Primary Care Teaching Physician

  • Memphis, TN
  • Full-time
  • Published: 2019-11-01 05:00:00Z


Teaching physicians provide training and oversight for nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) while also providing professional comprehensive medical services for ambulatory Christ Community Health Services' (CCHS) patients. Incumbents will provide professional medical services for a limited panel of outpatients on a part-time or full-time basis as described in their contracts.


Education: medical degree (MD or DO)

Experience: completed residency in family medicine, internal medicine, or internal medicine-pediatrics; plus minimum four years post-residency experience. 

Licenses or Certifications: board certified (or eligible) in area of specialty training and maintenance of certification; Tennessee license to practice medicine.


  1. Supervises up to four NPs, PAs or residents at a time in a residency-style clinic model, including teaching and modeling professional behavior, providing spiritual mentorship, and seeing patients with the NP, PA or resident when necessary.
  2. Provides direct patient care in a team-based, patient-centered medical home for approximately 10 patients per day in the outpatient clinic. Promotes integration of care between the medical team, behavioral health, spiritual health, dental care and pharmacy at that site.
  3. Attends staff and medical provider meetings and maintains a level of involvement with the health center committees, as needed, to ensure quality patient care.
  4. Reviews quality improvement measure outcomes, and collaborates with the Site Lead Physician, Site Manager, and team members to develop and implement team-based strategies to improve them.
  5. Performs duties specified by the physician’s hospital, when applicable, to maintain admitting privileges in order to provide diagnosis and treatment of clinical disease in patients who require hospitalization. Participates in the call schedule on a predetermined basis.
  6. Participates in continuing medical education, including Life Support Training, to maintain the skills necessary to perform physician duties and as required by applicable medical boards and the State.
  7. Maintains own physical health required to perform physician duties; maintains current immunizations and up-to-date PPD.
  8. May perform other duties as assigned by the Chair of Medicine or Site Lead Physician.


  • 4 weeks paid-time-off (PTO) per year; pro-rated and proportional
  • 11 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Subsidized employee benefits: medical, dental, and term life insurance
  • Non-subsidized employee benefits: vision, disability, accident, etc
  • 401k with 50% employer match of up to a 6% employee contribution
  • $1,000 of reimbursable continuing-medical-education (CME) expenses per calendar year; pro-rated
  • 5 paid-CME-days per calendar year; full-time providers only
  • $1,000 of reimbursable license-certification-profession expenses per calendar year; pro-rated
  • UpToDate subscription
  • $500 stipend for device (laptop/tablet compatible with our electronic health record) every 3 years
  • 4 week sabbatical eligibility after 5 years of employment
  • National Health Service Corps (NHSC) program eligibility for loan repayment; HPSA=20
  • Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) liability insurance plus gap coverage
  • sign-on bonus: up to $15,000 at start of employment and additional $15,000 after 1 year of employment
  • relocation assistance: included in sign-on bonus

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