Primary Care Physician for VA Community Living Center

Northern Arizona VA Health Care System
Facility: Northern Arizona VA Health Care System 
Address: 500 N. State Route 89 
Prescott, AZ 86313 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Family Medicine : Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Geriatric Medicine : Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Yes
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Primary Care Physician Opportunity Providing Care to Veterans in the Community Living Center

The Northern Arizona VA Medical Center in Prescott, Arizona is seeking a full-time physician with Geriatrics and Hospice experience to treat our Veteran population.


  • The preferred candidate will be board certified or board eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.
  • Candidates trained in Rehabilitation Medicine who have experience in delivery in Geriatric and Hospice and Palliative Medicine are also encouraged to apply.
  • Join a team of providers who manage the comprehensive, interdisciplinary clinical care delivered to veterans in the Prescott VA's Community Living Center (CLC).
  • The CLC is an 85-bed unit which serves a diverse group of veterans with needs ranging from acute rehabilitation to inpatient dementia care to skilled nursing to hospice services.
  • Provide consultation services in Palliative Care, and/or Hospice Medicine within the NAVAHCS system, including the acute care hospital, emergency room, and primary care services
  • Support the Graduate Medical Education mission of the NAVAHCS

About the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System

The Northern Arizona VA Healthcare System (NAVAHCS) is a Joint Commission-accredited, complexity level three facility serving over 27,000 Veterans across Northern Arizona.  NAVAHCS provides a continuum of primary and secondary level medical, rehabilitative and long-term care to Veterans residing in northern and central Arizona. Acute medical care consists of primary and secondary inpatient medicine and ambulatory care, which includes general medicine, ambulatory procedures, and selected specialized medical clinics. The Emergency Department is open 24 hours/7 days a week. The VA Medical Center is located in Prescott, Arizona and Community Based Outpatient Clinics are located in Anthem, Flagstaff, Cottonwood, Kingman and Lake Havasu City, AZ.  NAVAHCS has five VA Outreach Clinics; Holbrook, Page, Tuba City, Polacca and Kayenta, AZ, along with a Primary Care Outreach Clinic in the Indian Health Service Health Care Center located in Chinle, AZ. NAVAHCS catchment area covers over 65,000 square miles. 

About the VA

Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S.Territories.

More than 7.9 million Veterans, their family members, and survivors are enrolled in the VA Health System, with more than 6.3 million seeking treatment each year. Currently, that annual treatment involves 773,600 inpatient visits and 60 million outpatient visits. About 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work in interdisciplinary care teams to deliver those patient services daily.

VA's patient population crosses a wide spectrum of individuals, from elderly World War II Veterans, to baby boomer Vietnam Vets, to today's younger heroes who served during the Gulf War era and in the present day Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. VA also serves a growing number of women Veterans, who currently account for seven percent of the total Veteran population.

Community Information

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Here you’ll find many things to do including horseback riding, golfing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, local breweries, restaurants, shopping, and a hometown feel that keep our visitors, young and old, coming back year after year.

Once the territorial capital of the state, Prescott is rich with history embodied in its world-famous Whiskey Row and abundant historical landmarks. Whether you’re seeking to relax in a natural environment filled with beauty and wildlife, or the history of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and cowboy forays in the most famous saloons of the Old West, check out the True West and Real Adventure.  Visit Prescott, AZ

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Home to a charming downtown and stunning outdoor spaces, it’s an idyllic mountain escape less than two hour from Phoenix when the high desert heat starts to wear on you. Home to the largest free bluegrass festival in the U.S., the world’s oldest rodeo, and Arizona’s official Christmas city, Prescott is teeming with festivities year-round. Here are just a few of the highlights that make it so magical.

VA Benefits

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 10 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses


  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee’s salary
  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2015, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000.
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years’ service

Contact Information
Contact: Tim Blakney 
Phone: 303-202-8351
Fax: 303-202-8407 
E-mail: Click here to e-mail.
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