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Ocala Health is the health organization which encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 214-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 94-bed hospital located in West Marion County. The organization includes the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County and inpatient Joint Care Center. It offers a host of medical services including bariatric surgery, cardiac and vascular, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services and a variety of outpatient services.
Marion County, with Ocala at its heart, boasts of winding community pathways that are canopied with oak trees and dangling trellises of Spanish Moss, Silver Springs - Nature's Theme Park, the Ocala National Forest, the rolling green fields of horse farms, historic districts, outstanding golf courses, friendly communities, crystal-clear rivers, and fresh-water springs. Also, the subtropical climate makes Marion County a vacation destination year-round. Marion County has a population of approximately 316,000 and is conveniently located one hour from the east and west coasts of Florida and one hour from Orlando.
Every year thousands of new residents begin calling Marion County home, keeping it among one of the fastest growing areas in the Florida and the nation. The county's welcoming atmosphere makes transitions easy. The variety and affordability of housing ensures that there are homes to suit every taste, lifestyle and budget. Whether the choice is a home in town or in the country, residents are never far from schools, health care providers, churches, shopping and commercial centers, governmental services, cultural and recreation activities and above all, the beauty that nature has bestowed upon Marion County.
Job SummaryOcala Health, located in Ocala, Florida, is the perfect place to explore some of the best parts of north central Florida. You will be just a short drive the relaxing beaches on Florida’s east coast to many of Central Florida’s premier attractions, like Disney. Join an established practice in a community where you can work and play!
Ocala Regional Medical Center is seeking a fellowship-trained acute care surgeon to add to their rapidly growing program. Ocala Regional Medical Center is part of Ocala Health System, a 2-facility health system with 308 beds. As a busy Level II Trauma Center in Florida, their catchment area services over 900,000 residents with trauma volumes in excess of 2,500 patients per year. The practice also covers emergency general surgery and a closed trauma/surgical ICU.
The incoming surgeon will join a well-established and respected 12-person team consisting of 6 acute care surgeons and 6 physician assistants. Applicants must be board certified or eligible in both general surgery and surgical critical care. Candidates should also be clinically comfortable with a broad range of surgical procedures and have an interest in both research and teaching. The program offers one year in advanced structured call schedules. A primary academic appointment with the University of South Florida with Sovereign Immunity is available to applicants accepted for this position.
Salary is competitive and based on fair market value. This opportunity represents the best combination of both academic and community practice in a family friendly city in Florida.