Nephrology Opportunity In University Town- TN

Physician: Nephrology
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:9857
Verified Date:09/14/2021
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:Yes
Accept H1b Visa:Yes
Permanent: Full time Nephrology

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Hospital employed position
  • Opening due to replacement & growth
  • 1:3 Clinic and assigned inpatient Call
  • ED unassigned call will be less and shared with others in market
  • Hospitalist program in place
  • No admitting or procedures required
  • Consult service only
  • Clinic attached to the hospital
  • Initially M-F in Clinic
  • Clinic days decrease as outpatient dialysis volume increases
  • Clinic volume averages 9 patients per day
  • Hiring a midlevel for clinic
  • Inpatient dialysis averages 9-patients per day
  • Shared rotation of 3 outpatient dialysis locations

Compensation Details

  • Competitive Base Salary with WRVU bonus
  • Generous student loan assistance
  • Sign-on Bonus
  • Relocation
  • Residency Stipend
  • Full Medical Benefits
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Long & Short-Term Disability Plan
  • Critical Illness Plan
  • Cancer Expense Protection Policy
  • Accident Plan
  • Intensive Care Policy
  • 1 Week CME + allowance
  • 401K & 457, 529 College Savings Plan
  • 20 Days PTO + National Holidays
  • Marketing + practice growth assistance

Community Details

  • Enjoy a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities are provided for residents of Putnam County and the Upper Cumberland Region by local governments, the state park system, civic clubs and community organizations
  • Home to Local symphony, children’s theatre, Cumberland City Playhouse, great local and chain restaurants.  Brand new college fitness center, home to one of the top cross fit training programs in the country and much more!  

Recruiter Insights

More Money.  Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $75,000 More Compared With Starting Salaries For Comparable Opportunities Located In Nashville TN, Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 30% Less In This Community Provides You With Significant Buying Power With The Opportunity To Retire Early.

The Housing Market.  This $229,929 3 bd 2 ba 1895 sq foot home is a one level brick ranch in the city limits offers easy living with lots of space and a great outdoor area. Walking up you are greeted by the covered front porch, then enter into the living/dining area with a gas fireplace, right off of the kitchen for easy entertaining, and your sunroom access is close that leads out to the back patio perfect for those cookouts!

The Community. Cookeville is approximately 75 minutes from downtown Nashville and serves as the county seat.  The city population is over 33,000, county population over 80,000 and service area that covers 14 counties with a 350,000 catchment-area.

About Employer.  A 247-bed regional referral center servicing more than 350,000 residents in the region.  With over 200 physicians in 40 different medical and surgical specialties, the hospital offers patients the same kind of care they can expect in a larger metropolitan area including specialty services that include cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac and thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, pulmonology, cancer treatment, orthopedics, physical rehabilitation and neurosurgery.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 76 miles: Nashville, TN (BNA / KBNA) Nashville International Airport
  • 183 miles: Louisville, KY (SDF / KSDF) Louisville International Airport
  • 221 miles: Atlanta, GA (ATL / KATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 71 miles to Nashville, TN
  • 143 miles to Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • 145 miles to Louisville, KY
  • 178 miles to Atlanta, GA
  • 197 miles to Birmingham, AL

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 76 miles: Nashville, TN (BNA / KBNA) Nashville International Airport
  • 101 miles: Chattanooga, TN (CHA / KCHA) Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
  • 103 miles: Knoxville, TN (TYS / KTYS) McGhee Tyson Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost- $225,162
  • City Cost of Living Index- 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index- 88.7

Colleges and Universities:

  • Tennessee Technological University
  • Genesis Career College-Cookeville
  • Fortis Institute-Cookeville
  • Mr Wayne's School of Unisex Hair Design 
  • Middle Tennessee State University (about 53 miles)


  • White alone 84.7%
  • Hispanic 7.2%
  • Black alone 3.6%
  • Asian Alone 2.3%
  • Two or more races 1.7%
  • Other race alone .3%
  • American Indian .2%


  • State Income Tax Rate- 1%
  • State Sales Tax Rate- 7%
  • Property Tax Rate - .68%
  • City Sales Tax Rate- 0%
  • County Tax Rate- 2.75%

Major Industry:

  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Food (3.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.8%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)


  • Cane Creek Park, a 260-acre park with a 56-acre lake
  • Three state parks offer many camping, picnicking, hiking, and other recreational opportunities
  • Three Corps of Engineer lakes, with over 1,200 miles of shorelines, are within a 30-minute drive. 
  • The Recreation Department, Leisure Services Department and the YMCA work together to provide a comprehensive recreational program
  • The area is replete with hills, trails, caves, lakes and streams for hikers, bikers, climbers, spelunkers and horseback riders
  • Two lakes with water sports and fishing that includes bass, walleye and musky
  • Local hunting for deer, duck, turkey, squirrel and rabbit.   

Arts & Culture:

  • Cookeville Performing Arts Center offers a full schedule of touring plays and performances plus presentations by the Cookeville Summer Theatre and the Cookeville Children’s Theatre
  • The Tech Community Symphony, in operation since 1963, presents several concerts each year
  • Enjoy the intimate ambiance of outdoor performances at pavilion located right behind the Performing Arts Center
  • Only 1 hour 20 minutes from Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Only 1 hour 20 minutes from The Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators and minor league baseball
  • The Tennessee Tech athletic program is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) and competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision

Sports for the Participant:

  • There are over 100 active civic clubs and community organizations in the county
  • Enjoy the SportsPlex, a complete softball and baseball complex with four adult fields and four youth fields, hosts many major tournaments throughout the year, as well as spring and fall softball leagues
  • Enjoy your choice of 20 golf courses within 30 minutes


  • Broadway Boutique Mall regularly have a large selection of name-brand boutique clothing – many items as much as 75% off.
  • The Market on the Square is a women-owned and women-operated business in the heart of Cookeville, Tennessee. They offer the latest in home decor, kitchenware, fashion and accessories

Top Five things to do:

1. Cummins Falls State Park
2. Tennessee Legend Distillery
3. Dogwood park
4. Red Silo Brewing Company
5. Cookeville Depot Museum