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

Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) is a not-for-profit critical access hospital which includes two campuses and six community-based primary care health centers. In Essex County, Elizabethtown Community Hospital serves as the central source for the delivery of health care services to county residents and visitors to the Adirondack Park. ECH is the only federally designated critical access hospital (CAH) north of Albany and east of Lake Ontario. In that capacity, ECH serves as a rural acute care manager, performing lifesaving services and coordinating the transfer of patients in need of additional and immediate care to other hospitals with which it has agreements in place.

Salary & Benefits:

Student loan repayment and 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.

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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