Job ID: 290003861  |  Last Updated: 10/17/2022

Seeking Hematology/Oncology Physician to Build new Oncology Program in Meridian, MS

Rush Hospital
Meridian , MS
Applicant Contact
Nicola Fruge
Physician Recruiter
(601) 938-5922
(601) 934-5922

Job Description

Rush Health Systems, Meridian, MS: Our vision for Rush Health Systems is to be the premier healthcare provider in East Central MS and West AL. We recently partnered with Ochsner Health out of New Orleans to enhance our services and grow additional programs, including building an Oncology program. Through this partnership, we are implementing Epic throughout our health system which will be fully operational in May 2021. In addition, we have partnered with Ochsner to provide telemedicine capability and services at all our hospitals, with more services being added later this year. Through our relationship with Ochsner, we will have access to their Virtual Tumor Board, which will assist us in building a strong Oncology program at Rush in 2022.

Rush is an integrated non-profit health system comprised of a 215-bed hospital with a closed 23-bed ICU and a 49-bed LTAC located in Meridian. Our specialists are represented in a medical office building conveniently connected to the main hospital. We serve over 350,000 patients across 8 counties. We employ approximately 200 providers and represent more than 30 medical specialties and sub-specialties, making Rush the largest private employer in the region.

In addition to what we have in Meridian, our network extends to surrounding areas in West AL and East Central MS and consists of 22 family practice clinics and 5 critical access hospitals. With Rush owning the majority of the family practice business in the region, a new physician can capitalize on a robust primary care referral base.

As our services expand and several members of our medical staff prepare for retirement, we are committed to recruiting young physician leaders that want to help shape the future of healthcare in our community. We have several residents that have signed with us and are very excited about our future.

In addition to the existing patient base, the infrastructure exists to establish an aggressive practice quickly, including a skilled, experienced staff, administrative support and technologically advanced equipment.

What we can offer:
Outpatient Infusion Center in 2 locations
340b Drug Pricing to enable access to multiple medications
Virtual Tumor Board that meets regularly
Established Hospitalist team to handle admissions
Access to advanced technologies and specialty diagnostic support
Radiologist/Oncologist services available in town
On site Lab and Pharmacy
On site cancer support groups and classes, along with dieticians and licensed counselors
In house Radiology and Pathology team
Clinic 4.5 days a week, Monday-Friday
Call limited to 10 days per month and no night call
Excellent earning potential (2-year Base Salary guarantee plus wRVU production)
Clinical autonomy with a financially sound & established health system
Rich benefits package
Best in class EMR System (Epic) system wide
Great relationship between Administration and Physicians
Rapidly growing system with the addition of over 20 new physicians in the last two years

Financial Overview
Competitive base salary with a wRVU model
Sign-on bonus of $25,000 - $50,000 (negotiable)
Loan Repayment/Stipend package (between $100-$150K)

Benefits Package Candidates will be offered a package that includes the following benefits:
Health and Dental insurance (Employer/Employee contributions)
Disability insurance
Full medical malpractice insurance, plus reporting endorsement (tail coverage)
Life insurance
160 hours of PTO includes vacation, sick and CME
Continuing Medical Education (CME) & Association Dues reimbursement up to $3,750
Reimbursement for relevant medical licensure, dues and appropriate subscriptions.
Relocation expenses up to $10,000

About Meridian, MS: A mid-sized town of about 45,000. Located on two interstates, it is centrally located and is close to several major cities including New Orleans, LA (3 hours); Jackson, MS (1.5 hours); Birmingham, AL (2.5 hours); Atlanta, GA (4 hours); and the beaches of Gulf Shores, AL (3 hours). It is a very family-oriented community with conservative values, a low cost of Living, low crime rate and excellent school options. Our beautiful year-round warm weather allows for multiple outdoor activities including camping, hunting, fishing, hiking and boating.

For more information please contact:

Nicola Fruge
Physician Recruiter
Rush Health Systems
1314 19th Avenue
Meridian, MS 39301
601-703-4578 office

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