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Ballad Health Medical Associates is seeking a Medical Director for Employee Health Services in Johnson City, Tennessee

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyOccupational Medicine
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J-1 or H-1B
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Employment TypeNot Specified
Bonuses OfferedNone

The Medical Director provides clinical and operational guidance and leadership for Ballad Health (BH) and the Ballad Health Medical Associates’ (BHMA) Employer Health Services division and Team Member Health. He or she will assist in developing the long-term strategy and short-term tactics for the growth and development of the service line and for improvement of the health of the population we serve via engagement in development of clinical standards of care.

  • Participate in recruitment and on-boarding of new providers, including performance feedback and coaching as needed to ensure positive professional development and retention.
  • Lead/support development of quality initiatives and other programs to continually improve cost effectiveness and quality of services and patient and client satisfaction
  • Support efforts of administrative and marketing personnel to secure new and maintain existing business as required. Identify new accounts to meet growth strategies and communicate information to the BHMA leadership team.
  • Provide consultative services in occupational health, including provision of medical director services to client companies (including Ballad Health) and in development of onsite programs that focus on a healthy lifestyle.
  • Serve as the designated physician and advanced practice clinician supervisor for BHMA Occupational Medicine clinics, onsite programs, and Business Health team members, unless otherwise provided by other physicians contracted with BHMA.
  • Serve as the Medical Review Officer (“MRO”) for the program. MRO duties include,  but are not limited to, receiving and reviewing laboratory results generated by an employer’s drug testing program and evaluation of medical explanations for certain drug test results; interpreting forensic drug testing results in the context of a regulatory and policy framework; and assisting companies with medical monitoring of OSHA Regulated Chemicals, oversight of laboratory tests to monitor employee exposure limits over a period of time and making medical evaluations/recommendations to prevent continued exposure in the workplace.
  • Supervise the medical review process and substance abuse testing programs offered by BHMA throughout Tennessee and Virginia, to include supervision of the Medical Review Officer Assistant (“MROA”).


  • Valid and active Medical Licensure in TN and VA
  • Valid and active Board Certification for Occupational Medicine
  • Medical License free of sanctions from any healthcare entity and payer.
  • DEA clear of any restrictions or recent sanction
  • DOT and MRO certifications required; others may be needed as market needs shift
  • Five years minimum clinical experience

Knowledge/Skills Abilities:

Self-motivated, strong communication and analytic skills, ability to communicate with all levels and recommend decisions in a timely manner, excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.

Ballad Health Medical Associates

Ballad Health Medical Associates (BHMA) is a 750+ physician and advanced practitioner provider group.  BHMA employs multiple specialties including primary care, hematology/oncology, pulmonary/critical care, urology, orthopedics, and many more.  Led by a physician clinical counsel, BHMA is physician led, patient focused and professionally managed. 

Community Details:

The Appalachian Highlands consists of three mid-size cities (Bristol, TN/VA, Kingsport, TN, Johnson City, TN).  Sullivan County, TN and Washington County, TN combined is roughly 300,000 in population.  The area is within driving distance to one half of the US population. 

  • No State Income Tax in Tennessee
  • Low Cost of Living
  • Easy access to a Regional Airport
  • Excellent Public and Private school options
  • Arts/Culture: ETSU Martin Center for the Arts, Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, International Storytelling Center
  • Outdoor activities: Boone Lake, Buffalo Mountain Park, Tannery Knob Bike Park
  • Family activities: Gray Fossil Site, Hands On Discovery Center, Brights Zoo
  • Local craft breweries and wineries
  • Four distinct seasons

Facility & Address

  • Ballad Health Medical Associates Occupational Medicine - Johnson City
  • 200 Med Tech Parkway Suite 108 Johnson City TN 37604


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