Excellent Orthopedic Spine Surgery opportunity with the opportunity to earn up to $125,000 MORE.

Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)

Job Overview

Job Id 5135
Verified Date 08/10/2020
Loan Repayment No Response
Sign on Bonus No Response
Practice Type Employed
Accept J1 Visa Yes
Accept H1B Visa No
Permanent: Full time


What you need to know

Practice Details

  • Seeking a BE/BC Orthopedic Spine Surgeon to join a busy group practice, as current spine surgeon plans to retire in the next few years.
  • Practice entails spine, general orthopaedics, total joints, fracture care management, and a combination of sports injuries. 
  • Satellite offices in 4 locations and general ortho call will be a requirement 1:5.
  • Our surgeons rarely have to go to the Level II Trauma hospital on weekends since the hospitalists take care of admissions and treatment, unless its a true emergency.


Compensation Details

  • Base Salary dependent on experience and training
  • Potential income 90% nationaly
  • 1st year salary of + incentive bonus  
  • INCENTIVE BONUS PROGRAM begins in the 1st year
  • Potential for annual earnings in the SEVEN FIGURES
  • SIGN ON BONUS for qualified candidate

Community Details

  • This growing community was selected for its physician-friendly atmosphere, family-oriented community with high reimbursements. 
  • Easy access to St Louis international airport with direct, nonstop flights around the world.

Recruiter Insights

This Orthopedic Spine Surgery opportunity is ideally suited for the BE/BC and Fellow Trained specialist who will eventually take over a retiring physician's practice.  

Did you know that the starting salary for a Orthopedic Spine Surgeon is significantly more than the starting salaries for similar opportunities located in St. Louis and Chicago markets?

With successful applicants earning on average $100,000 $150,000 more per year (compared to positions located in St. Louis), you would be ideally placed to make best use of the 25% reduction in the cost of living that comes with joining the community.

Whether you want to build your dream home, pay off your student debt, or retire early, the power to decide is in your hands.

This group has been in practice for over 40 years and is very well established in the region. This practice gives you the opportunity to work alongside 4 fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeons, a PM&R non-operative spine care physician, 3 Nurse Practitioners, and a Physician Assistant in a beautiful state of the art facility that includes a GE Infinity 1.5T MRI, DEXA, Digital Radiography, EMR, Surgical Suites, 2 C-Arms, Physical Rehabilitation Center with Sports Medicine Program, Physical Therapists, PTAs and Athletic Trainers, etc.

This Hospital opened in 2013 with 134 private rooms, surgery suites, and an attached Ambulatory Surgery Center located next to our facility. The practice draws from an 11 county region with nearly 300,000 population and Good Samaritan Hospital being considered a Regional Health Center.


Community Profile

What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 91 miles: Saint Louis, MO (STL / KSTL) Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
  • 191 miles: Louisville, KY (SDF / KSDF) Louisville International Airport
  • 202 miles: Indianapolis, IN (IND / KIND) Indianapolis International Airport
  • 240 miles: Nashville, TN (BNA / KBNA) Nashville International Airport


Closest Major City:

  • 73 miles to Saint Louis, MO
  • 171 miles to Louisville, KY
  • 180 miles to Indianapolis, IN
  • 188 miles to Nashville, TN

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 73 miles to Saint Louis, MO
  • 171 miles to Louisville, KY
  • 180 miles to Indianapolis, IN
  • 188 miles to Nashville, TN

Cost of Living:

  • State Cost of Living Index - 97.1
  • City Cost of Living Index - 74.4
  • Mean Housing Cost - $75,315

Colleges and Universities:

  • There are 7 colleges within 50 miles of Mount Vernon. 
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale is categorized as an RU/H Research University (high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. SIU is recognized in the U.S. News & World Report rankings as a ""National University,"" that is, a university which grants a variety of doctoral degrees and strongly emphasizes research; SIU's ranking in the 2017 US News ratings is No. 214.


  • White 80.6% 
  • Black 14.7% 
  • American Indiana and Alaska Native 0.3% 
  • Asian 1.0% 
  • Two or more races 2.6%
  • Hispanic 2.4%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 4.95%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.25%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 8.25%
  • County Tax Rate - 0.5%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.43%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Construction (5%)


  • The Mount Vernon Aquatic Zoo offers fun for the whole family with a lazy river, splash pad, body slide, tube slide, swimming lessons and dive-in movies. 
  • The Mt. Vernon Parks system includes ten community and neighborhood parks, which include a variety of playground equipment, walking paths, baseball/softball fields, tennis courts and basketball courts. The Department also oversees the operations of the Aquatic Zoo water park. 
  • Health Clubs like Mt Vernon Recreation Club offer services that often include exercise, yoga, kick boxing, swimming, sauna, pool, weights, and personal training. Talk to the staff at Mt Vernon Recreation Club for information about reaching your fitness goals in Mount Vernon, IL.

Arts & Culture:

  • The Cedarhurst Center for the Arts's mission is to generate enthusiastic participation in and support for the visual and performing arts in Mt. Vernon, southern Illinois and the surrounding region, and to provide opportunities for enjoyment of the arts and increased awareness, understanding, and appreciation for the arts. They offer many art exhibits, art and craft fairs, art classes, and many more events and activities. 
  • The Jefferson County Museum and the Village, with its buildings and their contents, reflect life in the past. Among the furnished buildings, one finds log homes of the 19th century, a one-room school, a log church and log jail, operating blacksmith and print shops, a display of old merchandise in the general store and a variety of medical equipment from a foot-treadle dentist's drill to a Civil War amputation kit in the Medical Building.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • WMIX Sports provides live video streaming for Mt. Vernon Rams Football and Basketball as well as Lady Rams Volleyball and Basketball.
  • All of the community is welcome to Mount Vernon Township High School to watch an abundance of sports offered through the school.


Sports for the Participant:

  • Mt.Vernon Parks & Recreation hosts several sports leagues throughout the year. Programs for Youth and Adults, Men, Women and Co-Ed, Indoor and Out. 
  • The NFL Flag Football Program is a five on five instructional league for boys and girls. It is a great opportunity for boys and girls to learn the basics of football in a non-contact program.
  • Mt. Vernon Parks & Recreation has baseball, tennis softball, and many more sport leagues. 
  • The Mt. Vernon Parks and Recreation Departments HATHA YOGA program is a great way to learn the basics of Yoga. Certified instructor Lindsay Koch will lead the class through basic Yoga exercises geared for both body and mind.


  • Times Square Shopping Center consists of a large variety of stores including JCPenney, Hobby Lobby, Claire's, and much more.

Top Five things to do:

  1. Cedarhurst Center fo rthe Arts
  2. Hall of Honor & Military Museum
  3. Jefferson County Historical Village
  4. Appellate Court
  5. Pro's Sports Bar


Facility Location

City : Mount Vernon, Illinois,
Population : 38,460
MSA Population : 15,177
Community Profile

Contact Information

Todd skertich
Managing Partner
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