Director of Medical Oncology & Hematology (copy)

Covenant Health
Knoxville, Tennessee
Base Salary and Bonus Structure
Closing date
Dec 12, 2021
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Thompson Oncology Group (TOG) is seeking a Medical Director to lead its growing team of medical oncologists/hematologists and advanced practice providers.  As a member of the Covenant Health system, Thompson Oncology Group and the associated Thompson Cancer Survival Center are the largest providers of cancer care in East Tennessee, with eight locations throughout the region.

About the Position

The Medical Director will be responsible for the overall clinical oversight for the group and medical oncology program in collaboration with the TOG leadership team. This will include identifying, setting, and measuring group/program goals, ensuring patient safety and quality of care, meeting patient experience targets, management of physicians and advanced practice providers, support for clinical research development, serving as group/program clinical liaison internally and externally, and program development.  The Medical Director will enjoy a competitive salary with a generous sign-on bonus, RVU bonus potential, an excellent benefits package including generous CME allowance, paid malpractice insurance, and flexible relocation assistance.


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • Candidates must be board-certified in medical oncology and hematology
  • Minimum of 8 years clinical experience
  • Previous effective provider leadership experience
  • Tennessee Medical License-eligible

About Thompson Oncology Group

Thompson Oncology Group is a member of Covenant Health and serves as the medical oncology group for the Thompson Cancer Survival Center medical oncology program.  The group currently is made up of 25 Providers (10 Medical Oncologists/ Hematologists, 3 GYN Oncologists, and 12 Advanced Practice Providers) covering eight locations with over 50,000 patient visits annually. Covenant Health includes nine acute care hospitals, and more than 5,000 cancer cases are diagnosed annually within the health system. 

About Thompson Cancer Survival Center

Thompson Cancer Survival Center has a legacy of providing high quality cancer care in East Tennessee and its six comprehensive cancer center locations serve as the regional hub for cancer care in the area. Thompson offers some of the area’s most advanced cancer diagnostic services and treatments, including advanced PET imaging exams, breast tomosynthesis, Gamma Knife Icon, nine state-of-the-art linear accelerators, and a robust clinical research program. Our physicians are supported by a team of nurse navigators, dietitians, genetic counselors, clinical trials specialists, physicists, pharmacists, therapists, technologists, oncology nurses, social workers, and counselors providing comprehensive patient care.  Thompson has several notable programs and attributes that support the program, including:

  • Progressive patient support programs such as disease-specific nurse navigators, financial navigation, genetic counseling, clinical research, cancer outreach services, and nutrition and social services
  • Disease-specific tumor conferences and multi-disciplinary clinics
  • Robust clinical research program
  • Resident-trained oncology pharmacists
  • Accreditation by the ACOS Commission on Cancer
  • Supported by a referral base of over 300 employed Covenant Medical Group providers

About Covenant Health

Thompson Oncology Group and Thompson Cancer Survival Center are members of Covenant Health, the region’s top-performing healthcare network with nine acute-care hospitals, a behavioral health hospital, outpatient and specialty services, and Covenant Medical Group, our area’s fastest-growing physician practice division. We are the area’s largest employer with more than 11,000 employees, volunteers, and 1,500 affiliated physicians who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for the two million patients and families we serve every year. Covenant Health is the only healthcare system in East Tennessee to be named a Best Employer six times by Forbes.

About Knoxville, Tennessee

Named one of the “Top 50 Places to Live in the USA” by U.S. News & World Report, Knoxville is located on the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.  Knoxville is a unique combination of big-city excitement and small-town southern charm. Home to the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville has a vibrant downtown area with revitalized neighborhoods and is a regional hub for nightlife and entertainment.  Knoxville is within a day’s drive of almost half the continental U.S. and has a modern, accessible airport with direct flights to Las Vegas, Boston, Miami and many cities in between.

Knoxville is also an excellent choice for families, with outstanding public schools and private K-12 schools. Knoxville is known for its wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities, including the “Outdoor Wilderness” which boasts over 1,000 acres of outdoor recreational space and 50 miles of greenways, all within city limits.  With over 900 miles of hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Parks and eight nearby recreational lakes, there are plenty of opportunities to keep any outdoor enthusiast busy.  The area’s cost of living is 15% below the national average and Tennessee does not have a state income tax.  Learn more about Knoxville, Tennessee and why you should make it your next home.

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