Primary Care Director (Mid-Cumberland Region)

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN


Position Description / Responsibilities

Primary Care Director, Mid-Cumberland Region

Description: The Mid-Cumberland Region of the Tennessee Department of Health is seeking a Primary Care Director. The Mid-Cumberland Region is the most populous of the state’s 13 public health jurisdictions, encompassing twelve counties with a total population of 1.2 million people. The region provides primary care in 16 local health department sites, including a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). The Primary Care Director serves as a leader for primary care activities within the region, with a focus on clinical mentoring, quality improvement and continuing education.


·        Provide clinical mentoring to local health department providers (physicians and advanced practice          nurses) including initial and ongoing professional practice evaluations, chart reviews and                          individualized clinical guidance.

·        Facilitate onboarding, training and continuing education of local health department providers.

·        Utilize quality improvement methods to ensure and maintain efficient and effective clinic                          processes, including patient flow.

·        Analyze monthly productivity reports to identify issues or areas for improvement.

·        Monitor lab usage for appropriateness and review other clinical reports on a regular basis.

·        Oversee reallocation of clinical resources within the region based on need.

·        Supervise regional primary care staff, including supervisory administrative duties and performance          management activities.

·        Serve as the Chief Medical Officer for the Stewart County FQHC. 

·        Provide primary clinical care to health department patients on a scheduled basis. 

·        Participate in monthly board meetings and team meetings.


Position Requirements

Requirements: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy with board certification in internal medicine or family medicine. Medical licensure in state of Tennessee required. Candidate should be a self-directed problem solver possessing excellent clinical skills and significant clinical mentoring experience. Candidate must be a quick learner, have strong computer skills and have the ability to adapt to constantly changing environments, including new electronic medical record systems.

Experience in public health or FQHCs preferred.  

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Application Instructions

Interested parties should send a CV with cover letter to

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