Why this position, why Tuscaloosa?
Combining small-town southern charm with a growing place in the global economy, this city rightly deserves the National Civic League All- America City Award that it recently earned.
- Highly competitive salary;
- Exceptional Total Rewards Benefits Package including discounted child care, EAP, and access to fitness facilities;
- Nationally recognized hospital with specialized Centers of Excellence;
- Your Alabama license will serve to bolster your candidacy;
- This is not J1 eligible
About DCH Health System:
Under local ownership and leadership for more than 75 years, the DCH Health System has continually evolved to offer advanced caring to West Alabama. Today, the DCH Health System includes DCH Regional Medical Center,Northport Medical Center, Fayette Medical Center and Pickens County Medical Center.
Through these hospitals, the Health System also provides services that include bloodless medicine, home health care, sleep medicine, sports medicine, occupational medicine, spine/pain care, therapy, and women’s services.
DCH Health System provides high-quality, compassionate community-based health services to the communities we serve through our employees, physicians and volunteers in a financially responsible manner.
Nestled among low, rolling hills on the banks of the Black Warner River, Tuscaloosa County’s landscape is dominated by agricultural lands and the hardwood forests of the Appalachian Mountains. Boasting a number of recreational lakes as well as 1,700 acres of public parks, the county seat, Tuscaloosa, is a recreational haven. A vibrant cultural and historic scene also thrives in the area.
The University of Alabama gives the city a strong collegetown flavor, and the sprawling green lawns and fantastic late Victorian and 20th Century Revival homes create an Old World ambience. Tuscaloosa combines the romance of the relaxed Old South with the forward-looking dynamism of the New. Tailgaters can rejoice in the fall, as the SEC football culture is strong in Tuscaloosa, and the University of Alabama Quad has been the home for ESPN’s College Gameday on several occasions and is home each season to pep rallies, tailgating, pre-game musical performances, and parades.
Bursting with natural resources, Tuscaloosa’s economy is thriving. Unemployment rates are low, and job growth is consistently higher than the national average. Tuscaloosa preserves a clean, natural environment, and the area’s flourishing manufacturing and industrial community guarantees an influential place in the international market.
Tuscaloosa At A Glance:
- Population: 90,500
- Avg. July high: 93
- Avg. January low: 35
- Avg. Annual Precipitation: 50″
- Avg. Annual Snowfall: 1″
- Cost of Living: 9% below the national average
- Housing Costs: 153,300
Citizens of Tuscaloosa enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Deep South without uncomfortable extremes of temperature. Daily high temperatures in July hover around 92 degrees, but even on the hottest days, southwesterly gulf breezes cool the air. Winter in Tuscaloosa continues the trend of pleasant, moderate temperatures. January at its coldest only drops to 34 degrees, with winters bringing fewer than 60 days below the freezing mark.
Recreation, Arts, & Culture
Take advantage of Tuscaloosa’s abundance of clear weather at one of the more than 30 public parks, where children may romp in more than a dozen playgrounds. Popular Holt Lake, along with three other sparkling recreational lakes, as well as the beautiful Black Warrior River, provide water sports all year long.
Beautiful Lake Lurleen State Park, located about ten minutes from downtown, has nearly 100 campsites, a beach area, fishing boats, canoes, and paddle boats. These facilities, combined with more than five miles of hiking trails, make the park a perfect site for family outings.
Those who love spectator sports need look no further than Tuscaloosa. Locals can enjoy the nationally prominent University of Alabama Crimson Tide at the Bryant-Denny Stadium, where fans get a little misty-eyed listening to Yea Alabama being played by the UA Million Dollar Band. Also, the Stillman College Tigers football program has been revived after a 48-year absence from campus.
Tuscaloosa also has a variety of museums. Relive more than a century of Crimson Tide history at the Paul W. Bryant Museum. Kids can learn about science and history at the Children’s Hands- On Museum. Also, the Alabama Museum of Natural History displays items from the Age of Dinosaurs and Ice and Coal Ages.
Celebrate the food, wine, crafts, and music of Germany at the Weindorf festival, inspired by the presence of Mercedes- Benz in Tuscaloosa and its sister city, Schorndorf. Enjoy Japanese culture in honor of Tuscaloosa’s sister city, Narashino, at the Sakura Festival in March.
Theater also plays a large role in the cultural activities of Tuscaloosa. At the Frank Moody Music Building, listen to the sounds of the famous Holtkamp organ’s 5,000 pipes. Theatre Tuscaloosa, the largest community theater in the state, produces six plays each season. The Bama Theater is a hit with music, ballet, and classic movies on the big screen. And don’t forget Tuscaloosa’s own Symphony Orchestra, the renowned Stillman College choir, and The Alabama Boychoir.
Known as the ” Capstone of Education” in Alabama, Tuscaloosa is served by two public school systems, three institutions of higher learning, and many private schools. The Tuscaloosa City School System enrolls nearly 10,000 students. Residents seeking higher education may choose from Shelton State Community College, Stillman College, or the well-known University of Alabama.
The University of Alabama, with its thousands of students, offers more than 320 acres of beautiful campus. The College of Engineering, the third oldest in the United States, is one of few to maintain its accreditation continually since 1936, when national accreditation began. Students come from all over the world to study at UA, but Tuscaloosa residents can enjoy the benefits of this excellent school without even leaving home.
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