Three Associate Director Positions at NMC Portsmouth

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Here are three openings for Associate Directors at NMC Portsmouth. You have to either be at NMCP already, have orders inbound, or have the endorsement of your Detailer to apply. All positions have due dates of 28 JUN for applications, the details of which are in these files:

Associate Director, Clinical Support Services

Associate Director, Healthcare Business

Associate Director, Primary Care and Branch Clinics

2019 MHS Female Physician Leadership Award Call for Nominations

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Nominations for the 2019 Military Health System (MHS) Female Physician Leadership Award are open. Awards will be given to one Navy junior leader (O-3/O-4) and one Navy senior leader (O-5/O-6).

A complete package consists of a nomination form (detailed instructions here), summary CV, and command endorsement. The committee requests that packages be submitted in one consolidated PDF format with the following standardized naming:

“Last Name First Initial_Service_Jr or Sr_FPL_19”

Examples: DoeJ_Navy_Jr_FPL_19 or DoeJ_Navy_Sr_FPL_19

The submission deadline is COB 31 July 2019. Packages (and questions) should be sent to CDR Melissa Austin in the Medical Corps Chief’s Office (contact info in the global).

Walter Reed Chief of Staff Position – O6

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BUMED recently added the Walter Reed Chief of Staff job to the list of positions available for those who are screened or planning to screen for a XO position in 2020. The details are in this document, but any Navy people who wish to be considered must follow the XO application process, which has a due date of 15 JUN 2019:


Female Force Readiness Advisory Board Chair Position

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This is the chair position of what was formerly known as the Women’s Health Clinical Community. All the details are here:

FFRAB Chair Recruitment Letter

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.

Director of Healthcare Business at NMC Portsmouth – O5/O6

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All the details on this position are in this vacancy announcement:

Director, HCB Vacancy Announcement – APR 2019