• PHYSICIAN - ENT

    Job Locations US-AK-Sitka
    Job ID
    2019-1715
    Category
    PROVIDERS
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • About Us:

    SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

     

    Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

     

    Job Overview:

    The Physician ENT provides Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT or otolaryngology) services for inpatients, outpatients, and emergency department patients at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital.  Coordinates and plans ENT/Audiology services.  Acts as ENT consultant for providers and patients throughout the Consortium including travel to Juneau, Klawock, Haines and other rural communities as appropriate.

     

    Requires high level skill and medical decision-making in the practice of ENT medicine including outpatient evaluations and care plans and decisions regarding the need for surgery. Surgical decision-making should be appropriate to the patient’s needs and facility capacity. Surgical care includes     preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative planning and care.

    Responsibilities:

    • Provides comprehensive ENT surgical services to inpatients, outpatients, and ED patients at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital, to include clinical evaluations and decisions regarding non-surgical and surgical therapy and treatments.
    • Serves as ENT consultant for SEARHC health care providers throughout Southeast Alaska.  Includes field visits to the Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau, Haines, Klawock, and other communities as appropriate.
    • Serves as chief of service or in other leadership positions as requested by the medical director. Participates in all medical staff functions as requested, to include quality assurance reviews and medical staff meetings.          
    • Leads and supervises Audiologist and Assistant, Audiology/ENT.
    • Abides by medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, and clinical services policies and procedures.

    Qualifications:

    Education:

    • M.D. or D.O. degree
    • Successful completion of an accredited ENT surgical residency

    Experience

    • 5 years or more experience in otolaryngology is desired but not required.

    License/Certification

    • Licensure by the Alaska State Medical Board
    • Board eligibility or certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology
    • BLS Certification required.  Certification in ATLS, ACLS and PALS is desired but not required.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    Knowledge:

    • Knowledge of ENT surgical practices and procedures. 
    • Knowledge of allopathic medical theories and therapies.
    • Detailed knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

    Skills:

    • Surgical skills related to the practice of otolaryngology. 
    • Communication skills, both verbal and written. 
    • Surgical skill related to emergency care in ENT, particularly related to advanced airway management.

    Abilities

    • Ability to work independently in caring for complex patients. 
    • Ability to coordinate care through the operating room and perioperative services teams. 
    • Ability to communicate with patients and staff in an open, caring and supportive manner.

     

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