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General Surgeon - Relief/per diem

Job ID: 86984
Location: Ketchikan, AK
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description


Experience Ketchikan, Alaska - a friendly, family-oriented community in scenic Southeast Alaska only a 90-minute flight from Seattle. Enjoy the idyllic scenery, abundant wildlife, and essentially endless opportunities for outdoor activities. Entrance to the famed Inside Passage, Ketchikan is on an island accessible by airplane or ferry. Ketchikan boasts excellent schools, a strong local economy, and an incredibly rich culture, and the southern tip of the panhandle is known as The Salmon Capital of the World.

Ideal Candidate

  • Board Certified MD/DO who has successfully completed a General Surgery Residency
  • At least 5 years of post-training experience due to the solo and rural nature of this position
  • Interest in a practice that is GI-heavy preferred
  • Ability to work independently and be excited about creative solutions for patients in our island community
  • Willingness to do a small amount of Wound Care, as there is not a wound care clinic on island. There is a Wound Care certified RN on staff
  • Interest in working on an as-needed, Relief basis

Practice Highlights

  • Clinic Hours Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • 2 days of surgery per week (same hours)
  • No weekends
  • Call is 1:3 (roughly 10 days/month); 24-hour call for ED and Inpatients and any urgent surgeries
  • RN/LPN who have been on the team for many years – the practice flows really well
  • Good OR capabilities (no robotics)
  • 3 ORs - 2 are staffed all the time / 1 Minor OR / Procedure room in clinic for in-office General Surgery procedures
  • Visiting specialists for GI and Urology
  • Epic EHR

Relief Hourly Rate: $283.02

PeaceHealth has been serving the communities of Southeast Alaska since 1923 with Ketchikan Medical Center, a 25-bed critical-access hospital offering comprehensive trauma care, outpatient and home health services, and a 29-bed long-term care facility. Primary and specialty medical care is provided by PeaceHealth Medical Group—Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island. Our Trauma IV emergency department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, staffed by physicians who are independent contractors employed by National Emergency Services (NES).

Contact: Sharon Thompson, Physician & Clinician Recruiter / [email protected]

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