Full Time |
J1 Waiver Eligible


Through People, We Make a Difference

Sound Physicians is a physician-founded and led hospital medicine practice that started in 2001. While Sound has grown significantly since then, our vision of building a great practice is unchanged. We believe this starts by offering a better career model designed around our vision of improving quality and lowering the cost of care for patients in the communities we serve. When you join Sound Physicians, you will sense a palpable difference in the way we approach hospital medicine from your first day.

Presbyterian Rust Medical Center is a renowned healthcare facility known for its commitment to quality care and patient safety. Located in New Mexico, it has been recognized as one of the top five general acute care hospitals for its exceptional performance in the areas of quality and patient safety. The medical center’s dedication to excellence and its focus on providing high-quality healthcare services make it a trusted destination for patients in need of comprehensive medical care.

  • 92-bed community hospital that is part of the Presbyterian Health Care System
  • Established team with 27.5 physicians and a clinical performance nurse
  • Hospitalists respond to codes but are not part of the Rapid Response team
  • Closed ICU – occasional bedside procedures are required to help support the ICU and IR teams. In-house pulmonary and critical care physicians are available for support. Intubations are not required.
  • J1 eligible; access to Sound’s in-house visa specialists as well as our licensing and credentialing experts; all required filing fees for the visa are paid and services covered

Hospital Recognitions

In 2019, Presbyterian Hospital in New Mexico received the prestigious title of the best regional hospital by U.S. News & World Report. It was also acknowledged for its high performance in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, and knee and hip replacements. Meanwhile, Presbyterian Rust Medical Center was recognized as a top performer for quality and patient safety at the New Mexico Hospital Association’s annual meeting. Additionally, Presbyterian Hospital received further acclaim from Healthgrades® as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals and one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for stroke, critical, and pulmonary care in 2019. Presbyterian Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico to receive all four of these distinguished honors.

Commitment to our Front-Line Clinicians

Our talented clinicians are the key to fulfilling our mission. We focus on optimizing the practice environment so our clinicians can feel really proud of the care they give. This is the key to engagement. We optimize workloads effectively, reducing inefficiencies and consistently exceeding expectations through service excellence to our clinicians.

  • Access to our proprietary learning platform, SoundInstitute™, for continuing education, and professional development with convenient online and in-person educational courses, including CME
  • Secure your future via Sound Physicians’ Path to Partnership™ track + attain incentive-based rewards based on performance

Location & Lifestyle

Situated on the outskirts of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Rio Rancho is a thriving suburban city with a rich cultural heritage. The city’s history is deeply intertwined with the Native American, Spanish, and Mexican influences that have played significant roles in shaping its identity. These diverse cultural influences have contributed to the warm and welcoming atmosphere that characterizes Rio Rancho today. The community embraces its historical roots, creating a unique blend of traditions and celebrations that reflect its multicultural past. With a robust economy and a strong sense of community, Rio Rancho offers its residents a high quality of life and a range of opportunities for work, education, and recreation.

In addition to its cultural richness, Rio Rancho boasts stunning natural surroundings that captivate both residents and visitors. The city is nestled in the picturesque Rio Grande Valley, offering breathtaking views of the Sandia Mountains and the river itself. The proximity to nature provides numerous outdoor recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking, and exploring the nearby Cibola National Forest. Rio Rancho also benefits from its close proximity to Albuquerque, providing residents with easy access to a wide array of amenities, entertainment options, and cultural attractions. Whether enjoying the natural beauty or immersing oneself in the vibrant cultural scene, Rio Rancho offers a unique blend of history, nature, and modern living in a welcoming and economically thriving community.

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