Job ID: 289821344  |  Last Updated: 3/3/2023

Rheumatology opportunity in Ohio! Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For!

Southern Ohio Medical Center
Portsmouth, OH
Applicant Contact
Jill Houck
Medical Staff Recruiter/Medical Education Coordinator
(740) 356-8841
(740) 356-7893

Job Description

Looking for a board eligible/board certified Rheumatologist for our hospital employed outpatient practice. 100% Telehealth or In Office options available.

Option #1: Base salary of $242,900 (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 $292,300 (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: 4 weeks plus holidays/sick days (29 PTO days). Additional 5 days 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 2-4 years)
Residency Stipend: up to $25,000 (requires up to 2 year service commitment)
Bonus Incentives: excellent bonus incentives up to 30% of salary


Practice Location
o SOMC Main Campus Medical Office Building
? 1805 27th Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Hours/Work Schedule
o Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00a 4:30p, Friday 8:00a 12:00p
o No call, but responsible for responding to critical alert values

o 1 Physician
o 1 LPN
o 1 MOA
o 1 Office Manager

Case Load
o 20 patients/day


Click here to learn more about SOMC:

Hospital Beds: 248 staffed | Service Area: 250,000 | Not-for-profit established in 1966 | Employs: over 3000 | Medical Staff: 250

Teaching opportunities: SOMC has Medical Students, Residents, and Advanced Practitioner trainees.

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

If you are interested in applying for this position, contact Jill Houck at (740) 356-8841 or by email at

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