Expand Your Horizons With a Pediatric Job in Alaska
Seek out adventure and work top-of-license in the stunning, modern city of Anchorage.
August 12, 2021
You don’t have to choose between excelling in your specialty, making your voice heard on committees or joining the hospital board. In a Pediatric role in Alaska, you can do all three.
“There are so many ways to participate in what’s going on at Providence Alaska Medical Center,” says DJ Barker, Senior Recruiter for Provider Solutions & Development. “You can work on special projects, grants, help open a new wing or study something specific. In Anchorage, it’s easy to do more than just do your job.”
DJ has been recruiting physicians and advanced practice clinicians in Anchorage for several years. He says the biggest draw for providers is being able to work at top-of-license, have a good deal of autonomy and explore the incredible outdoor opportunities that surround this busy, metropolitan city.
“Providers who work in Anchorage want to grow as a doctor or as an NP. They also want a good work-life balance. I’d say 95% of the time, they’re outdoor enthusiasts,” he says.
PS&D is hiring for six Pediatric openings at the Providence hospital, including three physician roles and three specialty roles — Nephrology, Endocrinology and Gastroenterology.
DJ says Providence is the healthcare hub of Alaska. Patients travel there from all over the state to receive care.
With 401 beds, more than 1,100 nurses and more than 800 doctors, Providence Alaska Medical Center is the largest hospital in the state and the only one with a dedicated Children’s Hospital. Recently ranked the number 1 hospital in Alaska by U.S. News & World Report magazine, the hospital also features a nationally recognized Level II trauma center, heart and cancer centers and the state’s largest emergency department.
“Everybody knows Providence in Alaska,” DJ says. “The diversity of the patient population is very attractive to providers. There’s a significant military presence there as well, in addition to the tourist population. It’s an exciting place to practice medicine.”