Orthopedic Joint Surgery position with a total cash compensation up to $1,000,000 located two hours to St. Louis

Physician: Orthopedic Surgery: Joints/Adult Reconstruction
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:9379
Verified Date:09/18/2023
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
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Permanent: Full time Orthopedic Surgery: Joints/Adult Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery: Shoulder

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a BE/BC Orthopedic Joint Surgeon to join one of the "100 Best Places to Work in Health Care".  

  • Light to no call due to the two Orthopedic Trauma surgeons covering Trauma 24/7.  If candidate desires Trauma call, it's possible to cover a few days per month. 

  • The Orthopedic Surgery department offers:

               Orthopedic Trauma:  Home to the region’s only level 2 trauma center staffed with two
               fellowship-trained orthopedic trauma specialists skilled in a variety of cases, including,
               Fractures of the arm, leg and joints, Multiple broken bones, Compound fractures, 
               Minimally invasive surgery for fractures, Pelvis and acetabulum (hip socket) surgery,
               Nerve and tendon injuries Unhealed fractures (nonunions), Healed fracture deformities
               or nonalignments (malunions), Bone infections (osteomyelitis), Complex soft tissue
               reconstruction and Bone grafting.      

               Orthopedic Walk-In Clinic 
Offering convenient and comprehensive orthopedic care to 
               diagnose, treat and manage sports and lifestyle injuries, including fractures,
               dislocations, tendon and ligament injuries, joint injuries, and more. 

               Work and sports injuries: The orthopedic and sports medicine specialists expertly repair
               shoulder joint and rotator cuff tears, as well as knee ligament (ACL) tears and other
               work and sports injuries. 
               Bone health: Our osteoporosis treatment and prevention program, Break Free, was the
               first in the state to receive the highest level of certification from the International
               Geriatric Fracture Society.

               Teamwork: The Orthopedic Surgeons work together with physical and occupational
               therapists to guide you through the treatment and rehabilitation process, ensuring a
               smooth transition back to your normal routine. 

               Inpatient Rehabilitation provides special orthopedic care for patients who have
               undergone total joint replacements, a hip fracture or experienced orthopedic trauma.

               The Amputee Program - providing special care for patients who have an amputation due
               to injury or disease and are needing to improve physical abilities and/or adaptations to
               the environment Our specialized equipment, along with the clinical expertise of our
               physiatrist, rehab nurses, and therapists assist each patient with recovery and returning
               functional movement.

               Minimally-invasive procedures: When possible, our orthopedic team uses minimally
               invasive blood-sparing surgical procedures, including arthroscopic repair. 

               Advanced pain management: We use a variety of pain control methods to help you
               manage pain with less risk of medication side effects.

               Work and sports injuries: The orthopedic and sports medicine specialists repair
               shoulder joint and rotator cuff tears, as well as knee ligament (ACL) tears and other work
               and sports injuries. 

               Orthopedic Oncology:  Offering personalized and expert comprehensive care to diagnose
               and treat primary and metastatic bone or soft tissue cancer for pediatric and adult
               patients, including, Soft tissue mass, Soft tissue sarcoma, Bone sarcoma, Benign bone
               lesion, Metastatic disease to bone. Complex limb reconstruction

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.
  • 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. 

Compensation Details

  • Starting Salary range of $900,000 to $975,000.

  • $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 between $950,000 to $1,000,000+
  • 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 an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Upper Extremities Is $250,000 To $500,000 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 90th%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)


  • 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%


  • 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%)


  • 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.


  • 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