**Cardiovascular Surgery opening near Charlotte, NC - J1 eligible**
* Located in ***Hickory, NC*** - just 55 miles from Charlotte!
* Service area of 350,000+ people
* Full-time, permanent opening
* Hospital-employed position
* Joining an established team with 2 CV Surgeons
* Vein harvesting and TAVR experience preferred, but not required
* Call: 1:3
* Ability to block OR time
* ***J1 visa candidates accepted!***
* Base salary + wRVU production incentive
* Quality bonus
* CME allowance
* Sign-on bonus
* Medical debt assistance
* Relocation allowance
* Residency stipend
* Health benefits + Retirement plan
* Marketing + practice growth assistance
An "All- America City" and recognized as a "Most Livable Place to Live," the Hickory, N.C., area is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The region boasts a long history of craftsmanship, and is perhaps best known as one of the top producing furniture communities in the nation.
Dotted with quaint downtown's that boast shopping, dining and recreation options, the region is becoming known for its growing number of vineyards and as a progressive and forward-thinking community that is investing $40 million to create greenspaces, including a Riverwalk, for residents and visitors to enjoy.
The schools are well regarded and include a range of educational options. Lenoir-Rhyne University is located in Hickory, and other universities nearby include Appalachian State University, Davidson, Wake Forest University, UNC-Asheville, UNC-Charlotte, and Gardner-Webb University.
The vibrant region near the mountains offers close proximity to a number of cities in North Carolina, and a wealth of recreational and cultural opportunities. Located an hour from Charlotte, Asheville, Winston-Salem and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Hickory has a temperate climate and wonderful natural resources, including Lake Hickory and the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains, which includes the pristine Blue Ridge Parkway.
The area's cultural centers include the SALT Block (Catawba Science Center, Hickory Choral Society, Hickory Museum of Art, United Arts Council of Catawba County, Western Piedmont Symphony), a planetarium, and numerous musical venues.
The Hickory Crawdads, a Class A South Atlantic League affiliate of the Texas Rangers, is a popular way to enjoy the nation's favorite pastime. Hickory is also home to the Hickory Motor Speedway, which is nationally known as the Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars.