Naval Medical Command PHYSICIAN (FAMILY PRACTICE) in San Diego, California

Naval Medical Command
6 vacancies in the following location:
  • San Diego, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 11/25/2015 (331 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (10 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery provides high quality patient- and family-centered medical care in wartime and peacetime. Civilian healthcare professionals work side-by-side with military medical staff to care for active duty members, their families, and retirees at medical facilities around the globe. Every day, no matter what the environment, Navy Medicine is ready to provide world class care, anytime, anywhere.

Positions will be assigned to the Directorate for Branch Clinics (DBC), Naval Medical Center, San Diego. The position may be located at any of the Health Clinics, including the following: Naval Air Station North Island, Naval Station San Diego, Miramar, Tricare Outpatient Clinic Chula Vista, or the Naval Training Command. The mission at Naval Medical Center San Diego is to prepare to deploy in support of operational forces, deliver quality health services, and shape the future of military medicine through education, training and research. In this position you will provide the full range of Family Practice care, including the evaluation and treatment of beneficiaries and their families. For additional information about the NMC San Diego click here!

APPLY NOW! This announcement has a cut-off date of December 2, 2015. Candidates who apply on or before December 2, 2015 will be referred first. Qualified Applicants received after that date may be referred on an as needed basis.

The purpose of this announcement is to recruit qualified individuals using OPM Government-wide Direct Hire Authority (DHA) authorized by Title 5 USC ยง3304 and 5 CFR 337 Part 337, Subpart B. The rule of three, veteran preference, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the direct hire process. For more information on OPM DHA please visit


In this position, you will perform meaningful professional work in the field of Family Practice.

A typical day includes:

  • Providing a full range of family practice services, e.g. examining, diagnosing and treating patients from birth to death;

  • Documenting patient history using electronic medical records;

  • Performing physical examinations, ordering and interpreting appropriate diagnostic studies, prescribing medications and performing patient education.

  • Promoting preventative and health maintenance care including annual physicals and positive health care behaviors through education and counseling;

  • Providing clinical practice oversight by reviewing medical care and clinically related processes and policies.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and available command funding.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a US Citizen
  • Accredited MD or DO, or ECFMG or Fifth Pathway certification
  • Active physician license awarded by any state
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation
  • If selected-you are required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • * * ### Qualifications

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient education and experience to perform the duties of this position for which you are applying. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your qualifications as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.


(1) EDUCATION: MD or DO from an accredited school in the United States or Canada. Is your degree from a foreign medical school? If yes, then you must have a permanent ECFMG or Fifth Pathway Certificate. Please make sure your application includes your ECFMG or 5th Pathway Certificate number including date awarded.

(2) EXPERIENCE: 5 years of residency training or equivalent experience and training in Family Medicine (i.e., 3 yrs. Residency & 2 yrs. fellowship and/or experience)? Your resume must reflect that you have a sufficient level of expertise to perform the core privileges of this Physician (Family Practice) position at the GP-15 Level.

(3) LICENSE: Active, permanent, full, unrestricted physician license to practice medicine in any state, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.


  • Satisfy BUMEDs clinical privileges requirements which, in addition to the above, include the following:

  • Completion of a residency in Family Medicine approved by the American specialty board or AOA, board certification, or board eligible.

  • Current clinical competence (e.g., privileged to independently practice as a Family Medicine Physician within the past 2 years, actively practiced within the past 2 years by having encountered a sufficient number of clinical cases to represent a broad spectrum of the privileges required).

  • No health status contraindications to granting clinical privileges.

  • Board certification is desired but not required.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: *This position has a Selective Placement Factor (screen-out) which will be used to determine minimum qualifications for this position. Applicants not possessing this Selective Placement Factor will be found ineligible for this position. The Selective Placement Factor is: Possession of a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. *Failure to document or attach a copy of the current certification will result in an ineligible rating.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click on the following link: View Assessment Questions.


A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

A favorable Access National Agency Check and Inquiry (ANACI) background investigation is required.

This position requires a 1-year probationary period.

If selected, you are required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume, Occupational Questionnaire and your supporting documentation, to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.

Qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

To stay informed of changes to your application status:

  • Log into your USAJOBS account at, select Application Status, and then click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan. More information can be found at:

  • Malpractice insurance.**

  • Potential pay incentives (e.g., recruitment, relocation, retention, student loan repayment).**

  • Lifetime health insurance (Navy pays a portion of your premium, you pay with pre-taxed dollars) you can carry into retirement and include your spouse.**

  • Dental/vision plans and dependent/healthcare flexible spending accounts.**

  • 401K-type investment plan w/employer matching and flexibility to retire between 55-57 w/10 years of employment.**

  • Life insurance (Navy pays a portion of your premium).**

  • Long term care insurance.**

  • 13-26 paid vacation days each year, 13 paid sick days each year, 10 paid Federal holidays each year, plus unused vacation/sick days carry over year to year.**

  • Employee-friendly flexibilities.

Other Information


  • This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

  • This position is subject to the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

  • A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

  • The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

Federal Annuitant Information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

ICTAP Applicants:

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

Salary Range: $98,967.00 to $215,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GP-0602-15/15

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 421845000

Job Announcement Number: NE60602-15-1558133PC267564H