An established health system in the Midwest is hiring a spine-focused general neurosurgeon to join their level II trauma center. The health system provides service and care to more than one million residents through over 50 health care centers, a health care plan, and five hospitals. Because it is the tertiary center for the area, the neurosurgeon can anticipate seeing a wide range of cases including the occasional pediatric case. The practice has two neurosurgeons, as well as a neurosurgeon that regularly provides locums coverage. Immediate volume is available due to one of neurosurgeons slowing down and there is opportunity to capture cases that are leaving the area as well. An interest in MIS is required with a lot of support for interest in degenerative spine cases. For candidates that have additional interests in functional and epilepsy cases, there is a movement disorders neurologist and an epileptologist.
Health System Facts:
• Employs 700 physician specialists in over 81 specialties and subspecialties.
• The Health System had nearly 3.5 million patient encounters in fiscal 2017 and reported approximately 328,000 unique patients during this same period.
• The Resident and Fellowship programs have graduated 739 residents and 42 post-doctoral fellows since 1974. More than 90 of those graduates are caring for patients within the Health System.
• Their Research Institute conducts more than 800 active research projects and received approximately $17 million in extramural funds in 2017.
• The hospital has 238 beds; all rooms are private.
• Call Schedule is 1:3 with APPs taking first call
• Case mix of 75% spine and 25% cranial volume. Elective cranial volume is available but not required for candidates that prefer greater spine volumes.
• 5 APPs available to support the new neurosurgeon
• 125+ neurosurgery cases in year 1, 250-300 cases long term with built in referral network
• Wide spectrum of cases including MIS, deformity, tumors, general neurosurgery, and occasional pediatric cases
• The practice is the only hospital that offers neurosurgical oncology in the area
• Equipment includes Stealth Navigation, Gamma Knife, O-Arm
• Ample block OR time available
• Opportunity to teach at their surgery residency
• Research opportunities available at the Research Institute
• J1 and H1b visa support available
• Competitive salary and benefits package
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