General Surgery position located 2 hours from Austin, Houston and San Antonio

Physician: Surgery: General
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:8157
Verified Date:05/12/2020
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Surgery: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Searching for a board-certified General Surgeon to join a busy existing practice.

  • Shared call coverage is available and candidates must be available to commence practice in 2019. 

Compensation Details

  • Commencement bonuses available
  • Relocation opportunities
  • CME and Medical Licensure expenses covered
  • Medical Education
  • Stipend for physicians still in training

Community Details

  • Victoria's economy is a mix of education, health, retail, agriculture, and industry.
  • Major industrial employers in the region include Formosa Plastics Corp, Inteplast Group, Dow, Invista, and Alcoa.
  • 2 hour drive from Austin, Houston, and San Antonio
  • Population of around 80,000
  • Multiple entertainment/cultural attractions including, The Texas Zoo; Victoria Ballet Theatre; Victoria Fine Arts Center; A local symphony; Various recreational/outdoor spots; Coleto Creek Reservoir; Palmetto State Park; Lake Texana; Matagorda Bay

Recruiter Insights

Compensation. The Starting Salary is $50,000 To $75,000 more Compared To Starting General Surgery Salaries in Houston/ San Antonio. 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.  A great opportunity to become a homeowner by acquiring  a property of 5 bedroom 4 full baths two-story with 3-car garage makes this a great family home. Spacious rooms with high ceilings, the kitchen has granite counter tops, center island and breakfast bar and pantry. Spacious dining room. Large backyard includes an in-ground pool with waterfall feature and covered patio for only $420,000.  

The Community.  Victoria is the largest city and county seat of Victoria County. It is located on Interstate 45, some 58 miles south of downtown Dallas community. Victoria is located 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. Victoria is known as "The Crossroads" because of its location within a two-hour drive of Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.

The Employer.  This organization consists of two full-service, acute care hospitals who have been recognized for providing quality care by the Joint Commission and offer services one may expect to travel miles to receive, such as:

  • Comprehensive cardiac program with two cardiac catheterization labs, an electro physiology program and open-heart surgery
  • An accredited Chest Pain Center
  • An inpatient rehabilitation facility recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and offering round-the-clock nursing care and at least three hours of physical, occupational and/or speech therapy
  • A designated Primary Stroke Center
  • Both Level III and Level IV Trauma Centers
  • A Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with the areas only program providing 24-hour coverage with in-house neonatologists

This organization believes in harnessing the power of people to create great care. A patient-centered team of doctors, nurses, employees and volunteers, we work hard every day to be a place of healing, caring and connection for patients and families in the community they call home.

 

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 96 miles: Corpus Christi, TX (CRP / KCRP) Corpus Christi International Airport
  • 116 miles: Austin, TX (AUS /KAUS) Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • 121 miles: San Antonio, TX (SAT /KSAT) San Antonio International Airport
  • 172 miles: Houston, TX (IAH/ KIAH) Georges Bush Intercontinental Airport

 

Closest Major City:

  • 73 miles to Corpus Christi, TX
  • 100 miles to San Antonio, TX
  • 110 miles to Austin, TX

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 9 miles: Victoria, TX (VCT / KVCT) Victoria Regional Airport
  • 96 miles: Corpus Christi, TX (CRP / KCRP) Corpus Christi International Airport
  • 116 miles: Austin, TX (AUS / KAUS) Austin- Bergstrom International Airport
  • 54 miles: Palacios, TX (PSX / KPSX) Palacios Municipal Airport
  • 61 miles: Rockport, TX (RKP / KRKP) Aransas County Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean housing Cost- $174,800
  • City Cost of Living Index-90
  • State Cost of Living Index-91

 

Colleges and Universities:

  • University of Houston-Victoria  (Full-time enrollment: 3,110; Location: 3007 N. Ben Wilson)
  • Victoria College  (FT enrollment: 2,730; Location: 2200 E Red River)
  • Victoria Beauty College Inc  (FT enrollment: 74; Location: 1508 N Laurent St)
  • Texas Vocational Schools Inc  (FT enrollment: 61; Location: 1921 E Red River)

 

 

Demographics:

  • Hispanic  50.8%
  • White alone 39.3%
  • Black alone 6.3%
  • Asian alone  1.9%
  • Two or more races 1.5%
  • Other race alone 0.2%
  • American Indian alone 0.06%

 

Taxes:

  • State Income Tax Rate - 0 %
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.25%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 8.25%   
  • Property Tax Rate State- 1.81%

Major Industry:

  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)

 

 

Recreation:

  • Riverside Park-The park is also home to more than 15  baseball fields, which are occupied during the spring and summer by teams from the Victoria Metro region.
  • Texas Zoo- houses more than 200 species of animals and plants indigenous to Texas, exhibiting them in their natural habitats. 
  • The Victoria Art League is home to many local artist and is located in one of the Texas Registered Historical Landmark buildings at 905 S. Bridge Street. The building was built in 1898 and has been the home of the Victoria Art League since 1999. The Victoria Art League is the only visual arts organization in Victoria

 

 

Arts & Culture:

  • Theatre Victoria offers six productions in a season that runs from July to May. 
  • The Leo J. Welder Center is a fully equipped, modern performing space located downtown.
  • The Victoria Symphony Orchestra and Victoria Ballet provide several performances each year.
  • The Victoria Bach Festival welcomes musicians from across the country to fill theatres, churches, and outdoor spaces with engaging musical performances.
  • McNamara House (a social history museum), the Nave (art), the Children's Discovery Museum, and the Museum of the Coastal Bend (MCB). The MCB showcases the rich multicultural heritage of the region, and includes prominent displays of artifacts found from La Salle's colony in the late 17th century.

 

Sports for the Spectator:

  • The University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) the Jaguars compete in baseball, softball, soccer, and golf as a member of the Red River Athletic Conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division I.
  • The Victoria Generals compete in the Texas Collegiate League, a summer baseball league. The Generals won the 2010 TCL championship.

Sports for the Participant:

  • Three golf courses located in Victoria: the Victoria Country Club, Riverside Golf Course, and Colony Creek Country Club.
  • The Guadalupe River- is the Victoria Paddling trail. This 4.2-mile stretch of the Guadalupe River is bordered by soft banks rather than the limestone bluffs of the Hill Country
  • Boating and freshwater fishing are available at two area reservoirs at Lake Texana and Coleto Lake. 

Shopping:

  • Victoria Mall
  • Then and Now
  • Burkes Outlet

Top Five things to do:

  1. Nave Museum
  2. Children's Discovery Museum
  3. Texas Zoo
  4. Deleon Plaza
  5. Riverside Walk