Excellent 4th Year Chief Resident Position

Norton Community Hospital
Facility: Norton Community Hospital 
Address: 100 15th Street Northwest 
Norton, VA 24273 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Internal Medicine : Academic 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Virginia, is currenlty looking for two chief medical residents, or CMRs, to serve a critical role in promoting education and excellent patient care within its IM Residency Program. The CMRs will assist medical students and residents in internal medicine on their journey to becoming the excellent physicians of the future for our region. Most importantly, the inpatient CMR is a standard of excellence and mentor for residents and students and plays a key role in building a culture of learning and professionalism.

The CMRs will serve a one year term coinciding with the residency academic year (July to June). This role will include the title of clinical instructor and junior faculty, with time divided equally between educational, clinical, and administrative roles.  He/she serves as the primary liaison between residents and the Program Director and reports directly to the Program Director.


The CMRs will organize and lead most of the educational conferences for the residents and students, ensuring that each of the core learning objectives of the ABIM receive adequate attention during the academic year.

Conferences include:

  • Weekday morning reports
  • Noon-time didactic lectures
  • Grand Rounds
  • Journal Club
  • Morbidity and Mortality
  • MKSAP Board preparation review

The CMRs lead bedside physical exam rounds at least monthly to specifically highlight abnormal physical findings and physical examination methods.

CMRs will supervise morning and/or evening sign out rounds at least once per week.


The CMRs

  • Will will assist in mentoring residents on developing and implementing projects in patient safety, quality, and efficiency of medical care.
  • Encourage and assist residents in preparing case reports or posters for presentation at professional conferences.
  • May concurrently pursue clinical research projects related to his/her future career goals.
  • Assists in proactively evaluating and addressing the concerns of residents in providing guidance and counseling to struggling residents and in building morale and camaraderie among residents.


  • The CMRs will assist in developing the master schedule for the training year.
  • CMRs will participate in several key committees including:
    • Program Evaluation Committee
    • Clinical Competency Committee
    • Patient Safety Quality Committee
    • Resident Selection Committee
    • Patient Experience Committee
    • Physician Leadership Committee
  • The CMRs assist the program coordinator in assessing resident attendance at required conferences, as well as compliance with New Innovations evaluations and required reporting of work hours and procedures.
  • Reviews results of End of Rotation exams for each resident and assists in developing and implementing study plans for those residents requiring remediation.
  • Assists in evaluating the quality of off-site rotations and their compliance with ACGME requirements.


  • Serve as a teaching attending on the inpatient medical service for 8 weeks per year (Total of 56 12-hour shifts per year).
  • Conduct bedside teaching rounds when serving as an inpatient teaching attending is a key method by which the CMRs will teach clinical skills to the residents.
  • CMRs may choose to moonlight in the community as long as this work does not interfere with his/her core responsibilities.
  • Serve as ambulatory clinical instructor by mentoring residents in a ½ day clinic one day per week, except when working on the inpatient service.
  • Total administrative and clinical duties will average 40 hours per week.


  • Salary: $100,000/year
  • Benefits: Health and Dental insurance, Disability insurance, Life Insurance, 401k retirement plan
  • Relocation expenses: up to $2,500
  • CME funds and days: $4,000 and 5 days
  • Vacation days: accrued PTO

About Norton Community

Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Virginia, is a not-for-profit, 129-bed, acute-care facility serving Southwest Virginia and Southeastern Kentucky since 1949.

As the largest healthcare facility in the coalfield region, Norton Community Hospital provides a wide array of services through highly trained physicians and support staff. Norton Community Hospital is a member of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Norton Community Hospital offers a full array of primary care and specialty services as well as several amenities that make us the hospital of choice for residents in our area. Our team approach to health care reflects our commitment to keeping our patients at the center of everything we do.

Better Breathers Club

  • The Better Breathers Club is a support group for people with COPD, asthma, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer and other pulmonary diseases.

NCH Residency Program

Norton Community Hospital takes great pride in training young physicians for our rural, medically underserved area. This dedication has resulted in an increase in quality primary care for Southwest Virginia and the surrounding area and the growth of our institution. Norton Community Hospital offers the benefits of rural living with the opportunity to train in a modern and progressive hospital. Learn more about our residency program.

Our Services Include:

  • Surgical Services: Our surgical suite offers state-of-the-art technology and minimally invasive procedures. This includes laparoscopic as well as hand-assisted laparoscopic procedures. Additional features include:
  • Convenient covered drop-off and pick-up entrance exclusively for surgery patients
  • Draeger-physiological monitoring
  • High-definition video integration
  • Ceiling-mounted equipment handlers
  • BIS monitoring for patients undergoing general anesthesia
  • Heart Care
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Cardio Pulmonary
  • Chest Pain Center
  • Cancer Care
  • Community Physicians Oncology Clinic, Oncology/Hematology Infusion Services
  • Lung screenings
  • Amputation and Rehabilitation Care
  • Parkinson’s Disease Care
  • Emergency Care
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory Services
  • Black Lung Clinic
  • Family Birth Center
  • FitOne Wellness Center
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Wound Care
  • Home Health
  • Community Home Care
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Laboratory Services
  • Retail Pharmacy Onsite
  • Prescription and OTC drugs
  • Compounding services

About Ballad Health

Ballad Health is an integrated healthcare system serving 29 counties of Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Northwest North Carolina and Southeast Kentucky. Our system was created to improve the health of the people we serve.

Ballad Health operates a family of 21 hospitals, including three tertiary medical centers, a dedicated children’s hospital, community hospitals, three critical access hospitals, a behavioral health hospital, an addiction treatment facility, long-term care facilities, home care and hospice services, retail pharmacies, outpatient services and a comprehensive medical management corporation.

At Ballad Health, we’re completely invested in our communities because we’re your neighbors, and this is our community, too. We’re here to listen to you and address your unique needs – and we’ll always be accountable.

About the Community

Norton, Virginia Community Highlights:

  • Small town living
  • Centrally located office
  • Easy, light traffic commutes to larger cities
  • Moderately-sized airport within a short drive
  • Safe, family friendly communities
  • Excellent public and private schools
  • Mild weather and 4 distinct seasons
  • Incredible mountain vistas
  • Abundant outdoor activities - hiking, kayaking, rafting, etc.

Contact Information
Contact: TIffany Walden 
Phone: 423-230-8123
E-mail: Click here to e-mail.
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