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Lucrative Orthopedic Surgery Opportunity in Virginia

Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates, the region?s largest and most comprehensive provider of musculoskeletal services, is seeking a Board Certified or Board Eligible Orthopaedic Surgeon to join their practice in Wytheville, VA. The physician will be patient centered and able to work under stressful situations with a positive attitude. The candidate will have a knowledge of performance based reimbursement and a willingness to be educated in this area. The position will include general orthopaedics with emphasis on joint replacement, sports medicine or other fellowship, preferably hand or shoulder. Desired candidate would have 3-5 years of experience, but residents and fellows will be considered. Guarantee base salary with productivity and full benefits package with opportunity for partnership. AOA consists of 18 physicians and 10 midlevel providers, with well over 100 support staff and is well equipped to support the growth efforts in Wytheville.

About the Hospital

Wythe County Community Hospital is a 100-bed acute care hospital that serves the residents of Wythe and Bland counties and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. The hospital is located at the intersection of Interstates 77 and 81, bringing thousands of travelers through the area each year. The hospital offers 24-hour Emergency Care, Surgery, Extended Care Services, Intensive Care, Womens Services (Obstetrics, Womens Center, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy and Mammography), Radiology Services (General Radiology, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, and CT), Rehabilitation Services, Hospice, Home Health, Cardiology, Respiratory, Cancer Services, Pastoral Care and Community / Occupational Education.

The Community

As the county seat of Wythe County, Wytheville abounds in restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Several major cities, including Roanoke, Virginia, Bristol-Kingsport, Tennessee and Winston-Salem, North Carolina are within a two-hour drive and offer plenty of opportunities for sports, concerts, fine dining and cultural events. History buffs will enjoy the citys many historical sites, including the Rock House Museum, the Thomas J. Boyd Museum, the Wytheville Heritage Museum and the Stephen F. Austin Memorial. For entertainment, theres the state-of-the-art German-themed Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre and the Chautauqua Festival. Sponsored by the Wythe Arts Council, the festival is an annual source of entertainment, enjoyment and education, with arts, crafts, music, hot air ballooning, magic, drama, dance, and nightly entertainment. Educational opportunities are available through Wytheville Community College and a satellite location of Old Dominion University. There are five elementary schools, one primary school, three high schools, and a vocational/technical school in Wythe County, as well as over 100 churches.

Recreation

As the county seat of Wythe County, Wytheville abounds in restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Several major cities, including Roanoke, Virginia, Bristol-Kingsport, Tennessee and Winston-Salem, North Carolina are within a two-hour drive and offer plenty of opportunities for sports, concerts, fine dining and cultural events. History buffs will enjoy the citys many historical sites, including the Rock House Museum, the Thomas J. Boyd Museum, the Wytheville Heritage Museum and the Stephen F. Austin Memorial. For entertainment, theres the state-of-the-art German-themed Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre and the Chautauqua Festival. Sponsored by the Wythe Arts Council, the festival is an annual source of entertainment, enjoyment and education, with arts, crafts, music, hot air ballooning, magic, drama, dance and nightly entertainment. Educational opportunities are available through Wytheville Community College and a satellite location of Old Dominion University. There are five elementary schools, one primary school, three high schools and a vocational/technical school in Wythe County, as well as more than 100 churches.
With over 70 hospitals in 22 states, LifePoint Health, a noted industry leader, offers very competitive financial packages to help physicians begin and grow successful practices. In addition to a generous salary or income guarantee, other incentives may include sign-on bonuses, medical education debt repayment, monthly stipend payments while you are still in training, relocation, marketing and practice start-up assistance. Practice models may vary depending on the market but usually include employment, group practice, partnerships and new practice start-ups. In December 2011, LifePoint became one of only 26 organizations in the country chosen by the Department of Health and Human Services to be a Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) in the Partnership for Patients initiative, a nationwide public-private collaboration to improve the quality, safety and affordability of healthcare for all Americans. As a result, LifePoint received funding from 2012-2014 to support additional resources for our quality and patient safety programsalongside our HEN partner, Duke University Health System and Duke Patient Safety Center. The LifePoint HEN was among the top performing HENs in the country in adopting evidence-based best practices to build a culture of safety, reduce healthcare-acquired conditions, and reduce readmissions. Together, we remain unified in striving to achieve our mission of Making Communities Healthier. Come practice where you are needed and appreciated.