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I appreciate a few minutes of your time to read about the advantages of a career with SMG We providing care at the 2 of the metro hospitals in Knoxville, TN. The group is physician-owned and governed. We are nationally recognized for quality performance. Our competitive annual salary with unlimited potential income and excellent quality of life are unmatched for this region and nationally. Summit Medical Group is East Tennessees LEADING Primary Care Group.

The work / life balance with SMG will be totally opposite compared to the other opportunities. We base the contract on the ideal number of shifts the physician wants to work. The current schedule set-up has the majority of our hospitalist working only 2-3 nights (5:30p-7a) on a monthly basis. Your monthly schedule would average 4 weekend day shifts and the rest would be weekday day shifts (7a-5:30p). It is our goal to keep the continuity of care with the patient and physician. There is mid-level coverage at the sites to assist with admits, t-ups, and floor calls. The efficiencies from the mid-level providers and the on-site care resource manager allow you to focus totally on patient care. There is no call required and the care resource managers field the beeper calls.

The full-time status includes Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance group plan participation. There is 401(k) (50% match) and 5.7% salary pension eligibility after one year of employment. The occurrence malpractice is 100% medical malpractice premium (3M/5M). The average first year salary depending on your commitment of monthly shifts has the income potential in excess of 320K.

You will find years of experience and knowledge that has built SMG into the premier hospitalist program in the region. At SMG, our focus is to build a support system, administratively and clinically, to free our providers from the daily and operational stressors that impact lifestyle. Its a great feeling knowing that we help make our physicians day as successful as possible so they can return to their family and enjoy simply being home.
Summit Medical Group is the largest and most far-reaching physician owned and governed organization providing primary care in the East Tennessee region. We are located in 14 counties and have 56 outpatient practice sites.

235 Summit physicians provide healthcare services to over 269,000 patients and families a year. Summit operates one of the largest hospitalist programs in the nation which includes over 75 hospitalists and pulmonary/critical care physicians, 24/7 coverage and 5 long-term care facilities.

Summit also has 1 Central Lab (6.35 Million lab tests run annually), 3 Express Clinics, 4 Diagnostic & Imaging Centers, 7 Physical Therapy Centers, 1 Rheumatology office and 1 Sleep Service Center. Our ancillary service centers feature MRIs, DEXAs, Echos, pulmonary function tests, mammograms, etc.

Summit is nationally ranked in the top 10 nationwide for all three categories of NCQA recognition. We are also a top national performer in overall patient experience, according to patient surveys conducted. SMG scored in the top 10 percent among healthcare providers nationwide that use Survey Vitals. The top national performer designation is significant because its an honor we earned through direct feedback from our patients across East Tennessee, Summit Medical Group CEO Ed Curtis said. Its a reflection of the hard work of our physicians, advanced practitioners and staff, and their dedication to providing the highest quality of patient care.

We are recognized as a leader in medical management innovation and technology.

Make the Summit Advantage yours.