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Physician – Primary Care, San Antonio, TX, US ID#18039

When your mission depends on quality health care, rely on a team who can deliver results. From cutting-edge analysis to optimized health programs, Cherokee Nation Healthcare Services (CNHS) can manage any size federal project. Federal clients who partner with CNHS improve their access to care, medical readiness and program efficiency. Wherever the mission takes you, CNHS delivers world-class solutions, on time and on budget. 


This is a personal services contract to provide qualified Health Care Workers (HCW) for immediate service support for the Defense Health Agency’s Virtual Medical Center Front Office (VMC FO), with duty location at Virtual Medical Center – San Antonio, Texas. Services include providing remote clinical support as part of the Defense Health Agency (DHA) response to the urgent need for expanded virtual health urgent care services coordinated through the DHA Nurse Advice Line for COVID-19 direct care support to Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries.


HCW Duties: The duties for the HCW are as follows:

  • Serve as the VIPRR Clinic Medical Director and provide clinical oversight of assigned NPs.

  • Assist the VMC FO Director/Medical Director in reviewing VMC FO Centralized Virtual Health Privileging applications as required.

  • Serve as the second signature authority on profiles generated by the VIPRR Clinic as required.

  • Perform a full range of physician services in accordance with privileges granted by the MTF.

  • Direct, perform, or assist in the instruction of other health care professionals within the scope of the clinical privileges or responsibilities.

  • Examine, diagnose, treat or prescribe courses of treatment within the scope of training, experience, and privileges.

  • Provide preventive and health maintenance care, including annual physicals, positive health behaviors, and self-care skills through education and counseling

  • Order diagnostic tests as applicable as well as request consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, clinics, or other health resources as indicated.

  • Direct and teach other medical staff, providing educational lectures and participating in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members. Such direction and interaction will adhere to Government and professional clinical standards and accepted clinical protocols.

  • Attend staff meetings to provide case discussion, continuing education, and continuous quality improvement and safety.

  • Report to the VMC FO Deputy Director of Operations and assist with Quality Management and Clinical Oversight of the VIPRR Clinic.


Serves as the VIPRR Clinic Medical Director and provide clinical oversight of assigned NPs. Direct and teach other medical staff, providing educational lectures and participating in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members. Such direction and interaction will adhere to Government and professional clinical standards and accepted clinical protocols.


  • Degree/Education: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.). Graduate from an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) at the time the degree was obtained (e.g. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.

  • Internship/Residency: Successful completion of an internship and residency program corresponding to the specialty required in this PWS) which has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the Committee on Postdoctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association. Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting (i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited for such training). For purposes of this requirement, graduate training programs include only those internships, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Descriptions of such programs are described below.

  • Experience: One year of experience as a Primary Care Physician

  • Board Certification: Board Certified

  • Licensure/Registration: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a primary care physician

  • Computer Skill Competency: Each HCW shall demonstrate competency as required in the contract and as follows:

  • Contractor must be able to use, and have a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite to include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. The Contractor must also be able to quickly adapt to new computer programs, processes and learn new video teleconferencing programs.

  • Experience with CHCS/AHLTA/MHS Genesis preferred but not required.

  • MTF Training: Additional training requirements are as follows:

  • CHCS/AHLTA/MHS Genesis.

  • Mandatory use of medical database for keeping records, ordering of ancillary procedures, ordering of medications, writing doctors’ orders, schedule follow-up visits and performing other required patient functions.

  • Additional training may be assigned by the VMC Leadership.

  • Must be US Citizens, or as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, either a noncitizen nation of the United States, lawful permanent resident of the United States, or alien authorized to work in the United States.


  • Communication: must effectively communicate with your co-workers to ensure the best care and the proper procedures. Must be able to communicate in high-stress environments.

  • Active listening: Offering your full attention to an individual person or group in order to fully understand problems and their nature.

  • Critical thinking: must use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Judgment and decision-making: need to be able to act autonomously and make difficult decisions that would benefit the patient or make corrections. Must consider all benefits and repercussions of potential actions and choose the appropriate one.

  • Complex problem solving: must be able to identify complex problems and develop and evaluate corrective options and implement solutions.

  • Stress management: must be able to endure intense situations and handle pressure that comes with extreme situations you may encounter.

  • Trustworthiness: must be trustworthy because you have people’s lives in your hands and what you do could help or hurt them. They are entrusted with a great responsibility and must live up to it.

  • Perceptiveness: gauging how people react and read their body language to decipher their feelings and predict their actions. They must be able to determine if people could be a risk to themselves or others and to distinguish truths from lies.


Place of Performance: The work to be performed under this contract will be at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA), San Antonio, TX and associated market clinics within a 40-mile radius of JBSA.  This type of work requires physical stamina, mental acuity and an ability to maintain focus and a clear head in stressful settings.


About Cherokee Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.


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