Careers: Physicians

Emergency-Boarded or Board-Eligible Physician Job Overview/Benefits


Hours/Shifts

      • 9 – 10 hours per shift
      • Average shifts per month: 15
      • Additional shifts available, if desired
      • Overlapping coverage for beginning/ending of shifts
      • Flexible schedule
      • Rotating distribution of shifts/time-off requests, regardless of seniority
      • Rotating holiday coverage
      • Vacation request system with preference given to earliest date of request


Group Membership/Leadership

      • Employee status with eligibility to participate in 401(k), profit sharing and health insurance
      • Eligibility to elevate to partnership at the end of two years
      • Presently 18 of 21 physicians are group members with the remaining three on track to attain membership in the main ER
      • Democratic and open style of leadership/decision making
      • Three principle officers
      • Group-owned contract with hospitals


Malpractice/Retirement/Benefits

      • Group paid claims made/ slot policy with EMPAC
      • $1,000,000/$3,000,000
      • No tail obligation upon departure
      • Members who opt for employee status participate in retirement plan
      • CME reimbursement
      • Health insurance and HSA available


Hospital Association

      • Positive and cooperative relationship with administration
      • Participation in executive, medical and hospital committees
      • 20-year history of contractual practice with Wellmont Health System
      • Opportunities to mentor medical and allied health students and residents


Hospital Practice

      • Level I and Level 2 ER status
      • Strong representation of subspecialists
        • Hospitalist services
        • Pediatric hospitalist and intensivist
        • Ortho and facial traumatologist, plastics service
        • Neurosurgery
        • Cardiology with 24-hour cath and STEMI code paging system
      • Active EMS
      • Air transport via Wellmont-owned helicopter
      • CAT Scan in ER/MRI available


Workload

      • Average 2 – 2.5 patients per practitioner, per hour
      • Holston Valley Medical Center
        • 41 hours of physician coverage + 24 hours of mid-level coverage in the main ER with 32,000 volume per year
        • 19 hours of physician coverage + 24 hours of mid-level coverage in the Ambulatory Service Area with 48,000 volume per year
      • Bristol Regional Medical Center
        • 47 hours of physician coverage + 24 hours of mid-level coverage
        • 70,000 volume per year
      • 150,000 combined volume per year


Job Qualifications

      • Successful completion of Emergency Medicine Residency
      • Board-eligible/Board-certified in Emergency Medicine

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