Seeking Neurosurgeon for Fort Smith, Arkansas
Baptist Health Fort Smith (BHFS) is recruiting a Neurosurgeon to join an existing surgeon. The recruitment need is to grow the neuroscience program line.
This is an employed opportunity with Baptist Health Physician Services (BHPS) which is the employed physician group for BHFS. The call is 1:3 which is shared among the existing employed surgeon as well as another surgeon in town. There is pent up demand in the market for neurosurgical services. It is anticipated that there is much growth opportunity and the expectation is that sufficient time will be spent in clinic to address the patient demand.
BHFS is a 492-bed, full-service hospital. Services that support the neurosurgery program line include Hospitalists, Neurologists, and an Interventional Radiology service that has proven extremely beneficial to the existing surgeon. The neurology program line is expanding as well. Recruitment efforts are underway to add to the existing group of three Neurologists. That group includes one physician who has a largely inpatient practice and two physicians who see clinic patients only.
About Fort Smith, Arkansas
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas with an estimated population of 86,200. Fort Smith lies on the Arkansas-Oklahoma state border, situated at the confluence of the Arkansas and Poteau rivers, also known as Belle Point. The city has recently been named by Forbes as having the lowest cost of living in the United States.
Activities around town include something for everyone – from 316 acres of public park space for outdoor enthusiasts to museums – including the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Fort Smith Museum of History, Fort Smith Trolley Museum, and the Fort Smith Air Museum – and an active music scene. There are frequent live performances in the downtown area by local and national Jazz, Blues, Country, and Rock bands. Local bands regularly frequent the riverfront area highlighting the river valley's finest. Many are featured at the Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Fest, held since 1991.
Fort Smith is also home to the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, founded in 1928, and the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, a private, non-profit institution, which welcomed its inaugural class in August 2017.
For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Matt Jordan at [email protected]