About Southcentral Foundation
Southcentral Foundation is an Alaska Native-owned, nonprofit health care organization. SCF provides a variety of services to nearly 65,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people. The integrated model of care provides easy-access to specialists. Physicians can refer customer-owners to health educators, OB-GYN, pediatrics, pharmacists, psychiatrists, behaviorists, and other medical specialties located on the Alaska Native Health Campus.
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Why Work at Southcentral Foundation?
Our benefits are designed around your health and wellness. We offer employees one hour per week of paid wellness leave, on-site fitness and daycare facilities, and competitive salary packages. SCF employees enjoy 12 paid holidays and an enhanced personal leave program. We also generously contribute to a wide variety of affordable insurance plans that cover medical, dental, vision, hearing, prescription drug, disability, life, and accidental death and dismemberment. Additional health and wellness benefits include an employer-matched 401(k), relocation package, sign-on bonus, retention bonus program, educational leave, CME stipend, and licensure fee reimbursement.
Our clinical team environment is one of the most robust in the country. Our data driven, non-RVU approach means that compensation is salary-based—encouraging a practice focused on wellness, not quantity. SCF fosters an environment that focuses on quality, relationship-based care. Each team has a dedicated RN case manager, certified medical assistant, case management support, and access to an electronic health records specialist who helps train, coach, and improve the use of electronic health records for physicians and teams. Additional clinical-setting benefits include support staff to handle paperwork and billing, employer-sponsored federal tort malpractice insurance coverage, and the ability to practice medicine without insurance constraints to patients. SCF places in the 75th to 90th percentile in most HEDIS measures.
Our integrated and accessible approach to care makes your job easier. Our clinics coordinate patient care with integrated care teams that include behavioral health consultants, pharmacists, certified nurse midwives, lactation consultants, community resource specialists, psychiatrists, dieticians, and a PM&R pain consultant. In addition to access to a comprehensive formulary with an on-site pharmacy, SCF employees have a high level of access and coordination of care with specialty providers from across our shared medical campus.
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Physician Opportunities in Alaska
- No call
- Average of 12 patients per day
- Scheduled Monday through Friday; weekly evening shift and occasional Saturday shift
- Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses provide coverage and partner to coordinate patients
- Patient panels of approximately 1,200
- Primary care teams have a dedicated RN case manager, certified medical assistant, and case management support
- Work in a team that includes a dietician, certified nurse midwife, pediatric NP liaison, pharmacist, lactation consultant, community resource specialist, behavioral health consultant, psychiatrist, and PM&R pain consultant
- 8-10 patients seen on a full day
- In-house call has one 12-hour day and one night call during the week — following day off after night call
- Certified nurse midwives are first call — deliver 90% of general deliveries, obstetricians are in-house back-up
- Resource doctor shift — 12-hour labor and delivery back-up, in addition to at home call
- Approximately 25% of the practice is obstetrics (12% C-sections, 40% high risk); 75% is gynecology
- No call
- Two child and adolescent psychiatrists
- Three psychiatrists
- Billing, coding, and insurance issues handled by a separate department
- Administrative time — approximately 10 hours per week
- No inpatient care
- 19 bed units, including low-level prenatal intensive care unit coverage
- Cover 12 bed level two neonatal intensive care unit — covered by hospitalists
- Prenatal intensive care unit is covered by three intensives
- Procedural sedation clinic
- Tertiary care center for the state of Alaska
- No call
- Scheduled Monday through Friday with a weekly evening and an occasional Saturday
- Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses provide coverage and partner to coordinate patient care
- Patient panels of approximately 1,200-1,400
- Work in a team with a health educator, nutritionists, social workers, pharmacists, home health, child and adolescent psychiatrists, behaviorists, and other medical specialties