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Chief of Primary Care -ALX

Department of Veterans Affairs
Pineville, Louisiana
Closing date
Jun 7, 2025

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Family Medicine
Full Time
Position Type
The Alexandria VA Medical Center in Alexandria/Pineville, LA, is seeking a full-time, BC, Family Medicine/Internal Medicine Physician to serve its Chief of Primary Care. Known as the 'Heart of Louisiana', Alexandria/Pineville is ranked by National Geographic Traveler as one of America's top ten "wilderness towns" because of its incredible access to one of the country's most beautiful and expansive national forests. Candidates must be highly motivated, team-oriented, and committed to the care and exceptional health of our Veterans. The Alexandria VA Health Care System is fully dedicated to providing top-quality medical care by serving and honoring America’s Veterans.

Highlights of this position include:
  • Competitive Starting Salary $232,000 - $315,000
  • Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm., NO CALL
  • Responsible for direct patient care, clinical work, oversight, and administration of all aspects of primary care, in the outpatient setting (Alexandria VA Health Care Systems and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC); i.e. Ft. Johnson CBOC, Lafayette CBOC, Jennings CBOC, Natchitoches CBOC, and Lake Charles CBOC), as well as administrative duties related to the successful operation of the Primary Care (PACT) service line
  • Supervises the administrative leads and support staff. Must work closely with clinical leadership at all locations
  • Consistently communicates and treats customers (veterans, their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner
  • Provides Oversight of residency and fellowship program
Additional Requirements:
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine/Internal Medicine
  • Demonstrated clinical experience and at least 1-year supervisory leadership required
  • Exceptional computer and communication skills required
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen. Non-Citizen candidates will be considered if a U.S. Citizen is not found
  • Full and unrestricted license from any U.S. State
We offer:
  • Predictable work schedules and a focus on quality rather than volume
  • Annual performance bonus up to an additional $15K per year
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Malpractice: Liability protection with tail coverage provided
  • 26 days paid vacation; 13 days paid sick time per year w/unlimited carry over; 11 paid holidays
  • Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and separate 401K with up to 5% contribution by VA
  • Possible 5 days for CME’s and up to $1,000 per year (must be full-time with board certification)
  • This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), if approved
  • Recruitment or Relocation may be authorized for highly qualified candidates

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