Permanent Full-Time Position
Permanent Family Nurse Practitioner to remote Alaskan Villages at

Maniilaq Health Center

Kotzebue, AK

Hiring Organization :  Arc Health

$(800.00) per day
  • Day shift with rotating call hour
    coverage

  • Day
    coverages

  • 18-20
    patients

  • Sep 2023 -
    Ongoing

About This Job

Arc Health is seeking multiple flexible, highly-skilled Family Practice Nurse Practitioners to serve in northern Alaska above the Arctic Circle for 4-6 week assignments a few times a year.

We are seeking highly experienced, flexible and independent FNPs to practice at the very top of their license. This position is within a interconnected healthcare network for Alaska Natives and will work in tandem with staff physicians (based in Kotzebue) and Community Health Aides who staff the village clinics.

Position Details:
- Schedule to be discussed at time of hire.
- Schedule: 4-6 week assignments in remote villages
- Travel to village is by air.

Requirements:
- Must be comfortable with solo staffing and working independently.
- Must be clinically capable, personally willing to be flexible, and interested in making a long-term commitment to serving this rural community.
- Any state license accepted to start
- Must be able to use judgement in interpreting and, with some patient conditions, adapting guidelines; to determine which patient conditions can be treated independently and which must be referred; and in assessment of patients, initiating treatment programs, evaluating the effectiveness of care, and modifying treatment with appropriate intervention.

Clinic Details:
- Support staff: 1-2 Community Health Aides (trained and certified), receptionist, dental health aide
- EMR: Cerner

Benefits:
- Housing and travel provided.
- Radio allows for prompt communication and there are emergency services (medivac) available for urgent needs.

Community Details:
- Remote community populations range in size from 117 to 890.

This area offers endless ways to enjoy the beauty of Alaska including photography, camping, hiking, year round hunting/fishing, berry picking, boating, four-wheeling, snow mobiling, cross country skiing, New Year’s fireworks display and snow mobile racing, 4th of July fair & parade, dog sled racing & more!

Workload
  • No procedures
  • Closed ICU
  • No codes
  • No teaching
Facility Specific Job Details
  • EMR: Cerner
Travel Expenses (Locum Only)
Requirements
  • 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