Job ID: 289752077  |  Last Updated: 6/5/2023

Physician - Ketchikan Indian Community

Ketchikan, AK
Applicant Contact
Tribal Health Recruiting
(907) 729-2893
(907) 729-3638
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

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Ketchikan Indian Community (KIC) is a federally recognized Indian Tribe, incorporated in 1940 under Section 16 of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, as amended for Alaska in 1936. KIC serves a membership of over 5,700 Alaska Native and American Indians through the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Indian Health Service (IHS) programs, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and other agencies. An eight-member Tribal Council, elected by the KIC membership, serves as the governing body and sets policy for programs and administration. KIC currently represents the largest Tribal membership in Southeast Alaska. KIC employs approximately 150 employees in five departments: Health Services (medical, dental, behavioral health), Education and Training, Housing, Social Services, Cultural & Natural Resources, and Administration.


Ketchikan Indian Community (KIC) job descriptions are a management tool to help organize duties and provide employees with the employers expectations with regard to a specific job classification. The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is a reasonable assignment for the position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Job Summary

Incumbent will provide direct acute primary health care services including diagnosis, treatment, referral, and follow-up requirements. Stresses preventative measures to patients in avoiding health problems as well as necessity for compliance with prescribed treatment measures. Record accurate and complete medical records of all patient contacts, both inpatient and outpatient. In conjunction with other medical/pharmacy/dental staff, assist with development of the appropriate formulary for the clinic.

Working Environment

The employee may be exposed to communicable diseases. Safety precautions for employees such as blood drawing for screening of various diseases such as hepatitis, required immunizations, etc. are necessary. The employee is occasionally subject to verbal abuse, threats, and physical violence from angry, hostile, or disgruntled patients and/or family members.


Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Medicine of Osteopathy (DO), or Nurse Practitioner from a school in the United States approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicants graduation.


Employee must have a permanent full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Alaska, another state, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

Possess current valid State of Alaska driver's license with a record acceptable to KICs Insurance carrier.

Experience and/or Training

Post-licensure professional experience in the general practice of medicine

Approved internship training

Approved residency training

Graduate-level study in an accredited medical school

Post-licensure professional experience in a specialized area of practice

Other advanced study or training (outside of medical school or hospital) creditable toward satisfaction of training program requirements for Board eligibility

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