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Family Medicine | IL-SSM Health Medical Group Mt Vernon Water Tower | Mount Vernon, IL | Req #: R51298

Are you looking to practice rural primary care! SSM Health - Illinois has the position for your! They are seeking a Family Medicine physician to take over an established practice in our Mt. Vernon, Illinois ministry. The physician would join an established outpatient site taking over for a physician after a relocation out of the area.

    This is an employed position with SSM Health Medical Group, a premier hospital system located in Centralia, Illinois, where easy access is available to St. Louis, Chicago, Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville & Memphis.

    Highlights of the opportunity are:

    • Facility is a not-for-profit Catholic institution affiliated with SSM Health
    • Employed position with hospital affiliated medical group
    • Outpatient Practice
    • Physician focused administration
    • Fully electronic office and dedicated staff
    • 250,000 population service area covering 9 counties

    Excellent Financial Package:

    • Guaranteed base salary $300k+ , based on experience
    • Bonus incentives available
    • Medical, dental & vision coverage
    • Short- & long-term disability insurance
    • Occurrence based malpractice insurance
    • Generous time off package of 36 days per payroll year
    • $5,000 CME allowance
    • 401k with an employer match and a deferred compensation plan
    • Student loan repayment available

    Successful candidates should possess:

    • Graduated from an ACGME Family Medicine program

    • BE/BC in Family Medicine
    • Preference would be to have a candidate with experience, but new graduates will not be excluded.

    Mt. Vernon, Illinois provides a great area to establish a balanced professional and personal lifestyle with our outstanding schools, abundant recreation and mild climate.

    • Great area with 4 seasons, long springs and falls and mild winters
    • Only one hour from Downtown St. Louis, Missouri
    • At the crossroads of Interstate 57 & Interstate 64
    • Features 60 restaurants and 4 golf courses
    • Small town atmosphere close to big-city amenities
    • Strong public & private schools including a new $74 million, 315,00 square foot high school that opened August, 2016.
    • Mt. Vernon is a growing and expanding community that serves as a hub of employment, entertainment and shopping for surrounding counties
    • Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, an 85-acre estate featuring the Mitchell Museum which displays changing art exhibits, an outdoor sculpture park, performing arts center, dinner theatre, concerts, art classes and craft show
    • Rend Lake Recreation Area, including over 20,000 acres of public land, 19,000 acres of lake water with 27 boat ramps, bike trails and hunting and fishing available only 20 minutes south
    • Affordable housing
    • Award-winning local vineyards, plus music festivals & art fairs



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