Choose your path of employment.

Dignity Health offers two distinct employment models to help physicians and allied health providers find career options that align with their professional goals and personal interests.

Employed Model

Through our vast network of hospitals, clinics and associated entities, Dignity Health offers numerous forms of direct employment for physicians and advanced practitioners. Just as state laws vary, so do the direct employment opportunities that exist within our facilities and associated entities. Employment agreements typically include a competitive guaranteed salary during the start-up period (approximately the first 1-2 years) followed by the ability to earn income based upon a productivity model. Annual bonuses based on patient satisfaction and quality measures are also common. By choosing this path, physicians have the ability to focus on practicing medicine rather than running a business. The benefits of employment through Dignity Health and our affiliates include:

  • Being part of a large integrated health care delivery system
  • Opportunities throughout Dignity Health in urban, suburban and rural settings
  • Leadership and other career opportunities in some locations
  • Clinical and administrative support
  • Association with the Dignity Health brand

Independent Model

We offer opportunities for physicians to join community-based practices affiliated with Dignity Health. In many cases, providers would join an existing single-specialty or multi-specialty medical group (solo options are occasionally available). Physicians in an independent group tend to enjoy both the practice of medicine and the business side of health care. Some benefits of independent practice opportunities include:

  • Exposure to and ability to impact all aspects of business operations associated with your practice
  • Flexibility to adjust work/life balance to meet your personal and professional needs, since you’re the one running the practice
  • Choice of joining an established practice or developing a new independent practice