Cardiology position located in Cedar Rapids, IA

Physician: Cardiology: General
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:8344
Verified Date:05/12/2020
Loan Repayment:No
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:Yes
Permanent: Full time Cardiology: General Cardiology: Non-Invasive

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a BE/BC General Cardiologist to join a well-established Cardiology team.
  • Join 16 board certified cardiologists and 9 advance practice providers
  • Named a Top 50 cardiovascular program six out of the last 10 years by Truven Health Analytics.
  • This hospital performs open-heart surgery in Cedar Rapids.
  • For nearly 50 years, the cardiologists and heart specialists have provided the latest in preventative, diagnostic and rehabilitative heart care services with the goal of restoring every patients' cardiovascular health.
  • The Heart & Vascular Institute has areas of focus and will have the expertise to treat 95 percent of heart-related issues, so patients are able to stay close to home.
  • Diverse practice covers sub-specialization in interventional cardiology, structural heart disease, peripheral vascular, electrophysiology and heart failure.
  • Part of a large multi-specialty group, including primary care, providing a built-in referral base.
  • Utilizes EPIC as an electronic health record both for inpatient and outpatient services.
  • Call 1:15


  • M.D. or D.O.
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible in Electrophysiology; Board exam must be completed within one year of hire date
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Excellent communication, written and verbal, analytical, and problem-solving skills

Compensation Details

  • Starting Salary of $600,000 plus productivity
  • Comprehensive Benefit package
  • Dental and vision
  • Sign-on bonus
  • CME allowances
  • 401K/457B
  • Potential relocation offered

Community Details

  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa is the 2nd largest city in Iowa home to 130,000+. 
  • The arts, nightlife, sports and recreation are all part of life in Cedar Rapids, a city with 74 parks, four golf courses and six swimming pools.
  • Cedar River straddles the community, and 12 distinct neighborhoods give homeowners a variety of buying options.
  • Tech giant Rockwell Collins anchors the economy.
  • Dynamic and safe community that offers an excellent Midwestern quality of life and multitude of recreational activities

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $75,000 To $125,000 More Compared To Starting Cardiology positions located in Madison and Chicago. 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 4 baths 4,584 sqft Beautiful English Tudor with just under 5000 sq ft of living space. Situated on a wooded acreage  All of the rooms in this home are enormous. On the main floor you'll find a wonderful 2 story great room that features beautiful floor to ceiling fireplace and windows. There's separate living and dining areas too. The kitchen has excellent storage and countertop space. French doors from kitchen lead to 3 season porch that overlooks private back yard. . This home can be yours for $369,900.

The Community. Cedar Rapids preserves a small-town atmosphere in a metropolitan setting. The industrial and cultural center of eastern Iowa, the city has undergone growth and development as it gains prominence in high-technology industries and in export trade. Expansion has been carefully monitored by civic leaders, however, so that international business may be conducted at an unhurried pace and residents may maintain their midwestern traditions. Cedar Rapids is the seat of Linn County and adjoins the city of Marion.

The Employer.  Organization recognizes the need for a quality work-life balance. Collaborative physician / hospital partnership to better serve Cedar Rapids community.  As the area’s leader in heart care, this organization offers a full spectrum of advanced cardiovascular services, from prevention and diagnostics through treatment and cardiac rehabilitation. Leading heart hospital and has been recognized as a Truven Top 50 Heart Hospital six times for offering better outcomes for our patients with comprehensive cardiac services.  For more than 40 years, we have performed open-heart surgery in Cedar Rapids, as a trusted leader, specializing in innovation and the latest technology.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 139 miles: Des Moines, IA (DSM / KDSM) Des Moines International Airport
  • 242 miles: Chicago, IL (ORD / KORD) Chicago O'Hare International Airport
  • 248 miles: Minneapolis, MN (MSP / KMSP) Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
  • 250 miles: Milwaukee, WI (MKE / KMKE) General Mitchell International Airport
  • 251 miles: Chicago, IL (MDW / KMDW) Chicago Midway International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 139 miles to Madison, WI
  • 207 miles to Milwaukee, WI
  • 207 miles to Chicago, IL
  • 218 miles to Saint Paul, MN
  • 223 miles to Minneapolis, MN

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 9 miles: Cedar Rapids, IA (CID / KCID) The Eastern Iowa Airport
  • 63 miles: Waterloo, IA (ALO / KALO) Waterloo Regional Airport
  • 68 miles: Dubuque, IA (DBQ / KDBQ) Dubuque Regional Airport
  • 90 miles: Moline, IL (MLI / KMLI) Quad City International Airport
  • 105 miles: Burlington, IA (BRL / KBRL) Southeast Iowa Regional Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $$137,900
  • City Cost of Living Index - 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 91.3

Colleges and Universities:

  • University of Iowa (about 24 miles; Iowa City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 24,735)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 46 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 55 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 60 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)


  • White 83.9%
  • Black 6.4%
  • Hispanic 3.0%
  • Asian 3.8%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 4.92%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6%
  • County Tax Rate - 0.78%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.29%

Major Industry:

  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)


  • Cedar Rapids has the largest park system in Iowa, with more than 75 parks on more than 4,000 acres of land.
  • Recreation facilities include 6 aquatic centers, 50 ball fields, 30 volleyball courts, 3 outdoor ice rinks, 4 cross-country ski trails, 50 tennis courts, and 30 soccer fields.
  • For the golfing enthusiast, the city also has 4 municipal golf courses, 4 privately owned golf courses, and 3 country clubs.
  • At Cheyenne Park, dog owners can use an 18-acre, fenced, off-leash dog exercise area. The area is also home to many miles of nature trails.
  • The Cedar Valley Nature Trail, once a railroad bed, offers 52 miles of trails for biking, hiking, and skiing through recreation areas, along riverbanks, and through small towns.
  • The Sac and Fox National Recreational Trail follows Indian Creek through wooded areas and is used for hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, skiing, and dog sledding.

Arts & Culture:

  • Cedar Rapids is the Museum of Art
  • Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • Theatre Cedar Rapids
  • Ushers Ferry Historic Village

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Cedar Rapids Kernels - Baseball
  • Hawkeye Downs Speedway - Car Racing
  • RoughRiders - Hockey
  • University of Iowa - Big Ten


Sports for the Participant:

  • Hockey Rinks
  • Tennis Courts
  • Soccer Fields
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball
  • Dog Sledding
  • Golf courses



  • Target
  • Tanger Outlet Mall
  • DICK'S Sporting Goods
  • JCPenney
  • Wal-Mart

Top Five things to do:

  1. National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
  2. Brucemore
  3. Bever Park
  4. Sky Zone Trampoline Park
  5. Tait Cummins Sports Complex