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Internal Medicine Physician Needed in NW Arizona along Colorado River-90 Minutes from Las Vegas

Valley View Medical Center is looking for additional primary care physicians. The opportunity will have the option of joining an existing, independent, well-established practice or be hospital-employed in northwestern Arizona. There will also be Nurse Practitioners helping to see the volume in the practice. This position offers excellent earning potential. In addition to a competitive salary, other compensation includes practice management consulting services, relocation reimbursement, sign-on bonus, EMR, marketing assistance and malpractice. Fort Mohave is an ideal location to live and work.

About the Hospital

Opened in 2005, Valley View Medical Center is a 90-bed acute care facility with two adjoining medical office buildings and two offsite offices. The state-of-the-art main campus has 52 acute care (medical/surgery) beds, 12 acute rehabilitation beds, 12 intensive care beds, an eight-bed labor and delivery unit and a new six-bed pediatric department. Each patient room is private. There are six major operating rooms and two minor procedure rooms as well as a modern, high-tech cardiac catheterization unit. The hospital provides 24-hour emergency service with full-time emergency physicians on duty, and also provides service for injuries or illnesses that are not critical. Outpatient care includes an on-campus therapy services department with physical, occupational and speech therapy. Valley View offers a full complement of community and regional referral services in all of the major medical disciplines with a medical staff that represents a broad cross section of specialty areas. Valley Views most recent expansions have been in adjacent Bullhead City, with Crossroads Urgent Care and Wide Open MRI. Valley View has previously been voted the Best Medical Facility in the area by local newspaper readers and has also won awards presented by local business and civic organizations.

The Community

The community is located where three states come together Arizona, Nevada and California. This Tri-State area features a classic low-desert climate with extremely low humidity, smog-free air, sunshine almost every day of the year and breathtakingly beautiful sunsets. The average year-around temperature is 75.4 degrees. From fall to spring, highs are normally in the 60s to 80s, with overnight lows usually in the 40s and 50s. Located just minutes away from I-40, the area is also served by Amtrak, Greyhound and both seasonal and year-round flights at the Laughlin-Bullhead International Airport. McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is also less than two hours away, providing access to or from almost anywhere in the world.

Most of the Tri-State areas population lives on the Arizona side of the Colorado River, where Valley View is located. Just across the river lies Laughlin, Nevada, with more than 11,000 hotel rooms in a number of casino/hotels and resorts. Gaming, top-name entertainment and award-winning dining help make Laughlin a jewel in the desert. Most non-gaming commerce is in and around Bullhead City, including major shopping and a number of Fortune 500 companies.


The Tri-State community is a veritable paradise for water sports and other outdoor activities. Swimming, boating, scuba diving, water and cross-country skiing, as well as trophy fishing for bass, trout and other species, are available at several locations throughout the region.

Only four miles across at its widest point and 67 miles in length, nearby Lake Mohave features 237 miles of shoreline that can be enjoyed year-round. The lakes surrounding terrain includes sheer cliffs, sandy beaches and secluded coves. Lake Havasu is a 45-mile long water recreation paradise less than an hour away. Finally, the Colorado River provides hundreds of miles of navigable water, while the spectacular views of the Grand Canyon and the beautiful cities of Flagstaff and Sedona are only a few hours away.

Other recreational activities available in the region include hiking, off-road vehicle sports and hunting. For nature lovers, nearby Mohave National Preserve has 1.6 million acres of protected desert habitat. Located in the heart of the world famous Mojave Desert, this beautiful and tranquil setting showcases a wide variety of natural features including rose-colored sand dunes, Joshua tree forests and mile-high mountains. East of the city, the Black Mountain Range has plenty of possibilities to go off-roading or to explore ghost towns or the old mining town of Oatman where wild burros still roam the streets. An hours drive away are the Hualapai Mountains, usually at least 20 degrees cooler than the desert floor and home to elk, deer, a county park with cabins, campsites and a mountainside lodge and restaurant. Snow skiing is also available within a two- to three-hour drive in the mountains above Flagstaff (to the east) and Las Vegas (to the northwest).

Golf is another popular outdoor activity in the region. No less than six courses are within easy driving distance of Ft. Mohave and Bullhead City, including Desert Lakes Golf Course, with a 6,569-yard, par 72 layout just a mile from the hospital.
With over 70 hospitals in 22 states, LifePoint Health, a noted leader, offers very competitive financial packages to help physicians begin and grow successful practices. In addition to a generous salary or income guarantee, other incentives may include sign-on bonuses, medical education debt repayment, monthly stipend payments while you are still in training, relocation, marketing and practice start-up assistance. Practice models may vary depending on the market but usually include employment, group practice, partnerships and new practice start-ups. In December 2011, LifePoint became one of only 26 organizations in the country chosen by the Department of Health and Human Services to be a Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) in the Partnership for Patients initiative, a nationwide public-private collaboration to improve the quality, safety and affordability of healthcare for all Americans. As a result, LifePoint received funding from 2012-2014 to support additional resources for our quality and patient safety programsalongside our HEN partner, Duke University Health System and Duke Patient Safety Center. The LifePoint HEN was among the top performing HENs in the country in adopting evidence-based best practices to build a culture of safety, reduce healthcare-acquired conditions, and reduce readmissions. Together, we remain unified in striving to achieve our mission of Making Communities Healthier. Come practice where you are needed and appreciated.