Director, Health Evaluation and Lifestyle Management Program at NMCP – O5/O6

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The Chief of Naval Operations has directed the Navy Surgeon General to stand up the Health Evaluation and Lifestyle Management (HELM) program to support the health, readiness and resilience of senior leaders within the Department of the Navy. The HELM program will be initiated and sustained at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth. During the Initial Operational Capability (IOC), the program will focus on active duty flag officers. The program will expand during Full Operational Capability (FOC) to include reserve component flag officers, Senior Executive Service employees who are eligible for care, and other senior leaders. The HELM program is based on an interdisciplinary team model that will include three days of comprehensive medical testing with an integrative summary of care. Specialties involved in the HELM program include but not limited to: Primary Care/Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Physical Therapy, Cardiology, Women’s Health, Urology, Dermatology, Nutrition, Psychological Resilience, and Executive Coaching. Additional specialty services can be consulted and provided as required.


The HELM Director will report directly to the Commanding Officer, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP). The HELM Director is being established as a Navy Medicine Milestone position. In addition to this key leadership role, the HELM Director may also serve as teaching faculty at NMCP.

The Director of HELM will be responsible for the leadership, oversight and execution of all aspects of establishing and sustaining the HELM program to include fiscal, operational, and clinical oversight. The Director will serve as Navy Medicine’s ambassador to the highest-ranking echelons of the Navy and Marine Corps, including close coordination with Service headquarters and the Navy War College. The position involves management and oversight approximately 30 personnel (combination of AD and GS).

The position is open to Medical Corps Officers (2100) at the O-5/O-6 level. Individuals not already in the Tidewater area will need to be available for a PCS move in anticipation of a 3 year (at a minimum) assignment by June 2019.

The preferred candidate will have the following attributes:

1) A track record of broad superior performance in both clinical and leadership positions;
2) Experience leading interdisciplinary teams;
3) Effective interpersonal, communicative, and collaborative skills;
4) Proven ability to function in operational and academic settings and to understand operational and academic imperatives;
5) Superior military bearing.

Interested candidates should submit (preferably via e-mail) a letter of intent, CV, BIO, PRIMS Data and last three Performance Evaluations or Letters of Recommendation (no more than three total) to the Corps Chiefs office (CDR Melissa Austin – contact in the global) no later than COB 14 May 2019.

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