The University of Tennessee Medical Center, an academic medical center located in Knoxville, Tennessee is seeking a Board Certified, Radiation Oncologist to serve as Medical Director of this Service Line. Qualified candidates should be eligible for licensure to practice medicine in Tennessee.
The Radiation Oncologist facility and Service Line is located within the 108,000 square foot University of Tennessee Cancer Institute (CI) and is presently staffed by three radiation oncologists. The CI serves as a tertiary referral center for a 21 county region and has undergone considerable expansion due to the growth of Surgical Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology, Urologic Oncology, ENT Oncology and Neuro-Oncology programs. Highlights of the program are:
Busy clinical radiation oncology practice with new consults a year and a strong referral base from our specialists
State of the art technology with two Varian Truebeam linear accelerators, a Varian Clinac iX, BrainLab SRS, an active SBRT program, prostate brachytherapy and HDR brachytherapy
Integrated institution-wide clinical trials program; NRG member institution
Comprehensive support services (social worker, dietician, palliative care, integrative medicine, financial counselors, central billing office services, etc.
Collaborative team environment over board certified specialty Oncologists in varius field serving as a referral base
Multiple fully staffed site specific tumor conferences (daily, Monday thru Friday)
The Medical Director will provide physician leadership and clinical oversite for the Radiation Oncology Division. The ideal candidate for this position has a strong background in clinical radiation oncology as well as experience in administration at an academic medical center. Candidates will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package in an employed position and have a faculty appointment in the Department of Radiology at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine.
The University of Tennessee Medical Center is the region’s only academic center and tertiary referral center for East Tennessee, southwest Virginia and southeast Kentucky. For the six consecutive years, UTMC has earned recognition in the “Best Hospitals” edition of U.S. News & World Report. The 2019 report ranks the medical center as best regional hospital in the East Tennessee and No. 2 in the state of Tennessee.
Our center is ideally located in beautiful East Tennessee—at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park—affording metropolitan conveniences coupled with rural charm. Living and practicing in Knoxville, you will be part of a vibrant community that was voted in 2018 by Realtor.Com, the “Best Place to Live Among Mid-Sized Cities” and named in 2012 by Forbes Magazine, as one of the “Top 25 Best Places for Business and Careers”. In addition, Knoxville was voted the 8th “Best City for Affordable Living,” by Livability.Com in 2018 as well. This rapidly-growing Southeastern metropolitan city is known for its quality of education, affordable cost of living, and temperate climate. It is a perfect mix of city amenities with multiple living and educational opportunities.
Expected findings in the area:
Cost of living below the national average
No state income tax
Outdoor recreational activities such as boating, hiking, golfing, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding and many others
Key Responsibilities Include
Responsible to the OR Vice President of the UHS, Director of the Cancer Institute, and the Department Chair of Radiology.
Provide general medical management, supervision, education and direction to the Radiation Oncology Program
Work cooperatively with hospital team members, hospital medical staff, professional staff and administration
Participate in the maintenance and development of quality assessment/quality improvement, utilization review, peer review, outcomes assessment, risk management and educational programs that are consistent with the requirements of the hospital, medical staff and accrediting and licensing agencies
Successfully lead and support the radiation oncology team through ASTRO-APEx accreditation
Review, evaluate and actively participate in the development of Radiation Oncology policies and procedures including best practice standards for the medical staff and team members
Collaborates with University Health System and Cancer Institute leadership to achieve strategic goals through short and long term planning for the organization, the Cancer Institute and the Radiation Oncology Program
Establish/attend physician and Radiation Oncology team members meetings to enhance communication and support collaborative discussion and decision making
Provide leadership in meeting expectations of patients, families and referring physicians.
Manage medical staff call and vacation schedules.
Evaluate medical staff at regular intervals based on established performance metrics.
Cultivate clinical research programs in coordination with the Office of Clinical Trials
Maintain competence as a practicing radiation oncologist.
Communicate with OR VP of the UHS, Director of the Cancer Institute, the Director of Radiation Oncology and Vice President of the Cancer Institute concerning medical and administrative issues and services related to Radiation Oncology.
Internal Number: RT
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