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Verified Pay $25,000 per year
Hours Full-time
Location Portsmouth, Ohio

About this job


Looking for a Board Certified/Board Eligible Otolaryngologist to join our well established, hospital employed, General ENT outpatient practice.


  • Option #1: Base salary of $470,255 (50%tile MGMA for those just completing training) with additional compensation for experience, guaranteed for 2 years. Can be switched to a wRVU production contract when exceeding target.
  • Option #2: Base salary of $580,710 (75%tile MGMA) guaranteed for one year and then switched to a wRVU production contract.

* 5% less for those not yet boarded, salary adjusted accordingly upon board certification

2-year contract also includes:

  • Vacation: 29 PTO (paid time off) days. Additional 5 days PTO when producing 75%tile wRVUs.
  • CME/Books & Journals: 5 days PTO and up to $5000
  • Deferred compensation: 457b plan. Defer compensation up to IRS limit of $22,500 year before taxes. No matching.
  • Retirement / Savings Plan: 403b plan. Defer compensation up to IRS limit of $22,500 year before taxes under age 50 and $26,000 for over age 50. SOMC matches dollar for dollar up to 2% of base pay.
  • Moving Expense: $10,000 paid to moving company
  • Malpractice Insurance Coverage: in a claims made insurance, in an amount of $2,000,000, per claim/$6,000,000, aggregate
  • Health Insurance: physician pays small premium, deducted from paycheck
  • Liquidated Damages: 70 mile and 2 year non-compete clause or liquidated damages of one year salary
  • CERP (Pay for Call) Program: Explained by VP of Finance
  • Bonus Incentives: excellent bonus incentives up to 10% of salary
  • Medical School Loan Repayment: repay up to $200,000 ($25,000 per year for each year of service commitment)
  • Residency Stipend: up to $25,000 (requires up to 2 year service commitment)
  • Sign on Bonus: 15% of base salary up to $100,000 (paid when contract signed and forgiven over 2-4 years)


  • Practice Location
    • SOMC ENT Associates
    • 1611 27th Street, Fulton Building, Suite 202, Portsmouth, OH 45662

  • Office Hours/Work Schedule
    • 8:00 – 5:00pm Monday thru Thursday, Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm

  • Call Schedule/CERP (if applicable)
    • 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off
    • Eligible to earn additional compensation by joining our CERP (Pay for Call) Program

  • Staffing
    • Dr. George Shahade
    • Amy Kilburn, CNP
    • Audiologist, 2 LPNs, 2 Office Assistants, Surgery Scheduler

  • Case Load
    • Expected to see 20-25 patients a day to start. Can see many more if desired.

  • Office Procedures/Equipment
  • 6-8 per day: Nasal Endoscopy, Laryngoscopy, Tube Insertion
  • Scopes, Aspirators, Audiologist, Vestibular Testing

  • Hospital Procedures/Equipment
  • Varies w/ OR block time: Nasal Endoscopy w/ Cautery, Adenoidectomy, Septoplasty, Micro-Laryngoscopy w/ Biopsy, Tonsillectomy, Tube Insertion
  • Medtronic Navigation System, Medtronic NIM, Microscope, Endoscopy equipment

  • Practice Expectations
    • Looking for a personable, hardworking, team player devoted to patient centered care
    • Work well with team and staff


Click here to learn more about SOMC:

Hospital Beds: 248 staffed | Service Area: 250,000 | Not-for-profit established in 1966 | Employs: over 3,000| Medical Staff: 281

Teaching opportunities: SOMC has Medical Students, Residents, and Advanced Practitioner trainees. Staff are eligible for Clinical Adjunct Faculty status with Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

All employment is contingent upon passing the post-offer physical examination, drug screen, and criminal background investigation.