KODIK AREA NATIVE ASSOCIATION
JOB TITLE: Family Practice Physician
Position Summary: Kodiak Island is 3,670 square miles and more than 100 miles long which make it Alaska’s largest island and the second largest island in the United States. Kodiak is known not only for its landscape of beauty but also for its abundant outdoor opportunities. Transportation to get in and out of Kodiak is either by plane or by the ferry system. Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA) is a nonprofit corporation located in Kodiak. It provides health and social services to the Alaska Native’s and their communities through the Koniag Region. Since 1966 KANA has been providing resources to improving health and wellbeing for generations. Some of the services provided are: Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, and Community Service Programs that serve the communities surrounding Kodiak (Akhiok, Karluk, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie, Port Lions, and Larsen Bay).
Currently KANA is in need of a Family Medicine Physician to provide patient and family focused medical care in accordance with KANA’s mission, vision, core values, key strategies, policies, and procedures. The level of care will be consistent with the highest recognized standards of clinical medicine. Family Medicine Physicians provide healthcare to infants, children, adolescents, obstetrical, adults and geriatric patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following and other duties may be assigned.
Quality-team based care with the focus on the patient, family, and community.
Performs routine general medical and specialized duties that fall within a Family Medicine Physician’s technical and educational expertise to Alaska Natives and other Beneficiaries of KANA, including participation in call rotation schedule as assigned.
Remains current in improvements in the field of medicine and strives to incorporate those improvements into the program when appropriate, maintaining licensure and other credentials as required.
Participates as an integral member of the health division in the provision of medical services by collaborating with other health professionals to provide the KANA beneficiary complete and comprehensive care.
Follows established protocol for patient referrals within and outside the Alaska Tribal Health system.
Actively participate and embrace in KANA’s continuous quality improvement activities.
Monitor and share necessary information to facilitate risk prevention activities with management.
Participate in peer review sessions with other providers.
Continually strive to improve patients experience and quality of care by focusing on key leverage points of optimal patient access, continuity, team based care, clinical information systems, patient self-management, and community engagement.
Represents KANA in a positive and respectful manner assisting in that promotion and maintenance of good public relations among staff, community groups, and professional organizations, etc.
Graduation with a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathic Medicine from a U.S. medical school, or an Osteopathic Medical School listed as approved by the American Council on Graduate Medication/Education and hospitals, American Medical Association in the list published for the year of graduation, and completion of an approved internship/residency in Family Practice. Foreign medical school graduates may be considered if they have passed the FLEX Exam or equivalent and completed an approved U.S. internship or residency program.
Permanent and full or unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Alaska.
Prefer Board Eligible/Board Certified. Obstetrical training/experience preferred.
Must successfully pass the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention (ICPA) background check.
ACLS and PALS required within 6 months of hire. ALSO, NRP, and ATLS may be required for inpatient care.
Our employees are the source of our success and they share our commitment to our customers. KANA employees work across departments to ensure the best and most cohesive services possible for our beneficiaries and clients. KANA offers a wide range of career opportunities for those who are eager to develop their skills while contributing to our dedicated team. Our goal is to attract and retain talented individuals with the enthusiasm and dedication to join us in our mission.
This is a direct hire, on-call/casual/locum status position. Employment offers free membership to Fitness Center for employee plus one.
Loan Repayment Site:
Indian Health Service
National Health Service Corps
State of Alaska - SHARP