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Primary Care Physician Job with Veterans Health Administration in Greenville, NC

Department of Veterans Affairs
Greenville, North Carolina
Closing date
May 2, 2025

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Family Medicine
Full Time
Position Type
Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated Medical Director Primary Care to join our Greenville (NC) VA Clinic.

The Medical Director Primary Care Greenville provides administrative, programmatic, and clinical leadership for primary care services at the Greenville VA Health Care Center to ensure achievement of the clinical, research, and education goals. The incumbent reports to the Ambulatory Care Service Deputy Associate Chief of Staff and serves as a key clinical resource for the Health Care Center Administrator and Chief of Staff. This position is a dual clinical and administrative role.

Physician is responsible for delivery of comprehensive primary care to a panel of Veterans. This primary area of responsibility will involve performance of, and documentation of health care delivery for Veterans according to VHA and Durham HCS PC standards. The Physician will be fully qualified and certified to function in both a clinical and administrative role and in accordance with the guidelines and policies of the Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System. This individual is delegated the authority and responsibility in his/her area of expertise to assume major clinical, consultative, educational, research, and administrative duties and assignments related to this care. Clinical duties may also include other assigned duties based on Health Care System need.

The responsibilities include hands on clinical work, oversight, and administration of all aspects of the department, The Medical Director serves as a Supervisor for Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) primary care physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners at the Greenville HCC.

Customer Service

  • Establishes a customer-oriented culture. Actively identifies and encourages the implementation of best practices in customer service. Breaks barriers that impede good service delivery.
  • Empowers staff to resolve problems and complaints independently at the lowest level. Shares resources in order to service customers effectively and efficiently and engagement with patient advocate.

Quality Improvement

  • Continuously assesses and improves the processes of care delivery in the department to enhance patient safety.
  • Ensures the department's ability to meet standards issued by various accrediting and regulatory groups and VACO.

Research and Education

  • Encourages and supports research and education missions.
  • Facilitates translation of research findings into improved patient outcomes.
  • Encourages continuing education for all personnel in the service and ensures compliance with performance standards.
  • Creates a climate where continuous learning and self-development are valued. May be asked to facilitate and/or provide training for clinical trainees.

Budget and Fiscal Management

  • Responsible for financial management of the department, including budget planning.

Organizational Stewardship

  • Demonstrates commitment to the Health Care Center goals.
  • Encourages an atmosphere of trust and empowerment by example.
  • Provides a clear vision of the future and leads the department through necessary changes.
  • Models behavior, attitudes, and action expected of all staff.


Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus):  Authorized for highly qualified applicants
Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment)
Pay:  Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off:  50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)
Retirement:  Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance:  Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure:  1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
CME:  Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)
Malpractice:  Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restrictions on moonlighting
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:30 PM

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