Gastroenterology Opportunity in Abingdon, VA

Physician: Gastroenterology (GI)
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:10846
Verified Date:01/02/2023
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:Yes
Permanent: Full time Gastroenterology (GI)

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a BE/BC Gastroenterology Physician to join their group Full Time.
  • Physician will join an employed, established, existing, stable GI Practice of two Gastroenterology Physicians, 2 GI NPs & will be busy from the start!
  • Dedicated endoscopy room and ASC.
  • Out-Patient Clinic (90%, including Endos) 5 Exam Rooms
  • 2 pts seen per hour, averaging 12 pts per day
  • Monday – Friday, Call one weekend per month
  • Hospital Procedures to include: EGD/Colonoscopy/ERCP
  • In-Patient responsibilities (10%)
  • In-Pt census: 3 per day
  • Call: 1:3
  • Call required up to 10 days per month, including 1 weekend
  • APPs and Residents do not assist with call
  • There is an established patient base with opportunity for growth!

Compensation Details

  • Competitive Annual Salary
  • Production Bonus Based on Work RVUs
  • Sign On Bonus
  • Educational Loan & Relocation Assistance
  • Full Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • PTO
  • CME Reimbursement
  • Opportunities to assist with Medical Students & FM/IM Residents from local Training Programs

Community Details

Nestled in the Virginia Highlands, Abingdon is within driving distance of Roanoke, Asheville, Knoxville, and Nashville and is home to an excellent school system and a wealth of social, community, and religious organizations. This small town is known for bigger-city amenities. If you're seeking the perfect balance of personal and professional growth, you won't find a better home than Johnston Memorial Hospital.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation. The Starting Salary Is $25,000 To $50,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Charlotte, NC 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.  4 beds 5 baths 3,532 sqft home. The new stainless-steel appliances have been added in the kitchen. Large deck and massive brick patio with built-in fire pit are perfect for entertaining. Main level bedroom and full bathroom have been added, creating the perfect in-law suite or may serve as a second Master Bedroom. Walk-out basement with wood stove has many options including hobbies, workout space or teen get-away. One room in the basement could be used as a 5th bedroom. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms located on top level. This home is being sold "as is". This home can be yours for $338,000

The Community.  

Abingdon is located in Washington County, Virginia, about 133 miles southwest of Roanoke. It's an excellent starting point for visiting the Jefferson National Forest, one of Virginia's greatest national parks. The Virginia Creeper Trail gives a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view some beautiful animals as well as lots of hiking fun and thrill.

The Employer. 

116-bed modern medical facility located in Abingdon, Virginia. Built in 2011, it’s the first “green” hospital in Southwest Virginia certified by LEED and Energy Star. The facility offers a wide range of services including a a 24-hour interventional cardiology program, critical care services, diagnostic imaging services, emergency services, a family birth center with a full-time pediatric hospitalist team, women’s services, laboratory services with direct access testing, outpatient rehabilitation services, palliative care, a sleep center and surgical services including an Outpatient Surgery Center.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 200 miles: Charlotte, NC (CLT / KCLT) Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • 238 miles: Raleigh, NC (RDU / KRDU) Raleigh-Durham International Airport
  • 298 miles: Louisville, KY (SDF / KSDF) Louisville International Airport
  • 300 miles: Hebron, KY (CVG / KCVG) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 120 miles to Charlotte, NC
  • 129 miles to Greensboro, NC
  • 168 miles to Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • 178 miles to Durham, NC
  • 196 miles to Raleigh, NC
  • 217 miles to Cincinnati, OH
  • 232 miles to Columbus, OH

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 33 miles: Blountville, TN (TRI / KTRI) Tri-Cities Regional Airport
  • 126 miles: Asheville, NC (AVL / KAVL) Asheville Regional Airport
  • 129 miles: Beckley, WV (BKW / KBKW) Beckley Raleigh County Memorial Airport
  • 132 miles: Roanoke, VA (ROA / KROA) Roanoke Regional Airport
  • 167 miles: Greensboro, NC (GSO / KGSO) Piedmont Triad International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $179,244
  • City Cost of Living Index - 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 103.7

Colleges and Universities:

  • Virginia Highlands Community College
  • Washington County Adult Skill Center 
  • King University (about 14 miles)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 29 miles)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 36 miles)

Demographics:

  • 92.8% White alone
  • 2.3% Black alone
  • 1.8% Two or more races
  • .8% Hispanic
  • 1.1% Asian alone
  • 0.1% American Indian alone

Taxes:

  • State Income Tax Rate - 3.94%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 5.3%
  • Property Tax Rate- .74%
  • County Tax Rate- 1%
  • City Tax Rate- 0%

Major Industry:

  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.6%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Machinery (3.5%)

Recreation:

  • Riverside Campground.
  • Cleveland Community Center.
  • Abingdon Community Center.
  • Southwest Virginia 4H Educational Center.
  • Line Drive Academy

Arts & Culture:

  • Virginia's most famous theatre is located on Main Street in downtown Abingdon. After more than eight decades, Barter Theatre is still the epicenter of Abingdon's cultural life, which also features live music, world-class museums, galleries, and a variety of working artists' studios.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • 120-mile drive to Charlotte, home to professional sports teams such as Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, and more.
  • Watch division 1 sports at East Tennessee State University

Sports for the Participant:

  • The Meadows Sports Complex is approximately 34 acres and is a state-of-the-art sports facility and community park, located in downtown Abingdon, Virginia. This complex will enhance the quality of life in Abingdon and the entire region by supporting our local teams and families while providing traveling youth and adult sports teams the ability to compete in baseball, softball, soccer, football, lacrosse, and more
  • Other amenities will accommodate a variety of community recreational needs such as two multi-purpose fields that are regulation-size soccer fields and a diamond field with fencing.

Shopping:

  • The Highlands Shopping Center is home to retail giants such as Target, Old Navy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Books-A-Million, PetSmart, T.J. Maxx and Ross Dress for Less.
  • Abingdon’s Historic District puts an eclectic spin on your shopping experience by replacing big names with local charm and offering an array of unique shops that are sure to hit the spot.

Top Five things to do:

1. The Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail
2. Barter Theater.
3. Martha Washington Inn & Spa.
4. White’s Mill.
5. Abingdon Farmers Market.