Employed General Surgery Opportunity in Poplar Bluff, MO -- 2.5 Hours from St. Louis!

Physician: Surgery: General
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:10014
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:No Response
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Surgery: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  •  Board Certified/Board Eligible General Surgeon to join their hospital based practice

  • Outpatient

  • Office and clinic are located in our multispecialty Medical Office Building adjacent to the hospital

  • Visa support available

  • Current practice volume supports the addition of a General Surgeon to our group of 3 employed surgeons and 1 independent

  • 2022 grads are welcome to apply

Compensation Details

  • Relocation allowance
  • Commencement bonus
  • CME assistance
  • Loan repayment
  • Medical education debt repayment

Community Details

  • Situated in Southeast Missouri, midway between St. Louis, Missouri, and Memphis, Tennessee, Poplar Bluff is home to about 17,000 people and is the county seat of Butler County.
  • Nestled among Ozark foothills, spring-fed streams, a national forest, a scenic lake and fertile farmlands, Poplar Bluff serves as a regional hub for education, healthcare, business and light industry; and also offers a wide range of recreational opportunities.
  • In the summer, the town is home to the Black River Festival and the Butler County Fair




Recruiter Insights

Compensation. The Starting Salary Is $40,000 To $60,000 More Compared To Starting Orthopedic Surgery Salaries In St. Louis. Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 20% Lower Than The Aforementioned Metropolitan Areas, Provides Significant Purchasing Power To Build Their Dream Home, Payoff School Loans And Retire Early.

The Housing Market. This 3,552sq ft, 4 bedroom; 3.5 bath spacious home with amazing view sitting on 4.6 acres!! 2 car attached garage and shop with storage/work area and additional 2 car garage! Several recent upgrades including new carpet & paint!! This home also offers 2nd kitchen on lower level, crown mold, alarm system, Jacuzzi tub, dual walk-in closets in master bath and more!! This home can be yours for $334,900.

The Community Poplar Bluff is a small city in Butler County in Southeast Missouri in the United States. It is the county seat of Butler County and is known as "The Gateway to the Ozarks" among other names. The population was 17,023 at the 2010 census.

Poplar Bluff takes its name from a bluff that overlooks Black River. When first settled, the bluff was covered with tulip poplar trees

The Employer. A250-bed state-of-the-art hospital having opened in January, 2013, will transform the delivery of hospital care in our community. It is located in the heart of southeast Missouri and serves as a regional medical center. Services offered at this hospital include cardiology, orthopedics, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, nephrology, pulmonary and sleep medicine, wound healing and hyperbarics, and urology.


Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 165 miles: Saint Louis, MO (STL / KSTL) Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
  • 167 miles: Memphis, TN (MEM / KMEM) Memphis International Airport
  • 252 miles: Nashville, TN (BNA / KBNA) Nashville International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 66.5 miles to Jonesboro, AR 
  • 116.1 miles to Memphis, TN 
  • 380.4 miles to Chicago, IL


Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 77 miles: Cape Girardeau, MO (CGI / KCGI) Cape Girardeau Regional Airport
  • 78 miles: Jonesboro, AR (JBR / KJBR) Jonesboro Municipal Airport
  • 102 miles: Paducah, KY (PAH / KPAH) Barkley Regional Airport
  • 129 miles: Marion, IL (MWA / KMWA) Williamson County Regional Airport
  • 140 miles: Jackson, TN (MKL / KMKL) McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport
  • 165 miles: Saint Louis, MO (STL / KSTL) Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
  • 167 miles: Memphis, TN (MEM / KMEM) Memphis International Airport


Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $98,860
  • City Cost of Living Index - 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 89.9

Colleges and Universities:

  • Three Rivers Community College (Full-time enrollment: 3,360)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 62 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; Full-time enrollment: 9,678)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 66 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 75 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Mineral Area College (about 76 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,837)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 91 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 94 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)




  • 81.7% White alone
  • 10.7% Black alone
  •   3.2% Two or more races
  •   2.8% Hispanic
  •   1.3% Asian



  • State Income Tax Rate - 3.75%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 4.23%
  • County Tax Rate - 3.58%
  • Property Tax Rate - .91%

Major Industry:

  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)


  • Poplar Bluff Parks & Rec Department


Arts & Culture:

  • Margaret Harwell Art Museum
  • Rodgers Theatre
  • Poplar Bluff Railroad Museum
  • Poplar Bluff Museum


Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Kansas City Royals are an American professional baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals are an American professional baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri
  • The St. Louis Blues are a professional ice hockey team in St. Louis, Missouri.


Sports for the Participant:

  • Tennis
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Cheer
  • Swimming
  • Soccer




  • Mansion Mall
  • Bluff Estates Shopping Center
  • La Boutique
  • Walmart
  • JCPenney

Top Five things to do:

  1. Poplar Bluff History Museum
  2. Margaret Harwell Art Museum
  3. Claudia House
  4. Flying F Gallery
  5. Poplar Bluff Public Library