Recruiting: Orthopaedic Surgery

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The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Kentucky is seeking a physician faculty member to teach students and residents, as well as provide care for the patients on the Orthopaedic Surgery Service in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Position will be 100 percent on-site at the UKHC outreach clinic in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Work in a collegial environment with four (4) Orthopaedic Surgeons, one (1) Primary Care Sports Physician, and two (2) APRNs. Responsibilities encompass a comprehensive range of general orthopedic procedures. Benefit from a robust referral system and a supportive administrative team. Shared call. Compensation includes a generous salary, incentives, retirement, benefits, relo/vaca/CME, malpractice & signing bonus. Servicing over 200K residents, offers 24 hour ER, cardiology, surgical facilities, an exceptional ICU.

Also seeking an Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon to add to team.

The physician faculty will supervise medical students assigned to the orthopaedic surgical service, as well as supervise and educate residents in the care of patients with orthopaedic-related diagnosis. This position will also be responsible for establishing protocols and critically evaluating outcomes as related to orthopaedic surgery patients, and will serve on applicable University and College of Medicine committees as assigned.

The preferred candidate will have a demonstrated ability in clinical teaching, as well as the ability to share responsibility for administration of the orthopaedic program. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

  • General Ortho, Sports Medicine, Hip, Knee, etc.
  • 4 Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1 Sports Medicine-Primary Care Physician, 2 APRNs
  • Experienced support staff
  • 24 Hour ER

Med Center Health offers a strong compensation package that includes: competitive salary, production/quality bonus potential, starting bonus, relocation allowance, visa sponsorship, CME, comprehensive health benefits, student loan forgiveness, residency stipends, retirement savings plan with match, malpractice with tail coverage and competitive paid time off.

About Med Center Health:

Med Center Health’s mission is to care for people and improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.  Our integrated healthcare system includes hospitals in Bowling Green, Albany, Caverna (Horse Cave), Franklin and Scottsville, as well as Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital, a long-term, acute care hospital. Combined, the hospitals comprise 454 acute care beds and 110 extended care beds, 400+ physicians in more than 50 specialties.

Med Center Health is committed to medical education as a central component to its mission.  Our hospital, in partnership with The University of Kentucky (UK) College of Medicine, currently offers multiple Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited training programs designed to produce skilled physicians focused on delivering patient-centered, evidence-based, cost-effective care.  Currently, The Medical Center at Bowling Green serves as the primary clinical teaching site for 70+ graduate medical education trainees enrolled across seven ACGME-accredited training programs and an ACGME-accredited Psychiatry community track program.  In addition, the UK College of Medicine established a four-year regional campus in Bowling Green in partnership with Med Center Health and Western Kentucky University. 

About Bowling Green and South Central, Kentucky:
Bowling Green, the third most populous city in the state of Kentucky, is located just 60 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee, and 110 miles south of Louisville. The 2020 U.S. Census Bureau total for Bowling Green is 72,294, and the population of Warren County is 134,554.  Bowling Green is honored with being named one of The South’s Best Cities on the Rise 2022 by Southern Living readers and was ranked by MONEY Magazine as The Best Place to Live in Kentucky in 2018. 

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Cayla Rios, Physician Recruiter | PhysicianRecruiter@MCHealth.net