Locum Position
Primary Care Provider - MD/DO at

Maniilaq Health Center

Kotzebue, AK

Hiring Organization :  Arc Health

$1290 per day
  • Varying hour

  • Day

  • 18-20

  • May 2024 -

About This Job

Arc Health is seeking a full-time Family Medicine Physician for a Tribal health facility in Kotzebue, AK. This is a regional facility that serves as the hub for 180 remote clinics. It has a 17-bed inpatient ward, no surgery, and provides outpatient/ emergency care to Alaskan Natives. Within the system there is a strong network of Community Health Workers that staff the smaller, remote clinics.

Position Details:
- Start as soon as credentialed.
- Length: 4-6 week assignments several times per year, schedule to be determined at hire.

– Clinically capable
- Personally willing to be flexible (ie. get on plane and work in remote area come back and do inpatient work).
- Comfortable working with SUD.

Clinic Details:
- Support staff: Team of RN, MA, and an expansive network of Community Health Workers.
- EMR: Cerner
-Specialty & Community resources: Clinical social work, inpatient/outpatient/women's health, midwifery, behavioral health services, dentistry, senior and disability services, suicide prevention, wellness groups, emergency services, WIC, diabetes and nutrition, injury prevention, tobacco prevention/control and more throughout their network of smaller village based clinics.
- Closest medical center is 550 miles away by air.

  • No procedures
  • Closed ICU
  • No codes
  • No teaching
Facility Specific Job Details
  • EMR: Cerner
Travel Expenses (Locum Only)
  • Board certified
  • Any state license
Job Locations
  • Maniilaq Health Center

Facility Description

This Health Center is a 17-bed hospital with a low-volume Emergency Department and an outpatient clinic that covers primary care and women’s health (and has 14,000 annual encounters). There is no surgery. Their OB department consists of four beds in a separate obstetric/labor and delivery unit that includes a newborn nursery and two birthing rooms. Three quarters of all deliveries are ‘risked out’ to Anchorage. All deliveries are with midwives; very rare emergency c-sections. Providers work with a care team including Community Health Aids (CHAs) or Practitioners to deliver primary care services in surrounding remote village clinics. The hospital has a Radio room where one provider supports CHAs with telemedicine consults and the option to do direct patient care. ED and inpatient are solo staffed, one each, usually by FM. ED is straightforward – requires autonomy, comfort dealing with SUD, and trauma. The area is a beautiful coastal town located 33 miles above the artic circle. The town gives access to Noatak National Preserve, Kobuk Valley National Park, and Cape Krusenstern National Monument. Activities nearby include backpacking, hiking, rafting, wildlife viewing, photography, fishing, and hunting. Practicing in Kotzebue gives the opportunity to learn about the rich indigenous culture and history.

Facility Information