Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States


Posted over 1 month ago · Full time

Job Description



We are excited to open two new positions for primary care physicians who are passionate about evidence based medicine and growing their practice within the Native American community. We are motivated to find enthusiastic, physicians to work in our brand new ambulatory health care facility in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Who are we?

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRP-MIC) is a sovereign tribe located in the metropolitan Phoenix area. Established by Executive Order on June 14, 1879, the Community operates as a full-service government and oversees departments, programs, projects, and facilities. Today, over 10,000 individuals are enrolled tribal members. Comprised of the President, Vice President and seven elected Council members, the Community Council governs the Community. The Community is located in Maricopa County and is bounded by the cities of Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, and Fountain Hills. The Community encompasses 52,600 acres, with 19,000 held as a natural preserve. Approximately 12,000 acres are under cultivation in various crops, including cotton, melons, potatoes, onions, broccoli, and carrots. Commercial development is reserved along the Community's western boundary. With two distinct backgrounds and cultures, the Community is comprised of two Native American tribes: the Pima, "Akimel O'Odham" (River People), and the Maricopa, "Xalychidom Piipaash" (People who live toward the water).

The Community proudly owns and operates several successful enterprises, including Talking Stick Golf Club, Talking Stick Resort, Salt River Fields, Salt River Devco, Casino Arizona, Salt River Sand and Rock, Phoenix Cement, Saddleback Communications, Salt River Financial Services, and Salt River Landfill. The majestic Red Mountain can be seen throughout the Community and is located on the eastern boundary. The sight of the mountain symbolizes the home of the Pima and Maricopa people.

The Community's Department of Health and Human Services has been operating since 2017 and behavioral health services began in 2013. The River People Health Center opened in March of 2022 and is a 200,000 square foot ambulatory health care facility. The Health Center provides quality health care that is comprehensive, compassionate and culturally respectful.

What the job looks like:

Work with a fantastic group of physicians, nurse practitioners and clinic staff in a beautiful setting with an organization that values you and a work life balance. Through your work as a primary care physician you will engage in patient care in a new state of the art facility. Services include Laboratory, Pharmacy, Radiology, Public Health, Community Health Resource Nursing, Case Management, Pediatrics, Podiatry, Dentistry, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Nutrition, and Integrated Behavioral Health. Work week averages out to 4.5 clinical days with a .5 administrative day. Very competitive salary and benefits. HRSA and IHS loan repayment site, current Primary Care HPSA score of 19.

What you must have:
  • Subscribe to, honor and respect the mission and values of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
  • Excellent communication skills including active listening that promotes collaboration with patients and the healthcare team
  • Desire to work with the growing Native American population in Maricopa County providing culturally sensitive care
  • Practical work experience with Native Americans or Alaska Natives is preferred but not required
  • M.D. or D.O. with Arizona license or able to obtain an Arizona license with no board sanctions within one-year of employment
  • Board Certified of Board Eligible in Family Practice or Internal Medicine
  • Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration
  • CPR and ACLS

Benefit Summary
  • Competitive Salary
  • Diverse culture
  • 13 paid holidays and your birthday
  • 401K Retirement Plan with generous automatic employer contribution upon hire
  • Medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account, life and disability benefits
  • The employee wellness program (WellPath) allows you to earn credits toward cash or time off. The Community has been named top 10 Healthiest Employers 10 year running by Phoenix Business Journal. The Health Center features an on-site employee gym with locker rooms. Employees have access to the Community's Way of Life Facility with three-full size basketball courts, an indoor pool, running track, fitness and locker rooms.
  • CME paid time and stipend
  • Licensing, board and membership fees paid annually
  • HRSA and Indian Health Service Loan Repayment eligible
  • Eligible for Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Special Requirements

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified : Community Member Veteran, Community Member, Spouse of Community Member, qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain preference, the following is required: 1) Qualified Community Member Veteran (DD-214) will be required at the time of application submission 2) Qualified Community Member (must provide Tribal I.D at time of application submission),3) Spouse of a Community Member (Marriage License/certificate and spouse Tribal ID or CIB is required at time of application submission), and 4) Native American (Tribal ID or CIB required at time of application submission).

Documents may be submitted by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date.

The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .

Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.