Electrophysiology Position located one hour to Chicago with a $1.8 Milliion guarantee over three years

Physician: Cardiology: Electrophysiology (EP)
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:10187
Verified Date:10/12/2021
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:Yes
Permanent: Full time Cardiology: Electrophysiology (EP)

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a BE/BC EP to replace a retiring physician.

  • Hospital employed - Join twelve board-certified cardiologists/EPs and nine advanced practice providers.

  • This 314-bed Level II Trauma hospital, located less than one hour south of Chicago, is the only hospital in Illinois to receive both Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence and Outstanding Patient Experience Awards.
  • This is an EP-call only position. 

  • Fully staffed and equipped new state-of-the-art practice environment with full access to the latest CARTO equipment, a dedicated ECHO machine and a dedicated EP lab.

  • Expect a collegial group and a growing practice with an established patient population and referral network.

  • In addition to providing a new state-of-the-art practice environment, this opportunity offers:
    • Two days in the clinic and two-three days in the procedure lab
    • Opportunity to do outreach one time per month
    • EPIC EMR
    • Watchman procedures
    • Availability of Ensite software
    • MURJ device monitoring software
    • Teaching and working with fellows if desired
  • This team is focused on providing high quality, comprehensive cardiac care from preventative health maintenance to cutting edge diagnostic and treatment services.

  • The successful candidate must have expertise and interest in Laser lead extraction. Interest in epicardial ablation is preferred.

Compensation Details

  • Starting salary of $580,000
  • Generous sign on bonus.
  • $20,000 per year retention bonus.
  • Additional $20,000 housing stipend if resides within county
  • Generous bonus potential based on wRVUs
  • Coverage of all malpractice/liability insurance
  • Professional and CME stipend
  • Generous PTO
  • Relocation
  • Loan repayment assistance
  • Medical / dental / vision / prescription / life and disability insurance plans
  • Employer-matched 401 (k)

Community Details

  • One hour from Chicago and two international airports
  • Fantastic school districts, family activities, festivals, and farmers markets
  • Great variety of local restaurants, bars, and wineries

Recruiter Insights

Best of both worlds!!!

Far enough to avoid traffic, high cost of living and low compensation, but close enough to enjoy the amenities of one of the greatest cities in America.

Comparison between Kankakee and Chicago markets:

Kankakee, IL

Chicago / Suburbs

 

 

On average, 1-2-year term with low guarantee

Admit to one hospital

Admit to several hospitals

Limited to no traffic

Congested traffic

Little competition

Heavy competition

Large primary care referral base to build a busy practice quickly

Referral patterns set – difficult to break in

Cost of living up to 25% less than Chicago

High cost of living

Income potential of the MGMA’s 75th%tile

Limited income potential due to oversaturation of market

 

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 60 miles: Chicago, IL (MDW / KMDW) Chicago Midway International Airport
  • 74 miles: Chicago, IL (ORD / KORD) Chicago O'Hare International Airport
  • 139 miles: Fort Wayne, IN (FWA / KFWA) Fort Wayne International Airport
  • 145 miles: Milwaukee, WI (MKE / KMKE) General Mitchell International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 54 miles to Chicago, IL
  • 129 miles to Indianapolis, IN
  • 133 miles to Milwaukee, WI
  • 142 miles to Fort Wayne, IN

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 60 miles: Chicago, IL (MDW / KMDW) Chicago Midway International Airport
  • 74 miles: Chicago, IL (ORD / KORD) Chicago O'Hare International Airport
  • 85 miles: Champaign, IL (CMI / KCMI) University of Illinois Willard Airport
  • 85 miles: Bloomington, IL (BMI / KBMI) Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal

Cost of Living:

  • State Cost of Living Index - 97.1
  • City Cost of Living Index - 95.8
  • Mean Housing Cost - $117,896

Colleges and Universities:

  • There are 33 colleges within 50 miles of Kankakee.
  • Kankakee Community College prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges and enter the workforce. An accredited college, KCC awards associate degrees in various subjects.
  • Some of the colleges not too far away include the University of Chicago, Indiana University Northwest, Benedictine University and Valparaiso University. 

Demographics:

  • White 45.6%, 
  • Black 40.8%, 
  • American Indiana and Alaska Native 0.3%, 
  • Asian 0.7%, 
  • Two or more races 3.3%, 
  • Hispanic 16.6%

Taxes:

  • State Income Tax Rate - 4.95%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.25%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 6.25%
  • County Tax Rate - 0%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.91%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7% 
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)

Recreation:

  • The Kankakee River Valley is filled with endless outdoor adventure! Experience thrilling activities like championship fishing, horseback riding and scuba diving to more tranquil recreation such as bird-watching, hiking scenic river bluffs, or canoeing the peaceful waters of the Kankakee River.
  • Grant Park has facilities and parks that host a variety of events, including the annual ""Driving the Dixie"" antique car run. Indoor and outdoor park rentals are available.
  • Through the Bourbonnais Township Park District, one can explore the woods and prairie line the trails of Perry Farm Park that are perfect for biking, walking and inline skating. Explore the Native American Indian Caves and enjoy the petting zoo. Other facilities include Diamond Point Park, Exploration Station....a children's museum, Recreation Station and Willowhaven Park and Nature Center.
  • Willowhaven Interpretive Center is a free hands-on nature center that focuses on Illinois wildlife, conservation and natural history with live animal displays, aquariums and exhibits.

Arts & Culture:

  • Feed Arts & Cultural Center, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, provides an environment for visual and performing artists of all levels and ages to pursue their work and to broaden their knowledge of the role of art in contemporary society. The mission of Feed is to encourage and nurture emerging and established artists and to increase the appreciation and understanding of the arts within the Kankakeeland communities through classes, workshops, outreach, exhibitions, lectures, film screenings and other cultural events.
  • Through thoughtful and creative programming, the gallery at Feed offers inspiring exhibitions for the public, educational and professional development for local artists, and exciting activities for the Kankakee area.
  • Feeds Member Artists offer an array of creative classes, workshops and drop-in events to supplement traditional classroom arts instruction for children and allow adults to explore their creativity while developing new skills.
  • The Kankakee Valley Symphony

Sports for the Spectator:

  • River Road Park has hosted over 60 state championships, 12 Super NIT's, 7 Super Regional's and 10 World Series.
  • The Kankakee County Chargers are a semi-professional football team of young men aged eighteen and up living in Kankakee County and surrounding areas to participate in a safe, fun and affordable family venue.
  • The Kankakee County Soldiers, members of the International Basketball League, provide hoops action during their regular season and special exhibition games.
  • Kankakee County Speedway is a fun-filled dirt track, seasonal stock car racing on Friday nights at the Kankakee County Fairgrounds.

Sports for the Participant:

  • Softball leagues bloom in the spring and carry on through the fall in two sessions at River Road Softball Complex.
  • At Haigh Scuba Diving Quarry, one can scuba dive in a 12-acre spring-fed quarry with many varieties of Midwest fish, such as Bass, Crappie, Perch, Catfish, Bluegill, Paddle-fish, and Northern Pike. Underwater you'll find a wrecked 33-ft. boat, marine dump truck, and a amphibious vehicle. 
  • Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena in Kankakee offers hockey classes and leagues for all ages and competitive ice skating leagues and simple ice skating classes. 
  • High Point Golf Club is a nine-hole public golf course with indoor/outdoor bar and grille (9 holes, 3263 yard layout, par 36). 
  • K3 Xtreme BMX is a 1,000 ft. nationally sanctioned BMX track, that includes various jumps, tall corners, and a tall starting hill.

Shopping:

  • From fine vintage antiques to fun collectibles, jewelry and glassware, Kankakee County offers visitors a taste of Americana.
  • From fresh organic produce to locally-raised meats to farm tours, Kankakee County offers farm fresh products.
  • Shopping spots are destinations in themselves, you dont need any other reason to visit.
  • Unique shopping experiences with one-of-kind or tailored finds.

Top Five things to do:

  1. B. Harley Bradley House 
  2. Kankakee Railroad Museum
  3. French Heritage Museum at The Stone Barn 
  4. Majestic Theater 
  5. Fishing Charters & Tours