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Staff Physician - Student Health Center

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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The University of Knoxville, Student Health Center is seeking a full-time Staff Physician to perform medical services as a member of a physician-directed health care team specializing in primary care.  The incumbent will work interdependently, independently and dependently as a member of a health care team. Duties will be carried out in accordance with established standards and ethics of the medical profession, personal clinical qualifications and the administrative policies and operational procedures of the Student Health Center.

The mission of the Student Health Center is to provide a comprehensive, moderate-complexity program of primary health care services relevant to the needs of eligible University of Tennessee students. These services include medical health care, health promotion, education, consultation, and educational experiences for selected students pursuing careers in health professions.

The position provides outpatient medical care in an ambulatory setting to eligible students of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus. 


1.      Provides functional supervision to assigned nursing staff.

2.      Provide outpatient ambulatory care for students.

3.      Promote preventive health care.

4.      Perform physical examinations when required by the academic or sports programs.

5.      Participate in administrative conferences and staff meetings.

6.      Attend continuing medical education seminars.

7.      Periodically act as a resource person or lecturer for students, faculty, campus and community organizations.


What we require:

·       Graduated with a Doctoral Degree from an accredited medical school.

Board certified by the American Board of Family Physicians, the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Pediatrics, or the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

if within two years of residency graduation, must be actively pursuing board certification within their specialty and will obtain and maintain board certification within one year from date of hire with UTK.

·       Licensed to practice in the State of Tennessee

·       3 letters of recommendation affirming professional competency and character.

·       Genuine interest in college health medicine and the ability to relate to and maintain optimum rapport with the students.

·       Experience with successfully utilizing computer systems.  Must be willing to learn EMR college health focused software.

What we prefer:

·       Previous primary care or college health experience preferred.

·       Preference given to those with skills in accurate coding and EMR experience.

The University and Region: UTK is the state’s flagship, land-grant university. We are a Research 1 university, housing 11 colleges and 900+ programs of study.  With an enrollment of 30,000 students, our undergraduate and graduate programs are repeatedly ranked among top national programs.  The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, a diverse music scene, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of outdoor and cultural activities. UTK is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains; and a day’s drive to Memphis, Chicago, and Washinton D.C. Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a statistical area population of over 850,000 people. The Knoxville region houses many leading corporations, including Bush Brothers & Company, Discovery, Inc., Tennessee Valley Authority, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Application Process: Please complete the on-line application for full consideration.  Applicants should include a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three references (with current e-mail address and phone numbers) in the application file. A review of all applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Debbie Blair.

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Spsf Student Health Services
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 3, 2024, 6:15:27 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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