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Yuma, Arizona - Outpatient VA Clinic Medical Director

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Yuma, Arizona
Closing date
May 14, 2025

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Specialty
Family Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Position Background:
Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (SAVAHCS) in scenic sunny Yuma, Arizona is currently looking for an outpatient primary care PACT (patient aligned care team) Medical Director.
The (SAVAHCS) is a state-of-the-art network of health care facilities throughout Southern Arizona comprised of the medical center in Tucson, Arizona and seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Casa Grande, Green Valley, Safford, Sierra Vista, Yuma, Northwest, and Southeast Tucson.
Our outpatient clinic provides primary care and specialty health services, including audiology and speech, mental health care, physical and occupational therapy, telehealth, women’s health services, and more.
Duties:
The PACT Medical Director reports directly to Primary Care Leadership regularly for quality improvement progress, while also providing direct medical care to Veterans. This position will work out of the Yuma CBOC (community-based outpatient clinic) Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Overseeing the operations for patient care according to the rules and regulations set by the Veterans Healthcare Administration, Medical Bylaws, Primary Care SOPs, and all other federal and State laws, rules and regulations.
  • Develops, reviews, and implements clinic policies and procedures as needed with final approval from the Chief of Primary Care. Trains clinic and ancillary staff on the new policies and procedures as effective and efficiently as possible.
  • Reviews Veteran complaints, investigates, delegates, and summarizes cohesive response along with the clinic office manager and clinical nurse manager.
  • Ensures communication and collaboration with Ancillary Services and their leadership.
  • Works seamlessly with other health care team members and supports VA patient satisfaction initiatives.
  • Provides direct patient care to optimize patient health including ordering diagnostic testing, prescribing medication including contraceptive medication, consulting with specialty services, and utilizing computerized/electronic medical records.
  • Provides patient care in accordance with professional standards, core values and commitment to service excellence.
Requirements:
  • US Citizen
  • Must have an active and unrestricted license in any of the US States
  • Doctor of Medicine or osteopathic medicine
  • Residency Training in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine in any of the US States
Benefits:
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.
Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Available.
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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 (Board certification required).
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting.
Work Schedule: Four - 10 hour shifts, Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Compressed/Flexible Work Schedule: Eligible.
Telework: Not Eligible.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

Highlights of Yuma, Arizona:
Designated as the World’s Sunniest City by Guinness World Records! There are plenty of outdoor adventures in all the wide-open space around Yuma. The Colorado River and lakes make for fun tubing, canoeing, and boating. Imperial Sand Dunes, the Sonoran Desert, and three national wildlife refuges offer great off-roading, hiking, biking, and more. The town also offers town almost a dozen area golf courses while enjoying the miles of scenic pathways which edge the river near downtown. The city has vibrant arts and culture scene. There are plenty of entertainment and gaming choices to fill your days and nights. Experience authentic Mexican culture, whether in Yuma itself or on a daytrip down to Mexico.
If interested, please contact: Virginia Deutsch – Physician Provider Recruiter @ virginia.deutsch@va.gov

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