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Physician Opportunities

For medical professionals with a strong commitment to care in a beautiful community that offers a perfect work-life balance, Samaritan Medical Center is recruiting for the following specialties:

Anesthesiology – Private Practice

Jefferson Anesthesiologists Service (JAS) is recruiting to replace a senior retiring physician. There is an exclusive agreement for services between JAS and Samaritan Medical Center (290-bed facility). Direct employment with JAS, partnership track available. Call 1:7, supervision of 11 CRNAs. Medical Staff over 180 physicians representing 42 specialties. Average annual surgeries: 6650, obstetric epidurals: 900, cesarean sections: 450. No neurosurgery or open heart services. No requirement for pain management clinic. Geographic service population: 250,000. Providing care for the military population associated with the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum. For more information email awalldroff@shsny.com.

Medical Dermatology – Hospital Employed

Hospital employed Medical Dermatology opportunity to join a strong physician-led team including a Board-Certified Dermatologist/Mohs Surgeon, two experienced dermatology Physician Assistants and an experienced support staff. This is a replacement for a very busy departing Dermatologist with a ready-made practice panel. This practice has newly developed office space with large exam/procedure rooms, photodynamic therapy, and injectable cosmetics. Teaching opportunities with accredited ACGME/AOA Family Medicine & Internal Medicine. American Board of Dermatology certification required, or actively in process. For more information email awalldroff@shsny.com.

Otolaryngology (ENT) — Hospital Employed

Join three Otolaryngologists in a hospital employed practice. Offices are located on hospital campus and close to OR Suites. Adult as well as a significant number of pediatric patients provide for a busy practice. Hospitalists are available for adult patient admissions. A stable primary care network provides a strong referral base. Board certification is required or one must be actively in process to obtain board certification. A surgeon interested in practicing a spectrum of general ENT services would be a very good fit. This is a salaried position with WRVU model offered. Call is 1:4. For more information email awalldroff@shsny.com.

Family Medicine & Internal Medicine – Hospital Employed

Hospital employed opportunities for board certified (or actively in process) Family Medicine and Internal Medicine physicians. This is a National Health Services Corp (NHSC) certified opportunity. Exclusive outpatient opportunity, OR inpatient and outpatient mix. Inpatient and outpatient mix would include a call of 1:8. Hospitalist Service provides a “tuck-in” service for new admissions during hours of 7:00pm – 7:00am. PA and NP support. Prenatal care for Family Medicine is optional. A base salary with WRVU compensation, educational loan repayment program, signing bonus and paid relocation are included in the recruitment package. Dual accredited Osteopathic and Allopathic FM and IM residency training programs provide teaching opportunities to interested providers. For more information email awalldroff@shsny.com.

Family Medicine OR Internal Medicine – Outpatient Private Practice

Join a group of four primary care physicians (and several APPs). This is an optional partnership track opportunity. It is a long-standing private practice setting located in the heart of downtown Watertown and has been organized as an exclusive outpatient model. There is a large panel of patients with a significant geriatric mix having great loyalty to the practice. A full benefit package with educational loan repayment options, signing bonus and paid relocation is offered. Board certification (or actively in process) is required. For more information email awalldroff@shsny.com.

Family Medicine – Outpatient Private Practice

This is an exclusive outpatient Family Medicine opportunity with a long standing established private practice. This practice provides patient centered medical care to a well-balanced family medicine population. A full spectrum of care from newborn to geriatric is delivered. No obstetrics. The current principle physician is open to offering partnership and succession tracking for ownership opportunities. This is a spacious modern office with supportive staff and advanced technology. Inherent flexibility in the schedule will allow the ideal work-life balance. A competitive compensation practice to include educational loan repayment, signing bonus and paid relocation is offered. Board certification (or actively in process) is required. For more information email awalldroff@shsny.com.


Samaritan Medical is building upon services at the newly opened Walker Center for Cancer Care and is affiliated with Roswell Park Care Network. Board certification or actively in process is required. As an employee of Roswell Park Care Network, candidate physician will join two other medical oncologists, two advanced practice professionals and benefit from the partnership of a radiation oncologist, an oncologic interventional radiologist, a nurse navigation program, and a wide array of other professional support staff. A full spectrum of services with well-equipped advanced technology will identify the Center as a leader in cancer care. Applicant must be enthusiastic about delivering the highest quality of patient care and enjoy delivery of care within the team. For more information email awalldroff@shsny.com.

Ophthalmology – Private Practice

Succession planning for ophthalmology private practice is underway. Successful and well-established practice for many years looking to maintain care for community and expand scope of ophthalmology services. Well-equipped office and experienced ophthalmology support staff ready to welcome new physician providers. Samaritan Medical Center offers dedicated ophthalmologic operating rooms with two teams of experienced staff to enhance efficiencies. Blocked scheduling. For more information email awalldroff@shsny.com.

Orthopedic Surgery – General and Subspecialties – Hospital Employed

This is a unique opportunity to join a start-up full scope of practice for Orthopaedic care. Plans for a 6-surgeon practice with advanced practice professionals. Newly remodeled office close to hospital campus (5 minute commute). General ortho call with opportunity to develop personal subspecialty interest such as foot and ankle, hand, joint, etc. Candidate must be specialty board certified with American Board of Surgery or equivalent Canadian, Royal College of Surgeons. Well-equipped spacious surgical operating rooms which were part of 2010 major construction project. Established robotic surgery program since 2012, upgraded to daVinci Xi in 2019. A significant base of community providers and a large network of other medical and surgical specialists provide for a well-integrated system. For more information email awalldroff@shsny.com.

Orthopedic Surgery – PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT – Hospital Employed

Samaritan Medical Center seeks Physician Assistant to support new start-up practice as described above. Job description includes first assist in operating room, inpatient rounding as well as office practice. Orthopaedic experience is a plus, but not required. For more information email awalldroff@shsny.com.

Pulmonary and Critical Care – Hospital Employed

Opportunity to join a well-established group of board certified pulmonary/critical care physicians. Exclusive subspecialty focused. Physicians rotate call and coverage for the 10-bed ICU on a weekly basis. A convenient 5-minute commute between office and hospital. There is opportunity for collegial collaboration with a Thoracic Surgeon in same office. Hospital provides video navigational ultrasound bronchoscopy technology with in room cytopathology, and cardiopulmonary stress lab services. Monarch robotic bronchoscopy was launched in Spring 2020. A long-standing successful lung cancer screening program is in place. A dedicated cancer center, The Walker Center for Cancer Care, opened in the Fall 2018. An active Cancer Committee involves many physicians and currently is focusing on certification with the Commission on Cancer. Candidate must be board certified or currently tracking in the certification process. Sleep certification is a plus. For more information email awalldroff@shsny.com.

Thoracic Surgery – Hospital Employed

For purpose of succession planning, Samaritan Medical Center seeks a Thoracic Surgeon to replace a solo surgeon who will phase out practice to full retirement. This is a non-cardiac position and will focus on chest surgery. Board certification in Thoracic Surgery is required. Five to ten years of experience is ideal. Minimally invasive surgical skills are valuable. Use of video-assisted thoracic surgery and surgery supported by the Xi daVinci Robot is available to the surgeon candidate. A well-established lung cancer screening program is in place. A newly constructed building housing the Walker Center for Cancer Care opened in the Fall of 2018 and is affiliated with Roswell Park Care Network. There is a vibrant multi-disciplinary Tumor Board that meets biweekly. Solid referral base is well established. Thoracic Surgeon will have the advantage of working with an outstanding group of Pulmonary-Critical Care physicians. For more information email awalldroff@shsny.com.

Urology – Hospital Employed

Samaritan has opportunities for a General Urologist; also there are opportunities for Urologists with interest in advanced laparoscopy, andrology, oncology and/or robotic surgery. Board certification is required (or actively in process). A convenient office with in-office surgical suite is located within a 5-minute drive to the hospital main campus. Call is 1:4. There is a well-developed robotic program since 2012, and a recent upgrade in 2019 to daVinci Xi with integrated table motion technology. Large, spacious and well-equipped operating rooms await urology bookings. For more information email awalldroff@shsny.com.

Vascular Surgery – Hospital Employed

Vascular Surgery is a developing service line, new to the hospital since 2017. The solo vascular surgeon is grouped with office practice of four general surgeons. The vascular surgeon’s work area includes a recently designed large Angio/Vascular Suite with specialty trained support staff. There is dedicated vascular advanced practice provider (APP) support. Surgeons partner with the Hospitalist Service for patient admissions. The surgeon’s referral base includes over 180 Samaritan physicians and 130 advance practice providers in 42 different specialties working together with the 2,000+ Samaritan employees. A minimum of three (3) years of experience post training is preferred. Board certification is required. For more information email awalldroff@shsny.com.

Contact the Samaritan Recruitment Team for more information

Anne Marie Walldroff
Director, Physician Recruitment

Jennifer Haley-Saiff
Physician Recruiter