Extensivist Physician for Acute Care Clinic- Knoxville, TN

 

Join Summit Medical Group’s outpatient Acute Care clinical team in Knoxville, the third largest city in Tennessee and located near the Great Smoky Mountains

Description

Summit Medical Group, East Tennessee’s leading primary care organization, is seeking a well-qualified BC or BE physician in either IM or FM to lead our Acute Care Clinic (ACC) team. The ACC is a new concept in patient care, providing limited inpatient-level care while avoiding the negative effects of hospitalization and overnight stay. The ‘Extensivist’ physician will provide comprehensive and coordinated care to Summit patients with multiple complex medical issues in an ambulatory setting, as referred by Summit primary care physicians and urgent care clinics, to minimize unnecessary hospitalization and ED visits. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys hospital medicine without the hospital hours. 

  • -Manageable census to include acute care clinic referrals and urgent care walk-in patients
  • -Discuss patients’ condition and needs with a designated family member, primary care physician, and specialists
  • -Coordinate and supervise  patient care, including exams, tests, consultations, and treatments
  • -Arrange follow-up patient care as needed
  • -Supervise Summit Express Clinic (Urgent Care) Advanced Practitioners

 

About Summit Medical Group

Summit Medical Group is East Tennessee’s largest primary care organization with more than 325 providers and 60 practice locations in 14 counties. Summit also has four diagnostic imaging centers, a large central laboratory, eight physical therapy centers, three Summit express clinics, a sleep services center and a centralized care coordination team. Summit provides healthcare services to more than 280,000 patients, averaging over one million encounters annually. Summit Medical Group is ranked in the top 10 nationwide for all three NCQA categories and is a top performer in overall patient experience. Summit is known nationwide as a leader in medical management innovation and technology as well as population health.

Highlights of Career with Summit

  • -Competitive salary
  • -Sign-on bonus potential and CME allowance
  • -No hospital coverage or weekend office hours
  • -401(k) and profit sharing
  • -Health, dental, vision, disability and malpractice coverage
  • -Administrative and clinical support services including credentialing, billing, care coordination, operations and IT

 

Community / Recreation

Nestled near the Smoky Mountains, East Tennessee provides the backdrop for the good life! With both urban places and wide-open spaces, Knoxville is the third largest city in Tennessee and home to the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Knoxville has a progressive science and technology corridor, which is emerging as a national leader in the areas of sustainable energy and carbon fiber technology.

East Tennessee’s lakes, rivers and parks provide the perfect setting for outdoor activities. Knoxville has a robust fine arts community along with an active music scene. Knoxville also has an enthusiastic sports crowd, home to nationally recognized UT football and basketball programs. Knoxville has a thriving economy and great public and private school systems.  McGhee Tyson Airport allows for uncomplicated travel within a 30 minute drive from downtown Knoxville.

Enjoy a Work-Life Balance

  • -No state income tax
  • -Low cost of living
  • -Great public and private schools
  • -Knox County population of 432,000
  • -Big city with a small town feel
  • -Vibrant art, theater and music scene