Social Medicine Opportunity in Rural/Tribal Health

ID: 23194137
Location: Chinle , AZ - 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 Family Practice or Internal Medicine physician in Chinle, AZ to provide outpatient primary care at a comprehensive Indian Health Service facility. This is a full-time position, and, ideally, the clinician will commit to returning to the facility, and may even consider a permanent position. This position does not include OB coverage or pre-natal visits.

  • Schedule: Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm, no call. Thursday morning admin time. Schedule may include half days of telehealth/phone visits.
  • Typical number of patients per day: 16-18
  • Support staff/EHR: Robust support staff including a team of RNs, Care Managers, and MAs/ Psychiatrist/ Resource & Patient Management System EHR
  • Specialty & Community resources: Family Physicians, Internists, Pediatricians, General Surgeons, OB/GYN's, Anesthesiologists, and a Psychiatrist, Podiatry (Day), Hospitalist service for admission, ICU available (Sepsis/DKA/EtOH w/d), Helipad onsite.
  • Compensation: $120-$130/hour

Location & Population:

The health facility is based in Chinle, Arizona (Northeast Arizona near Canyon De Chelly National Monument). It is a 60 bed hospital which serves as the health care hub for the region. The medical staff includes Family Physicians, Internists, Pediatricians, General Surgeons, OB/GYN's, Anesthesiologists, and a Psychiatrist. In addition to routine outpatient primary care, services available to our patients include: Adult Intensive Care, General Surgery (including laparoscopic surgery), routine and operative Obstetrics, and 24-Hour Emergency Room Services. Health care services are provided to approximately 37,000 active users. Strong Navajo cultural traditions exist within the community, offering an opportunity to learn the Navajo language, or to learn about traditional Navajo medicine.

The service unit is located on the Colorado Plateau with excellent opportunities for photography, hiking, running, road biking, cross country skiing, and mountain biking. Canyon de Chelly National Monument is within 5 miles of the hospital and is a wonderful place for exploring and sightseeing, running and mountain biking.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Diagnose and treat acute, episodic or chronic illnesses
  • Perform comprehensive physical examinations for adults
  • Participate in quality improvement/patient safety projects
  • Communicate with collaborating physicians or specialists regarding patient care

Candidates must be:

  • Committed to rural, Tribal, and underserved healthcare
  • Compassionate, mission-driven social medicine practitioners
  • Board-certified or board-eligible in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine; Candidates just graduating residency may be Board-eligible only.
  • Licensed in any state – active, unrestricted license
  • Completed a US residency program
  • Not had a loss of licensure or suspended licensure
  • Not had a lapse in practice > 6 months leading up to assignment
  • Be able to commit to a minimum of 4 weeks or more at a time
  • Have a valid unrestricted DEA with schedule I-V