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Perinatologist Opportunity in Knoxville, TN

Site Name:
Fort Sanders Perinatal Center
1921 Topside Rd., Ste. 101
Knoxville, Tennessee 37777
Heather Kunkewitz
Salary Range:
> 90% MGMA long-term
2022-2024, 1st yr fellows welcome

Additional Information

Fort Sanders Perinatal Center is looking to add a 4th MFM and further improve the great work/life balance of their practice in Knoxville, TN, a top 10 college town.  Start date is 2022 - 2024. 1st year fellows are welcome to apply. We are open to earlier/later dates for the correct candidate.  Located in Knoxville, TN there is also the added benefit of having NO state income tax.  We currently have 3 MFMs and 7 general Ob/Gyn's.  The ideal candidate will be strong in ultrasound procedures, be a great team player and feel comfortable with the full gamut of obstetric and maternal-fetal services.  We are connected to the area's only level IIIB NICU, at East TN Children's Hospital.  We provide full prenatal care and do have the ability to participate in deliveries.  We provide back-up coverage to our generalists, whom do the bulk of the deliveries.  There are no in-house call responsibilities.  We operate and deliver out of 1 hospital and have no other call responsibilities at other hospitals.  We employ 5 Nurse Practitioners, 3 Genetic Counselors, 3 RDA Diabetic Educators, and 13 Sonographers.  We are a large practice with a lot of flexibility.  We currently operate 3 satellite offices at other Covenant outpatient sites providing ultrasound and consult for the community obstetricians.

  • Full-time Employment
  • > 90% MGMA compensation long-term with extremely competitive starting salary
  • Hours: 8-4:30
  • 4-5 day work week
  • 5+ weeks vacation
  • 100% 401k match up to legal max allowable
  • No state income tax
  • BC/BE
We are affiliated with Covenant Health and have been since the groups’ inception.  Covenant health is the largest provider of healthcare in East Tennessee.  They employee more than 10,000 staff and over 1,100 physicians, which makes collaborative care very easy.  We are partnered with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital which is across the street from Fort Sanders.  It is a level IIIB NICU.  Our collaborative relationship allows us to take the best care of all of the moms/babies in the region with pediatric surgeons and subspecialists. 

Knoxville, TN is an incredible southern gem.  It is a beautiful, mid-sized southern city with a big town vibe.  It's an incredible place to raise a family.  There is also NO state income tax. We have recently been ranked a top 10 college town.  The University of Tennessee’s main undergraduate campus is located near-by with world class, family-friendly sports and activities.  We have a local minor league baseball team that draws quite a crowd on game days.  We are also located 15 mins from the airport.  There are many beautiful lakes in the area, which most avail themselves of in the summer months.  The most visited national park, Smokey Mountain National Forest is 45 minutes away and has a myriad of tourist attractions and other family-friendly activities, including Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Dollywood’s amusement park and their waterpark.  We also have a restaurant scene that truly rivals that of big cities and recently have had an explosion of craft beer with more than 15 micro-breweries and distilleries open in the area.  We are in close proximity to Asheville, NC, Nashville, TN and Chattanooga, TN each approx. 2 hours away and 3 hours away from Atlanta.  The cost of living in Knoxville is also very good.  Home prices are lower than most other parts of the country.  This is a great city to start or raise a family in.

Benefits Include:
1.      Employee and family Health Care Insurance- This is an incredible plan with heavily discounted or free in-network care.
2.      Vision and dental are options
3.      5+ weeks paid vacation time
4.      $5,000/yr stipend for CME
5.      401k with 100% match up to the maximum allowed by law
6.      Covenant paid Supplemental life insurance of $750,000
7.      Paid Malpractice insurance
8.      Paid license, dues, subscriptions
9.      Assistance with moving expenses