Pulmonary Disease - Critical Care Physician Job with Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, OH

Pulmonology/Critical Care in Ohio - $200,000 med school loan repayment!

Southern Ohio Medical Center Portsmouth, OH 45662
  • Accepts J1 Visas: No
  • Accepts H1B Visas: Yes
  • Loan Assistance:Yes
  • Hospital Employee
  • Academic Opportunity:No
  • Telemedicine Opportunity:No
  • 09/23/2022
  • 907726


Looking for a BC/BE Pulmonologist to join our outpatient Pulmonary and Critical Care practice.  Position includes 1 week/month ICU and inpatient rounding/procedures.   


  • Option #1:  Base salary of $406,818 (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 $506,423 (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:

  • Vacation:  29 PTO (paid time off) days.  Additional 5 days PTO when producing 75%tile wRVUs.
  • CME/Books & Journals: 5 days PTO and up to $5000
  • Medical School Loan Repayment:  repay up to $200,000 ($25,000 per year for each year of service commitment)
  • Deferred compensation:  457b plan.  Defer compensation up to IRS limit of $20,500 year before taxes. No matching.
  • Retirement / Savings Plan: 403b plan. Defer compensation up to IRS limit of $20,500 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:  provider pays small premium, deducted from paycheck
  • Liquidated Damages: 70 mile and 2 year non-compete clause or liquidated damages of one year salary
  • Sign on Bonus: 15% of base salary up to $100,000 (paid when contract signed and forgiven over 2 years)
  • Residency Stipend: up to $25,000 (requires up to 2 year service commitment)
  • Bonus Incentives:  excellent bonus incentives up to 30% of salary

Office Hours/Work Schedule

  • Outpatient: Monday-Thursday 8:00-4:30, Friday 8:00-12:00
    • Days/times in office will be determined based on provider inpatient/procedure schedule
  • Inpatient: Monday-Friday.  Typically, no weekend coverage
    • Time on floor/procedures determined by census and procedure schedule
  • ICU – 1/wk month
  • Telephone call coverage shared with other providers in group


  • Outpatient Staffing
    • Dr. Elie Saab, Medical Director, Inpatient/Outpatient coverage
    • Christy Martin, NP
    • Jeff Ramey, NP
    • Shane Keen, PA
    • 4 LPN’s
    • 1 Certified Respiratory Therapist
    • 5 Clerical Staff
    • 1 Service Line Manager and 1 Office Manager
  • ICU/Inpatient Staffing
    • Dr. Ram Katpally
    • Tabbetha Carver, ACNP
    • Kevin MacDonald, PA
    • Michael Smith, ACNP
    • Natalie Spears, ACNP
    • Shad Ruby, ACNP
  • Case Load
    • Office: 15-20 patients/day
    • Inpatient: dictated by hospital census
    • Procedures as scheduled
  • Case Load
    • Mixed pulmonary inpatient/outpatient assisted by advanced practitioners/Pas
    • 1 week/month ICU – 16 bed unit
    • Inpatient and outpatient procedure to include all pulmonary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures:
      • Bronchoscopy diagnostic procedures-BAL, brushing, transbronchial needle aspiration, transbronchial forcep biopsy
      • If skilled in advanced bronchoscopy (navigational bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound peripheral and central)
      • Thoracentesis/chest tube placement-percutaneous and open
      • Tracheostomy management
      • Laryngoscopy may be performed in office
      • Point of care ultrasound in office and in hospital
      • Shared responsibility for dictation of pulmonary function testing and cardiopulmonary stress testing


Hospital Beds: 248 staffed | Service Area: over  250,000 | Not-for-profit established 1966 | Employs: over 3,000 | Medical Staff: 250

Teaching opportunities:  SOMC has Medical Students, Residents, and Advanced Practitioner trainees.  Staff are eligible for Clinical Adjunct Faculty status with Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

All employment is contingent upon passing the post-offer physical examination, drug test, and criminal background investigation.