Johnston Memorial Hospital - Abingdon, VA

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Pediatric opportunity located in Historic Abingdon, Virginia with Highlands Pediatrics, a 4-physician single specialty practice. The successful candidate will assume an existing practice of a pediatrician leaving the area to assist with family needs. The Office: Highlands Pediatrics is an independent 4 member pediatric practice covering new-born, infant, child and adolescent practice since 1994. The position available is for a trained board certified (eligible) pediatrician to replace a partner who is leaving private practice to assist with family needs out of town.

The position is available in the winter or spring of 2011 (although there may be some flexibility in this timeline). The physicians share 1 in 4 call for Johnston Memorial Hospital where they cared for 600 newborns in 2009. Outpatient practice is 4 days a week (on a rotating schedule) with single coverage for Saturday morning clinics in the winter. Full staff support for clinical, office and other functions is provided.

This practice has been open for 16 years. The practice is physician owned, independent, and in the process of building a new facility that will open in conjunction with the new hospital facility, set for summer 2011. The practice has used EMR for several years, but recently purchased a pediatric based EMR that guarantees "meaningful use". Schedule, Volume, and Case Breakdown: The physicians of Highlands Pediatrics care for newborns, inpatient and outpatient pediatric patients.

In 2009, 600 newborns were delivered at Johnston Memorial Hospital. Schedule is 1 in 4 call and outpatient schedule is 4 week days in the office (1 week - day off). Weekend call is Saturday 7am until Monday at 7am. A typical out-patient schedule is difficult to predict but varies from 17 to 40 from summer to flu season with annual daily average for the four physicians varied from 23 to 30 in 2009.

Office hours are scheduled from 9am until 5pm but may be later in the winter. Types of Surgeries or Procedures: Circumcisions Competition: Highlands Pediatrics is the only pediatric practice in Abingdon Virginia. Abingdon draws from a large number of smaller communities in southwestern Virginia. Philosophy of Practice: "Our philosophy is to establish Highlands Pediatrics as a Medical Home for our patients and their parents providing comprehensive preventative and developmental care while also being accessible and responsive for the day to day acute patient care needs.

Balancing high quality private medicine with home and family life is vitally important to this physician owned and managed practice." Payor Mix: Commercial/Private Pay: 38% Medicaid: 37% Medicare: 0% Managed Care: 25% FINANCIAL AND BENEFITS PACKAGE Year-1 Compensation: The first year salary guarantee will be provided by Johnston Memorial Hospital. The hospital is prepared to offer an income subsidy for an incoming physician, depending on experience. They will also consider a significant signing bonus and relocation assistance. There is a one year track to partnership.

Benefits: Highlands Pediatrics' offers United Healthcare medical insurance for the physician and family, long and short-term disability, life insurance and voluntary dental. After 366 days all employees are eligible to participate in the company's 401k plan which is structured to allow maximum contributions by physicians if they so choose. 4 weeks of vacation and 1 week continuing medical education complete the package. Buy-In Example: Partnership opportunities are available after one year with very low buy-in.

NOTES:Hospital will assist with relocation costs Community Information: At Johnston Memorial Hospital, we strive to provide an environment in which physicians and families will grow and thrive. You'll be surrounded by other regionally-known physicians and a supportive management team as well as an expert and caring staff of nurses and technicians. State-of-the-art technology that you need for success in your practice is all available. You and your family will enjoy a high standard of living in this community, surrounded by the beautiful mountains, the lush scenery, the friendly neighborhoods, and the rich culture and history of Abingdon.

Nestled in the Virginia Highlands, Abingdon is within driving distance of Roanoke, Asheville, Knoxville, and Nashville and is home to an excellent school system and a wealth of social, community, and religious organizations. This small town is known for bigger-city amenities. If you're seeking the perfect balance of personal and professional growth, you won't find a better home than Johnston Memorial Hospital. Please Contact: Tina McLaughlin, CMSR Physician Recruiter Johnston Memorial Hospital 351 Court Street NE Abingdon, VA 24210 O) 276.619.9720

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