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University of Tennessee Medical Center Overview

Knoxville, TN
1001 to 5000 employees
1956
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care
Unknown / Non-Applicable
The University of Tennessee Medical Center is the region’s academic medical center, Magnet® recognized hospital and Level I Trauma Center.

The 609-bed hospital also is home of the region’s only dedicated Heart Hospital, only adult ... Read more

Mission: To serve through healing, education and discovery.

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University of Tennessee Medical Center – Why Work For Us?


The University of Tennessee Medical Center is part of University Health System Inc. University Health Systems is a regional health system that comprises the UT Medical Center, University Health System Ventures, Inc., and various partnerships and joint ventures with physicians and healthcare companies. University Health System  is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and numerous regional hospitals and physician organizations. University Health System supports and collaborates with the UT Graduate School of Medicine and other academic endeavors as part of its commitment to excellence in education and research.

It's Our Mission

To serve through healing, education and discovery

Our Vision

The University of Tennessee Medical Center will be nationally recognized for excellence in patient care, medical education and biomedical research.

Our Values

  • Integrity - Consistent expression of behaviors and actions that support the values of the organization.
  • Excellence - Providing excellence in our work, quality and patient experience.
  • Compassion - Empathy for those we serve, treating our patients as we would treat our family.
  • Innovation - Seeking new ways to deliver quality and a great experience to those we serve. An innovation is a measurable 30% improvement.
  • Collaboration - Working as a team and trusted partner with our patients, our colleagues, our co-workers, and the community.
  • Dedication - Our commitment and devotion to our patients, our colleagues, our co-workers and our community. 

The University of Tennessee Medical Center in accordance with our Mission, Vision and Values is committed to serving the medical needs of citizens of the East Tennessee region. Our strategic plan goals and Centers of Excellence are based on the assessment of the region's healthcare needs both now and in the future.

Centers of Excellence

  • Brain and Spine Institute
  • Cancer Institute
  • Center for Women and Infants
  • Emergency and Trauma Services
  • Heart Lung Vascular Institute
  • Advanced Orthopaedic Center

Strategic Priorities

  • Efficiency/Effectiveness
  • Quality/Safety
  • Service

Explore current job opportunities and discover a rewarding career at UT Medical Center. Our nurses, physicians, technicians and administrative staff work as team and collaborate on better medical practices throughout the medical center. We believe that building a great place to work for our team members is the most important step to ensure our patients are receiving the best care possible.

Diversity is important to The University of Tennessee Medical Center not only to our team members, but to our patients we serve. The University of Tennessee Medical Center embraces diversity by selecting candidates from a broad range of multi-cultural backgrounds, including individuals with disabilities and our veterans. We believe that providing a diverse team allows our medical professionals to deliver the best patient care and support to families.

What is Magnet?

The University of Tennessee Medical Center is proud to be called Magnet status. The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Accolades, like those by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is one of the many things we strive to ensure our patients are receiving outstanding and comprehensive care.

National recognition as a Magnet hospital requires that we not only have a track record of sustained excellence in healthcare, but also that we committed to improving clinical care in the future. We’re pleased about this recognition because its proof of what we have always known: our nurses-along with our entire medical and hospital staff-are exceptional people. And it demonstrates why an academic medical center is important to every person living throughout our region.

There are almost 6,000 hospitals in the U.S. But only 7% of them have earned special recognition. And of those 7%, only one of them is located here in our region: The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Research has shown that patient care outcomes are better at Magnet® hospitals, where there is an environment that empowers nurses, values their contributions and supports nursing leadership.

"We must be clear that Magnet recognition is by no means a prize or an award, but rather a data and process driven measurement of patient outcomes at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Achieving Magnet status demonstrates to all those we care for the expertise and compassion provided by our talented and dedicated nursing staff and other clinicians. We are honored to achieve this designation." - Janell Cecil, Chief Nursing Officer




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    I have been working at University of Tennessee Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

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    good benefits for a reputable organization

    Cons

    Lack of upper mobility for internals

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate and reward outstanding performance and loyalty for the facility. Give opportunities for upper mobility to internal applicants.

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University of Tennessee Medical Center Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at University of Tennessee Medical Center (Knoxville, TN) in June 2016.

    Interview

    I was called for an interview and it had the standard questions. We also discussed pay and working hours. I got called several weeks later that I had an interview with a nursing manager and job shadowed. I ended up talking to two nursing managers that day and did a peer interview. After that a few more weeks pass and I get a call saying that I had a job offer from one of the managers and was scheduled for a drug screen, blood test, and signed some paperwork. It has been about three weeks since then and I know there was nothing on my bad on my screening, because I do not do those types of things. I tried emailing my recruiter without a response in a week. Orientation is in about 2 1/2 weeks. Should I be concerned?

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do If a friend of your family ended up in the hospital and other members were asking you about what is wrong with them?   1 Answer
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University of Tennessee Medical Center Awards & Accolades

  • Becker's Hospital Review 100 Great Hospitals in America, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2017
  • TNCPE Excellence Award, Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence, 2016
  • Nationally Ranked: Pulmonology, US News & World Report, 2014
  • Best Regional Hospitals (High performing in Cancer, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Urology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgeryg, Ear, Nose & Throat, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Cardiology & Heart Surgery), US News & World Report, 2014
  • Magnet Recognition, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 2014
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