Northeast Tennessee Emergency Physicians

Emergency Boarded or Board Eligible Physician Job Overview/Benefits


  • 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/off time 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 2 years
  • Presently 18 of 21 physicians are group members with the remaining 3 on track toward membership in the main ER
  • Democratic and open style of leadership/decision making
  • Three principle officers
  • Group owned contract with hospitals


  • 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
  • Opportunities to mentor medical and allied health students and residents

Hospital Practice

  • Level I and Level 2 ER status
  • Strong representation of sub specialists
    • Hospitalist services
    • Pediatric hospitalist and Intensivist
    • Ortho and facial tramatologist, plastics service
    • Neurosurgery
    • Cardiology with 24 hr cath and STEMI code paging system
  • Active EMS
  • Air transport via Wellmont owned helicopter
  • CAT scan in ER/MRI available

Work Load

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