Challenging Frontier Adventure in Colorado – Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Basin Clinic, Inc. (BCI) is looking for a provider experienced in treating the whole person – physical as well as mental wellbeing in a frontier area of Southwest Colorado.

Basin Clinic, Inc. (BCI) is a non-profit Independent Rural Health Clinic looking for a full-time Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) experienced as both a primary care provider and mental health counseling looking to join our dynamic team. As a 4-day per week provider at our clinic, you will be required to work as the sole medical provider four to six days a month after an initiation period.

This position will provide care for adults and children of all ages. 40% will be in mental health counseling/treatment, and 60% will be the management of chronic conditions, annual exams, treatment of acute illnesses, and urgent/emergent care/stabilization (cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, and trauma) with transport to a higher level of care via ambulance or helicopter. On average, the provider is responsible for seeing 15 or more patients per day.

Qualifications include accreditation and certification from the appropriate boards; licensure through the State of Colorado; CO DEA licensed; mental health counseling/treatment experience; first read X-ray; interpretation of 12 lead EKG is mandatory, computer proficiency; Electronic Medical Record experience (clinic uses Athena).

Education & Experience Requirements:

Minimum Education/Experience
• Graduation from an accredited program of advanced practitioner (PA or NP)
• Strong computer skills required. EMR experience required
• Basic Life Support – AHA
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – AHA
• Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – AHA

• Advance Trama Life Support (ATLS) preferred

• Documented Mental Health counseling and prescribing required

• DOT Medical Examiner Certification preferred


Preferred Education/Experience
• EMR systems (we use Athena)

Work Schedule:

Weekdays (8-5)


Sign-on/Moving bonus of $10,000.

Free shared housing available on-site for providers

Salary is $115,000 to $135,000 per year depending on experience.

$1,500 CME reimbursement per year and 40 hours paid time for CME.


100% of the provider premium is company-paid for health, dental, and vision.

Health insurance plan options, dental, and vision available for your dependents.

$10,000 Company Paid life insurance with the option to purchase more.

Voluntary options for short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage.


FSA options

HSA options

Eligible for 401(k)

8 paid holidays

12 days of Vacation time accrued.

Sick Time Accrued to 48 hours per year.

Employer and Community Information

Basin Clinic, Inc. (BCI) is located in a frontier area of southwestern Colorado, surrounded by beautiful mountains, high deserts, national forest land, and amazing outdoor recreation areas. Experience the relaxed small-town atmosphere without traffic with friendly people and a wonderful community. Located a little over an hour from both Telluride, Colorado to the southeast or Moab, Utah to the northwest.

Our area offers many activities for all ages including biking, hiking, and ATV trails, hunting, fishing, rafting, mountain climbing, skiing, arts, and so much more! Area events and festivals by various organizations provide numerous ways to get to know our eclectic community. In addition, there is a brand-new Pre-K to 12th grad school building that opened January 2024.

BCI has an incredible team of professionals working together toward a common goal of becoming the clinic of choice in our region by providing the highest level of quality care to our patients. Full-time team members work four days (4 days/week) with no weekend shifts or major holidays.

BCI offers providers a free shared living space including a kitchen, living areas, bathroom with a separate shower, and three bedrooms (one per provider). (Can be used as a temporary home for the right provider and their family while searching for housing).

Basin Clinic is an approved site for the Colorado loan repayment program which is $60,000 for full-time and $30,000 for part-time. Applying to be reinstated as a HRSA loan repayment site in the spring of 2024. (Current HPSA score 16)


Christina Pierce, CRHCP

Executive Director, Basin Clinic

Office: 970.865.2665, Ext. 3

Fax: 970.865.2674


Address: 421 Adams St, Naturita, CO, 81422

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