Anesthesiology Position with a total cash compensation package of $576,000+ annually with 10 weeks of vacation located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains near Lexington

Physician: Anesthesiology
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:10959
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:No Response
Sign on Bonus:No Response
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:Yes
Accept H1b Visa:Yes
Permanent: Full time Anesthesiology

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a BE/BC Anesthesiologist to join a team of 3 Anesthesiologists and 10 CRNA's due to growth and replacement of a retiring physician.  

  • The Anesthesiologists are involved in care and management of all patients and no more than 10% supervising.  

  • Department Case Volume:
    • Chronic Pain Management (1-2 days month)
    • Cardiac Anesthesia (No open heart. Cath lab cases)
    • Major Vascular Anesthesia (3-4 days a week)
    • Obstetric Anesthesia (300 epidurals a year, low volume)
    • Pediatric Anesthesia (Low volume, several cases a month. Usually 5 yrs or older)
    • Neuroanesthesia (None)
    • Trauma Anesthesia (None other than standard ortho fractures)
    • Critical Care Medicine (None)
    • Anesthesia for outpatient surgery (Majority of surgeries are outpatient but hospital based {not ASC})
    • Office based Anesthesia (None)
    • Administrative/ Leadership Duties (Rarely. Mostly covered by Chief. Daily huddle, weekly team meetings)
    • Regional Anesthesia (Usually several blocks a day)
    • Preop Screening Clinic (Daily. Set up next to our OR and part of our quality and safety initiatives)
    • Orthopedic Anesthesia (Daily)
    • Acute Pain Service (Pre op Nerve blocks, no current APS service)

  • Call Schedule: 1:3 nights (call from home); no weekend call.

    • CRNAs cover OB epidurals during the week. MDs come in with the CRNAs during the week and cover cases or C/Sections together.  

  • Last August, the department launched a vascular procedure room and new procedure room will be finished by end of 2023 and a new operating room in the next 365 days.

  • Volume - Roughly 20-40 cases per day shared between 2-3 docs 

  • Differentiators:  
    • No weekends.
    • Physician led culture of safety and quality.
    • Education and team driven.
    • Building a culture of collaboration, safety and quality.
    • The Income Potential Is Greater Than Most.


  • Considering BE/BC Anesthesiologists (practicing and 2024 Residents).
  • Will consider the following trained fellowships:
    • Pain
    • Cardio

           Opportunity to build up to 20% of fellowship niche into practice, if applicable.  


  • Physicians make clinical decisions.
  • Supportive environment without the hassles of administration influence.
  • Physicians enjoy autonomy with the benefits of being hospital employed with the opportunity to earn in the top 90th%tile in the US.


  • An integrated healthcare system. The largest employer in the region with over 1,000 staff members including more than 100 medical providers representing 32 medical specialties. It includes the largest rural hospital in Northeastern Kentucky with 159 beds, 7 primary care locations, located within 5 counties, a multi-specialty medical pavilion, an outpatient center, homecare services and operates 3 retail services including family medical supply, pharmacy, and aesthetics.
  • 159-bed hospital
  • Type of Facility – Short-term Acute Care Hospital
  • Type of Control – Voluntary, non-profit (Sisters of Notre Dame)
  • Academic Affiliations: UK; UK Pikeville (Family Medicine and General Surgery)
  • A not-for-profit health system sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame - United States.


Compensation Details


  • Total Cash compensation package of $576,000+ annually.
  • Two Year Guarantee
  • Sign on bonus
  • Additional Incentives
  • Relocation Package
  • Possible Medical Educational Loan Repayment Assistance


  • Health, Dental, Vision, SCH paid Life and LTD Insurance
  • Retirement includes 401k, 403b and 457 plans
  • Malpractice Ins. includes tail coverage
  • CME time and CME 
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account 
  • 10 weeks of vacation 

 * Compensation and Benefit info is subject to change

Community Details

  • This University Town is located one hour from Lexington, KY and Huntington, WV and Two hours from Louisville, KY and Cincinnati , OH.
  • Outdoor Activities (Located on Daniel Boone National Forest & Cave Run Lake provides sailing, boating, fishing, camping, hiking  & water sports)
  • Cultural Activities (theater productions, art displays, concert recitals  & festivals)
  • Enjoy the university culture  in a relaxing and beautiful environment
  • Home to Morehead State University, one of the Top 25 Universities in the South.
  • High School is rated Top 100 High School in Kentucky

Recruiter Insights

MORE PURCHASING POWER:  Starting Salary is $50,000 To $100,000 More Compared To Positions Located In the Lexington area, Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 15% Less In This Community Provides You With Significant Buying Power With The Opportunity To Build Your Dream Home, Pay Down Your Student Loans And Retire Early.

The Income Potential Is Greater Than Most With The Opportunity To Earn up to the 90th%tile ($547,000).  

LOW COST OF LIVING:  Several homes to choose from, including, this home listed for $440,000 sitting on 3 beautiful acres that you can enjoy, along with panoramic horizon views from the wrap around porch. Although this home is close to city limits, the setting gives you all the feelings of county-side living. This home features 4 large bedrooms and 2 and a half bathrooms. The main bedroom is located on the first floor. Soaring ceilings, recessed lighting and granite countertops are just a few features that make this home AMAZING.

COMMUNITY:  Morehead, KY offers the best of both worlds - a family friendly atmosphere, Laid Back Lifestyle and ideal for outdoor enthusiast, located far enough from urban hassles, including, traffic, admitting to several hospitals, high crime and high cost of living, but close enough to enjoy the amenities of Lexington, KY.      

PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT:  This organization provides you with autonomy and the flexibility of running your practice without interference from administration, and at the same time, provides their physicians with a hospital employed model and the opportunity to earn in the 90th%tile, if desired.  

This organization is committed to recruiting and retaining the very best talent and will provide you with resources to be successful throughout your career. Enjoy an excellent income in a diverse community that values and appreciates you.


Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 108 miles: Hebron, KY (CVG / KCVG) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
  • 137 miles: Louisville, KY (SDF / KSDF) Louisville International Airport
  • 160 miles: Columbus, OH (CMH / KCMH) Port Columbus International Airport
  • 170 miles: Dayton, OH (DAY / KDAY) James M. Cox Dayton International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 59 miles to Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • 86 miles to Cincinnati, OH
  • 125 miles to Columbus, OH
  • 126 miles to Louisville, KY
  • 184 miles to Indianapolis, IN

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 63 miles: Huntington, WV (HTS / KHTS) Tri-State Airport
  • 74 miles: Lexington, KY (LEX / KLEX) Blue Grass Airport
  • 102 miles: Cincinnati, OH (LUK / KLUK) Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport
  • 108 miles: Hebron, KY (CVG / KCVG) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $184,515
  • City Cost of Living Index - 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 95.5

Colleges and Universities:

  • Morehead State University (Full-time enrollment: 7,523; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • University of Lexington (enrollment of 32,955 students)
  • Maysville Community and Technical College (about 37 miles; Maysville, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,969)
  • Shawnee State University (about 45 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 48 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 50 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 57 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)





  • White 89.3%
  • Black 3.2%
  • Hispanic 3.1%
  • Asian 1.9%
  • Two or more races 1.6%
  • American Indian 0.6%



  • State Income Tax Rate - 5%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6%
  • County Tax Rate - No local sales tax
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.72%

Major Industry:

  • Educational services (31.6%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Construction (3.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (2.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.9%)



  • This is a fisherman’s paradise! We’ve got a great catch waiting for you at Cave Run Lake. Morehead, Kentucky, is the Musky Capital of the South. Anglers come from across the nation to fill their nets with these beasts, one of the freshwater’s largest fish.
  • The beautiful 18-hole Eagle Trace Golf Course features Bent Grass greens, zoysia fairways, along with a challenging variety of water, sand and topographical hazards. This par 72 course covers a maximum distance of 6,902 yards from the championship tees and is open 7 days a week.
  • Rodburn Hollow Park - Tucked away in the cool shade of the forest, you’ll love this well maintained gem of a park.
  • Sheltowee Falls Splash Pad - The recreational splash pad, opened in 2019, is the perfect spot to spend a summer afternoon! The wilderness themed splash pad matches the area’s natural beauty. It features a one-of-a-kind treehouse with two water slides along with forty additional water features for children of all ages to enjoy.
  • More than 200 species of birds in this area including Shoebirds, blue-winged warblers, Eagles, Cranes and other waterfowl. Excellent Birding Sites in Rowan County

Arts & Culture:

  • The Morehead Theatre Guild has produced 100+ shows and celebrated its 30th anniversary during the 2019 season. Musicals, comedies, drama; on-stage and back-stage; literally hundreds of people of all ages have come together to put on shows for your entertainment.
  • There’s plenty to do in Morehead and beyond. Art galleries, museums, a symphony orchestra, locally roasted coffee, boutique shops and sporting adventures await you. You can do it all—there’s

  • The Rowan County Arts Center is a unique historical venue, featuring an auditorium, main gallery and lawn seating options

Sports for the Spectator:

  • University of Kentucky Wildcats
  • University of Louisville Cardinals
  • Home of the Morehead State Eagles

Sports for the Participant:

  • This is a fisherman’s paradise! We’ve got a great catch waiting for you at Cave Run Lake. Morehead, Kentucky, is the Musky Capital of the South. Anglers come from across the nation to fill their nets with these beasts, one of the freshwater’s largest fish.
  • The beautiful 18-hole Eagle Trace Golf Course features Bent Grass greens, zoysia fairways, along with a challenging variety of water, sand and topographical hazards. This par 72 course covers a maximum distance of 6,902 yards from the championship tees and is open 7 days a week.


  • Morehead Peddlers Mall - Shopping Center & Mall
  • Walmart Supercenter
  • The Museum Store
  • Consignment Connection
  • Burkes Outlet

Top Five things to do:

  1. CAVE RUN LAKEFind your FUN at our top destination for boating, fishing, tubing, skiing, & swimming. Cave Run Lake, known as the Musky Capital of the South, features over 8,000 acres of picturesque water and breathtaking views.
  2. Kentucky Folk Art Center
    Nestled in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Morehead and Rowan County have just the trail for you. Designated an official Kentucky Trail Town, there are over 100 miles of multi-use trails for any age & ability. In fact, the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail meanders right down Main Street.
  4. Morehead Peddlers Mall
  5. The Museum Store