In Clearwater, there is a tremendous amount of pride for the community and the health-care services it offers.
“It’s a fun place to work with really great colleagues, with great patients, and a community that’s very grateful for their health care,” says family physician Dr. Kara Perdue, who also works in the emergency room at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. “We’re always looking for more people to join the team in order to expand that team and bring in new and fresh ideas to make this an even better place to live and work.
“The team we have here at the hospital and at our clinic is fantastic. It’s bright, smiling faces every time you come in. It’s a fantastic team to work with who work exceptionally hard, but are also able to have a lot of fun in their work. These are people who are going to be your friends and also your colleagues.”
Interior Health’s Clinical Operations Manager for Clearwater and Blue River Heidi Schilling touts the great diversity of work and opportunities to master a multitude of skills.
“Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital is a small rural hospital. We have six in-patient beds, we have a fully-functioning ER with a trauma bay,” she notes. “We’ve also got long-term care at the site [Forest View Place], with 20 long-term care residents.”