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About Surgical Management Partners

Surgical Management Partners (SMP) was established in 2012 and is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


SMP manages and staffs certain inpatient and outpatient surgical departments for Erlanger Health System, including the Plaza outpatient surgery area, outpatient gastrointestinal unit, and inpatient gastrointestinal unit.

SMP has become an integral part of the Erlanger system, currently overseeing about 60 employees with clinical, clerical, and technical roles within their departments.


Why join SMP?

Along with the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from elite healthcare providers, SMP offers a highly competitive salary and benefit structure designed to mirror those at Erlanger and other area hospitals. ​​

Open Positions

  • Plaza Center Nurse Manager — Direct management of the Pre-op, PACU, PAT, Business Office, and OR with oversight of daily operations. Previous leadership experience required. Prefer OR experience.

  • Registration Clerk/Patient Access Representative — Hours are  9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, day shift, no weekends or holidays.

  • Surgical Technologist/GI Technician for inpatient and outpatient endoscopy unit — Will consider applicants without GI experience.  The department's normal hours are Monday-Friday days. However, as the department is located in a busy tertiary medical center, it must maintain 24/7 coverage. This is accomplished through a creative and flexible scheduling and compensation mechanism. 

  • RN Staff Nurse OR — Prefer OR experience. Hours are Monday-Friday day shift, no weekends or holidays 

  • Pre-Admission Testing RN — This position will work to support the optimization of patients prior to their scheduled procedure through pre-admission testing. Hours are Monday-Friday day shift, no weekends, holidays, or call. 

  • Unit Secretary — The Unit Secretary will support the Surgical Services team through the coordination of patient communication and will assist in the facilitation of surgical cases pre-operatively. The hours for this position will be M-F day shift, no weekends, holidays, or call. 

  • RNFA or CSFA- Hours are Monday-Friday day shift, no weekends or holidays. 

  • PRN positions available in all departments

Click here to apply for one of these positions.

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