Physician - Orthopedic Surgeon

Have you ever wanted to work in Alaska?  Here's your chance to earn signficant income, achieve a strong work/life balance, and be part of this special team! Make a difference in the community you serve.  Ketchikan, Alaska is perfect if you are looking for an outdoor playground, small town living and co-workers who will treat you like family. PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical center seeks to hire an Orthopedic Surgeon for their community. Educational Loan Reimbursement potential up to $150,000!   Just a few of the great things about Ketchikan: Housing with world class views!  Ketchikan has some amazing housing deals, and no matter where you live there the views are sure to be extraordinary. We offer a hospital based day care with minimal cost to employees. The people of Ketchikan are warm, engaged and welcoming.  Those who are new to Ketchikan are amazed at how easy it is to get involved in the community, and in all the help they find getting settled in. It's the "Salmon Capital of the World."  Huge runs of salmon migrate from the ocean in to the local waters.  Come experience world class fishing and catch a 30lb King Salmon on your lunch break! Kayak the local waters and enjoy some of the most scenic views in the world.  Don't forget to make your way to the seven state parks on the island, too! Art and Culture: Home to a diverse population of artists that captures Alaska's beauty and cultural attributes.  You'll also find frequent theater and musical performances all year long! Enjoy incredible seafood cuisine:  Not only is the salmon fresh, restaurants serve up some of the best halibut, crab, shrimp, oysters and clams- all of which are locally sourced. Schools in Ketchikan are top notch.  The city offers educational alternatives with two charter schools and an alternative high school.  The island also has a University of Alaska Southeast campus. Great access to the lower 48!  Just a 90 minute flight from Seattle, with many direct flights daily. To be considered, candidate must have a minimum of 3 years of experience.  Preferred candidates will have an interest in general orthopedics, sports medicine, and hands.    Practice Highlights Work with another Orthopedic Surgeon, Physician Assistant, and strong medical support staff Average of 250 surgeries and 75 total joints per year 50/50 inpatient vs. outpatient Employed anesthesia team 1:3 first call and 1:2 back up call.  Call volume is very quiet System-wide EPIC EMR Organizational engagement in implementing all ACA related delivery improvements Volunteer opportunities to serve on medical mission teams in El Salvador Compensation up to MGMA 75% Position can be 0.8-1.0 FTE About PeaceHealth   PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.   Req ID: 158257
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Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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