Family Medicine Physician, Rota, CNMI, U.S.A.

Website Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation

Improving CNMI health and wellbeing

COME WORK ON A BEAUTIFUL, TROPICAL ISLAND (ROTA)

Where Are We?

CNMI is part of an island chain located north of Guam in the western pacific. The three inhabited islands are Saipan, Tinian and Rota. Saipan is home to 85% of the population and the territory’s only hospital. The islands are rich in history from the arrival of pacific islanders through World War II battles.

CNMI is part of an island chain located north of Guam in the western pacific. The three inhabited islands are Saipan, Tinian and Rota. Saipan is home to 85% of the population and the territory’s only hospital. The islands are rich in history from the arrival of pacific islanders through World War II battles.

The island of Rota possesses a unique character that wins over just about everyone that goes there. It is the home of several interesting places, including the ancient Taga Stone Quarry and the popular Bird Sanctuary. It is located about 60 miles from Guam and 80 miles from Saipan. An added bonus for our area is that the great lands of Asia are just a short (and affordable) hop away!

To discover more about these islands, visit the website for Marianas Visitors’ Authority at www.mymarianas.com.  You may also want to visit the website at www.saipandoctors.com which may help to give you a feel for the overall healthcare community in the Northern Mariana Islands.

Salary: $190,000 (the CNMI enjoys one of the lowest tax burdens in the U.S., so please compare using tax information provided below)

Qualification Requirements:

Permanent only. (1 yr. minimum)
Must be U.S. or Canadian trained.
Board certification required.
Family Medicine Experience required.
ACLS/BLS required.
CNMI license required. (Application process supported by Human Resources staff)
Licensing and credentialing takes 6-8 weeks

Who Are We?

The Commonwealth Health Corporation (CHCC) is an 86 Bed hospital. The medical staff provide medical care for a diverse multi-cultural community who reside on three islands that make up the U.S. Territory that is called the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). We have 2 satellite clinics on the smaller islands of Rota and Tinian.

Rota Health Center is an ambulatory satellite facility that runs under the auspices of the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation on Saipan. The island is located about 50 miles north of Guam and 89 miles south of Saipan. The Center has the following sections: Emergency Room, Outpatient Clinic (Pharmacy, Laboratory, Radiology), Public Health Services (Birth Defects Surveillance, Intervention & Referral to Services Program, Immunization Program, Maternal Child Health Bureau, Non-Communicable Disease Bureau, HIV/STD Program, Chest Clinic), Bureau of Environmental Health, Community Guidance Center (CGC), Health & Vital Statistics Office (HVSO), Womens Infant Children (WIC).

Rota is a remote island, with a population around 1,500. This is a fairly isolated assignment and requires strong interest and well-rounded experience in rural medicine practice. A broad skill-set is needed along with the ability to know when to send the patient on or ask for help. Rota has limited and frequently changing resources. The ER and on-call staff in Saipan are always available for consult, however, some on-call schedule may be added. The EHR is RPMS–essentially the same as VistA at VA hospitals.

Schedule:

Typically, hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Overall, the workload is light, but can get busy on occasion. Both islands average 10-20 patients a day. Some On-call time schedule may be added.

Benefits include:

International flight from point of recruitment. Return flight to original embarkation is included, to be arranged upon completion of contract.
Malpractice coverage is provided under the Tort Claims act
Holiday Pay: CNMI observe 15 Holidays (Federal and Local)
Annual Leave: Eight (8) hours per pay period (bi-weekly), on a full-time Employment Contract
Sick Leave: Four (4) hours per pay period (bi-weekly)
Health and Life Group Insurance: Cost-sharing per Corporate policies
Health Insurance: AETNA Health Insurance
Life Insurance: Individual Assurance Company Life, Health, & Accident (IAC)
401a Retirement Plan Option: ASC Trust Corporation
National Health Service Corp site. Those interested can apply for loan repayment.
$5,000 yearly hardship allowance, due to assignment location.

What is great about this job:

  • Tropical island climate without seasons, steady average temp of 84 degrees with occasional short rain showers.
  • World-class snorkeling and dive spots in crystal-clear waters.
  • Affordable jumping-off point for exploring Asia, Australia, and the Western Pacific Islands.
  • Tort reform area with minimal risk of litigation based on CNMI laws.
  • One of the lowest tax burdens in the U.S.:

If in the CNMI 183 days or more during the tax year (and otherwise meets requirements), then CNMI residency status is met for that year. As a result, earnings are taxed at the maximum CNMI (“state”) tax rate of 9% and there is a 90% rebate of U.S. federal income tax on income earned within the CNMI.
If in the CNMI less than 183 days, the IRS taxes the income earned within the CNMI the same as U.S. mainland earnings for federal income tax purposes.
No sales tax

What this means for residents is that we do not file with the U.S. IRS, but only with Tax and Revenue here on island. After-tax amount retained on a $190,000 salary here is roughly the equivalent to that of a $287,880 salary in New York or San Francisco. Add to that the fact that there is no sales tax in the CNMI.

Compensation:

$190,000 P/A (Equivalent to that of $288,000 salary in SF and NYC)

Benefits:

FULL TIME:

$10,000 one-time signing bonus for initial contracts of at least 2 years.
International flight from the point of recruitment for the employee.  Return flight to original embarkation is included and will be arranged upon completion of contract.
Malpractice coverage is provided under the CNMI Government Liability Act (essentially identical to the Federal Tort Claims Act).
Reimbursement of up to $250 for pre-employment health screening costs.
Annual Leave: Accrues at eight (8) hours per pay period (bi-weekly), with a full-time Employment Contract
Sick Leave: Accrues at four (4) hours per pay period (bi-weekly)
Up to 5 days of paid leave for CME.
Health and Life Group Insurance: Cost-sharing per Corporate policies
Health Insurance: AETNA Health Insurance
Life Insurance: Individual Assurance Company Life, Health, & Accident (IAC)
401a Retirement Plan Option: ASC Trust Corporation
National Health Service Corp site. Those eligible can apply for loan repayment.
$5,000 yearly hardship allowance, due to assignment location.

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