Norton Community Hospital, a 129-bed facility that one of 21 facilities for Ballad Health is seeking qualified General Surgeon to serve its patient population. The draw area serves a population of 75,000 to 100,000 which includes southwestern Virginia and southeastern Kentucky. There is a local 10-physician primary care network to supply patient referrals. This expansive service area of Southwest Virginia and Southeastern Kentucky holds huge potential.
Our goal is to find an general surgeon who shares the same philosophy as us in being able to accommodate our patients at home and not transfer them out of the area for their care. General bread & butter surgery experience and advanced laparoscopic skills required. Minimally invasive skills a plus.
The hospital has expressed a large amount of flexibility to fit the needs of the new physician. If board-eligible, board certification must be completed within five years of completion of residency for all candidates.
NCH has an 11-bed, CARF accredited, inpatient rehab facility, ranked in the top 10% of IPR facilities in the country.
It is the largest healthcare facility in the far southwest Virginia region. NCH was the first AOA (American Osteopathic Association) accredited teaching facility in the state of Virginia, and hosts residents in Internal Medicine. The hospital operates several primary care clinics throughout the region as well as a OSHA/MSHA certified pulmonary rehabilitation facility which diagnoses and treats coal mine related pneumoconiosis and other severe respiratory problems.
- Sign-On Bonus- Negotiable
- Relocation Allowance - Up to $10,000.
- Benefits include Health, Dental, Retirement, Long/Short-term disability, Life & Malpractice Insurance
- CME Allowance.
The facility recently invested $12 million surgery project with four, state-of-the-art operating rooms. A $16.5 million dollar renovation project that included the ER, Cardio-pulmonary services, radiology equipment, diagnostic technology, EHR and a new Main and Emergency entrance was also recently completed.
The Norton/Wise/Powell Valley region area provides a lower cost of living and stresses a higher quality of life. Outdoor recreation is plentiful.
An extraordinary opportunity awaits you to work with a youthful medical staff and a medical community which hosts a nationally recognized D.O. 26-slot Internal Medicine Residency Program that is ranked 2nd in the country. We are fortunate to have a great group of attendings to rotate and train our Residents and Medical Students.
Norton, and Wise County, are located in a beautiful part of Southwest Virginia and is surrounded by plenty of outdoor and leisure activities. It is a center of education, hosting the University of Virginia at Wise as well as the Mountain Empire Community College campus. It also offers a large amount of retail services for much of the region in an economy which is fueled largely by extraction of natural resources including coal and gas.
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