Job Description

Primary Care Physician - Northern Cochise Community Hospital
Job CategoryProfessional
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

Northern Cochise Community Hospital (NCCH) is a Critical Access Hospital with two rural health clinics looking to fill a Full-Time or Part-Time Primary Care Physician / Medical Director (or Family Medicine / Internal Medicine) - Board Certified position


We are a family-friendly community with welcoming individuals who value a sense of community. Leave the rat race and choose a better work-life balance in the heart of Southwest Arizona. Northern Cochise Community Hospital gives you a reason to exhale when thinking about affordable living, great schools and a slower work pace. Experience our rural community with a laid back lifestyle that is hard to beat in Willcox’s high desert! We are surrounded by Arizona’s most prominent mountain ranges, beautiful southwestern desert sunsets, wine country, western culture, and a variety of outdoor activities, from abundant hiking, mountain biking, horse riding trails, scores of birds including Sandhill cranes migration to lakes and ponds. Our area is known to be a “go to” place not just for recreation and slower pace, but also for apple orchards and pistachio groves! If you’re ready for the chance to work with other professionals who share your values and commitment to improving the quality of life for those around you, we invite you to discover more about us.

For more information on our area, visit our City of Willcox at:

What you'll be working on:

  • Managing a patient panel with a broad array of patient needs; conducting a mix of acute, chronic, and well visits.
  • Treating patients in-office with a clinic patient volume average of 22-26 patients per day, with opportunity for expansion.
  • Ongoing collaboration with in-office teammates via daily huddles, as well as with provider clinical teams
  • Utilization of your specific clinical training and opportunities to perform in-office procedures.
  • Position will include limited directorship responsibilities for rural health clinics.

Supervision Received: Works under the direct supervision of the Director of Clinics or designated administrator.

COVID-19 Requirements: ***Beginning December 1, 2021 new employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and can request consideration for an NCCH medical or religious exemption***

Special Conditions:  Position is Safety Sensitive / Drug Free Workplace / COVID Vaccination Requirements

Education, licenses, and experiences required for this role:

  • Graduate of accredited medical school and Board Certified in Family Medicine.
  • Practiced at least 2 of the last 5 years in an outpatient primary care or family medical setting
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine
  • Current, unrestricted State licensed in Arizona, to practice medicine as an M.D. or able to attain license.
  • Current BLS/CPR Certification (Certified by American Heart Association Only)
  • Current, unrestricted Arizona Prescribing & Dispensing License.
  • Current, unrestricted Controlled Substance Registration Certificate from the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration.
  • Current, unrestricted Arizona Prescribing & Dispensing License.
  • Current, active privileges issued and approved by the NCCH Medical Staff  (In-house staff will work with you to obtain all hospital privileging and coordinate credentialing needs.)

Demonstrated leadership ability and potential managerial competency.  

Must be proficient using EHR/EMR for patient charting, placing orders, etc.,

Computer proficiency and technical aptitude and ability to effectively use computer software programs.

Our rural health clinic providers also demonstrate:

  • A passion for patient-centered primary care
  • The ability to successfully communicate with and provide care to individuals of all backgrounds
  • The ability to effectively use technology to deliver high quality care
  • Clinical proficiency in evidence-based primary care
  • The desire to be an integral part of a team dedicated to changing healthcare delivery
  • An openness to feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into strengths and weaknesses
  • The ability to confidently navigate uncertain situations with both patients and colleagues
  • Readiness to adapt personal and interpersonal behavior to meet the needs of our patients
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety, quality and positive patient experience.

This person must have up beat aptitude, work alongside other team members, problem solve and deliver the highest quality customer service. Requires the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, administrators, managers, vendors, and other health care industry personnel.


Interviews will take place after resumes have been screened for minimum requirements. Please note that this position is not restricted solely to the responsibilities listed above and that the job scope and responsibilities are subject to change.

This position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but is not intended to limit the incumbent nor Northern Cochise Community Hospital Inc., to only the work identified. 

Reasonable Accommodations / Job Performance:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function and the physical demands satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Application Instructions

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