Rural Health Physician

Sullivan County Community Hospital is seeking a board certified or board eligible family medicine physician to join our team of dedicated, rural health providers.


A rural health physician plays a crucial role in providing healthcare services to underserved communities in rural areas.

Clinical Responsibilities

Consultations and Medical Care: The physician should provide consultations, medical care, and treatment to outpatients.

Medication Management: Supervise the distribution of medicine and medical supplies.

Emergency Response: Be prepared to provide “first response” services for common life-threatening injuries and acute illnesses.

Team Approach

Collaborate with mid-level providers such as nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and certified nurse midwives (CNMs).

Patient-Centered Care

  • Prioritize patient needs and ensure access to quality healthcare services.
  • Address the unique challenges faced by rural populations, including limited resources and geographical barriers.

Community Engagement

  • Engage with the local community to understand their health needs and promote preventive measures.
  • Advocate for health education and awareness programs.


Rural health physicians play a crucial role in providing healthcare services to underserved communities. The benefits of rural practice are extensive:

Steady Income Streams

In rural areas, where patient demand often outstrips the available physician pool, rural doctors tend to experience a more consistent income stream. Reduced competition compared to crowded urban markets contributes to this stability.

Less Commuting

Headaches Rural physicians typically have shorter commutes. This not only saves time but also reduces stress associated with long daily travel.

Clinical Autonomy

Greater Patient Variety

Loan Repayment Programs

Many rural areas offer loan repayment programs to incentivize physicians to work there. These programs help alleviate educational debt, making rural practice financially attractive.

Establishing Deeper Patient Connections

In rural settings, physicians often develop multi-generational relationships with families. This continuity of care allows them to observe familial disease trends and fosters stronger patient appreciation and communication.

Additional Benefits Components

  • Competitive Guarantee
  • Malpractice with Tail Coverage
  • Retirement with Employee Match
  • CME, Dues & Subscriptions Allowance
  • Relocation and Sign-On Bonus
  • Student Loan Repayment Options
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Generous Vacation Days
  • Interim Living Assistance Agreements

If you are passionate about helping others, and want to work for an organization that CARES about their employees, check out the opportunities we have for you!