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Physician - Neurology Job in Portsmouth, OH

$200,000 Medical School Loan Repayment - Neurohospitalist Opportunity in Southern Ohio

Southern Ohio Medical Center Portsmouth, OH 45662
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  • Hospital Employee
  • 06/27/2019
  • 722207


Looking for a Board Certified/Board Eligible Neurohospitalist to join our well established, hospital employed General Neurology practice.  7 on/7off work schedule.  Telemedicine for acute stroke.   Providers in the practice include Augusto Juguilon, MD, and Laura Sova, NP.


  • Option #1:  Base salary of $279,000 (50%tile MGMA for those just completing training) with additional compensation for experience, guaranteed for 2 years. Can be switched to a wRVU production contract when exceeding target.  
  • Option #2: Base salary of $345,000* (75%tile MGMA) guaranteed for one year and then switched to a wRVU production contract.

       * 5% less for those not yet boarded, salary adjusted accordingly upon board certification

2-year contract also includes:

  • CME/Books & Journals: 5 days PTO and up to $5000
  • Deferred compensation:  457b plan.  Defer compensation up to IRS limit of $19,000 year before taxes. No matching.
  • Retirement / Savings Plan: 403b plan. Defer compensation up to IRS limit of $19,000 year before taxes under age 50 and $24,000 for over age 50.  SOMC matches dollar for dollar up to 2% of base pay.
  • Moving Expense:   $10,000 paid to moving company
  • Malpractice Insurance Coverage: in a claims made insurance, in an amount of $1,000,000, per claim/$3,000,000, aggregate
  • Health Insurance:  physician pays small premium, deducted from paycheck
  • Liquidated Damages: 70 mile and 2 year non-compete clause or liquidated damages of one year salary
  • CERP (Pay for Call) Program:  Explained by VP of Finance
  • Bonus Incentives:  excellent bonus incentives up to 30% of salary
  • Medical School Loan Repayment:  repay up to $200,000 ($25,000 per year for each year of service commitment)
  • Residency Stipend: up to $25,000 (requires up to 2 year service commitment)
  • Vacation:  4 weeks plus holidays/sick days (29 PTO days).  Additional 5 days when producing 75%tile wRVUs
  • Sign on Bonus:  15% of base salary up to $100,000 (paid when contract signed and forgiven over 2-4 years depending on amount of sign on bonus) 


  • Practice Location
    • Main Hospital located at 1805 27th Street Portsmouth, OH
    • 248 beds
    • Provide consults to all inpatient units within hospital
  • Work Schedule
    • 7 on/7 off
  • Call Schedule/CERP (if applicable)
    • Eligible to earn additional compensation by joining our CERP (Pay for Call) Program
  • Case Load
    • Average volume 10 – 12 patients/day
    • 8 -10 new consults/day
    • When covering weekend, usually average 6-8 new consults/day.
  • Equipment
    • 2 Nicolet / Viasys / Carefusion digital EEG Machines – approximately 800-1000 tests per year
    • Nicolet / Viasys EMG Machine – over 300 per year
    • Ambulatory EEG available
  • Practice Expectations
    • Looking for a personable, hardworking, team player devoted to patient centered care
    • Work well with team and staff
    • Ability to build service line


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