Orthopedic Surgery Position - Just Outside the Great Smoky Mountains

Physician: Orthopedic Surgery: General
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:10500
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:Yes
Accept H1b Visa:Yes
Permanent: Full time Orthopedic Surgery: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a BE/BC Orthopedic Surgeon to join an established multi-specialty group
  • Prefer three plus years' experience, however, will consider new grads!
  • Special Requirement: General Orthopedics with a focus on Joint Replacement, as well as other focus areas are optional, however, welcomed 
  • Outpatient Only 
  • Join 2 Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Call Coverage - 4:1 ratio and will be 5:1 with new provider 
  • Office space is currently available    
  • New physician will have the opportunity to participate in a new joint venture ambulatory surgery center
  • Start Date: ASAP

Compensation Details

  • Commencement bonus         
  • Assistance with medical education debt      
  • Relocation assistance      
  • Reimbursement for Licensure, Dues and/or Subscriptions 
  • 401K, Profit sharing, PTO, and CME allowance

Community Details

Jefferson County is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and includes two beautiful lakes, Cherokee and Douglas. The county is rich in history, being one of the oldest in Tennessee. In recent years, population growth has been rapid, as more and more people discover the charm of the area. Jefferson City also offers a strong liberal arts college, Carson Newman College. It’s an easy 30 minutes from Knoxville, home of the University of Tennessee’s main campus.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $25,000 To $50,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Knoxville. 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 1,556 sq ft, 3 bedrooms; 2 bath home is located on 3 acres of beautiful and useable land. Huge, covered patio with lots of outdoor living space. Just sit back and enjoy the amazing views of the mountains and crop land. This home can be yours for $334,000 


The Community.  quaint corner of East Tennessee and the Foothills of the Smokies. Whether you’re here to visit your favorite Carson-Newman University student, to compete in a bass fishing tournament on Cherokee Lake, or just to enjoy life in a small, southern town, we hope you take advantage of all our city has to offer its residents and visitors. The community of Jefferson City, Tennessee, offers a vibrant way of life both personally and professionally for individuals and families!

The Employer.  Serves the Lakeway area with leading-edge technology and a caring, East Tennessee spirit. The hospital was opened in 2001, and in 2011 a major facility construction project was completed which included renovation and expansion to the emergency room, a new intensive care unit, and enhancements to patient and family waiting and registration areas in both inpatient and outpatient departments. Patients have access to state-of-the-art equipment and physicians trained in areas such as pulmonology, cardiology and orthopedics. Has been honored for the third consecutive year with the national 100 Top Hospitals award by Thomson Reuters.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 203 miles: Nashville, TN (BNA / KBNA) Nashville International Airport
  • 205 miles: Charlotte, NC (CLT / KCLT) Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • 250 miles: Atlanta, GA (ATL / KATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 273 miles: Louisville, KY (SDF / KSDF) Louisville International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 144 miles to Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • 160 miles to Charlotte, NC
  • 172 miles to Atlanta, GA
  • 184 miles to Nashville, TN
  • 194 miles to Louisville, KY
  • 207 miles to Greensboro, NC
  • 214 miles to Cincinnati, OH
  • 257 miles to Durham, NC
  • 258 miles to Birmingham, AL
  • 267 miles to Columbus, OH

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 46 miles: Knoxville, TN (TYS / KTYS) McGhee Tyson Airport
  • 77 miles: Blountville, TN (TRI / KTRI) Tri-Cities Regional Airport
  • 100 miles: Asheville, NC (AVL / KAVL) Asheville Regional Airport
  • 131 miles: Chattanooga, TN (CHA / KCHA) Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
  • 160 miles: Greenville, SC (GSP / KGSP) Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • City Cost of Living Index- 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index- 87.6

Colleges and Universities:

  • Carson-Newman University
  • Walters State Community College (about 15 miles)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 28 miles)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 34 miles)


  • White alone- 85.2%
  • Hispanic- 8.7%
  • Black alone- 3.9%
  • Two or more races- 1.3%
  • Asian alone- .8%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 1%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 7%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 0%
  • County Tax Rate - 2.75%
  • Property Tax Rate - .68%

Major Industry:

  • Educational services (19.1%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Truck transportation (3.5%)


  • Jefferson City Community Center includes a Gymnasium, Indoor Swimming Pool, Walking Track, Locker Room with Showers, Weight Room with Free Weights and Machine Weights, Cardiovascular Exercise Room with Treadmills, Steppers, Bikes, Elliptical Machine, Meeting Room, Outdoor Pavilion, and Aerobics Room
  • Nelson Merry Park & Gym includes a Little League Softball Field, Outdoor Basketball Court, Concession Stand, Gymnasium, and Small Classroom

Arts & Culture:

  • Trinity Performing Arts Center is a Christian, family-oriented performing arts educational center. Provides quality training in dance and theatre, while maintaining the high integrity and wholesome lifestyle that as Christians are called to live.
  •  The Theatre Guild (Morristown) stimulates, celebrates, and enhances the understanding of ourselves and others through the shared experience of live theatre by producing exciting plays and musicals marked by innovative interpretations and a reflection of our community and the world in which we live.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Only a 28-mile drive to watch division 1 sports at the University of Tennessee. 

Sports for the Participant:

  • Athletic Programs include Tee-Ball, Youth Basketball, Co-ed Softball, Co-ed / Women’s Volleyball, and Aquatic Programs
  • Gyms located throughout Jefferson City- Mossy Creek, All American Fitness, and more.


  1. Furniture Factory Outlet.
  2. Buds Two Rivers.
  3. Boot Factory Outlet.
  4. Governor's Crossing Outlet Mall
  5. Tanger Outlets

Top Five things to do:

1. Glenmore Mansion Center Hall
2. Cherokee Dam
3. Centennial Park
4. BOLD programs
5. Patriot Hills Golf Club