Physician may elect employment or independent practice arrangement in this family oriented community with great schools and local college. Medical Center employment model features income guarantee with rvu production based bonus income and call coverage 1:6. Twelve bed ICU in facility offering neurosurgery and open heart surgery.
OMC, a 114-bed JCAHO accredited regional referral facility, serves approximately 150,000 population in a nine-county area in south central Missouri and north central Arkansas. Over 60 active physicians are on the medical staff comprised of half primary care and half specialists. A number of services not normally found in rural areas are provided. For example, we have exceptionally strong programs in areas of interventional and non-interventional cardiology, obstetrics, urology, cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, orthopedic and general surgery. Additionally, OMC provides medical and radiation oncology services and has extensive outreach programs consisting of 18 physician-staffed rural health clinics plus very active home health, home care, and hospice programs.
West Plains is the center of trade for a 50-mile radius. The area's educational opportunities are excellent with public and private schools. Also, the West Plains campus of Missouri State University provides academic and vocational education programs which include a registered and practical nursing program plus a respiratory care school. The West Plains area has prospered as a result of its central location for trade in southern Missouri as well as growth of its educational and health services.
West Plains, listed in The 100 Best Small Towns In America, is a family oriented community located in the beautiful Ozark mountains, national forest lands, lakes and streams provide abundant outdoor recreational activities. It is approximately 200 miles from St. Louis and 100 miles from Springfield, Missouri.