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Rural medicine at its best, with only a short drive to the city!

SSM Health
Mount Vernon, IL
Closing date
Apr 16, 2025

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Family Medicine

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Are you looking to practice rural primary care! SSM Health - Illinois has the position for your! They are seeking a Family Medicine physician to take over an established practice in our Mt. Vernon, Illinois ministry. The physician would join an established outpatient site taking over for a physician after a relocation out of the area.

    This is an employed position with SSM Health Medical Group, a premier hospital system located in Centralia, Illinois, where easy access is available to St. Louis, Chicago, Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville & Memphis.

    Highlights of the opportunity are:
    • Facility is a not-for-profit Catholic institution affiliated with SSM Health
    • Employed position with hospital affiliated medical group
    • Outpatient Practice
    • Physician focused administration
    • Fully electronic office and dedicated staff
    • 250,000 population service area covering 9 counties

    Excellent Financial Package:
    • Guaranteed base salary $300k+ , based on experience
    • Bonus incentives available
    • Medical, dental & vision coverage
    • Short- & long-term disability insurance
    • Occurrence based malpractice insurance
    • Generous time off package of 36 days per payroll year
    • $5,000 CME allowance
    • 401k with an employer match and a deferred compensation plan
    • Student loan repayment available

    Successful candidates should possess:
    • Graduated from an ACGME Family Medicine program
    • BE/BC in Family Medicine
    • Preference would be to have a candidate with experience, but new graduates will not be excluded.

    Mt. Vernon, Illinois provides a great area to establish a balanced professional and personal lifestyle with our outstanding schools, abundant recreation and mild climate.
    • Great area with 4 seasons, long springs and falls and mild winters
    • Only one hour from Downtown St. Louis, Missouri
    • At the crossroads of Interstate 57 & Interstate 64
    • Features 60 restaurants and 4 golf courses
    • Small town atmosphere close to big-city amenities
    • Strong public & private schools including a new $74 million, 315,00 square foot high school that opened August, 2016.
    • Mt. Vernon is a growing and expanding community that serves as a hub of employment, entertainment and shopping for surrounding counties
    • Cedarhurst Center for the Arts , an 85-acre estate featuring the Mitchell Museum which displays changing art exhibits, an outdoor sculpture park, performing arts center, dinner theatre, concerts, art classes and craft show
    • Rend Lake Recreation Area , including over 20,000 acres of public land, 19,000 acres of lake water with 27 boat ramps, bike trails and hunting and fishing available only 20 minutes south
    • Affordable housing
    • Award-winning local vineyards, plus music festivals & art fairs




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