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Urgent Care Physician (MD/DO) and Medical Director

Location: Traverse City
Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
Shift: Day/PM/Rotate
Req ID: 56831


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Full-time:  3-4 days per week with 2 weekends every 6 weeks and 3 of the major holidays


This position is for a family practice or emergency medicine physician looking to practice in the Traverse City area.  Foster Family Urgent Care and Urgent Care West have teams of physicians, APPs, RNs, MAs, Radiology Technicians, and Nurse Assistants that provide needed care to patients in the community.   The office is open everyday, all year with open hours being 9am – 8pm in order to meet the needs of the patients they are caring for.  Depending on the season, the physician at the Traverse City Urgent Cares can expect to see an average or 30+ patients in a 12-hour shift. 

Qualified candidates will have a strong foundation of medical knowledge in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of acute injury and illness. Be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be proficient in office surgical procedures required to treat patients of all ages.

The candidate will also serve as the medical director of both practices. You will enjoy the support of an excellent multi-disciplinary team.  The medical director role will focus on programmatic growth to meet the needs of the Grand Traverse Region as well as further development of clinic standardization and provider engagement.  


Munson Healthcare offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet your financial, health and life-work balance goals.

  • Competitive compensation and full benefits
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Generous paid time off, holidays and flexible scheduling
  • Our employees receive special discounts on a wide range of products and services
  • Exceptional health, dental, vision and prescription drug insurance plans
  • Student loan repayment eligible
  • Relocation assistance
  • Savings & retirement plans, disability insurance, identify theft protection and even home and auto insurance


  1. Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.


  1. Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson


  1. Promotes personal and patient safety.


  1. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.


  1. Works as a member of the Urgent Care clinical team to promote, support and provide comprehensive medical care to Urgent Care clients.


  1. Develops, implements and evaluates plans of care utilizing sound clinical judgment based on assessment of physical, psychological, emotional, societal and environmental needs of the clients.


  1. Consults with Urgent Care physician in delivery of medical care. May also consult with or refer clients to other disciplines.


  1. Assists individuals to assume responsibility for the prevention of illness and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health through the discharge process.


  1. Adheres to Evaluation and Management Documentation Requirements and completes legible medical records documentation in accordance with established hospital policy.


  1. Utilizes the current documentation and charting tools ie templates, Dragon or electronic medical record software for documentation as appropriate.


  1. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Education / Training: 

  • MD or DO
  • Successful completion of an approved U.S. Residency training program approved by the Accrediting Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) of the American Medical Association, or the American Osteopathic Association or its equivalent.

Work Experience:

  • Family Medicine or Emergency Medicine practice experience preferred

Certification, Licensure, Registration:

  • Board eligible/certified to practice in the State of Michigan


  • Candidate must apply for and be granted applicable clinical privileges through MHC’s credentialing processes before rendering services
  • Good judgment and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to make quality, independent medical decisions.
  • Time management and organizational skills.


Munson Healthcare is northern Michigan’s largest and leading healthcare system. Based in Traverse City, Mich., our team of medical experts, award-winning hospitals, and related organizations serve people in 30 counties. Munson Healthcare is comprised of regional referral center Munson Medical Center (Traverse City) and 7 community hospitals: Cadillac Hospital (Cadillac), Charlevoix Hospital (Charlevoix), Grayling Hospital (Grayling), Kalkaska Memorial Health Center (Kalkaska), Manistee Hospital (Manistee), Otsego Memorial Hospital (Gaylord), and Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital (Frankfort). Across the system there are 694 licensed acute care beds and 212 licensed long-term care beds. Most of the region’s 540,000 residents can receive comprehensive quality care in or near their local community with access to sophisticated diagnostic technology such as 3D tomography, advanced cancer and heart treatments, and the latest robotic technology, stereotactic radiosurgery, and non-invasive surgical procedures.

As a non-profit healthcare system, Munson Healthcare provides more than $60 million annually in:

  • Community Education
  • Free, discounted and unreimbursed healthcare services
  • Healthcare programs


After a great day at work, nature’s playground is waiting for you right outside the door. Located near the 45th parallel, Traverse City is an official “Coast Guard City” and sits at the base of twin bays – West Grand Traverse Bay and East Grand Traverse Bay. It has award-winning schools, a community college, and a busy airport with daily service to major cities. Traverse City is a thriving community offering unequaled year-round recreation, as well as vibrant cultural and social opportunities often found in much larger cities. Traverse City is one of America’s “must see” places for family vacations, fine arts, local craft beer and wine, farm-to-table food, fun festivals (including the National Cherry Festival), sailing, golf, hiking, skiing, fishing, and miles of pristine freshwater shoreline.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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