• Clinical
  • Saipan

Website Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation

Improving CNMI health and wellbeing

Live and work on a tropical island, Saipan, in the Pacific Ocean!

Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) is seeking an adventurous OB/GYN who is ready for a unique opportunity in Global Healthcare while living on a tropical island paradise. The practice model allows you to use your skills and training to provide a broad range of OB/GYN Services while maintaining a great work-life balance.

About The Island

Saipan is a lush tropical island located just north of Guam in the Western Pacific Ocean.  Saipan is the largest and most populated of the Northern Mariana Islands.  Together the islands make up the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The CNMI is a U.S. territory, its citizens are U.S. citizens, the currency is the U.S. Dollar and the predominant language is English.  For more information check out the Saipan visitor’s Authority at mymarianas.com

About the Hospital

Commonwealth Healthcare Center is run by the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation and is an 86-bed hospital with outpatient clinics and a dialysis center.  CHCC serves a population of approx. 50,000 people and offers a broad range of services and specialties including General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Podiatry, Oncology, Inpatient and Outpatient Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, Nephrology, and of course Obstetrics and Gynecology.  To learn more about Saipan and medical practice here, please visit our website: saipandoctors.com

About the OB/GYN Department

We have a culturally diverse patient population, including patients from the Pacific Islands, Philippines, China, Korea, Japan, Russia, Bangladesh and the U.S. Mainland.  We have a significant amount of pathology here on the island including but not limited to GYN malignancies, abnormal uterine bleeding, severe anemia, gestational and pregestational diabetes, hypertension in pregnancy, and obesity.  As the only hospital in the CNMI, all deliveries occur at CHCC.  The L&D unit is staffed 24/7 by our team of excellent midwives, who do the majority of the work in L&D. Our outpatient clinic is open 5 days a week from 8am-5pm and is staffed by our physicians, 2 NP’s and typically at least 1 midwife.  We do approximately 500 deliveries per year.

Job Highlights

Make a competitive mainland salary in U.S. Dollars
Excellent work-life balance; separate clinic and call days; post-call day off
24/7 in-house L&D coverage by our team of excellent midwives
National Health Serves Corp site. Those interested can apply for loan repayment
Life on Saipan

Temperate climate with average temperature in the low 80’s year-round
Safe and family-friendly with access to public and private schools and affordable childcare
Outdoor activities: scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, biking, fishing, skydiving, kayaking, paddleboarding and more
Many resorts, restaurants, pools, waterparks and places to just relax and enjoy the beach. Most hotels offer local discounts and staycation incentives
Abundant travel options with regular flights to Seoul, Busan, Tokyo and Guam with easy connections to the rest of Asia

Permanent and locums positions available
Completion of U.S or Canadian OB/GYN Residency Program
Board Certified or eligible
BLS/ACLS required
Must have an NPI and be Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement eligible
CNMI License required (we will assist with application process). Licensing and credentialing take approx. 6-8 weeks


$226,000 P/A (Equivalent to that of $343,000 salary in SF and NYC)



$10,000 Signing Bonus for 2-year contracts
Malpractice coverage is provided under the Tort Claims act
Annual Leave: Eight (8) hours per pay period (26 pay periods/yr), on a full-time Employment Contract
Sick Leave: Four (4) hours per pay period
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 interested can apply for loan repayment
International flight from point of recruitment for employee.  Return flight to original embarkation is included upon completion of contract
Reimbursement of up to $250 for employee health screening costs

Interested? Apply below!

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