Physician - Family Medicine Job in Bluffton, Indiana

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Family Medicine

Job Description

Bluffton Regional Medical Center (part of Lutheran Health Network) is seeking to recruit a BC/BE Family Medicine Physician to join an existing multi-specialty group "Bluffton Medical Group", a 34 member group with 29 physicians and 5 mid-level providers.  Bluffton, IN offers small town charm, located just south of Fort Wayne and within a short distance of Indianapolis.

  • 8 Family Medicine physicians in the group.
  • Outpatient only setting, however, incoming physician may elect to practice traditional (inpatient/outpatient mix and follow own patients in ER, etc.)  
  • Option to practice OB
  •  C call expectation is 1:6. (practice - telephone)
  • Hospitalist coverage available for ER / inpatients!   
  • Located less than 30 minutes from a larger tertiary care center (Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne),

Reason for search: Growth, supply and demand ratios, succession planning for retiring FP.

Lead FP in group: Dr. Larry Jones

There are 4 office locations:

  • Bluffton - on campus of hospital - this is the main office where most of the group members are housed
  • Markle - 15 miles out (3 providers - 1 FP and 2 mid-levels)
  • Warren - 15 miles out (1 provider - 1 mid-level)
  • Ossian - 8 miles out (2 providers - 2 FPs)

*No Visa support 

A comprehensive compensation package will be offered and may include:

  • Salary (MGMA guidelines) plus Incentive (WRVUs)
  • Relocation Assistance
  • CME
  • Health and Retirement Benefits
  • Medical Education Debt Assistance
  • Residency Stipend

Multi-specialty practice in a rural setting with several single-provider specialties offered. Current service lines include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, General Surgery, Podiatry, Orthopedics, GI, Pediatrics, Urology, Cardiology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Audiology, and Dentistry. Great community atmosphere with excellent school systems available in the county (population: city is approximately 10,000; County is around 28,000).

Job ID: 1054
Employment Type: Full Time
Accepts J-1 Waivers: No
Accepts H-1b Visas: No

Location Description

Bluffton Regional Medical Center, Bluffton, Ind., is located just 30 minutes south of Fort Wayne in northeastern Indiana. This 79-bed acute care facility is a member of the Lutheran Health Network. Bluffton Regional provides medical, surgical and pediatric care, inpatient and outpatient surgery, intensive care, continuing care, emergency services, business health services, hospitalist services, rehabilitation services, wound care and a full range of digital diagnostic services. Bluffton Regional has been certified by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and has received full accreditation from the Society for Cardiovascular Patient Care as an Accredited Chest Pain Center.

All inpatient areas of the facility have had full renovations including updated infrastructure and treatments. The most recent renovation at Bluffton Regional involved a $3 million investment to complete The Women’s Center, the hospital’s obstetrical services unit that can accommodate up to 12 newborns. Surgeons find the equipment they need as well as an excellent nursing staff both within the OR and in all of the patient units. Our unique multi-specialty physician history lends a tertiary feel to the facility with all the comforts and conveniences of a hometown hospital. Bluffton Regional has received national recognition for its high quality care.  The Joint Commission has named the hospital a Top Performer for the Key Quality Measures Surgical Care and Pneumonia each of the 3 years for which the recognition has been given; making Bluffton Regional one of only 182 hospital nationally to receive distinction for 3 consecutive years.

Wells County offers a safe, family-oriented atmosphere conducive to a great quality of life for physicians in virtually any stage of practice. With strong schools, a parks and recreation department that has received national acclaim, and a beautiful state park, there is something for everyone. Close proximity to Indiana’s second largest city, and many large metropolitan areas throughout the Midwest, provides residents of Wells County opportunities to participate in an expanded cultural and sports scene. The cost of living is below the national average and housing options abound – from tree-lined neighborhoods with charming Victorians to modern subdivisions.

Lutheran Health Network, whose members are owned by subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, is an integrated healthcare delivery system and the largest healthcare provider in the region with eight separately licensed hospitals and nearly 1,000 licensed beds. Lutheran Health Network continues to provide patients with extensive access to specialized care through its hospitals, patient care centers and physician practices. The strength of Lutheran Health Network allows it to recruit highly skilled physicians, innovate with the newest technology and participate in clinical research. These attributes enable it to sustain and grow its spectrum of services, and most importantly, deliver the choice, support, care and patient experience that have long been its hallmark.  

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Bluffton Regional Medical Center
Bluffton Regional Medical Center
303 South Main Street Bluffton, IN 46714

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