Emergency Medicine Job Opportunity – Marianas Islands

The Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation is hiring Emergency Physicians to care for the people of Tinian Island, Rota Island, and Saipan Island.

This position requires a high level of personal and professional skill to squeeze the last drop of information out of the resources we have. The “latest and greatest” equipment is rarely part of our tool kit. The remote location and limited resources can be intimidating at first; most newcomers have a culture shock upon finding that there is not a specialty team available to take each complex issue off their hands. But the challenges lead to willingness of colleagues to help; we are a close-knit team, supportive of one another. The job is incredibly fulfilling despite the increased demands. It’s a small town feel in a vacation setting with no commute and an unmatched close community.

We are the people who sincerely considered joining “Médecins Sans Frontières” but who found instead that there is a population of our own citizens who are in equally desperate need while still providing us a sustainable and even a very comfortable life. Many of us came here thinking we would be here for two years maximum, finding instead the job we have always wanted. It’s not for everyone, but it just might be for you.

They serve a multi-cultural community of about 50,000 people. We are an underserviced, resource poor, remote tropical Pacific community several flights away from the mainland, about 8 hours by plane west of Hawaii. The diverse patient population includes native islanders and immigrant workers from Micronesia, Philippines, China, Bangladesh, Korea, and other Asian and Pacific Islanders. Cultural and language barriers, tropical diseases, and marine injuries and envenomations make the job challenging and unique.


BC/BE Emergency Physician or Family Medicine pathway with Emergency Department experience.


Licensed in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI); PALS, ATLS, ACLS, BLS certified; Undergo CHCC’s credentialing process;



Malpractice coverage is provided; Airfare from the mainland; Two-year contract with renewal options with $10k signing bonus. 5 weeks paid vacation, plus 16 paid holidays.


80hr/biweekly Saipan ER.

12 (mostly) and some 10 hour shifts

There is MD/PA double coverage 0700-0100and MD/PA triple coverage 1000-2200


Recent increase to $306 K per year

80hrs per 2 week pay period

If interested, contact Susan M. Castro-Cabrera saipanrecruiter@gmail.com


While this is obviously not on par with a mainland salary, keep in mind that we only pay around 2% federal income tax, plus a9% local tax and SS/FICA.  We have paid government holidays (16 of them) and 5 weeks paid leave, plus one week paid leave for CME.  Tax break only applies if you become a resident , not for Locums.

While 80 hours per pay period seems like a lot , the shifts are not super stressful.

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