Now, for the really exciting part... We’re looking for a few good physicians to join us. What does it take to succeed as a Confluence physician at a rural clinic? Truthfully, it requires a special breed. This is challenging medicine that demands a diverse skillset, and a doctor who is prepared for every day to offer something completely new. In a job as distinct as this, there’s no hiding away or blending into the crowd. You’re responsible for the health and wellness of a town—an opportunity few physicians get to experience. Of course, you’ll also be joined by a team of elite doctors and leading technology to make your quest a total success.
Some of the finer details.
We have a vision for the future.
At Confluence Health, our goal is to improve the delivery of health care for residents of North Central Washington, by continuously improving quality and safety while lowering cost, to provide value for our patients. We believe it is critical that our patients have local access to a wide range of high quality, affordable healthcare services, and strive to continue building a regional healthcare network.
Our journey of performance improvement is guided by the ideal patient experience, and we actively look for ways to provide our care more efficiently and effectively. Also, we teach—Confluence Health is the original WWAMI teaching site, through the University of Washington, and has participated in teaching medical students for 40 years. This program gives students first-hand experience of practicing primary care in a rural setting, to help train the next generation of doctors.
We have a supportive environment.
Physicians at Confluence Health experience the best of both worlds: the ability to practice state-of-the-art medicine, while relying on administration to keep the business running smoothly. Moreover, physicians in our rural clinics are just a phone call, email, or video conference away from the support of their colleagues, regardless of location. Just because they practice rural medicine doesn’t mean these partners are on their own.
Our specialists who are based in Wenatchee also make outreach to regional clinics a priority. Our doctors and patients benefit from strategic partnerships with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Virginia Mason, and UW School of Medicine. We’ve integrated these partnerships to bring a broader range of resources to the smaller communities we serve.
We’re wired in.
Staying on the leading edge of healthcare innovation is important, so we invest in technology—to provide better care for our patients and help our physicians and staff operate at the highest level. Our goal is to bring the best technology available to our patients, and our recent investments include the da Vinci surgical robot, digital mammography and a new linear accelerator.
We built an electronic medical record from scratch before it was a government requirement and have video conferencing that connects our rural clinics with physicians and leadership at all sites, to enable collaboration. With fiber optics in every exam room, high-speed EMR access, video interpreting and digital radiology, our doctors come to rural medicine and enjoy the same technology found at major metropolitan centers.
Confluence never stops engaging with new and best practices, or incorporating innovative methods to deliver and coordinate the highest quality care for our patients.
The quality of life enjoyed by our physicians is unparalleled.
Our region offers a diversity of recreational opportunities in breathtaking landscapes, from alpine country to the high desert, from cross country skiing to fly fishing, with everything in between. Cycling, mountain biking, rafting, hiking—it is all right here. The region also offers a family friendly environment with good schools and opportunities for the entire family to be involved in culture and arts.
Small community immersion means the farm-to-table lifestyle is just out your door, in a region that is world-renowned for the quality of fruit it produces. You want to work and live where we do now, enjoying all four seasons in open country. The trappings of major metropolitan life are a short drive from most anywhere in our network.
We offer competitive benefits.
Confluence Health is a non-profit organization that contracts with the physicians of Wenatchee Valley Medical Center to provide medical services. Wenatchee Valley Medical Center was founded in 1940 as a physician owned organization and has a long history of financial stability. In addition to wages that are based on national medians and generous insurance programs and retirement contributions, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes perks such as loan repayment of up to $120,000, relocation assistance, annual allowances for continuing education, professional liability insurance including tail coverage, and eleven weeks of paid time off per year.