Orthopedic Spine Surgery Opportunity in Mount Vernon, WA

Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)

Job Overview

Job Id 8682
Verified Date 05/05/2020
Loan Repayment No Response
Sign on Bonus No Response
Practice Type Employed
Accept J1 Visa No
Accept H1B Visa No
Permanent: Full time


What you need to know

Practice Details

  • Looking for an experienced Orthopedic Spine Surgeon to help rebuild a Spine program.
  • Candidates with experience in building a new program are preferred.
  • This position will be imbedded within our growing hospital employed Orthopedic Surgery department.
  • Outreach to a satellite clinic will be required.
  • This is an employed position with a large built in referral base.
  • Newly integrated EPIC EMR platform utilized system-wide throughout the organization.
  • Graduate from an ACGME accredited program
  • 2-4 years of experience is required.

Compensation Details

  • Competitive guaranteed starting salary with potential productivity bonus. After guarantee period, transition to a wRVU production.
  • Benefit packages include medical/dental insurance, CME allowance, and relocation reimbursement.
  • Retirement options (401a and 457b)
  • Malpractice insurance provided.

Community Details

  • Mount Vernon, Washington, has been called the Best Small City in America.
  • Located on Puget Sound in northwest Washington, halfway between Seattle and Vancouver, Mount Vernon is home to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival and rare trumpeter swans that winter just outside the city limits.
  • Mount Vernon offers excellent schools, medical care, and shopping opportunities, including the Farmers Market.
  • The local community college, Skagit Valley College, is an award-winning school that serves three counties.
  • There are also many opportunities for outdoor activities such as local lakes for fishing, swimming and boating, and a very complex system of walking and bicycle trails.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation The Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $75,000 More Compared To Starting Orthopedic Surgery Spine Medicine Salaries In Seattle 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 . This 3,067 sq ft, 4 bedroom; 4 bath in the highly sought after Nookachamp Hillscommunity of Big Lake. Excellent floor-plan with main-level living that hascircular flow and a huge west facing deck; 3 bedrooms up and 1 more large bedroombelow in the finished basement that also has a 2nd kitchen, perfect MIL set-up! The formal living room could easily be converted into an office with french doors or even a 5th bedroom. This home can be yours for $459,000.

The Community  Mount Vernon is the county seat of Skagit County, Washington, United States. The population was 31,743 at the 2010 census.

Downtown Mount Vernon is known for its annual Tulip Festival Street Fair, which is part of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The climate of Skagit County is similar to that of Northern France, with millions of tulips grown in the Skagit Valley.

The Employer   Licensed for 130+ beds. It features a full range of services including comprehensive cancer care; surgical services; a Level III Emergency Department; a well-appointed Family Birth Center; comprehensive diagnostics; and advanced heart and vascular care. The hospital offers a full range of surgical services, advanced diagnostics including CT, MRI and PET, and a spacious Center for Sleep Disorders.

Community Profile

What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 41 miles: San Juan Island, WA (FBS / W33) Friday Harbor Seaplane Base
  • 51 miles: Roche Harbor, WA (RCE / W39) Roche Harbor Seaplane Base
  • 60 miles: Seattle, WA (LKE / W55) Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base
  • 75 miles: Seattle, WA (SEA / KSEA) Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • 78 miles: Vancouver, Canada (YVR / CYVR) Vancouver International Airport


Closest Major City:

  • 23.8 miles  to Bellingham, WA 
  • 54.9 miles to Seattle, WA

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 23.8 miles  to Bellingham, WA 
  • 54.9 miles to Seattle, WA

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $226,009
  • City Cost of Living Index -98.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100) 
  • State Cost of Living Index - 107.1

Colleges and Universities:

  • Western Washington University (about 24 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 13,875)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 28 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Everett Community College (about 30 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 42 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 47 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 3,902)


  • 56.7% White alone
  • 35.4% Hispanic
  • 3.6% Asian alone
  • 2.0% Two or more races
  • 1.4% American Indian alone






  • State Income Tax Rate - 0%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.5%
  • County Tax Rate - 2.39%
  • Property Tax Rate -0.92%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)



  • Skagit Parks & Recreation
  • Hillcrest Park
  • Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation
  • Burlington Parks & Recreation

Arts & Culture:

  • Celtic Arts Foundation
  • McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center
  • Lincoln Theatre
  • Children's Museum of Skagit County

Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Seattle SuperSonics, commonly known as the Sonics, were an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington
  • The Seattle Mariners are an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington
  • The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football franchise based in Seattle, Washington.



Sports for the Participant:

  • Youth Sports



  • Cascade Mall
  • The Outlet Shoppes at Burlington
  • Red Door Antique Mall
  • Calico Creations
  • Walmart

Top Five things to do:

  1. Little Mountain Park
  2. Jungle Playland
  3. Lincoln Theatre
  4. Children's Museum of Skagit County
  5. Riverbelle Dinner Theatre



Facility Location

City : Mount Vernon, Washington,
Population : 125,619
MSA Population : 33,132
Community Profile

Contact Information

Todd skertich
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