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Norton Sound Health Corporation

Nome, AK 99762

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Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC) is a tribally owned and operated, independent, not-for-profit health care organization, founded in 1970 to meet the health care needs of the Inupiat, Siberian Yup’ik and Yu’pik people of the Bering Strait region.

Norton Sound Health Corporation puts the patient first. This principle applies equally at the new Norton Sound Regional Hospital and at the 15 village clinics managed by NSHC.

Every day, NSHC’s approximately 700 employees – about 72% of them are Alaska Native – demonstrate their commitment to our mission: providing quality health services and promoting wellness within our people and environment.

Norton Sound Health Corporation is a model of how Indian Self-Determination is meant to work, with tribes taking responsibility for their own health and well-being.

Norton Sound Health Corporation is an exciting and fulfilling place to work. You will work with a diverse and dynamic staff, all committed to delivering excellent health care with compassion.

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Nome, AK

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Set at the tip of the Seward Peninsula and overlooking the Bering Sea, Nome may well be Alaska’s most exciting destination. It offers an incredible mix of Native culture, rugged Alaskan adventure, dramatic scenery, world-class sporting events, rich history.

Every year in March, Nome hosts the finish of one of the toughest sled dog races in the world. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is a 1,049 mile trek through some of the most extreme wilderness in the nation.

Nome lies just 90 minutes by jet from Anchorage, but its remote location and 350 miles of roads radiating from town mean you can drive deep into some of Alaska’s most scenic, pristine country. With no trees to speak of, you can see forever across a gentle landscape of rolling tundra, crystal clear rivers, and wide sandy beaches. Chances are you’ll spot muskoxen, reindeer, and other wildlife—but not many other cars.

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