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Physician - General Surgery

Ascension Illinois
Kankakee, Illinois
Closing date
May 23, 2025

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Full Time
Position Type
  • Specialty: General Surgery
  • Subspecialty Interest: Trauma Surgery
  • Schedule: Full-time, 22 hours per week of clinic patient hours
  • Call Schedule: On call 8 days per month
  • Practice Detail: Growing general surgery practice based at one hospital; Level 2 trauma call is required with this unique position.
  • EMR System: EPIC outpatient and Meditech inpatient
  • Facility: Ascension St. Mary's Hospital
  • Location: Kankakee, IL
  • Visa Eligibility: no
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Various health insurance options & wellness plans
  • Retirement benefits including employer match plans
  • Long-term & short-term disability
  • Employee assistance programs (EAP)
  • Parental leave & adoption assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Ways to give back to your community

*Please note, benefits and benefits eligibility can vary by position, exclusions may apply for some roles (for example: Travel, PRN, Short-Term Option, etc.). Actual compensation offer will vary based upon role, education, experience, location, and qualifications. Connect with your Talent Advisor for additional specifics.


Ascension Illinois is looking for an experienced Genearl Surgeon for our practice in Kankakee, IL.

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to partner with Ascension Medical Group to provide medical services to patients.

Position Highlights:

  • Ascension Saint Mary's Hospital is a level II adult and pediatric trauma center with da Vinci Robot.
  • Excellent opportunity to enjoy Bread and Butter General Surgery with Trauma at one hospital & one clinic location.
  • Candidates with 3 years or more of practice strongly preferred
  • Call is shared within the group; 8 days per month
  • Access to da Vinci robot

About Ascension Illinois

Ascension Illinois is an award-winning health system committed to delivering outstanding, compassionate care to communities we are privileged to serve in Chicago and the surrounding region. Our physicians and Advanced Practice Clinicians care for patients in the city of Chicago and the greater Chicagoland area -from the northwest suburbs down to Kankakee and dozens of communities in between.
We are one of the largest health systems in Illinois, with 14 hospitals and more than 150 clinical sites of care.

About Kankakee

Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago along 57 miles of winding river.
Close but not too close to big-city hubbub and high-rises of Chicago, Kankakee County offers a refreshing down-to-earth mood: golf, hiking, kayaking, biking and more along the beautiful Kankakee River.
The Paramount Theatre and the iconic homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright demonstrate a rich Midwestern history

About Ascension Medical Group

When you join Ascension Medical Group (AMG), you are entering a community where physician and advanced practice provider engagement and experience is recognized as a key driver of delivering excellent patient care.

With 1,900 sites of care and 7,000 providers strong, AMG is one of the largest healthcare provider networks in the United States. Physicians and advanced practice providers benefit from a collaborative approach to care, significant professional opportunities, career advancement, training and competitive wages.



  • Physician MD/DO credentialed from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required. Credentials are verified by local staff credentialing office.
  • Advanced Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) preferred.


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
Additional Preferences


Why Join Our Team

Ascension Illinois delivers compassionate, personalized care throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. As one of the largest health systems in Illinois with 15 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care, you will find an environment that allows you to thrive and create a career path you love. Join a diverse team of more than 17,000 associates and more than 600 providers who are dedicated to providing compassionate, personalized care to all.

Ascension is a leading non-profit, faith-based national health system made up of over 134,000 associates and 2,600 sites of care, including more than 140 hospitals and 40 senior living communities in 19 states.

Our Mission, Vision and Values encompass everything we do at Ascension. Every associate is empowered to give back, volunteer and make a positive impact in their community. Ascension careers are more than jobs; they are opportunities to enhance your life and the lives of the people around you.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

For further information, view the EEO Know Your Rights (English) poster or EEO Know Your Rights (Spanish) poster.

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