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Physician (Family Medicine)

Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Port Hueneme, CA
Closing date
May 2, 2025

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Family Medicine

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Physician (Family Medicine) - GP-0602-14 - Port Hueneme, CA

Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Port Hueneme/Point Mugu is located on the vast Oxnard plain, just 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles, California. The coastal area of Ventura County boasts some of the finest weather anywhere in the world. The superb weather, combined with miles of beautiful shoreline and nearby mountains, offers a unique scenic and thoroughly enjoyable environment. NBVC's nearest cities of Port Hueneme, Oxnard, Ventura and Camarillo offer a wide variety of shopping, restaurants, and recreational opportunities to suit everyone. Ventura County is considered a high cost of living area but is very supportive of its military residents. Many businesses offer military discounts and both landlords and employers seek military members to live and work here.

Port Hueneme has a south-facing sand beach, known for its surfing. The beach has a wooden fishing pier and is about a mile long between Ormond Beach downcoast and Point Hueneme Light at the harbor entrance shared by the naval base and the port. The Waterfront Promenade, also known as the Lighthouse Promenade, provides a paved public access along the shoreline with two historic sites at viewpoints: the 1872 Wharf and the Oxnard Packing House.

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Koppen Climate Classification system, Port Hueneme has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate.

Working for the Department of Defense comes with an abundance of benefits and perks to include competitive compensation packages, paid-time off, medical benefits, student loan repayments, and retirement package with Thrift Savings Plan to include matching employer contributions. For more information, please visit the following link:


Serves as a Physician, Board Certified/Board Eligible in a primary care specialty (Family Medicine), assigned to the Medical Homeport at NMRTU Port Hueneme, to provide examinations, diagnostic and treatment services. Duties also include oversight and training of corpsman and providing assistance to physician's assistants and nurse practitioners also practicing within Medical Homeport.

1. Provides a variety of professional medical services to authorized beneficiaries in the outpatient setting, on a walk-in or scheduled appointment basis to include the following:

Examines patients; determines need for and orders laboratory test, x-rays, and other procedures necessary to complete medical facts on the case. Interprets examination findings and test results, makes diagnoses of disease, illness, disorder, or injury, and treats patients or prescribes course of treatment. Makes presumptive diagnoses off more serious or uncommon conditions and seeks advice of appropriate consultants. Prepares proper documentation of action taken on case. Performs direct outpatient care; consultation; medical advice over the telephone; paperwork completion. Perform administrative functions to include performing military physical examinations and medical evaluation boards; obtains an adequate history, physical, assessment and plan in a timely and appropriate manner on each patient and develops treatment plan; utilizes paraprofessional staff as appropriate; responds to cardiopulmonary arrest as appropriate in the BLS capable clinic and arrange appropriate backup from NMRTU Port Hueneme staff; interprets electrocardiograms; preliminarily interprets basic imaging studies to include plain radiographs.

Performs a variety of specialty appropriate physical examinations including child examinations, well woman exams, general physicals, prenatal care (non-obstetric related), and health certificates for employment. Orders laboratory tests, imaging, etc., and arranges consultations as necessary. Completes medical work-up as pertinent to the type of examination, coordinating all laboratory and consultation findings and making diagnoses. Ensures that physical profiles adhere to regulatory and procedural requirements. Diagnose and treat diseases and injuries to include, but not limited to, skin, head, eyes, ears, nose throat/mouth, neck, cardiovascular system, pulmonary system, gastrointestinal system, lymphatic system, musculoskeletal system, genitourinary system, reproductive system, psychiatric disease, central nervous system, endocrine system, peripheral nervous system.

Performs procedures for which credentialing has been delineated, which include vasectomies, colposcopy, intrauterine device insertion/removal, subcutaneous contraceptive device insertion/removal, minor skin procedures, endometrial sampling, skin incision and drainage, nail trephination, reduction of dislocations and fractures when appropriate, stabilization and evaluation of cervical spine injuries as appropriate, removal of foreign bodies as appropriate, venous punctures for lab studies and interpretation of results, simple laceration repair, suture removal. In emergency situations, able to provide basic life support care including CPR and management of AED care.

Serves as attending staff physician within the outpatient medical homeport clinic of NMRTU Port Hueneme. Performs specialty appropriate outpatient clinical duties. Participates in a rotating weeklong call system which includes notification and management of critical lab results.

Provides professional guidance to military and civilian medical personnel assigned to the clinic.

Manages patients on limited duty and patients anticipating medical separation from the military.

2. Maintains credentials in compliance with medical staff standards and requirements. Participates in quality assurance, quality improvement, peer review, and similar professional medical activities in conjunction with accreditation and other standards required of medical facilities. Performs administrative duties inherent to medical center/clinical activities. Participates in continuing medical education, both departmental and non-departmental. Provides professional guidance to assigned medical personnel on duty. Provides in-service training in support of quality improvement efforts. Attends and participates in clinical and administrative staff meetings.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Basic Requirements:

US Citizenship required

Must either be Board Certification or Board Eligible in Family Medicine by a nationally recognized board

Must possess the following: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicants graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country)]

Must have a current, active, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States



At the Defense Health Agency you can practice at locations across the U.S. and around the world, but most importantly, you'll get the work-life balance you have always wanted with the benefits you deserve.

Practice alongside other highly-skilled civilian and military healthcare professionals and enjoy the unique career opportunities and employment benefits that can be found with the Defense Health Agency.


There are a lot of reasons you became a physician, but none of them included inflexible work schedules, burdensome administrative tasks, and dealing with insurance companies. By offering you exceptional employment benefits as well as the opportunity to practice at locations across the U.S. and around the world, DHA delivers you the work-life balance you have always been missing.


The civilian physicians of the Defense Health Agency meet the healthcare needs of active duty and retired military personnel, and their families, at treatment facilities across the U.S. and around the world.

DHA employees are NOT subject to military requirements such as "boot camp," enlistments, or deployments. Department of Defense is an equal opportunity employer.


  • 350+ Locations Worldwide
  • 5 Million+ Under Our Care
  • Excellent Staffing Ratios
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities
  • Patient-Focused Care


  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Recruitment Bonuses
  • Job Security
  • Supportive Work Environment
  • Student Loan Repayment


With job openings at more than 350 military medical facilities all across the U.S. and around the world, DHA offers you the chance to practice where you want.


  • Family Medicine
  • Internists
  • Pediatricians
  • Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Neurologists
  • Allergists & Immunologists
  • Hospitalists
  • Urologists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Dermatologists
  • Physical Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine Physicians
  • Radiologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

           AND MORE.




Dr Frank R

“As a civilian serving in the DHA, I get what I was missing most in my old practice. I was tired of the punishing work schedule and dealing with insurance and all the stress it brings. Now, I still practice alongside great physicians in a state-of-the-art facility, but in an environment that allows me to have a life outside the practice.

Best of all, even though I'm a civilian, I receive excellent federal benefits.”

Dr. Frank R

Evans Army Community Hospital

Fort Carson, CO.


  • Promote, sustain, and enhance the health of our armed forces, veterans, and their families.
  • Train, develop, and equip a medical force that supports full spectrum operations.
  • Deliver leading-edge healthcare to our warriors and military families to optimize outcomes.
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