Acute Care Position located two hours to Saint Louis - starting compensation package up to $600,000 annually

Physician: Surgery: General
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:8687
Verified Date:09/14/2021
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
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Permanent: Full time Surgery: General Surgery: Surgicalist Surgery: Trauma Surgical Critical Care

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking Board Certified Trauma Surgeon for Acute Care position at Level II trauma center.
  • Chose one of the following models:
    • 7 days on / 7 days off
    • 7 days on / 1-2 days of elective surgeries
  • Critical access hospital emergency department for emergencies.
  • Responsible for taking call in the evenings, however, light call and rarely required to come to the hospital.
  • Full-service surgical center: Our experienced teams use the latest equipment to provide a wide range of surgery services. From complex procedures such as open-heart surgery to minimally invasive hernia procedures.
  • Minimally invasive surgeries: Our skilled surgeons and teams have years of expertise in performing many surgeries through tiny incisions. Minimally invasive techniques can help reduce pain, minimize blood loss, reduce the risk of complications and shorten recovery times.
  • Grade A hospital: This hospital has earned its second consecutive grade A for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group. This organization analyzes safety data from hospitals across the country and compares outcomes. 
  • Surgical teams with advanced training: Many of our surgeons and anesthesiologists have fellowship training, which is 1 to 2 years of additional, focused training in their specialty. Other team members, including nurses, anesthetists and technicians, also have additional, specialized training in their fields.

Qualifications:

  • Completed Fellowship in Trauma Surgery with three years of experience

About Employer:

  • 70+ member group of employed physicians, advanced practitioner and allied health providers offering services in 17 different specialties.
  • The largest provider of medical care in the 300,000 population Tri-State Area composed of West Central Illinois, Northeast Missouri, and Southeast Iowa.
  • The System also operates a 307-bed regional referral center in Quincy, and Illini Community Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Pittsfield, Illinois, (population 4,300).
  • As a not-for-profit system, we accept all patients regardless of their economic condition or insurance coverage.
  • The System was named one of the "100 Best Places to Work in Health Care" by Modern Healthcare magazine, and it ranks among the Country's top 8% of hospitals in its level of Information Technology development.

Compensation Details

  • Starting Salary 

    • 7 days on / 7 days off model - $400,000 for new graduate; up to $475,000 for experienced physicians
    • 7 days on / 1-2 days of elective surgeries - $500,000 - $550,000
  • $150,000 of school loans forgiven over five years

  • $50,000 sign on bonus, for candidates who do not have school loans, sign on bonus of up to $100,000.
  • Total guaranteed package
    • 7 days on / 7 days off model = $450,000 to $500,000
    • 7 days on / 1-2 days of elective surgeries = $550,000 to $600,000+
  • Up to a $15,000 relocation package
  • Benefits: Health, life, vision, dental, disability, and AD & D insurance, malpractice coverage with tail, 403(b) pension plan plus 457(b) tax-deferral option, employee child care center, four weeks annual paid time off plus one week of CME time with paid time off increasing to six weeks after two years employment, $5,000 annual professional expense allowance, and more.

Community Details

  • Enjoy a community with a diverse educational system, including Public/private schools, technical, community college and four year private university.
  • Gorgeous riverfront to historic neighborhoods, plenty of restaurants, and abundant shopping

Recruiter Insights

Earn More and Pay Less.  Starting Salary For General Surgery Is $100,000 To $250,000 More Compared To Positions Located In Chicago and St. Louis; Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 30% Less In This Community Provides You With Significant Buying Power With The Opportunity To Build Your Dream Home, Pay Down Your Student Loans And Retire Early.

Income Potential.  The Income Potential Is Greater Than Most With The Opportunity To Earn In The Top 75th%Tile In The US. 

Housing Market.  With Average Home Pricing Settled At $108,620 And Where A Desirable 3374 Square Ft. 5 Bedroom/4 Bath Home Sold For $255,000 Building A Quality Of Life With Substantial Savings Is Easy.

The community.  The Community Is Welcoming To New Members And Offers A Series Of Fun Events Throughout The Year For Family Members And Getting To Know One Another. 

About Employer.  This Employer Is Committed To Its Doctors And The Entire Employee Staff And Enjoys Long Term Retention Of Its Key Physician Personnel Due To Exceptional Compensation And Quality Of Life Provided By The Community.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 124 miles: Saint Louis, MO (STL / KSTL) Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
  • 220 miles: Des Moines, IA (DSM / KDSM) Des Moines International Airport
  • 226 miles: Kansas City, MO (MCI / KMCI) Kansas City International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 111 miles to Saint Louis, MO
  • 178 miles to Kansas City, MO
  • 241 miles to Chicago, IL

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 12 miles: Quincy, IL (UIN / KUIN) Quincy Regional Airport
  • 71 miles: Kirksville, MO (IRK / KIRK) Kirksville Regional Airport
  • 85 miles: Burlington, IA (BRL / KBRL) Southeast Iowa Regional Airport

Cost of Living:

  • State Cost of Living Index - 95.5
  • City Cost of Living Index - 78.0
  • Median Housing Value - $108,620

Colleges and Universities:

  • John Wood Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,633; Location: 1301 S 48th Street; Public; Website: www.jwcc.edu)
  • Quincy University (FT enrollment: 1,520; Location: 1800 College Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.quincy.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Western Illinois University (about 53 miles; Macomb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,755)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 63 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Truman State University (about 66 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)

Demographics:

  • White 89.4% , 
  • Black 5.8% , 
  • American Indiana and Alaska Native 0.1%, 
  • Asian 1.3%, 
  • Hispanic 1.5%"
  • Two or more races 1.8%

Taxes:

  • State Income Tax Rate - 3.75%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.25%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 1.5%
  • County Sales Tax Rate - 0.25
  • Property Tax Rate -1.73 %

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Recreation:

  • The City of Quincy is home to an impressive park system. The Quincy Park District consists of 28 parks, a 27-hole golf course, 12 playgrounds and 2 swimming pools, encompassing over 900 acres. 
  • Gardner Park is located on 38 acres at Third Street just North of Locust. A new shelter house was built that features picnic tables and a grill. Nearby are restrooms and a new playground. There is also an outdoor basketball court and a trailer dumping station for campers is available for public use.

Arts & Culture:

  • The Villa Kathrine is a Moroccan-style home located on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River in Quincy, Illinois. The unique home, sometimes branded as a castle. 
  • The Quincy Art Center is a museum of the visual arts. A variety of rotating exhibitions are presented throughout the year. Important contemporary Midwestern art is a primary focus, and work by artists of national and international renown are also featured.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • You can watch NCAA Division II at Quincy University.
  • You can drive out 111 miles to watch St.Louis proffessional baseball, basketball, hockey, and more.

Sports for the Participant:

  • The park district offers program for aquatics, baseball/softball, basketball, golf, soccer, and tennis.
  • Westview Golf Course is dotted with white sand bunkers, ponds, and hundreds of mature trees. The design and layout of this 27-hole Illinois golf course will challenge the skilled player or provide an enjoyable experience for the average player or beginner.

Shopping:

  • As The Premier Shopping Center In West-Central Illinois, And Serving Over 300,000 People Around The Tristate Area, Quincy Mall Offers A Variety Of Shopping Among 50 Popular Stores For Shopping.

Top Five things to do:

  1. All Wars Museum 
  2. Villa Kathrine 
  3. Quincy Museum 
  4. John Wood Mansion 
  5. 9/11 Memorial