Rewarding Pediatric Opportunity in Tribal Health

ID: 23194136
Location: Hoopa , CA - US
Practice Type: Group
Salary: Hourly
Duration: Locum Tenens - Full Time
Accepted Visas: J-1 , H-1B
Contact: Ashley Troutman    Call: 9717084713
Posted: 07/26/2022

Position Overview:

Arc Health is seeking a Pediatrician in Hoopa, CA to provide pediatric care at a Indian Health Service health care facility. This is a full-time position, and, ideally, the clinician is interested in a long-term commitment to this health center and community. Transition to permanent employment is an option. We are seeking a clinician committed to health equity and expanded access to care for children living in this region of approximately 3,494 people.

  • Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. No call. Mix of walk-ins and scheduled patients
  • Typical number of patients per day: 15-20
  • Support staff/EMR: XXXX/ Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS), provided by the Indian Health Service
  • Specialty & Community resources: Two referral hospitals 1-1.5 hours away, telemedicine specialists, ambulance services, behavioral health, child and family services, dental, diabetes education, diagnostic services, LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program), outreach, patients benefits, pharmacy, primary care medical home, purchased referral care, senior nutrition, specialty care, transportation, and transportation financial assistance

Location & Population:

The health facility is based in northern CA and is a two and a half hour drive away from Redding, CA. The Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, located in far northern California, lies 300 miles north of San Francisco, 64 miles northeast of Eureka and 90 miles south of the Oregon border. The reservation totals 92,000 acres of primarily timber and agricultural land and is the largest Reservation in California. The latest census information shows a population of 3,494 with 80.5% identified as American Indian. Neighboring Tribes include the Yurok, Karuk, Tolowa, Chilula and Whilkut.

Services include ambulance services, behavioral health, child and family services, dental, diabetes education, diagnostic services, LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program), outreach, patients benefits, pharmacy, primary care medical home, purchased referral care, senior nutrition, specialty care, transportation, and transportation financial assistance.

The Hoopa Valley is known for its beauty, great recreation, and mild climate for hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, sun worship, river rafting, snow sledding, gardening, photography, bird watching, and proximity to the coastal activities for beach combing, swimming, and surfing.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Diagnose and treat acute, episodic or chronic illnesses among pediatric patients
  • Perform comprehensive physical examinations for newborns, infants, children and adolescents
  • Participate in quality improvement/patient safety projects including antibiotic stewardship, preventive care, and provider education
  • Communicate with collaborating physicians or specialists regarding patient care

Candidates must be:

  • Committed to rural and underserved healthcare
  • Compassionate, mission-driven social medicine practitioners
  • Board-certified
  • Interested in joining a dynamic and potentially disruptive social healthcare enterprise
  • Proven team leaders with experience building positive internal and external professional relationships