Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Job Title: Pediatrician
Position Summary: The town of Bethel can be found on the Kuskokwim River 40 miles from the Bering Sea and 400 miles air distance from Anchorage. It is the hub for 56 surrounding villages providing supplies like food, fuel, medical care, and more. Bethels population is about 5,665 individuals who call this town home. It is the largest bush (rural) community in Alaska. The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation is located in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region that is approximately the size of Oregon and covers 75,000 square miles and is home to over 28,000 patients. This facility has a fully accredited 50-bed general acute care facility.
They offer Primary Care Services, Inpatient services at the Bethel Hospital, specialty services, pediatric care, emergency services, behavioral health counseling treatment services, dental and optometry clinics, home care services, and more.
This facility is in need of a Pediatrician who will be responsible for providing direct clinical customer care. The candidate will also work with other clinical staff to establish medical protocols and treatment regimens while participating in fulfilling the mission, vision, goals and objectives of the organization. While meeting and maintaining licensing, credentialing and certification requirements. Provides care that fully meets professional standards of care and all statutory requirements. Utilizes clinical guidelines and other resources appropriately. Exercises appropriate clinical judgment in the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions. Actively works in support of all licensing, credentialing, regulatory, federal and state practice requirements, i.e., Alaska State Medical Statutes and Regulations, National Customer-owner Safety Goals, Joint Commission, CLIA, HIPAA, OSHA, DEA, etc. Proficiency in the use of appropriate computer software and hardware.
M.D. or D.O degree required. Current Alaska license. Current American Board Certification specialty appropriate for the service. Meets all requirements in order to obtain medical staff membership and required privileges of service. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and any certification relating to the scope of practice are required.
Generous PTO – beginning at 4.5 weeks
Ten paid holidays
Comprehensive healthcare coverage
Life and Disability Insurance
The town of Bethel can be found on the Kuskokwim River 40 miles from the Bering Sea and 400 miles air distance from Anchorage. It is the hub for 56 surrounding villages providing supplies like food, fuel, medical care, and more. Bethels population is about 5,665 individuals who call this town home. It is the largest bush (rural) community in Alaska.
The communities of Bethel has so much to offer such as: 3 lane swimming pool and exercise gym, a movie theater, arts and craft stores and much more. In the summer times many of the residents are busy fishing and hunting for the winter.
Some of the bid events that occur in Bethel every year is the Kuskokwim 300, which is a sled dog race as well as the Cama-I Dance Festival that bring everyone in for all the surrounding villages.
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC)
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region is approximately the size of Oregon and covers 75,000 square miles and is home to over 28,000 patients. YKHC also has a fully accredited 50 – bed general acute care facility.
YKHC’s complete health care system consists of a primary care facility in Bethel and five sub-regional clinics located in Aniak, Emmonak, Hooper Bay, St. Mary’s and Toksook Bay. They offer