Catholic Health Initiatives Physician- Grimes Family Medicine (FT) in GRIMES, Iowa

Physician- Grimes Family Medicine (FT)


Mercy Clinics is seeking a BC/BE Family Medicine Physician to join its Family Medicine clinic in Grimes, Iowa.

Practice Details

  • Opening 2017

  • M-F schedule

  • Equitable call

  • Competitive compensation

  • 401k

  • Sign on

  • paid malpractice

Mercy Clinics

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

  • 31 Primary Care clinics throughout central and southern Iowa

  • Mercy Clinics & its affiliate, Iowa Heart Center, have over 400 providers

  • 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

Grimes, Iowa

  • Population: 11,500

  • Minutes to the metropolitan region of the capital city of Des Moines

  • Miles of trails and numerous parks

Des Moines, Iowa

  • Best City for Young Professionals - Forbes

  • Best City for Families – Kiplinger

  • Top 10 Best Places to Practice in the U.S. 2016 – Medscape

  • Wealthiest City in America – The Today Show

  • One of the Most Affordable Places to Live in the U.S. 2016 – U.S. News

  • Leading place for Business and Careers – Forbes

  • Voted as the Safest City in America - Gallup



  • Must have and be able to maintain an unrestricted license to practice medicine in Iowa.

  • Must become and remain an active member in good standing on Mercy’s Medical Staff (“Medical Staff”) with appropriate clinical privileges.

  • Possesses board certification/board eligibility in family medicine or related field that evidences the training and skills needed to perform the Department’s services.

  • Must be able to maintain participating provider status with Medicare and Medicaid programs and not have been excluded from participation in any federally-funded health care program, including Medicare or Medicaid.

  • Must be able to maintain an unrestricted federal DEA number and applicable state drug permits.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.


Must be certified no later than six months after hire


Proof of completion of mandatory reporter abuse training specific to population served within three months of hire.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS : (Constant = 67-100% of work day, Frequent = 34-66% of work day, Occasional = 33% of work day)

Constant :

  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.

  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, i.e., auscultation of breath sounds, blood pressures.

  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips, i.e. nursing assessments.

Frequent :

  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.

  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.

  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

Occasional :

  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position‑to‑position.

  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest or knee or knees.

  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm. Requires manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.


Medium Work : Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

If patient is unable to function independently, a mechanism/assistive device and/or additional personnel must be utilized. If an object requires lifting > 50 pounds, additional equipment/personnel must also be utilized.

VISUAL ACUITY : Work involves the accurate use of sharps and instruments, to assist with procedures to provide treatments to patients, i.e. injections, lacerations, and lesion removals. Work requires close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


  • Ability to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic, ethnic backgrounds, and skill levels and value systems. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and to respond appropriately to unexpected situations.

  • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Adaptability to situations involving the interpretation of feelings, ideas, or facts in terms of personal viewpoint.

  • Adaptability to influencing people in their opinions, attitudes, or judgments about ideas or things.

  • Adaptability to making generalizations, evaluations, or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria.

  • Adaptability to making generalizations, evaluations or decisions based on measurable or verifiable criteria.

  • Adaptability to dealing with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.

  • Adaptability to performing under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations or situations in which working speed and sustained attention are make‑or‑break aspects of the job.

  • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control, or planning of an activity.

  • Adaptability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co‑workers, patients and visitors, and satisfactory job performance despite the stress of a medical work environment.


Standard medical and nursing equipment and special equipment found in the assigned area.


Employees in this job classification have been identified as having the likelihood of occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials and are, therefore, included in OSHA Exposure Control Plan with all its specifica­tions for preventing contact with the above materials. Employees in this job classification have also been identified as having the likelihood of exposure to sharps, glass containers and hazard­ous chemicals.


Primary Care Physicians report to the Physician Leader, Primary Care.

Job Family Practice


Daily Schedule DAYS

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2016-R0087512