Norton Sound Health Corporation
JOB TITLE: Pediatric Physician
Position Summary: Nome is known for its finish line for the 1,049 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race that is held in Alaska every year. The race begins on the first Saturday in March in Anchorage and the first sled dog team to cross the finish line in Nome wins. Nome is only accessible by plane or boat. Over the flower filled tundra you can see musk oxen and reindeer gazing off the road. While out there you might also come across bears, moose, fox, beaver, wolves, and much more. In the summer months fishing is the thing to do. Nome is also home to The Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC), a tribally owned and operated, independent, not-for-profit health care organization. NSHC operates the Norton Sound Regional Hospital in Nome and clinics in the 15 villages within the 44,000 square miles that comprise the Bering Strait region. The majority of staff in the department are community health aide practitioners – local residents who have been trained at the Health Aide Training Center in Nome. These front-line primary health care providers are a critical link between doctors in Nome and patients in villages. Five villages – Brevig Mission, Savoonga, Gambell, Stebbins, and White Mountain – also have a full time physician assistant or nurse practitioner. Shishmaref and Unalakleet each have a dental health aide practitioner, and a larger sub-regional clinic in Unalakleet provides additional services. This facility is in need of a Pediatric Physician to work in the specialty of Primary Care, to provide patient and family focused medical care in accordance with NSHC’s mission, philosophy, medical staff bylaws, policies, and procedures while applying standards for medical professionals in the clinical/hospital setting. This position coordinates patient assignments, monitors care and provides backup for other physicians. In addition to those duties which are routinely assigned to medical staff, this positions may be required to coordinate medical services performed in the Quyanna Care Center, evaluate quality of care provided, report findings and make recommendations to the Chief of Staff, Administrator and/or Board of Directors.
MD or DO Degree in Pediatrics.
Successful completion of Specialty Residency Program.
Board Eligible or Board Certified in Pediatrics or the appropriate certification as deemed beneficial to NSHC.
Current Alaska License as a physician, M.D. or D.O. OR, as defined in the State of Alaska Licensing Code Section 221 may practice under the license of another state.
Physical Requirements: Must be in good general health. Must be physically able to talk, hear, type, file, write, bend, stoop, reach and frequently lift 40% of own body weight or more. Continuous amount of walking and/or standing is required.
Personal Traits: Must be courteous, accountable, and responsible for self and actions; dependable, honest, cooperative, adaptable, versatile, mature, good listener, objective and able to remain calm under stress. Must have ability to adapt emotional responses to the needs of people of varying temperament and disability.
Working Conditions: Well-lighted and ventilated work area. Must be willing to work varied hours with flexible schedules and shifts
Loan Repayment Site:
National Health Service Corps
Indian Health Service
State of Alaska - SHARP