The University of Vermont Health Network
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Primary Care Physician

Specialty: Primary Care
Category: Physicians
Schedule: Full Time
Facility: Elizabethtown Community Hospital
Location: Elizabethtown, NY
Michelle Meachem
Director of Human Resources
Job Description

The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital health centers are a central source for preventative, primary care in Essex County. Practicing at our community-based health centers offers the opportunity to provide care for a diverse mix of patients and utilize the full extent of your education and training.

Physician opportunities are currently available at two health centers located between the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain. With flexible hours and easy access to hiking, biking, paddling, fishing, skiing and more, you can take advantage of world class recreational opportunities and enjoy the region’s laid-back lifestyle.

Our health centers offer a broad scope of practice, including diagnosis and management of routine health problems, health maintenance and screenings and urgent care for injuries and illnesses. Through our partnership with The University of Vermont Health Network, physicians share knowledge and resources to give patients access to leading-edge technology, advanced treatment options and the highest level of compassionate care. Opportunities are also available to work with medical students and residents.

Salary & Benefits:

Earn up to $260,000 annually, plus a $30,000 signing bonus and $120,000 loan repayment. Relocation assistance is available. Excellent benefits, including an insurance plan and 403(b) retirement program, are provided through The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group. Learn more about benefits.

Position Details:

  • Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Flexible hours and 4 day work weeks available
  • Occasional weekend rounding required
  • Average patients seen: 14-24
  • Light call in ER, 1:5 Rotation. Mostly by phone with infrequent situations requiring in-person consultation


  • MD/DO
  • New Graduates Welcome to Apply
  • Board-Certification (within 1 year of hire), BLS, DEA, NY License, Child Abuse Course, Opioid Course, and Infectious Disease Course.
  • ACLS, ATLC only required if picking up optional call


The University of Vermont Health Network complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude people or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, place of birth, HIV status, national origin, religion, marital status, age, language, socioeconomic status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status or obligation for service in the armed forces.


  • Generous starting bonuses and relocation assistance
  • Competitive salary with RVU production model
  • Loan forgiveness programs
  • Stipend considerations
  • Great comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental and vision
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Paid time off (PTO): 29 days annually
  • CME reimbursement with 5 additional PTO days
  • Malpractice coverage
  • J-1 to H-1 immigration legal support

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Quality of Life

Centrally located between Lake Champlain and Lake Placid at the foot of Hurricane Mountain lies the small New York hamlet of Elizabethtown. Here, you’ll find an idyllic rural lifestyle situated amidst the natural beauty of surrounding forests and waterways. If you prefer a more casual pace of life with low cost of living and abundant outdoor recreation, you’ll be right at home in this friendly community.

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Diversity and Inclusion

As a leading health care organization that employs thousands and directly works to improve the health of more than a million people in our two-state region, we are resolutely committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in our practices and our communities.

As a medical institution that focuses on care, research and training, we have a professional and moral obligation to not only understand humanity, but to embrace and care for it without bias or discrimination. That starts within our own workforce by actively promoting diversity and inclusion within our clinical and academic communities with a culture that supports and encourages respect for every individual and that recognizes and values our diverse backgrounds.

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