Palliative Care Physician Needed in Metro TN

National Health Staffing Resources
Forest Hills, Tennessee
Mar 24, 2021
Mar 24, 2022
Full Time
Position Type

The University Medical Center in Metro TN is seeking a full-time physician to serve in a role that combines both program leadership and clinical practice for a growing hospital based palliative care program. The physician will be responsible for continued program development and oversight of clinical quality.  The position will work with an interdisciplinary team to provide:

  • Palliative medicine consultation and patient management
  • Leadership to promote the clinical and education mission of the service
  • Education of hospital physicians, nurses, other staff and residents on palliative care  
  • Training and supervision of palliative care advance practice nurses
  • Integration of palliative medicine into clinical care

Candidates must be board certified/board in a primary specialty (pediatrics, internal medicine/pediatrics, family medicine) with a certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine or eligible and have excellent interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills. Candidates who have completed a palliative medicine fellowship and have 3-5 years of experience working in a palliative care program are preferred.

The Medical Center is the region’s only academic center and tertiary referral center for East Tennessee, southwest Virginia and southeast Kentucky.  For the six consecutive years, has earned recognition in the “Best Hospitals” edition of U.S. News & World Report. The 2017-2018 report ranks the medical center as the best regional hospital in East Tennessee and No. 2 in the state of Tennessee.

Our center is ideally located in beautiful East Tennessee—at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park—affording metropolitan conveniences coupled with rural charm. Living and practicing in Metro Tennessee, you will be part of a vibrant community, the “Best Place to Live Among Mid-Sized Cities” and named in 2012 by Forbes Magazine, as one of the “Top 25 Best Places for Business and Careers”.  In addition,  “Best City for Affordable Living,” . This rapidly-growing Southeastern metropolitan city is known for its quality of education, affordable cost of living and temperate climate.  It is a perfect mix of city amenities with multiple living and educational opportunities.

Expected findings in the area:

  • Cost of living below the national average 
  • No state income tax 
  • Outdoor recreational activities such as boating, hiking, golfing, fishing, mountain biking and horseback riding

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