The Behavioral Health Medical Director oversees the inpatient psychiatric consult service at U.T. Medical Center. The service consists of 3 part-time physicians and 4 full-time nurse practitioners. The Behavioral Health service provides consultation on a variety of psychiatric problems such as suicide attempts/concerns, competency assessments, and inpatient psychiatric commitment decisions. The Behavioral Health service follows patients in the hospital to facilitate care by making recommendations for further psychiatric care both inpatient and outpatient.
The Medical Director acts as the supervising physician for the nurse practitioners. He/she meets daily with the nurse practitioners to review new consults and to answer any questions regarding the care plans of existing patients on the service. The Medical Director is required to review the charting on a minimum of 30% of the nurse practitioner’s patient encounters.
The University of Tennessee Medical Center earned recognition for the sixth consecutive year in the “Best Hospitals” edition of U.S. News & World Report. The 2017-2018 report ranks the medical center No. 2 in the state of Tennessee and as the best regional hospital in the Eastern Tennessee region.
We are 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 Knoxville, you will be part of a vibrant community that was voted in 2018 by Realtor.Com, 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, Knoxville was voted the 8th “Best City for Affordable Living,” by Livability.Com in 2018 as well. 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 finding 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