Seeking General Surgeon in northwest INDIANA near Chicago – 45 minutes out

Surgery: General
Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)

Job Overview

Job Id 8739
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 BC/BE General Surgeon to join busy employed physician group with exemplary clinical outcome and patient experience results
  • Ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years’ experience.
  • Practice full scope of general surgery in one hospital
  • Two da Vinci robots, including Xi
  • Collaborative, supportive team of physicians and practice support staff
  • OR block times available
  • Strong anesthesia and subspecialty support
  • Participate in American College of Surgeons NSQIP quality program
  • 1:4 to 1:5 call rotation

Compensation Details

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Recruitment Incentives:Medical Education Debt assistance, Commencement Bonus
  • Relocation Allowance
  • CME Allowance and CME days
  • Vacation, 401k match, Health/Vision/Dental/Life/ Disability Package

Community Details

  • Valparaiso is located approximately 50 miles east of Chicago with easy access to Interstate 94, Interstate 80, and Interstate 90 and Interstate 65 via Indiana Bypass 49 and U.S. Highway 30.
  • The amenities of the City of Valparaiso include the nationally acclaimed Valparaiso University, which has repeatedly been rated a top university in the Midwest.
  • The Valparaiso Community School system also is rated one of the best.
  • Notre Dame, Purdue, and Indiana University campuses are close by.
  • The city also offers competitive outpatient health care, up-to-date hospital facilities, and an outstanding system of local parks with programs for all ages.
  • Just 20 minutes to the north of the city is Lake Michigan, with state and national parks and passenger service via train to Chicago and South Bend.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation The Starting Salary Is $25,000 To $50,000 More Compared To General Surgery Salaries In Chicago & Indianapolis. 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 5 beds 4 baths 3,493 sqft This 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is move-in ready and full of updates! The open, eat-in kitchen boasts beautiful granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and plenty of natural light. The finished basement is perfect for relaxing or entertaining! Don't forget the serene backyard, large deck and balcony off of the main bedroom. This home can be yours for$349,900.

The Community Valparaiso is a city and the county seat of Porter County, Indiana, United States.

The Employer boasts 200+ private rooms, advanced technology, and an innovative patient-centered design philosophy.The Hospital, its outlying centers and the adjacent 60,000 square foot Medical Plaza is committed to medical excellence and patient centered care.

Community Profile

What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 62 miles: Chicago, IL (MDW / KMDW) Chicago Midway International Airport
  • 75 miles: Chicago, IL (ORD / KORD) Chicago O'Hare International Airport
  • 102 miles: Fort Wayne, IN (FWA / KFWA) Fort Wayne International Airport
  • 141 miles: Milwaukee, WI (MKE / KMKE) General Mitchell International Airport
  • 151 miles: Grand Rapids, MI (GRR / KGRR) Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 41 miles to Chicago, IL
  • 103 miles to Fort Wayne, IN
  • 117 miles to Milwaukee, WI
  • 127 miles to Indianapolis, IN
  • 164 miles to Madison, WI

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 41 miles to Chicago, IL
  • 103 miles to Fort Wayne, IN
  • 117 miles to Milwaukee, WI
  • 127 miles to Indianapolis, IN
  • 164 miles to Madison, WI

Cost of Living:

  • State cost of living- 91.1
  • City cost of living- 97.3
  • Mean housing cost-$188,204

Colleges and Universities:

  • Valparaiso University(Full-time enrollment:3,542)
  • Don Roberts Beauty School(FT enrollment:55)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (Full-time enrollment:3,682)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about16miles; Gary, IN;FT enrollment:4,390)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about23miles; Hammond, IN;FT enrollment:7,343)


  • 85.8%White alone
  • 6.7%Hispanic
  • 3.0%Black alone
  • 2.1%Asian alone
  • 1.6%Two or more races
  • 0.2%American Indian alone
  • 0.08% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
  • 0.02% Other race alone


  • Sales tax rate- 7%
  • Income tax rate- 3.3%
  • Property tax rate- 0.85%
  • County tax rate- 0.5%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing(19%)
  • Retail trade(11%)
  • Accommodation and food services(10%)
  • Educational services(10%)
  • Construction(9%)
  • Health care and social assistance(7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services(7%)


  • Sunset hill farm county parkoffer a variety of events and festivals, hiking trails, camps, field trips and fitness programs year round.
  • Calumet trail is a 9.1 mile trail is the perfect place to walk, run, bike, cross-country ski or snowshoe.
  • Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is a dog-friendly* oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies that offers a variety of events, classes and exhibits year-round.

Arts & Culture:

  • Porter County Museum engages the past with the evolving present to educate, enrich, and inspire our communities. The museum features permanent and featured exhibits, and provides educational programs throughout the year.
  • Brauer Museum of Art

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Travel to Chicago, a 51 mile drive, to watch any of Chicago's proffesional sports teams like Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, and more.
  • Travel to Purdue, a 13 mile drive, to watch divison 1 sports.

Sports for the Participant:

  • Adult programs for golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and lacrosse.
  • Youth programs for baseball, softball, golf, soccer, volleyball, track & field, cross country, tennis, kickball, and lacrosse


  • The southlake mall has everything includingHousewares , Jewelry,Men's & Women's Fashion,Men's Fashion, Restaurants, and much more.
  • Valparaisooffers a wide selection ofshoppingoptions, including unique locally owned stores, nationally known chains and regional favorites

Top Five things to do:

  1. Taltree Arboretum and Gardens
  2. Chapel of the Resurrection
  3. Memorial Opera House
  4. Brauer Museum of Art Center for the Arts
  5. Chicago Street Theatre


Facility Location

City : Valparaiso, Indiana,
Population : 164,343
MSA Population : 32,369
Community Profile

Contact Information

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