Vanderbilt Community Emergency Medicine - Job Opening

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Middle Tennessee
New Graduate from residency: $298,800; Over 1 year of experience: $313,920
Closing date
Mar 2, 2024

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Specialty / Focus
Emergency Medical Services
Position Type
Practice Type
Clinical Practice
Practice Setting
Community Clinic
Patient Care

The Vanderbilt Department of Emergency Medicine Regional Team is seeking highly motivated, patient-centered, team-oriented physicians who are board certified in Emergency Medicine to join our expanding and thriving community practice in Middle Tennessee.

Positions are primarily available in two locations:

  • Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital (VTHH): A 19 bed emergency department with an annual volume of around 26,000 visits. The hospital has 135 inpatient beds, a 15 bed ICU, a Labor & Delivery unit, Cath lab with STEMI capability, and strong working relationships with a wide variety of specialists to include Urology. Avg pph is approx 1.5-1.8 with 12 hour shifts available
  • Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital (VBH): A 14 bed emergency department with an annual volume of around 21,000 visits. The hospital has 60 inpatient beds, an 8 bed ICU, and access to multiple specialists to include Plastics. Avg pph is approx 1.5-1.8 with 12 hour shifts available

Both sites use Epic as the EMR.

All VUMC community sites benefit from strong working relationships with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with ready access to multiple sub-specialists and streamlined transfer of patients when needed to VUMC and between regional facilities making care and movement convenient for Emergency Physicians and patient's families.

Both sites are convenient to Nashville and many of its desirable suburbs including Franklin, Brentwood, and Murfreesboro, with exemplary schools and a wide variety of outdoor activities.

All members of the VUMC faculty have access to unique educational and professional development opportunities and a comprehensive benefits package that includes college tuition support for up to three children, parental leave, and other benefits.

Positions can be split between the sites above, with potential for engagement in other VUMC sites depending on availability as well as with further expansion and development of our community team.  Future sites are projected closer to the Murfreesboro area making this an ideal location for settling community physicians and their families.

The VUMC Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applicants from all backgrounds and orientations.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Compensation information:

  1. Base clinical effort at 1440 Clinical hours per year (120h/mo)
  2. Base Salary:
  3. New Graduate from residency: $298,800
  4. Over 1 year of experience: $313,920
  • Incentive – Eligible for to a 20% bonus on top of base salary above based on team and individual performance (Around 60,000)
  • Benefits (On Top of Base Salary)
  • Full Medical Benefits (Medical, Dental, vision), Disability, life
  • Retirement: Up to a 5% match on a 403(b)
  • Eligible for federal loan forgiveness as a not for profit company
  • Salary increase potential with enterprise cost of living wage adjustments
  • Total Base Compensation between 350-400k per year depending on benefit utilization 
  • Estimated Hourly compensation: $245 per hour before incentive and $270+/hr after

To apply:

Please click to submit a copy of your CV as well as a cover letter that includes a summary of your background as well as your career aspirations. 


The Vanderbilt Department of Emergency Medicine

VUMC – An Overview


Vanderbilt University Medical Center has built a strong reputation as a leader in medical education, research, and patient care throughout the nation over the course of its 147-year history and operates as one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. VUMC is the largest comprehensive research, teaching, and patient care health system in the State of Tennessee. VUMC consists of a growing array of inpatient hospitals and ambulatory facilities. At its core, the Medical Center is driven by discovery and the immediate translation of new knowledge into innovation in patient care and physician and nurse education. It is a unified medical center with a unified strategy. Investments in clinical care, research, quality and patient safety, and customer service all drive toward the shared goal of delivering excellent, state of the art healthcare.

Known for its highly acclaimed teaching hospitals and its groundbreaking efforts in biomedical informatics, VUMC clinicians provide more than 2.4 million ambulatory visits, perform more than 70,000 surgical procedures, and see 120,000 patients in its adult and pediatric Emergency Rooms each year. The Medical Center is the largest private employer in Middle Tennessee, with more than 28,000 employees, approximately 3,000 of whom are clinical faculty, including advanced practice nurses. Vanderbilt biomedical scientists conduct more than $500 million of federally and corporately sponsored research each year, and the medical school ranks #8 in the US in National Institutes of Health funding.

Based on the Medical Center’s historical performance and innovative leadership, VUMC is the recipient of top accolades by the National Academies, the Magnet Recognition Program, and U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals. In 2021, U.S. News & World Report nationally ranked VUMC as No. 20 on the Best Hospitals “Honor Roll” and the Best Hospital in Tennessee.  VUMC is nationally ranked in 9 adult and 10 pediatric specialties and rated as high performing in 4 adult specialties and 16 procedures and conditions.  Becker’s Hospital Review named VUMC among the “100 Great Hospitals in America,” for six straight years since 2015.

Clinical Care

The highly acclaimed Vanderbilt University Hospitals and Vanderbilt Clinic are teaching and patient-care facilities with over 1,100 beds and are supported by the most up-to-date systems and technology.

Other key components include the following:

  • Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Bill Wilkerson Center for Hearing and Speech
  • The Psychiatric Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Nashville Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital
  • Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Hartford Hospital
  • Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital

In 2008, the Medical Center moved 23 clinics into the renovated 100 Oaks Mall in the Berry Hill section of Nashville, filling 440,000 square feet of space nine miles from the main campus, and beginning a major diversification of its geographic footprint that now includes more than 160 clinical care locations throughout Middle Tennessee. VUMC’s four major hospitals are located on the historic Vanderbilt University campus, greatly increasing opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and scientific discovery.

Currently, VUMC has six operational divisions including five Clinical Enterprise Divisions: Vanderbilt University Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, Vanderbilt Health Services, the Clinical Professional Practice and one Academic Enterprise Division.

The clinical professional practice for VUMC’s faculty physicians is organized for medical staff leadership and credentialing as the Vanderbilt Medical Group (VMG). VUMC’s clinical professional practice and academic department administration is structured through clinical departments led by clinical department chairs and supported by their associated Business Officers who bear primary responsibility for business management of these departments.

VUMC also leads a statewide clinical network, the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN), which is among the largest provider-managed affiliated networks in the US. Established in 2012, VHAN has developed a large network of participating providers, including 13 hospital systems (70+ hospitals in the aggregate) and more than 6,400 providers across Tennessee. The over 300,000 lives under management are currently a combination of the employees of the hospital members and other lives contributed by employers. The VHAN network comprises a large portion of the referral network for VUMC in Tennessee and is a tremendous opportunity for statewide brand development and philanthropic activity.

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