Surgical Oncology in the Beautiful Northwest

Location: Idaho-Boise
Duration: Permanent - Full Time
Job ID: 00267 (21801591)
Category: Oncologist Surgeon Physician Job
Company: Saint Alphonsus Medical Group
Contact: Jason Schultz
Call: (208) 302-9132
Practice Type:   Hospital
Job Posted: 05/04/20

Surgical Oncology in the Beautiful Northwest - 00267 (21801591)

Become part of a physician led 500+ provider multispecialty group with a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care.  This position would work collaboratively in the surgical oncology department with the other cancer surgeons in the practice, including fellowship trained colorectal, breast, and gynecologic and other advanced foregut, minimally invasive surgeons. This exciting practice would offer a mix of approximately 50-75% surgical oncology and 25%-50% complex benign general surgery cases.  The emphasis will be on minimally invasive surgery, robotics and advanced therapeutic endoscopy, using a variety of advanced surgical equipment and techniques, including robotics, endoscopic and advanced laparoscopic procedures. 

The surgical oncology department is part of the system's accredited oncology program with relationships with medical and radiation oncology.  Professional life is balanced with a rural-paced lifestyle in the beautiful city of Boise, Idaho.  SARMC, the region's only Level II Trauma Center, is a 381 bed facility with a state-of-the-art digital environment and pioneering technologies including advanced imaging capabilities and award-winning clinical services. 

Support: A network of 70+ Saint Alphonsus Medical Group primary care clinics.  Level II Trauma Center; ED; two (2) da Vinci XI robots; Hospitalist, Pediatric Hospitalists, ICU, CVICU, NICU, 24/7 on-site Anesthesia;  Pediatric Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, and an alliance of independent community partners.

Practice Breakdown: Surgical Oncology 50-75%, Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy 25-50%

Status:  Full Time, Employed

Schedule:  Traditional workweek, M-F with a minimum of 32 hours of patient contact time – includes clinic, procedures, & consults.

Call:  1:5 practice call - no unattached ER call and no acute care general surgery responsibilities.    

Salary and Benefits:

  • Sign-on Incentives
  • Student Loan Repayment
  • Relocation
  • PTO & CME Allocation
  • Malpractice Insurance (Incl. Tail)
  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • Retirement (403b)

Community: Boise, Idaho's Capital City anchors a vibrant and growing mid-sized metropolitan area of 730,000 people.  An outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with a flourishing arts and entertainment scene, the region offers a reasonable cost of living, low crime rate, excellent cultural programs, neighborhood parks and nearby forests and rivers. Idaho's culture of physician independence also makes it one of the best places in America to be a practicing physician.  The Boise Metro Area  is consistently listed as one of the best places in the country to live, work and play!

Saint Alphonsus Health System is a growing four-hospital, 714-bed, 74 clinic integrated healthcare system serving southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic not-for-profit health systems in the nation.  To learn more about Saint Alphonsus, please visit [link removed]. 


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree;
  • Successful completion of an accredited ACGME/AOA general surgery residency program;
  • Board certification through the American Board of Surgery (ABS) or the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery (AOBS)- or obtain such certification within 3 years of employment;
  • Completed fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology;
  • Board eligible for certification in Complex General Surgical Oncology;
  • Obtain Idaho medical licensure and granting of privileges at SARMC and other health system affiliated hospitals as needed; valid controlled substance registration with Board of Pharmacy and DEA;
  • Experience on open, minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques for the treatment of hepatobiliary, pancreatic, esophageal, gastric, adrenal and colorectal cancers. In addition, expertise in the surgical treatment of surgery, liver ultrasound, isolated limb perfusion and infusion for regional melanoma, sarcoma and cytoreductive therapies including hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy is desired;
  • Perform basic and complex, advanced general surgical procedures including: laparoscopic and robotic procedures for benign biliary, pancreatic, and foregut disease;
  • Collaborative team-building leadership style with the oncology and surgical program to maintain accreditation with the American College of General Surgeons Commission on Cancer.