Tok Sub-Regional Physician Assistant

Tok Sub-Regional Physician Assistant

Tanana Chiefs Conference
April 26, 2022
Job Type


Alaska Outpatient Tribal and Community Health Center

  • Come serve in a busy mission driven supportive team setting
  • Situated between two mountain ranges, Tok is located about an hour North of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve’s northern boundary
  • Access to Wild & Scenic Rivers, back country hiking & outdoor adventures
  • Very competitive compensation and benefits
  • Qualifying site for several loan forgiveness programs
  • Come work in our brand-new state-of-the-art sub regional health clinic.
  • Have the opportunity to serve the six rural native villages in the sub region and experience their rich and diverse cultures
  • Tok is located near the Canadian border and surrounded by many opportunities for outdoor adventures such as hiking, fishing, hunting, and more.
  • Up to 40 k signing bonus; eligibility for singing bonus for former TCC providers eligible after not being employed with TCC for a period of 3 years.
  • Salary 130-170 K DOE
  • Exceptional benefits
  • 80 hours and 5k annual CME
  • Cross cultural tribal and rural health
  • Retention bonus
  • Options for student loan repayment
  • Come serve in a busy mission driven supportive team setting
  • Opportunity for adventure-providers fly to small rural Alaska villages

Tanana Chiefs Conference is looking for providers that love wilderness, hiking, outdoor adventures and are team players with strong clinical skills and the ability to work with humility in a cross-cultural tribal health clinic. We are hiring for a board certified Physician Assistant to live and work in Tok, Alaska. The successful candidate must possess passion for rural healthcare and exceptional communication & cross-cultural skills. After hours and weekend call rotations are mandatory and providers must be comfortable with handling after-hours emergency medicine and trauma in a rural setting. As a rural clinic during regular weekday hours we see and treat a significant number of complex chronic care patients along with the typical mix of acute care conditions. As a sub-regional clinic we have the support of a larger tribal health network and a team of providers at Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center in Fairbanks and Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.


The Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) is an Alaska Native non-profit corporation, charged with advancing Tribal self-determination and enhancing regional Native unity. TCC has an extensive rural health care system to support health and promote wellness to Indian Health Service beneficiaries—Alaska Natives & American Indians, as well as many non-beneficiaries, in  42 villages situated across the river systems of the Interior (Yukon, Koyukuk, Kuskokwim, Tanana and more). This 235,000 square mile region is the home of the Tanana Chiefs Conference.

Where We Are:

The Upper Tanana Health Center South is located in the rural community of Tok, Alaska. Tok is situated at the strategic intersection of the Alaska Highway and the Tok Cut Off from which travelers driving into Alaska from Canada can either continue north towards Delta(1.75 hours) and Fairbanks(3.5 hours) in the Interior Region or head southwest to Anchorage (6 hours)

We are screening for providers with a sense of adventure, a love for rural medicine and the respect and humility to serve in a team approach in a multi-cultural setting.  The Upper Tanana Health Center is staffed with three Physician Assistants , RN, Medical Assistant and Health Aide. After hours and weekend call will be divided between 3 full time providers and we are looking to rotate additional staff from Fairbanks. Provider must be comfortable with responding to emergency medicine and trauma situations.  The patient population draws mainly from the communities of Tok, Tetlin, Northway, Tanacross and Dot Lake—as well as summer tourists.

Tok is well situated for anyone wanting to live a rural Alaskan lifestyle while still staying on the road system for convenient travel. Candidate must be comfortable living in a rural isolated community with limited amenities.  Fishing, hunting, aviation, backcountry adventures in the mountains or along the rivers—there is plenty to do if you love the outdoors. The foothills of the Delta Range Mountains are accessible just a short drive out of town & Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is south of Tok.  Eagle, Whitehorse, Fairbanks, Anchorage and all points in between are ready to visit and explore.


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