Physician OpportunitiesIn a growing market, Wythe County Community Hospital is always looking to facilitate an adequate number of specialists to insure our growing patient population has the coverage required. If you are interested in this market as well as an excellent growth opportunity, please select your specialty below for our online CV submission form.
Contact Vicky Hill (see below) for a current list of openings or click here.
Practice Medicine and Enjoy Life!
The pace is slower - just a few minutes to drive to work. No traffic jams to slow you down. The air, cleaner. Wholesome outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, hunting, self-guided educational tours and nature walks abound. Large portions of Wythe County in Southwest Virginia lie within the boundaries of the Jefferson National Forest. The Appalachian Trail even crosses here. We think it's the perfect place for a physician's family to work, play, and grow together.
Finding What You Need
While the atmosphere in Wytheville, Virginia is small-town friendly, we're close to big-city amenities. Treat yourself to a night at Barter Theatre in nearby Abingdon. Scout out area antique shops. When you're in the mood for the ultimate shopping experience, just hop in your car and head for the Roanoke City Market District, or one of the nearby malls. Crave a night at the ballet, the gallery, or the opera? In the mood for some professional sports action? You'll find everything you desire easily accessible to Wytheville. Wytheville is readily available within a three-hour radius to Charlotte, Knoxville, or Richmond. Our community boasts a local 8 cinema movie theater, a string of fast food restaurants and fine dining, and even a go-cart track. Wanting to play golf on some of the best courses in Virginia? Choose from a number of golf clubs open year round. During the month of June, bring your lawn chair to Elizabeth Brown Memorial Park, sit underneath the stars, and enjoy the summertime magic of our annual Chautauqua Festival dedicated to music, education, and the arts. On the first Friday of the summer months live bands provide entertainment at Withers Park.
Links to our Community
Here you will find local websites where you can explore our community. Discover more.
Schedule air travel arrangements through regional airports in Roanoke,Bristol, Greensboro, NC, or for international flights, choose North Carolina's Charlotte International Airport, approximately 150 miles south. Easy access to Interstates 77 & 81 makes trips to most major cities including St. Louis, Memphis, and Chicago, plus major cities along the East Coast a day's drive.
Establishing a Home
If your idea of the perfect haven is a turn-of-the-century home along a tree-lined street, or a family-oriented subdivision, you will find it in Wytheville. If you prefer the rural life, or a custom built home with acreage, look down one of our country roads. You'll also discover desirable residential properties are affordable and property taxes low.
Learning and Growing
There are twelve schools for the approximately 4,300 students in Wythe County - six elementary schools (K-5), three middle schools (6-8), three secondary schools (9-12), and a vocational/technical school, all accredited by the Virginia Department of Education and the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges. The Wythe County School Board feels that the best type of school experience is one that arouses intellectual curiosity in students. They have a good solid comprehensive program available to any student who wants to take advantage of the opportunity. Students may attain advanced studies, regular, or an individual education plan diploma. Advanced placement courses are offered in English, history, and calculus. Accelerated courses are offered in English, government, mathematics, and science. French and Spanish are offered in all secondary schools. Thirty-six percent of Wythe County teachers have masters degrees. The student/teacher ratio in elementary school is approximately 22 to 1.
Wytheville Community College is a fully-accredited two-year institution of higher education, and one of 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System. Available are transfer degree programs, with students completing the first two years toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university, or an occupational/technical degree, certificate, or diploma program, which prepares students for direct entry into the job market. Wythe and Bland County High School Students meeting certain criteria are offered full tuition to WCC through the Wythe-Bland Community Foundation.
There are four colleges and universities within 35-40 miles of Wytheville. These include Radford University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPISU), Emory and Henry College, and Bluefield College.
Practicing Your Faith
The Scotch-Irish, first to arrive in the area, brought with them their Presbyterian faith, followed by the Germans with their Lutheran convictions. Wythe County has a strong religious heritage and a wide array of churches - Baptist (both Southern and Independent), Episcopal, Catholic, Methodist, Pentecostal, non-denominational congregations, Disciples of Christ, Seventh-Day Adventist, and Jehovah Witness.
Community spirit runs strong here, and people pull together. So if community service is important to you, you'll receive a warm and friendly welcome from any of the area's service organizations - the Lions Club, Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, and Links Club, just to name a few. Volunteer with other medical professionals on a rotating basis at the Brock Hughes Free Clinic, providing nondiscriminatory, quality, primary health care to those residents who cannot afford to pay for services and who have no other access to the health care system. Teaching opportunities for physicians are available at Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg.
Establishing a Practice
You'll find that Wytheville is an excellent place to establish a practice, close enough to larger cities to ensure easy access to the few medical services that aren't available locally. Yet far enough away to give you the benefit of a friendlier, more relaxed atmosphere with fewer hassles and more opportunities to develop a personal, professional style.
Physicians in Wytheville receive a level of compensation nearly comparable to that of physicians in larger cities. Yet their malpractice insurance and other cost of doing business are lower. They also have more opportunity to influence the local health environment. We can help you find reasonably priced office space in the medical office building conveniently located on hospital campus or elsewhere in the community, and we'll help you get your practice up and running.
No J-1 Visa positions are available.
Submit your CV by selecting a specialty above or forward a copy to:
Director, Physician Recruitment/Physician Support & Industry
Wythe County Community Hospital
600 West Ridge Road
Wytheville, Virginia 24382
Office: (276) 227-0833
After hours cell: (276) 920-3700