Practice Pediatrics in New Mexico's Prime Resort Area - $210 + RVUs

Alamogordo, NM

Employment Type: Permanent Specialty: Pediatrics Job Number: 15836
This beautiful resort community is looking to add a Pediatrician.  You will join in the call schedule with  one  other female Pediatrician and a Family  Practitioner. This is primarily an outpatient position as the Pediatric admissions are minimal.  Affiliated with a 100 bed hospital with a serving area over 60, 000 people.  The community is strategically nestled among south central New Mexico' s prime resort areas, located in the desert high country between the majestic Sacramento Mountains and Lincoln National Forest on the east and the dazzling White Sands National Monument to the west. Situated 209 miles south of Albuquerque, NM, 69 miles northeast of Las Cruces, and 86 miles north of El Paso, TX. The population statistics show a median age of 28.8 years, a 2.6% annual growth rate. Unemployment is 7.6% with the major employers being Holloman Air Force Base, Presto, Vebco, Scott Air/Motors, several light industries and manufactures dealing with wood products-cabinetry. Unique agricultural industries such as pistachio nuts. One of several positives of the area is that of its temperate, arid climate - average 45.7 degrees in January and 78.3 degrees in July. While the city receives less than 5 inches of snow, nearby mountains offer excellent snow-skiing during the winter (eg., Ski Apache, Ruidoso, NM). Quality Schools: four private/parochial, public schools; 12 elementary, 2 junior high, and one senior high school, as well as schools for the handicapped and private nursery schools. Three Vocational/Technical schools and New Mexico State University extension campus locally. Local shopping Mall, several strip shopping centers and specialty shops. Local regional airport for commercial flights (Rio Grande Airlines) -service to Las Cruces, Albuquerque, and connecting cities) and private/light aircraft. The Community residents take advantage of the temperate climate by enjoying the array of outdoor amenities from a day on the golf course to hiking the wonders of Lincoln National Forest or camping at nearby Oliver Lee Memorial State Park. International Space Hall of Fame, Alameda Park Zoo, Otero County Historical Museum, Planetarium, Sacramento Peak Solar Observatory, Tularosa Basin Historical Society and Amateur Theater are some additional unique sites. This family oriented community supports facilities: City Gym; Youth Center and Civic Center with 15 local parks, several tennis courts, 2 swimming pools, 4 indoor movie theaters, 11 ball fields, as well as skating and bowling. Chippeway Park Stables offers family fun on horseback, country/gospel music with Ruidoso Downs located 47 miles north of town for horse racing, Apache Resort offering excellent powdered snow skiing the winter months. This is an opportunity to practice meaningful medicine in a beautiful place to call home.

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