Locum Position
Urgent Care/Emergency Medicine NP or PA at

Navajo Area IHS Medical Center

Shiprock, NM

Hiring Organization :  Arc Health

$(90-95) per hour
  • 10 hour

  • Multiple

  • 10-12

  • Sep 2023 -

About This Job

Pinnacle Emergency Medical Group/Arc Health is seeking Board Certified Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to provide emergency medicine/urgent care at a comprehensive Indian Health Service facility in the Southwest. Ideal candidates are those who will consider returning to the facilities for at least one to two weeks each month. We are urgently hiring qualified candidates for locums positions in the Urgent Care Department.

Position details:
- Typical number of patients per day: 10-12
- Schedule: Flexible, Monday-Friday, Weekends

- Committed to rural, Tribal, and underserved healthcare
- Compassionate, mission-driven social medicine practitioners
- Interested in joining a dynamic and potentially disruptive social healthcare enterprise
- Board-certified in EM/Eligible by ABEM
- Active, unrestricted license and DEA from any state or US territory
- Completed a US residency program
- Not had a lapse in practice > 6 months leading up to assignment

Clinic Details:
- 35,000 annual patient visits
- Main ED with 40 MD/DO coverage
- Super Track with APP coverage from 7A-12A
- RPMS EHR (Government)
- San Juan Regional Medical Center (Farmington, NM)
- Level III trauma center, STEMI center, Primary Stroke
- Center is 30 min away by ground
- UNM (Albuquerque) for more specialized adult and complicated pediatric transfers
- Helipad onsite with helicopter stationed 15 min away

Consultant Services
• Inpatient IM, Peds, Gen Surg, OB/GYN
• Optometry/Dental/Ortho/Hand/OMFS available onsite for urgent f/u
• Internal Medicine/Family Medicine for most admissions.
• ICU available (Shock, Sepsis, Intubated, DKA, EtOH w/d)
• 24-hour labor and delivery staffed by OB/GYN and midwife service

Community Details:
- Majority Native American population

Strong Navajo and Hopi cultural traditions exist within the communities, offering an opportunity to learn the Navajo and Hopi languages, or to learn about traditional Native American medicine. The service units are located near the Grand Canyon National Park, with excellent opportunities for photography and outdoor recreation.

  • No procedures
  • Closed ICU
  • No codes
  • No teaching
Facility Specific Job Details
Travel Expenses (Locum Only)
  • Board eligible or board certified
  • Any state license
Job Locations
  • Northern Navajo Medical Center IHS

Facility Description

This Medical Center is the largest geographical service-unit of Navajo Area Indian Health Service (NAIHS). Its population extends into New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. The scope of the Medical Center's responsibility is extensive and includes administrative oversight of one hospital and two health centers. The Medical Center was opened on February 3, 1995 and is the main administrative center. It is a 60 bed medical center and has one of the largest patient volumes in the NAIHS. The Center provides the following primary and specialty care services in inpatient and outpatient care services: medical-surgical, pediatric inpatient, labor and delivery, intensive care units, internal medicine, family practice, urgent and emergency care, women's health, mental health, pharmacy, optometry, dental, radiology, public health nursing, medical social services, health promotion/disease prevention and traditional medicine. The Emergency Department (ED) provides emergency medical treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week to patients of all ages. In 2021, the Emergency Room was designated as a Level IV trauma center. This designation increases access to trauma care in a rural setting and ensures optimal care to those who are seriously injured. Furthermore, the ED is certified as Peds Ready by the New Mexico Emergency Medical Services for Children and the University of New Mexico Child Ready Program. This certification ensures effective emergency care for children.

Facility Information