Family Practice with Obstetrics Job In Sitka, Alaska
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The Mount Edgecumbe Hospital Primary Care Clinic in Sitka, Alaska (population 8,900) is seeking a passionate and skilled full-spectrum outpatient Family Physician with OB training (preferred) to join our medical team of primary care physicians and specialists. The hospital-based clinic is part of the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), a Native-run healthcare organization serving communities throughout Southeast Alaska since 1975.
Sitting between the Gulf of Alaska, majestic spruce forests, and snow-capped mountains, Sitka is often considered Alaska’s most beautiful seaside town. The town boasts rich history and deeply rooted Tlingit culture. Sitka is filled with arts, music, educational opportunities, and outdoor adventure.
Our Sitka physicians enjoy a challenging and diverse clinical practice, are leaders and mentors of the healthcare team, and make a positive difference in the everyday lives of the community.
SEARHC offers a competitive physician salary, annual CME days and stipend, annual vacation, paid holidays, health insurance, matching retirement, life insurance, liability insurance coverage under the FTCA, innovative family leave benefits, and additional training opportunities. SHARP, NHSC and IHS loan repayment programs are possible.
For more than 40 years, SEARHC has provided high-quality healthcare services for the residents of the Southeast Alaska region.
SEARHC is committed to making a difference in the lives of people and bridging gaps in healthcare services to enhance the quality of life for the people in the communities it serves. One of the many ways SEARHC does this is by offering specialty clinics or sending medical specialists to various remote facilities to care for patients who cannot travel to Anchorage or Seattle and need services not available in Southeast Alaska. Additionally, our medical providers make regular trips to the smaller, remote clinics to provide services typically not available.
Founded in 1975, SEARHC is one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation. In 1976, SEARHC contracted with the Indian Health Service under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to assume management of the Community Health Aide Program. In 1982, the contract was expanded to include the operations of the Indian Health Service Juneau clinic, now called the Ethel Lund Medical Center, and in 1986, SEARHC assumed operation of the Sitka Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (MEH). Today, SEARHC has 964 employees, operates in 27 communities and has one hospital.
MEH, a 25-bed critical access hospital with 458 employees, provides acute care, critical care, obstetrics, surgery and perioperative care as well as emergency and outpatient primary care services. In 2016, MEH had 46,392 outpatient visits, performed 1,236 surgical procedures, had 502 inpatient admissions and delivered 57 babies.