general Internal Medicine patients
  • New hospital to be completed in 2022
  • 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 Family Medicine Residency offers teaching opportunities for residents and fellows in family practice, obstetrics, and sports medicine.  Also located in Grand Forks, the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences offers research and teaching opportunities for medical students and general surgery residents.

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 Grand Forks

Grand Forks is a community of more than 55,000 residents located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota. Low housing prices and income taxes, low crime rates and modest healthcare costs make it one of the safest and most affordable places to live. The north-flowing Red River and the 2,200-acre Greater Grand Forks Greenway provide year-round outdoor recreation in the heart of our community.

Grand Forks is home to the University of North Dakota (UND), a flagship liberal arts university and research college. UND houses a medical school, a law school, aerospace school, entrepreneurial program and many other experiential learning programs for a diverse and challenging educational experience.

Here are the top 5 reasons Grand Forks is a cooler place to call home:

  1. Our tight-knit community is the #1 reason U.S. News ranks North Dakota as the state offering the best quality of life.
  2. With one of the best commute times in the U.S., our “rush hour” is measured in minutes – not hours.
  3. Our public and private educational systems are some of the best in the country. Whether you’re 5 or 55, we provide outstanding educational opportunities for students of all ages and needs.
  4. With a consistently low unemployment rate (<3%), Grand Forks is a hub for engineering, aerospace, energy, agriculture and healthcare.
  5. Whether you call it a big small town or small big town, Grand Forks has at least one of everything – including all four seasons.

[Resource: Grand Forks is Cooler]

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

Jennifer Semling, FASPR
Manager, Physician Recruitment
Altru Health System | 2850 24th Avenue South | Grand Forks, ND 58201
701.780.6607 office | 701.741.0330 mobile | jsemling@altru.org