Job Description

Job Summary:

    Seeking a full-time (4.0 or 4.5 days/week) board certified General Surgeon to join a part-time general surgeon and per diem team for Androscoggin Valley Hospital - part of North Country Healthcare (system of 3 Critical Access Hospitals).

    Offers the broad scope of practice of a typical rural, community surgeon. Provides office-based general surgery services to new and established patients of all ages, including initial consultation for common general surgery concerns, performance of minor procedures, education and counseling of patients and families, ordering diagnostic tests, referral to related other specialties within and at tertiary care centers, and communication with PCP’s. Clinical support is provided by a medical assistant.

    • Most commonly diagnoses encountered are:
    • Hernias (inguinal and umbilical)
    • GERD and related symptoms
    • Rectal bleeding
    • Gallbladder disease
    • Colon polyps or screening for colon cancer
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Sebaceous cyst
    • Dysphagia
    • Breast Conditions
    • Diverticulitis
    • Skin lesions (including cancers)

    Provides operative (open and laparoscopic) and endoscopic procedures

    Experience required

        Currently holds (or can obtain) an active Medical License to practice Surgery in New Hampshire. Holds a doctoral degree in medicine from an accredited program and completed residency & internships as required by NH. Provides evidence of prior prescriptive privileges, as well as DEA number and is certified through the American Board of Surgery

        Experience requirements include practical experience in a hospital and clinic settings, in-depth knowledge of modern surgical and therapeutic treatments, high level of patience and empathy and exceptional diagnostic & decision-making skills.

        Must have excellent interpersonal, time management, decision making and communication skills, emotionally resilient and ability to maintain a good working relationship with all levels of personnel, medical staff, administration, and the public. Additionally, requires fantastic manual dexterity, hand eye coordination & visuospatial awareness.

        • Prefer candidates have prior experience (at least 2-5 years) in broad spectrum of general surgery and endoscopy.
        • Prior experience in a small hospital or CAH desired.
        • Must be comfortable with rural nature of practice/hospital, limited general surgery colleagues, solo coverage on call, and AVH’s complement of specialists (surgical and medical) and diagnostic testing capacity.
        • Special clinical interests/expertise to complement those of current part-time general surgeon and expand scope of services to our region are always welcomed. Candidate must be willing to offer the broad scope of practice of a typical rural, community surgeon.
        • Team oriented, collaborative, and patient focused. High level of customer service (patient satisfaction) is expected. Excellent, respectful communication with all members of care team.
        • H1-B and J-1 visa candidates will be considered if excellent communication skills.


          • Vacation, 5 weeks per year
          • 5 sick days, 6 holidays per year
          • CME, 2 weeks per year, plus $4,000 CME funds
          • Commencement bonus, Citizenship bonus, and Productivity bonus eligible
          • Relocation funds/reimbursement
          • Insurances: health, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, life.
          • Retirement plans
          • Professional liability coverage with tail

          Please contact Rebecca Sava, RMA, CPRP
          Provider Recruitment Coordinator

          About AVH:

          The major strength of Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) is found in its wide network of specialists who provide care throughout Coos and portions of Carroll County, NH. With wide-ranging specialties including, but not limited to, Audiology, Urology, Ear, Nose, Throat/Allergy, OB/GYN, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, and General Surgery, a number of our providers travel to multiple North Country locations, providing a seamless and convenient patient experience. A 25-bed critical access hospital, AVH also offers state-of-the-art Imaging technology: Mammography, CT Scan, Ultrasound, and MRI all received Gold Seal Accreditation by the American College of Radiology. AVH proudly offers a full complement of Physical Therapy services (Inpatient, Outpatient, and off-site) as well as Occupational Therapy (Inpatient and Outpatient.) The close relationship that AVH enjoys with Coos County Family Health Services yields multiple off-site Laboratory locations within their primary care clinics. Named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by iVantage numerous times, the providers, nurses, staff, and volunteers work tirelessly to personify the Hospital’s Mission to Deliver the Best Healthcare Experience to Every Patient, Every Day.

          About North Country Healthcare (NCH):

          North Country Healthcare is a non-profit affiliation of four medical facilities, Androscoggin Valley Hospital, North Country Home Health & Hospice Agency, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, and Weeks Medical Center, located in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. NCH includes numerous physicians and medical providers at multiple locations. This leading comprehensive healthcare network which employs hundreds of highly-trained individuals delivers integrated patient care through three community hospitals, specialty clinics, and home health and hospice services. NCH remains committed to the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

          North Country Healthcare is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

          If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to the Human Resources department at the affiliate to which you are applying.

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