Pulmonary with Critical Care Shifts opening in Georgia

Physician: Pulmonary Diseases: Critical Care
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:11100
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:Yes
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Pulmonary Diseases: Critical Care

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Recruiting a board certified or board eligible Pulmonologist to join its employed medical staff.
  • As the second-largest city in Georgia, Columbus is located just 90 minutes southwest of Atlanta, on the Chattahoochee River.
  • Our facility offers a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room services, including the only open-heart surgery program in Columbus and the Chattahoochee Valley.
  • Brand new, employed practice on the hospital campus
  • Pulmonary heavy position
  • Sleep medicine optional
  • Outpatient clinic and inpatient rounding or outpatient-only setting
  • Critical care opportunities within intensivist program
  • Teaching opportunities within our IM GME program
  • Cerner EMR

Compensation Details

  • Base salary guarantee + incentives
  • Sign-on bonus
  • Education stipends for early commitment
  • Relocation assistance
  • Student loan repayment assistance
  • Full benefits, CME days/allowance, and more

Community Details

  • Columbus is located only 1.5 hours from Atlanta, GA and is the second largest city in the state with approximately 200,000 residents. 
  • Whether you're visiting Columbus, GA for business or pleasure, you're in for a great time. 
  • There are so many things to do, restaurants to sample, stores to shop, and events to experience.


Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $50,000-75,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Atlanta. 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 3 baths 2,500 sqft Spacious 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath home with double garage and bonus room in great area of North Columbus. Right outside the Maple Ridge community, the home is in a great location with schools nearby.  This home can be yours for $239,000.

The Community.  Situated at the heart of the Chattahoochee Valley, Columbus is Georgia's third largest city. Just 90 miles south of Atlanta, Columbus offers residents and visitors the amenities of a big city with the charm and hospitality of a small southern town. 

The Employer.  A community hospital in Columbus, Georgia. What began as a 154-bed hospital is now a 376-bed facility employing more than 2,700 employees and 300 physicians. In addition to a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency room services, St. Francis offers the only open heart surgery program in the area.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 102 miles: Atlanta, GA (ATL / KATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 146 miles: Birmingham, AL (BHM / KBHM) Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
  • 301 miles: Jacksonville, FL (JAX / KJAX) Jacksonville International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 96 miles to Atlanta, GA
  • 129 miles to Birmingham, AL
  • 244 miles to Jacksonville, FL
  • 277 miles to Nashville, TN
  • 308 miles to Charlotte, NC

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 6 miles: Columbus, GA (CSG / KCSG) Columbus Metropolitan Airport
  • 88 miles: Albany, GA (ABY / KABY) Southwest Georgia Regional Airport
  • 92 miles: Macon, GA (MCN / KMCN) Middle Georgia Regional Airport
  • 97 miles: Montgomery, AL (MGM / KMGM) Montgomery Regional Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $150,581 
  • City Cost of Living Index - 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 90.8

Colleges and Universities:

  • Columbus State University (Full-time enrollment: 6,876)
  • Columbus Technical College (FT enrollment: 3,241)
  • University of Phoenix-Columbus Georgia Campus (FT enrollment: 748)
  • Miller-Motte Technical College-Columbus (FT enrollment: 584)
  • Virginia College-Columbus (FT enrollment: 423)


  • White 48.6%
  • Black 43.4%
  • Hispanic 4.5%
  • Asian 1.5%
  • Two or more races 1.4%
  • American Indian 0.3%
  • Other race 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 3.5%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 4%
  • County Tax Rate - 2.96%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.83%

Major Industry:

  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)


  • Columbus Parks & Recreation
  • Phenix City City Parks and Recreation
  • 29th Street Recreation Center

Arts & Culture:

  • Columbus Museum
  • Greater Columbus Art Council


Sports for the Spectator:

  • Atlanta Hawks NBA
  • Atlanta Braves baseball
  • Georgia Tech
  • Columbus Wardogs Arena Football
  • Columbus Cottonmouths ice hockey

Sports for the Participant:

  • Columbus GA high school football
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Columbus
  • American LIttle League - Columbus, GA


  • Columbus Park Crossing
  • Peachtree Mall
  • The Landing Shopping Center
  • Cross Country Plaza Shopping

Top Five things to do:

  1. Coca Cola Space Service Center
  2. National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus
  3. Columbus Museum
  4. Historic Columbus Foundation
  5. Flat Rock Park