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Amazing City with Top-End Financial Possibilities, Incredible Work/Life Balance!!!!!!

Site Name:
Knoxville, TN
501 19th St.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37916
Heather Kunkewitz
Salary Range:
Top 90% MGMA long term
Summer 2023, but open before/after this date

Additional Information

Fort Sanders Perinatal Center is looking to add a Perinatologist to their busy consultative practice.  The tentative start date would be summer of 2023.  We are open however to alternative dates for the right candidate either before or after this date. 1st year fellows are welcome to apply.  Located in Knoxville, TN there is also the added benefit of having NO state income tax.  This equates to a savings of about $20,000+ annually compared to other offers.  We currently have 3 Perinatologists.  The ideal candidate is one who can be a great team player and feel comfortable with the full gamut of obstetric and maternal-fetal services or is willing to be mentored on any procedurally deficient areas.  We provide full prenatal care and do have the capacity 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 6 Nurse Practitioners, 3 Genetic Counselors, 3 RDA Diabetic Educators, and 13 Sonographers. We currently operate 3 satellite offices at other Covenant outpatient sites providing ultrasound and consultation for the community OB/GYN's.

  • Full-time Employment
  • Hours generally: 8 – 4:30
  • BC/BE
We are employed by 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. ETCH recently opened a brand new NICU with 44 private rooms.  It is a level III NICU.  Our collaborative relationship allows us to take the best care of all of the moms/babies in the region.

Knoxville, TN is an incredible southern gem.  It is a beautiful, mid-sized southern city with a big town vibe. 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 to the hospital 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 bigger cities and recently have had an explosion of craft beer with more than 12 micro-breweries and distilleries open in the area.  There is a beautiful theatre in town which hosts 6-8 broadway shows per year and various concerts and other entertainment through the year.  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.  The school districts are strong as well as many private school options. This is a great city to raise a family in and also give you an incredible work/life balance.

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.          200 hours of paid CTO/year- this generally equates to 4+ weeks vacation
4.          40 hours (1 week) CME and $5,000/yr stipend for CME/year
5.          401k with 100% match up to the maximum allowed by law (6%)
6.          Covenant paid Supplemental life insurance of $750,000 and disability insurance
7.          Paid Malpractice insurance
8.          Paid License, dues, subscriptions
9.          Assistance with moving expenses