General Orthopedic Surgeon
Watson Clinic, a 220+ physician multispecialty group in Lakeland, FL. Exceptional opportunity for a general orthopedic surgeon (fellowship of Total Joint, Trauma or Foot/Ankle are welcomed) to join a well-established private group between Orlando and Tampa, FL. Extensive resources in-house—MRI, CT, PET, 3 musculoskeletal radiologists in-house for consultation; full service laboratory.
- Private, physician owned and operated clinic
- NO PRACTICE START-UP COSTS!
- Within 45 minutes of 2 major airports-Tampa & Orlando
- Opportunity for partnership after 2 years of full-time employment
- Short ramp-up time
- EPIC - Electronic medical record system
- Centralized contracting for maximum reimbursement
- Highly competitive salary guarantee with opportunity for bonus; great earning potential (no cap)
- Signing bonus
- Relocation assistance
- Malpractice insurance
- Benefits - health, life, disability insurance, 401k, CME allowance, paid time off
- Attractive, affordable housing
- Public and private schools including Harrison School for the Performing Arts
- Professional Sports- Spring training home of the Detroit Tigers; access to Tampa Bay Bucs, Rays, Lightning and Orlando Magic
- Local attractions- Legoland, Sun ‘N Fun Fly-In
- Frank Lloyd Wright architecture collection at FL Southern College
- NO STATE INCOME TAX!
Lakeland/Central Florida is one of the fastest growing regions of the U.S. & Watson Clinic’s 220+ medical staff have distinguished themselves as healthcare leaders in our community of 500,000+. With multiple locations and physicians practicing in 39 specialties, Watson Clinic offers a wealth of strengths and benefits to physicians seeking a home for their practice.
Facility and Organization
Since our inception in 1941, Watson Clinic has evolved into one of the largest and most successful medical groups in the Southeast. Our multi-disciplinary medical team collaborate closely to ensure continuity of care for each patient. As a result, patients enjoy more efficient and convenient referrals within the various departments of the Clinic network. We have experienced staff and outstanding subspecialty support and great working relationships with referring physicians and the local community. The clinic is equipped with extensive diagnostic testing equipment and the latest technology EHR with remote access. This stable, financially sound practice is governed by a physician Board of Directors.
Although the population continues to grow, Lakeland's cost of living and property taxes remain among the lowest in the state. Lakeland is within an hour of two of the nation's best airports, Tampa and Orlando International, and is conveniently located near Interstate 4 (I-4) along the stretch of Florida’s High Tech Corridor. Our centralized location ensures a healthy environment where locally owned shops and restaurants thrive, as well as some of the largest manufacturers and nationally-recognized companies such as FedEx, Publix Supermarkets, Geico Insurance and Rooms-To-Go furniture. Lakeland's cultural diversity rivals that of the country's largest metropolitan regions. From the internationally renowned architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, situated on the Florida Southern College campus, to the stimulating sounds of the acclaimed Imperial Symphony Orchestra, Lakeland harbors a medley of cultural treats to suit any palate. The community nurtures the creative instincts of our youth at the Harrison School for the Visual and Performing Arts, and a training complex that offers expert instruction in the fields of dance, theatre, art and music.
With year-round moderate weather, 243 days of sunshine, some of the country’s best sports teams and world-renowned attractions, Lakeland is an ideal place to live! Residents not only appreciate local attractions such as the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In (2nd largest air show in the U.S.) and Legoland, but also what’s available in nearby Tampa and Orlando–- NFL's Tampa Bay Bucs, NHL's Tampa Bay Lightening, MLB's Tampa Bay Rays, Busch Gardens, Orlando Magic, Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World. Lakeland is also the spring training home for the Detroit Tigers with Clinic physicians serving as the official medical provider for their Florida operation. With 13 lakes within the city limits, and 550 throughout the county, residents enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including water skiing, fishing and boating. Golfers enjoy lush private and public golf courses.
We welcome your interest and invite you to contact us for more details!
“Accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care”
To apply send your CV to: WCPhysicians@watsonclinic.com
Phone: (800) 854-7786
Fax: (866) 316-5876
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