Emergency Medicine Physician

Centra Medical Group
Lynchburg, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 19, 2024

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Emergency Medicine
Part Time
Position Type


Opportunity Highlights

Centra is a thriving healthcare system that is committed to providing great care while creating a warm, inviting environment for patients, family members, and caregivers. We are looking for board-certified (or board eligible) emergency physicians to staff our network of 4 ERs in the central Virginia region:

  1. Lynchburg General Hospital (Lynchburg, VA)
    • 70K patient visits per year, 54 beds.
    • Southside Community Hospital (Farmville, VA)
    • Busy community hospital and level 2 trauma center that maintains high quality acute MI and stroke certification programs.
    • 110-120 hours of physician staffing daily. Always at least two physicians in the department.
    • 10-hour shifts that are scheduled in a waterfall fashion to match staffing to patient arrivals and limit sign-outs. We see patients according to acuity for the first 8 hours of the shift and then cherry pick for the last two.
    • Approved for brand new 65 bed Emergency Department - currently in design phase.
    • First EmPath Unit on the east coast under construction and to be completed summer of 2023. This is a behavioral health care space that will be staffed and managed by the behavioral health service.
  2. Southside Community Hospital (Farmville, VA)
    • 30K visits per year, 20 beds.
    • 40 hours of physician staffing daily, 20 hours of APP coverage.
    • ?10-hour shifts
  3. Bedford Memorial Hospital (Bedford, VA)
    • 20K visits per year, 14 beds
    • 12-hour shifts
    • 24 hours of physician coverage, 20 hours of APP coverage.
  4. Gretna Medical Center (Gretna, VA)
    • 25K visits per year, 10 beds.
    • Free-standing ED.
    • 24 hours of physician coverage, 20 hours of APP coverage.
    • 12-hour shifts

Physician Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive, transparent compensation that represents a mix of hourly and productivity pay.
  • The average physician makes about $235/hr, not including CME, loan repayment, or other bonus pay.
  • The average full-time physician makes over $404,000/yr not counting CME, loan repayment and other bonus pay.
  • Differential pay for:
    • Night shift: $30/hr
    • Working as a nocturnist: $8.50/hr in addition to night shift differential. There are limited nocturnist slots available.
    • Working at multiple sites: up to $8.50/hr.
  • Up to 120k in student loan repayment
  • Up to $20K in relocation and sign-on bonus.
  • Make up to $100 extra per hour to voluntarily cover critical scheduling shortages or callouts.
  • Up to $7,500 CME allowance + 5 days for CME in addition to time off
  • Centra is a not-for-profit health system; many of our docs are participating in the federal PSLF program.
  • Short term disability, which includes maternity leave.
  • 403(b) and 457(b) tax deferred savings plan; Immediate vested employer contribution match
  • Health, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance options
  • Comprehensive benefits package that includes occurrence-based malpractice with tail coverage, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and more.

Lifestyle Benefits

  • Collegial, employed group with physician-heavy staffing model.
  • All physicians in the group have an equitable standing from day one: no seniority for scheduling requests or opaque pay structures.
  • Well-supported, months-long orientation period with limited nights and no solo site coverage.
  • Active nocturnist program, which decreases the night load for everyone.
  • Nocturnists get to make their own schedule.
  • Option to sign on for days/evenings only (no night shifts ever).
  • No scheduled call.
  • Variety of work settings, from busy cross-covered community trauma center to single-coverage free-standing ER.
  • Guaranteed requests off work up to 10 days per month.
  • Alternate between working Christmas and Thanksgiving. You are guaranteed 5 days off surrounding your off holiday .
  • Teaching/Student options, but not required.
  • Reasonable patient load of 1.7 -2.2 patients per hour.
  • Low cost of living (17% below national average), mild climate, and located near abundant outdoor, recreational, cultural and educational opportunities.

About Centra Medical Group

Centra Medical Group (CMG) is comprised of 500+ Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers and serves 600,000 central and southern Virginians. CMG offers an integrated healthcare system, including 4 hospitals, 5 regional medical centers, 70+ physician practices, including primary care, medical, and surgical specialists. At Centra Medical Group you ll find the kind of leadership (physician-led), forward-thinking, and partnerships necessary to thrive in today s healthcare marketplace.



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