Physician Recruitment

As our area’s population ages and the community grows, physician job opportunities at Tri-State Memorial Hospital grow with it. Here you have the ability to advance your medical career, help serve the needs of patients and live in a community that is safe to raise your family and children and has convenient access to a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities in a mild year round climate.

More than 55 years ago, a group of dedicated community members set out to build a new, larger hospital that could serve the community and surrounding area. Today, the Board of Directors, administration, staff and physicians at Tri-State Memorial Hospital continue this legacy by serving a 10-county region in three states. We pride ourselves on providing high-tech medical treatment with a tender touch.

From our first day of operation until today, we are proud to say that our mission has always remained the same: Your Health Is Our First Priority!

Contact us to find out if Tri-State Memorial Hospital and the communities of Clarkston, WA and Lewiston, ID would be a good fit for you.

Why Tri-State Memorial Hospital?

Tri-State Memorial Hospital serves a 10-county region in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. We are a not-for-profit, community owned hospital (since 1955), offering acute care as well as a DNV GL Healthcare accredited critical access facility.

Atypical of a small hospital – Although designated as a Critical Access Hospital, Tri-State Memorial Hospital offers a number of services that defy the distinction.

  • New all-digital Imaging Center – 64 Slice CT, 3 Tesla MRI, Digital Mammography, PACS
  • Very successful kidney dialysis program
  • Four-room sleep lab staffed by a pulmonologist
  • One of the regions only wound healing/hyperbaric medicine programs with three hyperbaric oxygen chambers
  • Integrated EMR across hospital clinics
  • Well-developed Hospitalist program
  • 12 bay Emergency Department with 24/7 physician staffing
  • PA staffed Minor Care
  • Primary Care (22 Providers) in three locations across Clarkston and Lewiston
  • Tri-State Memorial Hospital specialty clinics include: Aesthetics, Behavioral Health, Clinical Nutrition, General Surgery, Interventional Pain, Nephrology, Minor Care, Podiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, and Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Services
  • Valley-wide specialty services include: Pediatrics, Otolaryngology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Oncology/Radiation Oncology, Cardiology, Orthopedic, and Neurosurgery

Why the Lewiston and Clarkston Valley?

Located in the Southeast corner of Washington along the Idaho border and within 40 miles of the Oregon border, Clarkston is a port city surrounded by the rolling hills, mountains and river canyons that make up this area of Washington known as the Lewis Clark Valley.

The Lewis Clark Valley is home to excellent schools, including two major universities and several colleges. There are plethora’s of recreational outdoor activities including ski resorts, white water, fly fishing, hiking, biking, backpacking, and camping. Enjoy the award-winning locally produced wines as well as the international jazz festival. With a strong economy and affordable housing, who wouldn’t want to live in the Lewiston and Clarkston Valley?

What is the practice model used at Tri-State Memorial Hospital?

Our medical staff includes physicians who are employed by the hospital as well as independent practice. We offer both opportunities and can be flexible to meet the physician’s needs. Specialties currently employed include: Aesthetics, Behavioral Health, Clinical Nutrition, Family Practice, General Surgery, Infectious Disease, Interventional Pain, Nephrology, Minor Care, Podiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, and Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Services as well as several physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

What practice opportunities are there and how are they determined?

For, current practice opportunities, visit the Opportunities section on this site. We determine our needs through annual strategic planning and constant analysis of community need. As a small, flexible organization, we can react quickly to newly identified needs.

How long does it take to get a Washington license and how do I obtain one?

Typically, the process for a Washington medical license takes about three months. Our credentialing specialist will assist the physician with the application and monitor the process, keeping in close contact with the physician. For more information, you can visit the Washington State Department of Health website and select Licensing/Certification. Select your specialty to view specific licensing information.

Because our community borders the state of Idaho, the physician may also need to apply for licensure in Idaho if he/she will be needing privileges at the nearby Idaho hospital. This is typical if the physician will be providing any services in the Idaho facility.

How does the interview process work?

Once our recruiter has received your CV, they will review your qualifications and experience and contact you to discuss the opportunity in more detail. At that point, if both parties agree that the opportunity merits more exploration, then the recruiter will set up a phone interview with one or more hospital leaders. If there is still interest on both sides, the next step would be to plan for a physician tour/visit to meet with the appropriate administrators and physicians and to explore our community. We encourage the physician’s spouse to accompany him/her on this visit.

What is the pay range for your opportunities?

We base our physician salaries on the Medical Group Management Data. Competitive compensation packages are based on skills and experience.



If you are interested in this position, please contact Joleen Carper, Chief of Clinic Operations. 


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Joleen Carper, Chief of Clinic Operations