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General Surgeon

Salary Range:DOE
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Surgical Services
Available To:Public
Description:Klickitat Valley Health is a rural, critical-access hospital located in scenic Goldendale, Washington only two hours from Portland along the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge. KVH offers emergency and acute inpatient care and a full scope of ancillary services including general surgery, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, respiratory therapy, PT / OT, Home Health and Hospice. The hospital also owns a busy, well-established primary clinic that is located on hospital campus. Inpatient care is managed by 24/7 Hospitalist staff. The KVH care team of approximately 230 staff consider it an honor to offer high quality healthcare to our friends, family and neighbors.


Goldendale, population 3,500, is nestled among the rolling Simcoe Hills with gorgeous views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. Hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, skiing, kayaking, and windsurfing are world-class with the Columbia River and untouched wilderness just minutes away. Locals enjoy the cultural offerings of Hood River and Portland, as well as the dozens of wineries that dot the landscape throughout the Columbia River Gorge. Each of the four seasons are prominent with beautiful wildflowers in the Spring and fiery orange colors in the Fall. Whether you’re raising children, raising animals, raising a garden, or just looking to get out of the big city, our providers come to Goldendale to enjoy a slower pace of life and take advantage of the rich benefits of country living.

Position Description:

We are now seeking a Full-time General Surgeon to join our collegial team and succeed a retiring surgeon in June 2019. Four or five day work week, limited phone call only. The two-suite OR runs Mon-Thurs. Sub specialties including ortho and podiatry come on a visiting schedule. All general cases (approx. 300 annually) and GI scopes performed in the OR. The surgical services team consists of two general surgeons, dedicated clinic support staff and supervisor, OR crew and manager. Fellowship specialty and GI scope experience preferred. Minimum of 5 years’ experience and ability to work independently with limited backup required.


Competitive base salary with productivity incentive and a comprehensive benefits package including M/D/V/Rx, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Retirement, Paid Time Off, CME and Malpractice Insurance. $15,000 Home Down Payment Bonus and Relocation Assistance available.

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