KANA's Family Medicine Physicians provide family focused medical care in accordance with our mission, vision, and core values, and consistent with the highest recognized standards of clinical medicine. We provide healthcare to infants, children, adolescents, obstetrical, adults and geriatric patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Physicians travel monthly to the remote communities of Kodiak Island to provide services in the village clinics alongside the Community Health Aides.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Quality-team based care with the focus on the patient, family, and community
Performs routine general medical and specialized duties that fall within a Family Medicine Physician’s technical and educational expertise to Alaska Natives and other Beneficiaries of KANA, as well as other patient populations served by KANA at any designated clinic site. Participates in call rotation schedule as assigned.
Remains current in improvements in the field of medicine and strives to incorporate those improvements into the program when appropriate, maintaining licensure and other credentials as required.
Participates as an integral member of the health division in the provision of medical services by collaborating with other health professionals to provide the KANA patient complete and comprehensive care;
Follows established protocol for patient referrals within and outside the Alaska Tribal Health system.
Actively participate and embrace KANA’s continuous quality improvement activities.
Monitors and shares necessary information to facilitate risk prevention activities with management. Participate in peer review sessions with other providers.
Continually strive to improve patients experience and quality of care by focusing on key leverage points of optimal patient access, continuity, team based care, clinical information systems, patient self-management, and community engagement.
Represents KANA in a positive and respectful manner assisting in the promotion and maintenance of good public relations among staff, community groups, and professional organizations;
Communicates effectively with patients, colleagues, and other KANA staff.
Practices meaningful customer service skills addressing patient and staff needs courteously and promptly.
Promotes and maintains professional staff relationships.
Supervises medical students, residents, physician extenders and Community Health Aide clinical practice.
Focuses on the economic aspects of our practice.
Participates in and supports group decisions. Behaves in a manner consistent with group goals.
Correctly documents entries and maintains patient charts as outlined in the KANA Medical Clinic policies and procedures;
Coordinates and participates in community outreach programs, serve on KANA committees, and prepare reports or other documentation as directed, assigned, or required;
Accurately and promptly provides coding, billing or other financial information to KANA billing and Finance Officers and follows up insurance pre-authorizations as required or when requested;
Works with Contract Health Services to prioritize medical needs of patients; works within the CHS budget to ensure financial stability.
Clinic Schedule: 4 10-hour days per clinic week
Call Requirement: 1:4 call ratio, call rotation is typically 1 full week.
Village Travel: Monthly 2-day Visits
We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package to include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/Disability, 401k with 7% Employer Contributions, 24 Annual Leave Days, 11 Paid Holidays, and Free Fitness Center Membership.
KANA is an Equal Opportunity Employment (EOE) employer exercising Native preference in accordance with P.L. 93.638
Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathic Medicine Degree from a U.S. medical school, or an Osteopathic Medical School listed as approved by the American Council on Graduate Medication/Education and hospitals, American Medical Association in the list published for the year of graduation, and completion of an approved internship/residency in Family Practice. Foreign medical school graduates may be considered if they have passed the FLEX Exam or equivalent and completed an approved U.S. internship or residency program.
Permanent and full or unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Alaska.
Must successfully pass the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention (ICPA) background check.
ACLS and PALS required within 6 months of hire. ALSO, NRP, and ATLS may be required for inpatient care.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: $10,000 bonus for the signing of a 3 year contract.
Up to $5,000 towards CE
Relocation Reimbursement up to $15,000
Loan Repayment opportunities available through NHSC and IHS
Internal Number: 001
About Kodiak Area Native Association
The Kodiak Area Native Association has been providing patient and family focused health care and social services to Alaska Natives and our communities throughout Kodiak Island for over 50 years. KANA’s medical staff is comprised of five physicians who work in conjunction with three mid-level providers, dedicated nurse case managers, and ancillary staff to deliver the highest quality, team based health care . Our patient centered medical home model incorporates collaborative Behavioral Health, Dental, and Pharmacy services within the primary care setting to facilitate an advanced support system that ensures our patients’ needs are met. Our Providers travel monthly by small plane to our six rural village clinics to provide services in collaboration with the Community Health Aides and Behavioral Health Aides. KANA also offers Youth Prevention Projects; Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program; Vocational Rehabilitation; Employment and Training programs; Early Childhood program; Infant Learning Program, and a full service Fitness Center.
Kodiak is a well-rounded, all-inclusive community of roughly 14,000 people island-wide. From our rugged mountainside, to or our endless ocean, Ko...diak offers an abundance of outdoor and family activities, including world-class fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, kayaking, and hiking just minutes from your door. For a fun activity, or a night on the town, our swimming pool, ice rink, tennis courts, racquetball courts, bowling alley, movie theatre, local brewery, and several restaurants offer a variety of activities to choose from. Kodiak is well diversified in its population and is home to the largest Coast Guard base and a variety of economic industries that fuel the local economy. Kodiak has four public elementary schools, a middle school, and high school as well as two private schools and a strong home-school network. If you’re seeking higher education, Kodiak has an extension campus of University of Alaska, Anchorage. There are two airline carriers for a quick and easy commute to Anchorage, or you have the option of the Alaska Marine Highway System to get you to the mainland. Its sometimes harsh climate is balanced by mild temperatures and unparalleled wilderness splendor that provides Kodiak’s residents with a unique lifestyle in a relaxed island paradise.