General Surgery Opportunity located near Lexington, KY

Surgery: General
Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)

Job Overview

Job Id 8224
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

  • Immediate need for a BC/BE General Surgeon
  • Server several locations.


Compensation Details

  • Starting bonus
  • Competitive pay with RVU production model
  • Education loan forgiveness plan
  • Malpractice coverage
  • Stipend consideration
  • Relocation allowance
  • Great comprehensive benefits package that includes: Health, Dental and Vision
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • PTO – 29 days annually
  • CME reimbursement with 5 additional PTO days

Community Details

  • Harlan County is located in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky, the state's richest bituminous coal field. 
  • The majority of the county lies between two major mountain ridges, Pine Mountain to the north and Cumberland Mountain to the south. 
  • An outdoor enthusiasts playground! 
  • The county is located within a short driving distance from several Kentucky state parks and some of the large lakes in the Tennessee Valley Authority system.  
  • These parks provide opportunities for golf, tennis, swimming, fishing, hiking, and more.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation   The Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $75,000 More Compared To Starting General Surgery Medicine Salaries In Lexington, KY. 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 3,400 sqft  Beautiful ranch-style family home. 4 Bedroom, 3 bath home with large finished bonus room. Many upgrades, including quartz countertops. Manicured landscaping with a private pool. Neighborhood located only 1.5 miles from the hospital. This home can be yours for $360,000.

The Community   Harlan is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Harlan County, Kentucky, United States. Harlan County is well-known in folk and country music, having produced many prominent musicians

The Employer   The Hospital is a state-licensed, 150-bed, acute-care facility. We continue to build upon our over 50-year reputation as a regional healthcare center providing specialty medical services and community-based care. Recognized as one of Americas "100 Top Hospitals" in 1998, 2007, and 2011 and recently earned the "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" Recognition from The Joint Commission. 

Community Profile

What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 225 miles: Louisville, KY (SDF / KSDF) Louisville International Airport
  • 227 miles: Hebron, KY (CVG / KCVG) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport


Closest Major City:

  • 104 miles to Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • 166 miles to Louisville, KY
  • 172 miles to Cincinnati, OH
  • 177 miles to Charlotte, NC

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 104 miles to Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • 166 miles to Louisville, KY
  • 172 miles to Cincinnati, OH
  • 177 miles to Charlotte, NC

Cost of Living:

  • State Cost of Living Index - 94.6
  • City Cost of Living Index - 79.7
  • Mean Housing Cost - $109,380

Colleges and Universities:

  • There are 10 colleges within 50 miles of Harlan.
  • The closest college to Harlan is 20 miles away in Cumberland at the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. 
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC), located in Cumberland, Kentucky, United States, is one of 16 two-year, open-admissions colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS).


  • White 87.2%
  • Black 5.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native 1.6%
  • Asian 4.7%
  • Two or more races 0.2%
  • Hispanic 0.7%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 5%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 6%
  • County Tax Rate - 0%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.74%

Major Industry:

  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)


  • Get ready for the thrill of a lifetime as you tackle the trails of the Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area through the Putney Trailhead. Here youll experience elevations up to 3300 feet and over 150 miles of exciting terrain! 
  • Black Mountain in Harlan, KY is the Commonwealths Highest Natural Point
  • One can take a walking tour of historic downtown Harlan. 
  • Portal No. 31 Underground Mine Tour offers visitors the unique experience of touring an actual coal mine by rail car. Visitors will experience travelling through a coal mine as the enjoy animated exhibits along the tour.
  • A National Historic Landmark, Pine Mountain Settlement School was founded in 1913 as a boarding school for mountain children and as a settlement serving the community through economic, health and cultural initiatives.

Arts & Culture:

  • Join park rangers and step into the past at the historic Hensley Settlement on top of Brush Mountain. Stroll down fence-lined lanes, step into the blacksmith's shop, look into the springhouse and sit in the one-room schoolhouse. The Hensley Settlement was established in 1903 by Sherman Hensley and was occupied until 1951. The historic buildings remain and can be visited on this 3 1/2 to 4 hour tour.
  • The Kentucky Coal Museum brings back to life one of the most unique and interesting aspects of early coal mining ĂŻĆŒĆ the company store. Housed in the old commissary built by International Harvester in the 1920s, the museum features four stories of exhibits on the history of mining and the life of the coal miner.
  • Poor Fork Arts & Crafts Guild is a non-profit arts and crafts retail store which serves as a venue for local artists to exhibit and sell their works. The store is operated by volunteers, and provides an excellent place for local citizens and tourists to buy gifts and souvenirs that are 100% hand made.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Louisville Cardinals baseball
  • Louisville City FC is an American professional soccer club
  • Louisville Panthers-Ice hockey team

Sports for the Participant:

  • Black Mountain Thunder Zipline (606) 837-3205. With 11 lines, up to 500 feet high, 2 miles of cable, and about 60 miles per hour, Black Mountain Thunder Zipline is Kentuckys newest, highest, and fastest zipline!
  • Since opening in 2005, Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area has became a top off-road destination in the United States. Over 200 miles of trails on more than 7,000 acres accommodates ATV, 4x4 and dirtbike enthusiasts alike. Trails are rated by difficulty and signed for easy navigation.
  • This beautiful nine hole course at the Harlan Country Club facility features 2,513 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 34.


  • Village Center Mall
  • Harlan Pawn Shop 
  • Woodland Plaza is a 100% occupied grocery anchored shopping center and is located in Harlan, Harlan County, Kentucky. Anchored by Food City, Advance Auto Parts, and Family Dollar, this 87,855 square foot shopping center boasts an excellent tenant mix with strong store sales.

Top Five things to do:

  1. Harlan County Farmers Markey
  2. Churchill Downs - is a Thoroughbred racetrack most famous for annually hosting the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky
  3. Kentucky Derby Museum
  4. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
  5. Louisville Zoo


Facility Location

City : Harlan, Kentucky,
Population : 306,334
MSA Population : 1,667
Community Profile

Contact Information

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