Pulmonary/Critical Care Opportunities - Guaranteed Base with RVU Bonus potential

Physician: Pulmonary Diseases: Critical Care
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:5151
Verified Date:08/04/2022
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Pulmonary Diseases: Critical Care

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a board-certified or board-eligible Pulmonary/Critical Care physician to join our hospital-employed team of five Pulm/CC physicians with support from nine Advanced Practice Clinicians in Owensboro, KY. 
  • Hospital with a state-of-the-art Bronchoscopy Suite with Anesthesia capabilities
  • Pulmonary outpatient clinic attached to hospital
  • One week of call every fifth week - no night or weekend call outside of that week
  • Fully integrated EMR (epic)
  • Navigation bronchoscopy system (Veran)
  • Endobronchial ultrasound capabilities (EBUS)
  • Fully integrative outpatient Sleep Lab
  • 32-bed ICU/CCU/Trauma ICU
  • Level III Trauma Center
  • Teaching Opportunity – On-site Family Medicine Residency Program with University of Louisville
  • FM Residents rotate with ICU and Pulmonary team

Compensation Details

  • $450,000 guaranteed base compensation plus productivity incentive
  • $50,000 Upfront Bonus
  • Stipends / Student Loan Forgiveness available
  • $6000 CME annually
  • Full Benefit and retirement packages and malpractice insurance with tail coverage

Community Details

  • This community of approximately 100,000 is conveniently located 2 hours to Nashville and Louisville.
  • Enjoy the outdoors: gorgeous state parks, bike trails, a skate park, 15 mile Greenbelt walking/running/biking trail encircling the city, 5 golf courses, fishing, disc golf.
  • Ranked #1 in the WORLD - Smothers Park Riverfront playground, spraypark, riverwalk, concessions, fountains, and live outdoor entertainment/music space
  • Ranked #1 in the WORLD- Smothers Park Riverfront playground, spraypark, riverwalk, concessions, fountains, and live outdoor entertainment/music space

Recruiter Insights

This Position Is Perfectly Suited for The Physician Who Desires A starting salary $65,000 to $85,000 more compared to similar positions located in Louisville and Nashville, coupled with a cost of living 30%, this physician will have significant purchasing power to build a new home, pay off school loans and retire early.

You'll find Owensboro, Kentucky as the main hub of western Kentucky and a premier city in the Midwest. Owensboro and the surrounding region are known for a friendly atmosphere. Located on the southern banks of the Ohio River, Owensboro has a low crime rate and cost of living, a high quality of life and wide variety of housing options.

As one of America's best places to live and work, Owensboro has much to offer, including, Kentuckys #1 Sports town (Sports Illustrated). This physician and family will enjoy the gorgeous state parks, bike trails, a skate park, 15-mile Greenbelt walking/running/biking trail encircling the city, 5 golf courses, fishing, disc golf.

Partner with this organization who represents a new era of health care and wellness for the region and the brand-new, $500 million-dollar hospital and medical office building project features a nine-story facility licensed for 477 patient beds, and offers views of lush green vistas and natural scenery from every room.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 116 miles: Louisville, KY (SDF / KSDF) Louisville International Airport
  • 139 miles: Nashville, TN (BNA / KBNA) Nashville International Airport
  • 171 miles: Indianapolis, IN (IND / KIND) Indianapolis International Airport
  • 202 miles: Hebron, KY (CVG / KCVG) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 81 miles to Louisville, KY
  • 113 miles to Nashville, TN
  • 146 miles to Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • 147 miles to Indianapolis, IN

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 5 miles: Owensboro, KY (OWB / KOWB) Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport
  • 44 miles: Evansville, IN (EVV / KEVV) Evansville Regional Airport
  • 116 miles: Marion, IL (MWA / KMWA) Williamson County Regional Airport
  • 116 miles: Louisville, KY (SDF / KSDF) Louisville International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • State Cost of Living Index - 94.6
  • City Cost of Living Index - 85.3 
  • Mean Housing Cost - $136,874

Colleges and Universities:

  • There are 13 colleges within 50 miles of Owensboro.
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College (KWC) is a private Methodist college in Owensboro, a city on the Ohio River, in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Kentucky Wesleyan College is known for its liberal arts programs. Fall 2014 enrollment was 716 students.
  • Brescia University is a coeducational Catholic university located in Owensboro, Kentucky, in the United States. Founded as a junior college for women, it is now a coeducational university offering undergraduate and master's programs.


  • White 87.8%, 
  • Black 7.0%, 
  • American Indiana and Alaska Native 0.2%, 
  • Asian 1.1%, 
  • Two or more races 3.2%, 
  • Hispanic 3.3%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 5%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 6%
  • County Tax Rate - 0%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.85%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)


  • Dugan Best Recreation Center provides a wholesome, quality, clean and safe environment for youth and adults of the community. The Center provides activities that can enhance the future goals of our youth and offers year-round recreation activities for all ages. It features a gym, stage, kitchen, game room, fitness room (adults only), computer stations and meeting rooms.
  • Travis Aubrey Skate Park offers equipment for skateboarders and BMX bikers. 
  • Cravens Pool is a neighborhood pool located at 2815 Cravens Avenue.
  • The four tennis courts located on the campus of Kentucky Wesleyan College on Scherm Road are City courts and are available for public use.

Arts & Culture:

  • Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
  • We at iArt Studios offer Walk-ins ""Paint Your Own Ceramics"", art lessons for children and young adults, after-school programs, summer and holiday camps, off-site event parties, open studio, and individual lessons. The focus is to introduce children to all different kinds of artistic mediums and the endless ways that they can explore and create with the materials at hand.
  • The International Bluegrass Music Museum is the world's only facility dedicated to the history and preservation of the international history of bluegrass music. 
  • Owensboro Dance Theatre has provided professional dance instruction and quality performances to the Tri-State area for over 25 years. ODT produces two main stage productions each season performed at RiverPark Center in downtown Owensboro.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Cheer on your local team, including the Kentucky Mavericks (basketball), Owensboro Oilers (baseball) or attend an event at Kentucky Motor Speedway.
  • The Owensboro Youth Hockey Association houses nine divisions, including the Rampage High School Hockey team, who was named State Champion in 2011-2012, and the Owensboro Puckhogs Pee Wee Team, who was runner-up at the International Silver Stick competition in Canada.
  • The Kentucky Wesleyan College athletic department sponsors 17 (8 men / 9 women) varsity sports, competing at the NCAA Division II level. All Owensboro community members are welcome to come watch all the events.

Sports for the Participant:

  • The Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of Adult Softball Leagues, including mens and coed intermediate and recreational leagues.
  • Hillcrest Golf Course is the citys beautiful, year-round, 9-hole municipal golf course. It offers a pro shop, practice green and chipping green. The bermuda fairways, tees and bent grass greens are in wonderful condition.
  • The Ice Skating Institure weSKATE program helps you master new skills in each lesson building on past lessons, so your time on the ice is always fun and rewarding. 
  • Kickball is not just a game you played in elementary school! We offer an Adult Kickball League for those who want to get back to the basics of having fun.
  • The Owensboro Parks and Recreation Program offers fall T-Ball leagues.


  • $200 million invested in downtown revitalization has resulted in Numerous new restaurants, and unique shopping
  • Antiques - Antique stores offer a real glimpse into the states past. Discover bourbon collectibles, horse racing memorabilia, furniture and heirlooms
  • Specialty Shopping - Who doesn't like shopping? From upscale fashion to FAB, from the latest designs to consingments and gift shops, from chic jewerly to elegant apparel, for all ages.
  • Shopping Centers & Malls - Owensboro offers a wide range of shopping for your everyday fun.
  • Sporting Goods - You'll find a complete line of sporting goods, athletic equipment, active sports gear and leisure apparel here in Owensboro.

Top Five things to do:

  1. Smothers Park
  2. International Bluegrass Music Museum
  3. Preservation Station
  4. Reid's Orchard
  5. Legion Park