Alaska Locum Tenens



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For Practitioners:

Come work with us in Alaska! Set yourself free. Wilderness Medical Staffing offers rotating regular schedules as well as short-term locum assignments. We pay top dollar in the industry with enough time off to really enjoy your life. We give you the orientation and the back-up to assure that you will succeed on your assignment, as well as have a great adventure. We know what it takes to succeed on our assignments because we are practitioners who have worked in these very clinics. We are loyal to our practitioners. You will love working with us.
  • Top pay in the industry
  • Time off to live your life the way you want
  • Flexibility
  • Travel paid to the site from wherever you live
  • Housing paid on site
  • Malpractice Insurance provided

For More Information Contact:

Mary Ellen Doty, M.S., FNP - President & Staffing Liaison
Phone: (907) 399-0909


I prefer working with Wilderness Medical Staffing because of the variety of positions offered in Alaska.  The company is small and the most personal business interaction I have experienced in this industry.  MaryEllen Doty and Noah McWilliams are flexible and practical in all aspects of credentialing and logistics.  Compensation is superior to that of any other locum tenems agency.  However...most importantly, those unforeseen life events that interfere with plans are respected and make the professional relationship human.  WMS is my locum tenems staffing agency of choice and I look forward to future assignments offered by this company.  

Darlene Marks, FNP

It was a most rewarding experience on all fronts.  The working environment was very suitable, staff extremely helpful and pleasant, patients most appreciative, etc. I was very satisfied with my accommodations, use of car, and overall arrangements.  I have made some dear friends there and sincerely hope to return someday:) Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and I look forward to future experiences.

Margaret Zimmerman, FNP (Commenting on her assignment at a Southeast Alaska healthcare center)

WMS is the best travel company I have worked for. Best paying and the staff always provide the needed back ground information for each new travel site.  You know where you are going and what to expect when you get there.  Travel and living arrangements have always been excellent.  The president , Mary Ellen Doty is awesome, a real hands on leader.  The best in the business"

Mary Caffee, ANP

"Wilderness Medical Staffing is a delightful and exciting company to work for.  The clinic placements range from suburban to rural.  Mary Ellen Doty, ANP and owner has transportation and housing arranged for the provider before they arrive so you simply need to begin working.

Bush Alaska presents many challenges and Mary Ellen knows by experience what those challenges are as she has worked in many of those clinics herself, which leads to the support you will receive from her while you are in an assignment.  Her accountant Peggy is also very supportive and kind during the orientation process for timesheets and the salary reimbursements.  No question is too annoying.

Lower 48 staffing companies donít understand the challenges faced by the practitioners in bush Alaska, but Wilderness Medical Staffing does, end of story. .. ."

Kathy Sterner

"Mary Ellen and the crew at Wilderness Medical Staffing have opened many doors for me professionally, affording me and my family an intimate connection with native and non- native villages throughout interior Alaska. Sure it has been a privilege to provide healthcare to some really interesting people, but for me the rewards are the friendships earned, and it is so easy with Wilderness Medical Staffing taking care of all the travel and logistics."

Greg Sayers, PA- C

"Working with Wilderness Medical Staffing has been a great experience:  A straight up company working conscientiously to take care of their providers.  I have confidence they bring the best compensation packages possible for each assignment.  There is always a good line-up of locums opportunities, most of which are in unique, interesting, locations in Alaska.  Highly recommended!" Timothy Jones, PA-C

"I thoroughly enjoy working with Wilderness Medical Staffing.  I have all the benefits of being self-employed without the billing headaches.  Mary Ellen understands the clinician and client needs. She carefully screens the opportunities to ensure a great fit.  Sheila is a pleasure to work with for credentials and other documentation."
Becky Sturdevant, FNP

Photo Courtesy of Dan Duke Photography






Photo Courtesy of Dan Duke Photography

For More Information Contact:

Noah McWilliams, M.A. - Marketing & Recruiting Director 
Phone: (406) 214-6723


Mary Ellen Doty, M.S., FNP - President & Staffing Liaison
Phone: (907) 399-0909


Now also doing business in Montana
Montana branch office:  
Red Lodge, Montana 59068
(406) 241-9292

Wilderness Medical Staffing         P.O. Box 616         Homer, Alaska 99603

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