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CHI Franciscan Health in Tacoma, Washington is seeking a highly skilled, dynamic and personable Neurosurgeon to join our practice in the Franciscan Medical Group. Join a group of 4 highly respected neurosurgeons in an ideal practice setting in Tacoma, Washington, a mid-sized city in a beautiful location, with easy access to sports, recreation, nature and cosmopolitan culture.

The ideal candidate is a board certified or board eligible neurosurgeon with general neurosurgery skills and with sub-specialty training in spine.

St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center provides state of the art facilities including Stryker Navigation, Medtronic Stealth, Leksell Gamma Knife and two Neuro ICU units. The medical community has excellent physicians including outstanding anesthesiologists, critical care physicians, neurologists, ER physicians and PM&R specialists. There is superb radiology support including several neuroradiologists and two highly skilled interventional neuroradiologists who treat complex neurovascular conditions. A comprehensive trauma team admits and cares for trauma patients with neurosurgical consultation. We have a close working relationship with the orthopedic spine surgeons in our community. We do not treat children, as they are cared for at a pediatric hospital outside of our system.

Franciscan Medical Group is home to over 650 physicians and professional providers representing a unique network of primary care and specialties. It has a dynamic Neurology Department that includes 10 neurologists with areas of special expertise including movement disorder and neuromuscular disease. There are several ENT surgeons including one neuro-otologist.

Franciscan Neurosurgery Associates in Tacoma is comprised of 4 board certified neurosurgeons who practice general neurosurgery, but have areas of special expertise, including neuro-oncology, complex spine and minimally invasive spine. It employs 3 PAs and one ARNP. Its practice is based at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center, which serves as the tertiary referral hospital for 6 hospitals in the immediate region.

Physician employees of CHI Franciscan Health enjoy an outstanding benefits package that includes medical, vision, dental and malpractice insurance coverage as well as a strong retirement plan. Compensation is very competitive.

Community Description:
Tacoma, Washington is located just 35 miles south of Seattle. It offers all of the advantages of a major metropolitan area while living in a mid-size city. Tacoma has easy access to some of the finest recreational areas. The city is close to almost any outdoor activity imaginable: golf, skiing, hiking, boating, scuba, sailing, hunting, fishing and mountaineering. Tacoma has excellent restaurants, museums and music of its own, with easy access to world-class entertainment, fine dining and professional sports in Seattle. Portland and Vancouver are within 175 miles by car or rail. Clear views of Mount Rainier and the beautiful waters of Puget Sound offer a dramatic backdrop for life in Tacoma. Housing options abound from historic neighborhoods in Tacoma; to lofts and condominiums downtown; to waterfront homes around the area. There are excellent public and private schools, and a myriad of activities for children from soccer, lacrosse, tennis and other sports to youth symphony and ballet in Tacoma. Enjoy the beauty and the quality of life that come from four gentle seasons youll experience in the Pacific Northwest.
CHI Franciscan Health, based in Tacoma, Washington, includes eight full-service hospitals located in the Puget Sound area. Franciscan Medical Group is our regional network of primary-care and specialty-care clinics, physicians and other professional providers; in-home and inpatient hospice and palliative services; same-day surgery centers; dialysis centers; occupational health and physical therapy clinics; and centers for advanced medicine in women's care and heart and vascular services. Franciscan Medical Group is home to over 700 physicians and professional providers representing a unique network of primary care and specialties.

Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where it provides care. The nation's second-largest non-profit health system, Englewood, Colorado-based CHI operates in 19 states and comprises 102 hospitals, including four academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; living communities; and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic.