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Primary Care Provider - GERI PACT

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Tucson, Arizona
Closing date
May 25, 2025

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Specialty
Family Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Position Background:
The Tucson VA Medical Center is a 295-bed hospital that provides training, primary care, and sub-specialty health care in numerous medical areas for eligible Veterans. It is the "Flagship" for the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS), which serves over 170,000 veterans located in eight counties in 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 team of healthcare professionals are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of our veterans, their families, and caregivers.
Position Description:
We are looking for a Primary Care Physician to join our GERI PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) to provide comprehensive care to a panel of adult patients, from young adult to elderly. This position will work out of the Main Campus location in Tucson, AZ. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Works seamlessly with other health care team members to support VA quality and 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:
  • United States Citizenship
  • Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine
  • Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
  • Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Board certified or board eligible in Internal Medicine/Family Practice by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or American Board of Family Practice (ABFM).
Benefits:
Experience a high quality of life with full range of Federal Government benefits.
We offer top of the line benefits including retirement, health/vision/dental insurance, performance pay and up to 55 days of paid leave per year and much more. See below for additional benefits information.
VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.
Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be offered to highly qualified candidate.
Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Approved Learn more.
EDRP Authorized: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program.
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 *Days based on 5x 8hr work week).
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 restriction on moonlighting.
Work Schedule: Four 10-hour shifts between Monday - Friday, 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
Compressed/Flexible Work Schedule: Eligible.
Telework: Not a telework eligible position
Here are some of the highlights of living in Tucson, Arizona:
  • Quality of Life endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Tucson is surrounded by natural beauty that s just a short drive from the city.
  • Affordable Cost of Living low cost of living and affordable housing with scenic views in family friendly and safe neighborhoods.
  • Favorable weather all year round Tucson boasts 350 days of sunshine every year and yet still offers distinct seasons meaning your days will be spent doing outdoor activities, i.e., hiking, biking, swimming, or just relaxing leisure walks. Is golf more your thing? Tucson offers some of the country s best golf courses.
  • Great College Atmosphere The University of Arizona is in Tucson, you ll find the campus, shops and cafes catering to the college crowd.
  • Tucson is a desert city with a lot of character, history, amazing restaurants, and plenty of entertainment options.

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