General Surgeon Opportunity in Thief River Falls, MN

Physician: Surgery: General
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:8368
Verified Date:11/27/2019
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:No Response
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:Yes
Accept H1b Visa:Yes
Permanent: Full time Surgery: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Great provider and nursing team environment, multi-specialty clinic with easy communication and consult
  • 24 local providers in practice with many specialty providers from tertiary center readily available
  • Medical center is a spacious, modern 65,000 square foot facility
  • Brand new, $60 million, 25 bed critical care access hospital
  • Thief River Falls serves as a regional health center to a mostly rural population of 75,000
  • Over 30 specialty services offered
  • More than 600 Sanford Health employees and 36 physicians work within the community
  • Level IV trauma center

 

Compensation Details

  • Exceptional salary package
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Phenomenal vacation allotment
  • Paid malpractice insurance
  • Relocation allowance and much more

Community Details

  • Thief River Falls, Minnesota, located approximately 70 miles from the Canadian border, is home to nearly 8,500 people. 
  • It is the county seat of Pennington County Minnesota and features a robust economy including the snowmobile manufacturer 'Arctic Cat' and Digi-Key, an electronic parts distributor.
  • The community offers an excellent education system including the Northland Community and Technical College.
  • In Thief River Falls and the surrounding area you will discover outstanding recreational opportunities and incredible wildlife areas and even convention facilities.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $75,000 More Compared To Starting General Surgery Salaries In Minneapolis.  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.  5 beds 3 baths 2,750 sqft  Beautiful park like setting.  Red Lake river surrounds the property on three sides. The house boasts hardwood flooring throughout the main level. Both the living room and family room enjoy fireplaces. The huge kitchen can host large parties and has a six seat breakfast bar. There is a barn (25 x 30) on the property along with a pergola (12 x 16) with a floating daybed (full size). A deck (20 x 25), with access from the living room and dining room by sliding glass doors, over looks the surrounding river. A concrete patio adjacent to the pergola can accommodate a picnic table and grilling equipment.  This home can be yours for $325,000.

The Community.  Thief River Falls, also called Thief River or TRF, is a city in Pennington County, Minnesota, United States. Thief River Falls takes its name from a geographic feature, the falls of the Red Lake River at its confluence with the Thief River. 

The Employer.  has a staff of 22 physicians including one ENT, three Ob/Gyn, four family medicine, two pediatricians, five internal medicine, one orthopaedic surgeon, one podiatrist, two chiropractors, one general surgeon and one radiologist. Support staff include ten CRNA's, three nurse practitioners, three physician assistants, one certified diabetic educator, one audiologists, three physical therapists, nineteen RNs and thirty-three LPNs. Outreach services in a number of specialties are available on a regular basis. 

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 110 miles: Fargo, ND (FAR / KFAR) Hector International Airport
  • 144 miles: Winnipeg, Canada (YWG / CYWG) Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
  • 204 miles: Duluth, MN (DLH / KDLH) Duluth International Airport

 

Closest Major City:

  • 130 miles to Winnipeg, Canada
  • 255 miles to Minneapolis, MN
  • 262 miles to Saint Paul, MN
  • 468 miles to Madison, WI
  • 474 miles to Omaha, NE

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 4 miles: Thief River Falls, MN (TVF / KTVF) Thief River Falls Regional Airport
  • 59 miles: Grand Forks, ND (GFK / KGFK) Grand Forks International Airport
  • 88 miles: Bemidji, MN (BJI / KBJI) Bemidji Regional Airport
  • 110 miles: Fargo, ND (FAR / KFAR) Hector International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $122,988
  • City Cost of Living Index - 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 99.7

Colleges and Universities:

  • Northland Community and Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 2,717)
  • University of North Dakota (about 44 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • Bemidji State University (about 75 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 90 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 91 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

 

Demographics:

  • White 89.2%
  • Hispanic 3.3%
  • Black alone 2.2%
  • American Indian alone 1.8%
  • Two or more races 1.7%
  • Asian alone 0.7%

Taxes:

  • State Income Tax Rate - 7.53%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.88%
  • County Tax Rate - 0.33%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.05%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Recreation:

  • Arctic Cat Sports & Recreation
  • Huck Olsen Arena
  • Northrup Park
  • Sandy Bestes Pines Campground

Arts & Culture:

  • Thief River Falls Area Community Theater
  • Thief River Falls Concert Association
  • Polk County Museum
  • Sorenson Gallery
  • Settlers Square/Marshall County Museum

 

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Calgary Flames NHL ice hockey
  • Toronto Blue Jays MLB
  • Canadian Soccer League

 

Sports for the Participant:

  • Lincoln High School sports teams
  • Thief River Falls YMCA
  • Union Swim Club
  • Little League baseball

Shopping:

  • The Curiosity Shop
  • Sears Hometown Store
  • Legends Sporting Goods
  • Annie's Attic 

Top Five things to do:

  1. Pennington County Historical Society 
  2. Seven Clans Casino
  3. Family Bowl and Lounge
  4. Falls Stay' N Play - mini golf
  5. Falls Cinema