Catholic Health Initiatives Gastroenterologist - IBD in Des Moines, Iowa

Mercy Clinics is seeking a BC/BE Gastroenterologist with fellowship training in IBD. This is a unique opportunity to develop a center of excellence for multidisciplinary care of IBD patients. Responsibilities include coordinating IBD board meetings, developing evidence-based office protocols, and performing routine endoscopic procedures. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes a 2-year guaranteed base salary, competitive sign-on bonus, fellowship stipend, relocation, paid malpractice and 401k match.

Practice Details

  • Growing clinic with 6 Physicians, 3 APCs

  • GI Hospitalist service with rounding team for support

  • Hospital call q8-12; Consult only at 2 hospitals

  • Integrated endoscopy suite at Mercy Medical Center with anesthesia support

  • Procedures include: ERCP, EUS, cholangioscopy, chromoendoscopy, VCE, esophageal and anorectal manometry, Bravo, pH/impedance, H breath test

  • Two suburban Endoscopy suites

  • Built in referral network

  • Academic appointment/IM Residency

Mercy Clinics

  • Central Iowa’s largest Physician led multi-specialty clinic system, established in 1983

  • 31 Primary Care clinics throughout central and southern Iowa

  • Nationally recognized as an NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

  • Recipient of the Acclaim Award from the Medical Group Management Assoc. for Group Practice Quality

  • Recognized as a “National Model of Innovative Primary Care” by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Mercy Medical Center

  • 802-bed acute care, not-for-profit Catholic hospital

  • Tertiary service area of 1.4 million

  • Level II Trauma center

  • Over 83,000 annual ER patients

  • Hospitalist program/IP admissions

Des Moines

  • #1 Best State to Practice Medicine in US – WalletHub

  • #4 Best City to Live in America - U.S. News & World Report

  • #1 Best State to Live in America - U.S. News & World Report

  • #1 Place to Live and Work - Physicians Thrive

  • Best City for Families – Kiplinger

  • Fastest Growing Metro City in the Midwest - U.S. Census Bureau

  • Voted as the Safest City in America – Gallup

  • Best City for Young Professionals – Forbes

  • Leading place for Business and Careers – Forbes

  • Wealthiest City in America – The Today Show

Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health are combining to form a new, nonprofit Catholic health system focused on creating healthier communities. With no geographic overlap in hospital service areas, the combination brings together two leading health systems, allowing the organizations to expand their mission of service and create a healthier future for people and communities across 28 states.

The new health system will build a stronger operational and financial foundation to expand access to quality care, build upon complementary resources and capabilities, and reinvest in critical areas to accelerate improvements in care delivery that promote the shift from sick-care to well-care.

We will continue building upon our shared healing ministry of providing quality health care for all people with compassion. With strong leadership, sound strategic direction, commitment to ministry, and thoughtful stewardship, the new system will be positioned to create a healthier future for our people and communities.

Who is Catholic Health Initiatives?

Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities. One of the largest health systems in the nation, Englewood, Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives operates in 17 states with 100 hospitals, including two academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities; community health services organizations; nursing colleges; home health agencies; senior living communities; and other facilities and services. In fiscal year (FY) 2017, Catholic Health Initiatives provided $2.1 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unpaid cost of government programs.

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers and support a drug-free work environment.