Orthopedic Surgeon to support two hospitals in Memphis, TN

Physician: Orthopedic Surgery: General
Market: Metropolitan 2 (250,001 to 1M)
Job ID:10145
Verified Date:09/14/2021
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:Yes
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Orthopedic Surgery: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • BE/BC General Orthopedic Surgeon to join its employed group. This is a hospital-employed position with incredible earning potential.

  • Join a stable and established health system with a strong referral base
  • Emergency Department Call coverage at two hospitals
  • Easy to access blocks in the Operating Room 
  • State-of-the-art Facilities and Equipment

Compensation Details

  • Competitive Guaranteed Base Salary
  • RVU productivity bonus on top of the base
  • $50,000 signing bonus
  • Quality Bonus
  • Relocation
  • CME allowance
  • Malpractice
  • 403B and 457B retirement plans

Community Details

  • Memphis, located in southwest Tennessee, is just minutes from both Arkansas and Mississippi
  • Sitting on the Mississippi River, the city has a population of slightly over one million people in the metro area.
  • Memphis is a charming Southern city with a rich and colorful history.
  • There are many excellent private, public, parochial, charter, and adult schools available to residents.
  • Memphis colleges, universities and technical schools are consistently cited among the top schools in America.
  • These include the prestigious Rhodes College, University of Memphis, & Christian Brothers University, all which will offer you a venue equipped to meet your educational goals and needs.
  • All this and no state income tax help make Memphis a great choice to live and work!

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $75,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Nashville. 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.  5 beds 4 baths 3,998 sqft  Beautiful traditional home with opened living space created between kit, DR, and den. Screened-in porch w/brick floors overlooks the pool in the back yard. Bonus room over the carport accessible by private stairs. This home can be yours for $374,900

The Community.  Memphis is a city located along the Mississippi River in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee. 

The Employer. The Hospital is proud to be the major academic campus for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). It is the largest, most comprehensive hospital in their Healthcare system. It is a 600+ bed facility located in the heart of the Memphis Medical Center.


Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 12 miles: Memphis, TN (MEM / KMEM) Memphis International Airport
  • 220 miles: Nashville, TN (BNA / KBNA) Nashville International Airport
  • 242 miles: Birmingham, AL (BHM / KBHM) Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
  • 295 miles: Saint Louis, MO (STL / KSTL) Lambert-St. Louis International Airport


Closest Major City:

  • 197 miles to Nashville, TN
  • 215 miles to Birmingham, AL
  • 240 miles to Saint Louis, MO
  • 324 miles to Louisville, KY
  • 330 miles to Baton Rouge, LA

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 12 miles: Memphis, TN (MEM / KMEM) Memphis International Airport
  • 69 miles: Jonesboro, AR (JBR / KJBR) Jonesboro Municipal Airport
  • 84 miles: Jackson, TN (MKL / KMKL) McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport
  • 104 miles: Tupelo, MS (TUP / KTUP) Tupelo Regional Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $96,800
  • City Cost of Living Index - 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 89.8

Colleges and Universities:

  • University of Memphis  (Full-time enrollment: 17,427)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College  (FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 35 miles; Senatobia, MS; Full-time enrollment: 6,607)
  • University of Mississippi (about 58 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 65 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)




  • Black alone 64.4%
  • White alone 25.4%
  • Hispanic 7.1%
  • Asian alone 1.6%
  • Two or more races 1.2%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 5%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 7%
  • County Tax Rate - 2.45%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.68%

Major Industry:

  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)


  • Bartlett City Parks and Recreation Department
  • Tom Lee Park
  • Mississippi Greenbelt Park
  • Martin Luther King Riverside Park

Arts & Culture:

  • Memphis College of Art
  • Artsmemphis
  • Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
  • Cannon Center for Performing Arts

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Memphis Redbirds baseball
  • Memphis Grizzlies basketball
  • Memphis Tigers football

Sports for the Participant:

  • Golfing
  • Bicycling
  • Boating
  • Kids football, baseball, softball and more



  • Poplar Plaza Shopping Center
  • Laurelwood Shopping Center
  • Eastgate Shopping Center
  • Ridgeway Trace Shopping Center

Top Five things to do:

  1. Graceland - a mansion on a 13.8-acre estate in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, that was owned by Elvis Presley.
  2. National Civil Rights Museum
  3. Sun Studio - a recording studio opened by rock-and-roll pioneer Sam Phillips 
  4. Memphis Zoo
  5. Memphis Rock N' Soul Museum