Partnership Track Position in Large, Collegial, Stable, Independent Group Practice

Southern Arizona Anesthesia Services
Tucson, Arizona
Jan 30, 2019
Jan 30, 2020
Full Time
Position Type

Looking for 1 Cardiac Anesthesiologist and several general OR anesthesiologists; both new grads and experienced docs welcomed!

Southern Arizona Anesthesia Services (SAA) is a group practice of over 80 highly educated and experienced physicians, providing services in Southern Arizona since 1985. SAA represents excellence in anesthesia care, providing a full range of high-quality, board certified, physician anesthesia services, including specialists in cardiac anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, and obstetric anesthesia.

Please click on "Employer Profile" tab for additional information about SAA, and visit our website at

About The Practice:

An important hallmark of SAA is our collegiality and our commitment to fair treatment of physicians.

All physicians are hired with the intent to become partners, and only 1 physician in the past 20 years has not been offered partnership. The path to partnership is very quick; 12 months to financial equality and another 6 months to full stockholder status.

We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits, and multiple work options to meet the needs of a diverse group of physicians at various stages of their career, including part-time positions ranging from 50% to 90% of full-time, and options to be off both pre-call and post-call if desired (i.e. take major calls from 5pm to 7am).

Benefits Include:

10 weeks vacation (8 weeks the first year); vacation is allocated via a lottery system with equal access for all physicians.

Full health insurance for physician and all dependants (choice of traditional PPO or High Deductible Health Plan with company funded Health Savings Account)

Full Dental insurance for physician and all dependants

Disability Insurance (own occupation)

Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Personal Liability Umbrella Insurance

$1M/$3M Individual malpractice policy, plus another $1M/$3M on the corporation, from an A rated, admitted carrier

Dues for multiple professional associations, facilities' fees, business license, and Arizona Medical License.

Credentialing & Management Services

401k & Profit Sharing Plan; 100% vested immediately, eligible immediately with entry at first day of month after start date

Compensation is a blend of shared income (20%) and productivity (80%); productivity is insurance blind and based on minutes of anesthesia (aka Chair Time).

Signing bonus and relocation expenses provided.

Major calls (in-house OB or from-home First call) average two per month, plus back-up calls, with a total call load of roughly 1 weekday call per week and 1 weekend per month.

OB is optional.

Strong, stable professional management with stellar financial performance and very low overhead. Very low turnover; 30% of physicians have been with the group for over 20 years.

About Tucson:

Tucson is a fast-growing Sunbelt city of just over one million people, blending modern, metropolitan life with scenic beauty and rich cultural diversity. Indian, Spanish, Mexican, and Pioneer influences have created a study in contrasts between old and new, traditional and modern, rural and metropolitan.

Tucson enjoys more sunshine than any other city in the United States, about 350 days each year. Winters are mild, with average daily maximum temperatures of 64 67 degrees from December through February, 72 degrees in November and March. Summers are warm and dry, with daily highs in the 90's from June through September, with a humidity of only 10 to 30%, making warm days feel cooler. Two rainy seasons replenish the desert landscape, usually in August and January, with a total annual rainfall of approximately 11 inches.

Whether you're a participant or a spectator, the Tucson sports scene has something for you. In addition to world-renowned golf courses, championship tennis courts, horseback riding, and year-round swimming, Tucson also offers skiing, bicycling, hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing. Spectators enjoy Pac-12 football, basketball, and baseball at the University of Arizona. Tucson is also home to professional rodeo, and annual PGA and LPGA golf tournaments. NBA basketball, NFL football, MLB baseball, 15 Spring Training teams, white water rafting, tubing, and water skiing are within two hours. The Sea of Cortez, with white sand beaches and deep-sea fishing as well as scuba diving, is within 200 miles of Tucson.

Tucson is located 115 miles southeast of Phoenix, and 60 miles north of Mexico. In addition to all of Tucson's attractions and amenities, there are numerous choices for adventurous days exploring the surrounding areas. Mountains, ghost towns, wineries, historic sites, a foreign country, natural wonders, and western and mining towns are among the many choices for a day of adventure. There are few other cities in America where you can open your Christmas presents in 76 degree weather and spend the rest of the day in the mountains building a snowman.

Tucson is home to two of the five highest ranked public high schools in the United States (#3 BASIS Oro Valley and #4 BASIS Tucson North) as well as University High School (ranked #27 in the US), yet has a cost of living that is below the national mean. In fact, the average SAA partner could buy a home at the median price level in Tucson with just 6 months salary!

Please contact our CEO at if you are interested in joining our fabulous team.

SAA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business need.


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