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Neurologist Physician at Mason City, IA (Perm)

Mason City, IA 50401

Job Description

MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center has an excellent full-time opportunity for a Board Certified or Board Eligible Neurology physician located in Mason City, Iowa.

Job Description:
  • Join the team of 1 Neurologist and 2 Advanced Practice Providers
  • Reason for opening: shortage of neurology physicians (1 currently)
  • Small outpatient clinic about 6 patients per day
  • Faculty opportunity also available
  • Teaching opportunity for Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Residents and medical students
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • 2020 "Get with the Guidelines"- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award Recipient
  • Inpatient/Outpatient split
  • All surgical procedures available, except transplants; limited pediatrics; support OB, Cath Lab, and ED.
  • Required neurology procedure: Brain Death exam
  • Sub-specialty interest in EEG, EMG, Epilepsy, Sleep, MS, and Movement Disorders welcome in the context of general Neurology
  • Participate in Grand Rounds
  • Non-burdensome call - possibly unrestricted night call during that time (does not need to stay in house, but must be within 30 min response time)
  • 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off (Sun-Sat), 10-hour days (potentially 8-hour days, but TBD)
  • 2-4 new patient consults per day
  • 6-8 patients total daily on average (new consults and follow-ups included)
  • Take all neurology inpatient/ED/network consult requests
  • Teaching expectation (will likely have IM/FM resident accompanying them)
  • 50% over age 65; 32% age 45-64; 17% age 19-44 (Pediatrics is possible but very infrequent, most common consult diagnosis is seizures)
  • 1 nursing support on staff
  • Lab onsite
  • X-ray on site
  • EMR: Cerner
  • Level III Trauma
  • Physician support before, during, and after each procedure
  • Visit this link to learn more about our Neurology opportunity from Dr. Alireza Yarahmadi:
  • See attached practice description for additional details!
  • Open to IMLC candidate
  • Accepting J1 and H1B visa candidates
  • Not accepting Locums candidates
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Base salary: $325,000 based on experience and training (to be discussed at interview).
  • Commencement bonus up to $100,000
  • Loan repayment up to $30,000/year
  • 34 days of time off, annually
  • Annual CME allowance of $4,000
  • Employer sponsored professional liability insurance & tail insurance coverage
  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability coverage
  • 403(b) retirement program with employer contribution and employer matching; Optional 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Cost of Living for area is 24% lower than national average
  • MercyOne North Iowa promotes excellent work life balance supporting quality family time with 5-6 call days per month, one holiday per year, at home call available, and post call day off. 
  • Board Eligible (to become BC within 3 years of eligibility) or Board Certified in Neurology
  • Active IA license or IMLC (or willing to obtain) 
  • BLS, ACLS (by time of start) 
  • DEA (by time of start) 
  • ACLS
  • BLS
  • Board Certified
  • Board Eligible
  • DEA
  • Iowa
  • Open to IMLC candidate
MercyOne is the largest health care system in Iowa. We continue under the latest agreement between Trinity Health and CommonSpirit Health two of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health systems.

On a local level, MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center is a 342 bed regional referral teaching hospital with a service area that spans 15 counties across northern Iowa and southern Minnesota, serving a population over 260,000 people. We offer ambulatory care through our Family Medicine Clinics (a primary care and specialty physician network), a home health agency, a hospice, a regional referral laboratory, regional rehabilitation and diagnostic technology services, pharmacies, an emergency services network with air medical and a variety of other health care services. With most of our specialty services all conveniently located under one roof, there is little to no need to transfer care to another location. Our vast and exceptional specialties include, but are not limited to, cancer care, cardiology, cardio thoracic surgery, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, plastic & reconstructive surgery, pulmonology, rheumatology, vascular and wound services.

We are a regional Graduate Medical Education facility with Internal Medicine Residency, Family Medicine Residency, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cardiology & Interventional Cardiology Fellowship and Palliative Care Fellowship programs. MercyOne North Iowa holds management agreements with seven rural primary care hospitals, making us the premier rural health care delivery network in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

About the Community:
  • Population ~30,000
  • Largest urban center in north Iowa
  • 2 hours from Minneapolis and Des Moines
  • Excellent schools- both public and parochial; top 15% in the US in academic student achievement tests
  • NIACC community college
  • A community rich in history, music, and architecture- known for the Music Man and the last remaining Frank Lloyd Wright hotel in the world
  • Community amenities: Lime Creek Nature Center, indoor ice arena, fine arts museum, performing arts theater, regional orchestra, aquatic center, YMCA fitness center, library, 18-hole golf course, bike trails, and an abundance of outdoor recreation
  • Cost of living 24% lower than the national average
  • Municipal airport offering daily direct flights to/from Chicago
  • 8 miles from beautiful Clear Lake
  • Visit this link to learn more about our community:

Meet Your Recruiter

Lisa Kaiser
Senior Recruiter

Lisa joined Wapiti Medical Staffing as a Recruiter in February 2022. Prior to coming to Wapiti, Lisa spent over 21 years in Retail Pharmacy in multiple roles including Manager, CPhT and Compliance Officer. Some of her accolades include Diabetic Lifestyle Coach, Orthotic Shoe Fitter and ACHC Accreditation Specialist. Lisa was also the recipient of Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award by the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy.

Lisa is a mother of two adult children, Eric and Brooke, whom she is incredibly proud of. In her spare time, she enjoys DIY projects, drawing and painting, traveling both domestically and internationally, cooking, gardening and experiencing new adventures so she can continue to check things off her bucket list.

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About Mason City, IA

Discover exciting job opportunities in and around Mason City, Iowa! Nestled along the banks of the picturesque Willow Creek, Mason City offers a perfect blend of small-town charm and big-city amenities. Home to architectural masterpieces like the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Stockman House and unique cultural gems like the Music Man Square, this vibrant community celebrates art, music, and theater. With close proximity to attractions like Clear Lake and its famous Surf Ballroom, known for hosting legendary rock 'n' roll performances, as well as outdoor adventures at Lime Creek Nature Center, there's no shortage of activities to enjoy. Explore our job listings today and embark on a rewarding career in this enchanting region.

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  • ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • ATLS: Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • BLS: Basic Life Support
  • CALS: Comprehensive Advanced Life Support
  • NRP: Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support