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Enloe Medical Center







Chico, California, United States

Northstate Anesthesiology Partners (NAP) at Enloe Medical Center is seeking a physician anesthesiologist due to expansion. We are a collegial group of 21 anesthesiologists that enjoy a respectful and collaborative relationship with our surgical colleagues in the care of our patients. We provide anesthesia for a 300-bed Level II trauma center in most areas of surgery at 2 sites: At our main campus, we cover 10 regular ORs, 1 cardiac room, an active endoscopy service, a moderate amount of radiology services (MRI,CT, and IR), minimal cath lab, and 2 CS rooms. Our Ambulatory Surgery Center is located 5 miles from the hospital and runs 2-3 rooms daily. We have an active Labor and Delivery Unit with approximately 1800 deliveries per year and a 40% epidural rate. Anesthesiologists are able to choose their rooms from a rotating list each weekday allowing us to maintain skills in all areas.

The group has a fantastic call schedule with a lot of flexibility and ample time for rest! We work 11 weekends per year and always have 4 people on call. On the weekdays, our 1st call person is in-house, but comes in at 5pm and leaves at 7am with the post call day off. 2nd and 3rd call do add-ons during the day and are typically done 7-10p, 5-8p, respectively. 2nd call can be called in periodically during the night, but they have the first pick of rooms the next day. Our 4th call person covers OB between 7a-5p, and rarely gets called back past 5p. Typically, you will take 3-5 weekday calls per month. On the weekends, we have 4 people on call. Safety is a priority to our group, so this schedule allows call people to rest. Call is evenly distributed amongst all members, but can be easily given up. We have a rotating list, so that all members have equal access to extra call. Furthermore, if you want to make extra money, we often have a volunteer shift on weekends from 7a-3p. We use a scheduling program call Qgenda which has an app on your phone, so it’s easy to track who is on-call at anytime. We use a system of balanced compensation to prevent excessive competition for cases.

NAP also provides an excellent retirement plan. We have a 401K, Profit Share, and Defined Benefit Plan that allows many members to put over $100k per year into retirement! We do have a 3-year partnership track with compensation at 70% the first year, 75% the second, and 85% the third. You can expect to make at least 400K your first year if you take 8 weeks of vacation, your assigned call allotment, and work an average schedule. While partnership is not a guarantee, all partnership track employees have always made partner since our inception in 2007. We also do a yearly review of partnership track employees, so that they are aware of their progress. Leadership and representation at the hospital is imperative, so we welcome all members to serve on hospital committees and to attend our shareholder meetings.

Lifestyle is important to us, so vacation is very generous! You are guaranteed 8 weeks of vacation per year. Some members choose to take less whereas others take more (typical range is 4-12 weeks/yr). We do our vacation schedule in October for the following year and usually get our top 4 choices. We provide locum coverage during popular weeks (Winter Holidays and summer) to allow more people to take time off. We realize that things come up during the year and are very accommodating about swapping weeks or making the schedule work so that you can get the time off you need.

Chico is a lovely place to live with wonderful outdoor activities including hiking, biking, golf, and swimming. Bidwell Park, one of the 25 largest municipal parks in the US, is located within city limits. We also have a lively arts programs, Chico State University, and great dining. We have a variety of neighborhoods with fantastic public, charter, and private schools to fit any family’s need. Chico is a prime location with a small-town, family-oriented feel within 2.5 hours of San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and Napa. Housing has been impacted because of the fire that occurred in our neighboring town of Paradise. However, we expect that the situation will improve within the year as people relocate and rebuild in Paradise. Our business manager is well connected in the community and can assist you with all of your relocation needs.