PHYSICIAN - GENERAL SURGEON

Job Locations US-AK-Sitka
Job ID
2020-4768
Category
PROVIDERS
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE)

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 Surgeon acts as surgical consultant for providers and patients throughout the consortium.

 

Requires high level skill and decision making in the practice of general surgery, including what patients require surgery, the timing and types of operations to perform, and providing preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative care.  Support SEARHC in its mission by providing the highest quality surgical care to all SEARHC patients.  This position may act in a leadership role as Chief of Service, as assigned.  Position requires care of patients covered by Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides comprehensive general surgery services to inpatients and outpatients at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital, to include evaluations, clinical analysis and recommendations regarding complex, diverse methods of therapy and treatment.
  • Serves as surgical consultant for village health care providers and physicians throughout Southeast Alaska. Includes field visits to remote village locations and to the Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau.
  • Provides general surgical coverage to the Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital emergency room.
  • Serves in 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, including the participation of peer review
  • Abides by medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, and clinical services policies/procedures.
  • On call for this service is a requirement and is clearly associated with this type of professional modality. Due to the remote nature of our environment the expectation of call is a one in two coverage and in cooperation with the medical director and administration.

Qualifications:

Education

  • D. or D.O. degree
  • Successful completion of an accredited general surgery residency

License and Certification

  • Licensure by the Alaska State Medical Board
  • Board certification or eligibility by the American Board of Surgery
  • BLS Certification required, ATLS, ACLS and are desired but not required

Experience

  • Three (3) years or more of experience in general surgery is desired, but not required 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of general surgical practice and procedures
  • Knowledge of allopathic medical theories and therapies
  • Detailed knowledge of human anatomy and physiology

Skills:

  • Surgical skills related to the entire range of general surgery practice, including endoscopy and colonoscopy.
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Surgical skills related to emergency practice, particularly advanced airway and trauma care

Ability to:

  • Work independently in caring for critically ill patients
  • Coordinate care through the entire operating room team
  • Communicate with patients and staff in an open, caring, and supportive fashion

 

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