PMR Directorship position located in Southern Georgia between Atlanta and the Florida Gulf Coast Beaches

Physician: Physical Medicine & Rehab
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:11757
Verified Date:04/16/2024
Loan Repayment:No Response
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:Yes
Accept H1b Visa:Yes
Permanent: Full time Physical Medicine & Rehab

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking PMR Director for expanding Rehab Department.  
  • Serve population of over 800,000 within a 42-county area in southwest Georgia
  • Opportunity for hybrid position (both in and outpatient) or 100% inpatient.  
  • 25 Plus Inpatient Rehab and licensed for 24 LTACH (consult opportunities)
  • Support full continuum of post-acute care including LTACH, skilled nursing, hospice, home health, and outpatient rehabilitation
  • Hospitalist team medically manages 100% of all admissions
  • Designated a Primary Stroke center for its excellence in stroke care and prevention
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit fiscal year data:
    • 25+ IPR beds with potential for more
    • Total admissions = 257
    • CMI = 1.376
    • Discharge to community: 79%
    • Functional change: above national average (+3.7 points)
    • Patient Experience: 84%
  • Provide care for patients impacted by multi-trauma, other non-traumatic neurologic disorders, cardiac disease, and

Compensation Details

  • Base Salary:   $325,000
  • Medical Director Stipend: $50,000
  • Sign-On Bonus: $35,000
  • Relocation (Reimb/IRS guidelines for direct relo exp up to): $15,000
  • CME $ $7,000
  • PTO/CME days 20
  • Holidays 7

Community Details

  • Albany, Georgia is beautifully positioned on the bank of the Flint River, located at the center of Southwest Georgia with a catchment area of 800,000+ people.  
  • Albany is located 1.5 hours to Tallahassee, FL and 3 hour drive to Atlanta.  
  • Albany has regional airport, offering two daily flights to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with 75-seat regional jets.
  • Albany offers a great place to live, work and play and offers abundant culture, shopping, education, healthcare and recreation.
  • Growing families have the opportunity to educate their children in public or private schools. The Dougherty County School System operates 14 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools and six other learning centers attended by 15,308 students. For those seeking higher education, Albany State University (ASU) offers full range of graduate and undergraduate programs. ASU’s recent merger with Darton State College offers both two-year and four-year degrees. Post-secondary vocational and occupational training opportunities are available at Albany Technical College.
  • Albany has developed a diversified industrial economy, which includes Procter & Gamble, Molson Coors, and Mars Chocolate North America. In fact since 1994, over $800 million has been invested into the community by local industries. The healthcare and education systems along with the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany are the largest employers. Manufacturing, transportation, tourism and retail trade are also important foundations of Albany's economy. The city acts as a center for commerce in Southwest Georgia.
  • Exceptional healthcare is available on two campuses of Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, which was included on Georgia Trend’s 2014 list of top teaching hospitals. Both full-service facilities have served residents in Albany and Southwest Georgia for more than a century.
  • Albany is the heart of Plantation Trace, the southern portion of Georgia's Southern Rivers Region. Known to many as the Artesian City, lying below the land around Albany is the Floridian Aquifer, an ocean of fresh water that feeds the area’s rivers and creeks while fueling its economy.
  • When it comes to entertainment, there is something for everyone. Popular attractions include the Riverfront Walk which features the Ray Charles Plaza - a tribute to the Albany native and musical genius, the historic Bridge House, the Municipal Auditorium, Flint RiverQuarium and Turtle Grove Park.



Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $25,000 to $50,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Atlanta, GA.  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 4 beds 4 bath 3255 sq ft home has been loved and maintained for many years and now it is ready for you!

  • Brick Exterior, Stately Columns, Rocking Chair Front Porch & Beautiful Curb appeal makes this home a true Lake Park Treasure!
  • Large Foyer Entry w/ Screen front door
  • Large Formal Living Room & Formal Dining Room, wonderful flexible spaces!
  • Open Kitchen with Center Island, NEW Double Oven to be installed, NEW Cook top, lots of countertop space and a sunny breakfast room with French doors leading to a side screened porch! DREAMY!
  • The Kitchen Overlooks the HUGE Den with original beam ceilings, gas log brick fireplace, built-in bookshelves, recessed lighting and French door leading to the rear porch and backyard!
  • Off the Kitchen is also the spacious laundry Room w/ Half bath & utility sink
  • On the first Level there are 3 Bedrooms and one additional bedroom upstairs. The primary suite is on the first level with an on-suite bath. The bathroom features 2 sinks, vanity area, additional built-ins, and private lavatory/ shower room.
  • Upstairs the Large Bonus Space is a wonderful Media room, playroom or home-schooling room!

This room has 2 large walk-in closets, one cedar lined. Plus, access to a HUGE walk-in Attic Space. (9) The 4th Bedroom is also located on the second level and is very spacious and could accommodate at least 2 double beds, plus a private sitting area, a wonderful teen suite or Mother-in-law suite/2nd master with a private on suite bath. (10) +++An Amazing in-home workshop! This space can be found through the attic and is perfect for Crafters, DIYers and Woodworkers! The hidden workshop is heated and cooled and has a pulley system to the carport below! WOW!

Imagine having your own home office or workshop! (11) Outside you will find an incredible +/-1.29 Acre Lot which will make you feel miles away in your own backyard sanctuary, but with the convenience of being in the heart of NW Albany! Close to all area shopping, restaurants, medical and churches. (12) Plenty of parking, 2 Car Carport & Additional Outside Workshop! With 220v and plenty of areas for storage and additional hobbies! 

This home can be yours for $279,000.

The Community. 
  This community offers the best of both worlds!!!  Far enough from the urban hassles to avoid high traffic, high cost of living, and admitting to multiple hospitals, but close enough to enjoy the amenities of a metropolitan area. 

This community offers a catchment area of 800,000+, admitting to one hospital, low cost of living and plenty of activities to choose from including, Theatre, RiverQuarium, Ballet, Symphony, Museum, Zoo, several parks to choose from, 5 golf courses, 6 hunting plantations, fishing and much more! 

The Employer.   Leading health care provider in Southwest Georgia since 1911, combines the innovation of a progressive health care system with personalized care. This 450-bed tertiary care center is the anchor hospital in an expanding service area reaching out to more than 26 counties in Southwest Georgia and now includes 5 smaller community hospitals in the region.


Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 175 miles: Atlanta, GA (ATL / KATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 216 miles: Jacksonville, FL (JAX / KJAX) Jacksonville International Airport
  • 233 miles: Birmingham, AL (BHM / KBHM) Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
  • 289 miles: Daytona Beach, FL (DAB / KDAB) Daytona Beach International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 151 miles to Atlanta, GA
  • 171 miles to Jacksonville, FL
  • 206 miles to Birmingham, AL
  • 266 miles to Orlando, FL
  • 270 miles to Tampa, FL

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 4 miles: Albany, GA (ABY / KABY) Southwest Georgia Regional Airport
  • 90 miles: Columbus, GA (CSG / KCSG) Columbus Metropolitan Airport
  • 91 miles: Dothan, AL (DHN / KDHN) Dothan Regional Airport
  • 93 miles: Tallahassee, FL (TLH / KTLH) Tallahassee Regional Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost- $162,104
  • City Cost of Living Index- 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 91.2

Colleges and Universities:

  • Albany Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 3,707)
  • Albany State University (Full-time enrollment: 3,662) 
  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 34 miles; Americus, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,689)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 39 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Bainbridge State College (about 53 miles; Bainbridge, GA; FT enrollment: 2,308)



  • Black alone 72.4%
  • White alone 19.8%
  • Two or more races 3.3%
  • Hispanic 2.5%
  • Asian alone 0.7%
  • Other race alone 0.2%
  • American Indian 0.2%


  • State Income Tax Rate- 1% - 5.75%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 4%
  • County Tax Rate - 4.00% + 2.96%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.83%

Major Industry:

  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
  • Social assistance (3.3%)



  • Outdoor attractions in Albany are varied and plentiful.
  • Chehaw Park is a nature preserve and wild-animal park spanning 800 acres where visitors can spot an American bald eagle or observe cheetahs and zebras from an elevated boardwalk. Camping, disc golf, a children’s play park and a nationally sanctioned BMX racing/mountain bike trail add to the offerings of this outdoor adventure.
  • Radium Springs Gardens preserves Georgia's largest natural spring. An adjacent botanical garden, with walkways among plants and flowers, is a fitting enhancement to the area’s charm.

Arts & Culture:

  • History buffs enjoy the Thronateeska Heritage Center which includes a planetarium, rail car display, science museum, and history museum, the Albany Museum of Art and the Albany Civil Rights Institute, where Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in 1961.
  • With a plethora of buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, architecture lovers flock to Albany to see buildings including the Carnegie Library of Albany and the Albany Municipal Auditorium, a restored 1915 brick concert hall which is the site of live performances by the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Albany Ballet and the Grammy Signature Award winning Albany Chorale.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Atlanta Hawks -NBA
  • Atlanta Gladiators - Ice Hockey
  • Atlanta Braves - MLB
  • Albany - SOWEGANS Soccer Club - Men's Amateur Soccer Club (
  • Albany - Indoor Soccer League - starting 2024 - ALBANY ACES (

Sports for the Participant:

  • Disc golf
  • BMX racing/mountain bike
  • YMCA health club
  • Anytime fitness
  • Planet fitness
  • Recreational activities


  • Albany Mall
  • Shopping Center & Mall
  • Westover Crossing Shopping Center LLC
  • Shopping Center & Mall
  • Walmart Supercenter
  • Target
  • Aldi
  • TJ Max

Top Five things to do:

  1. Ray Charles Plaza Park
  2. Chehaw Park & Zoo
  3. Race 2 Escape - Escape Games
  4. The Cool Place - Arts and Entertainment
  5. Flint RiverQuarium