Physician - Academic Medicine Job in Tucson, Arizona

Hiring Family Medicine Residency Program Core Faculty in Tucson, AZ


Academic Medicine

Job Description

Northwest Healthcare is the largest hospital system in Southern Arizona and is seeking BE/BC Family Medicine Core Faculty members to join our new Family Medicine Residency Program in beautiful Tucson, AZ.  These individuals will work with the residency program director and associate program director to develop and implement a novel and innovative training experience for future generations of family medicine physicians.  This is an exciting opportunity to help build a program from the ground up. 


  • Hospital employed opportunity joining a large and very busy multispecialty group in the outpatient setting
  • 0.5 FTE Clinical Supervision of Residents in outpatient Family Medicine, 0.3 FTE Independent Practice (without Residents) 0.2 FTE Dedicated Administrative Time
  • Help with and attend didactics/educational activities which may include making and presenting lectures, moderating a journal club, moderating an M&M conference, or participating in orientation week, simulation day, and/or research days.
  • Seek opportunities to engage with residents in scholarly activity such as writing up a case for publication, performing a QI activity, or other publishable work such as book chapters or articles. 
  • Join 1 or 2 committees which meet 1 to 3 times a year each, depending on your interest and availability.
  • Interview residency program candidates select interview days.
  • Participate in social gatherings when available.
  • Ensure Residents know their educational goals and schedules for the assigned rotation(s).
  • Ensure Residents receive hands-on clinical training in the field of Outpatient Family Medicine during patient care and take the time to answer questions, prompt learning, and offer salient teaching points.
  • Supervise Residents in their documentation in the EMR, writing of orders, and articulation of care plans by reviewing Resident notes and adding the appropriate GC-modifier for billing purposes when applicable. 
  • Provide the Resident informal and formal feedback throughout each supervisory period so they are learning and growing. At the end of the rotation, provide the Resident formal feedback through an online form and review your formal feedback with them. If supervising the Resident as part of a group or team, share your feedback about the Resident’s performance with the faculty member responsible for completing the evaluation in a timely manner.



  • Physician must be board-certified or board-eligible in the United States in the field of Family Medicine
  • New grads are welcome to apply
  • No visa sponsorship support available at this location



  • Competitive salary
  • Relocation assistance
  • Commencement bonus
  • Medical loan repayment
  • Malpractice
  • Office space available 
  • Excellent health benefits and 401K
  • Annual CME allowance and CME days off
  • Referral bonuses



Northwest Healthcare is the largest hospital system in Southern Arizona with an integrated healthcare network.  It has expanded its services and footprint throughout Tucson and surrounding areas.  With four hospitals (300-bed Northwest Medical Center, 146-bed Oro Valley Hospital, 18-bed Northwest Medical Center Sahuarita, and 145-bed Northwest Medical Center Houghton), Northwest Healthcare has positioned themselves strategically to become the healthcare service leader for Southern Arizona residents.  In addition to the four hospitals, Northwest Healthcare also operates two freestanding emergency departments, two ambulatory surgery centers, three large provider groups (primary care, specialty care, and cardiology), and three urgent care centers.  

TUCSON, AZ - Work. Live. Play.

Tucson is an oasis of recreation, history and leisurely activities.  Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, or enjoy endless entertainment options, Tucson has something for everyone.  Known for its affordable housing and nationally recognized top rated schools, our community is a wonderful place to raise a family.  Due to our close proximity to airports that will take you away on stunning vacations, the state of Arizona is filled with adventurous weekend getaways.  Tucson is well-known for its majestic mountain ranges, hiking and biking trails, dining, beautiful desert scenery, and year-round outdoor activities.  Tucson is a city rich in history and cultural events too.  And, if you are a foodie, you will love Tucson!  UNESCO named Tucson as the first City of Gastronomy in the United States!  The culinary heritage is a perfect mix of Mexican and Native American tradition.  Every bite is an experience!  

Tucson is known for the following:

  • A sunshine mecca with an average of 300+ days of sunshine a year
  • Highly-rated golf, tennis and biking destination
  • Year-round hiking! Discover a new trail to explore every weekend
  • View the majestic Saguaro National Park and take the most stunning sunset photos
Job ID: 42080
Employment Type: Full Time
Accepts J-1 Waivers: No
Accepts H-1b Visas: No

Location Description

Whether just beginning your professional career or looking to make a deeper impact, find the work/life balance you, and your family, have been searching for right here in Northwest Tucson and Oro Valley. With the beautiful Sonoran Desert as your backyard, we offer a unique blend of the region’s rich cultural diversity and active lifestyle, making it an ideal place to call home. Enriching activities and exciting entertainment are always on the radar with over 300 days of sunshine each year. Residents soak in such annual events as Broadway in Tucson, Championship Golf, Tucson Rodeo, Fourth Avenue Street Fair, El Tour de Tucson, Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, and more. For a shopping experience like none other, choose from a selection of indoor and outdoor retail areas.  For the outdoor enthusiast, our parks, trails, mountains and outdoors spaces are some of the region’s best kept secrets. Hiking and biking are avid past times of residents. 

Arizona students perform well above the national standards according to the Arizona Department of Education. The community boasts 39 public/ 21 private high schools, 48 public/ 38 private middle schools and 134 public/ 56 private elementary schools.  We also are home to Pima Community College, University of Phoenix and the University of Arizona for some of the best college sports in the Southwest. For an exceptional culinary experience, delectable cuisine, both traditional and contemporary, can be found in every corner of our spectacular community. We offer a well-educated, diverse populace, affordable, quality housing and premier healthcare options. Additionally, a strong economy makes Tucson and Oro Valley a superlative setting for practicing medicine.

As a core anchor of healthcare in Tucson for over three decades, Northwest Medical Center (NMC), our 300-bed facility, has a history of growing and expanding its facilities and services to meet the needs of this rapidly growing and diverse community.  In 2005, Northwest Healthcare added Oro Valley Hospital (OVH), a 146-bed hospital located in the thriving community of Oro Valley.  Our hospitals are committed to adding new technology, facilities, programs and outstanding practitioners to develop our continuum of care. We also have added six Urgent Care facilities, two surgery centers and later in 2015, a free-standing Emergency Room opening as part of our system.  

Northwest Allied Physicians (Allied) is our growing multi-specialty group located in offices throughout Southern Arizona.  Physicians can expect to enter a practice with high patient demand and a loyal patient base in an expanding market.  The market advantage our physicians enjoy is equaled only by the level of support they receive.  Northwest Allied Physician’s health delivery system is designed to complement growing physician practices and other health care businesses at every opportunity. Physicians can feel confident their patients have access to a superb continuum of care.

Tucson National Recognition
CNN Money: Named Tucson one of 25 Best Places to Retire
Time Magazine: Rated Tucson as one of eight Intelligent Cities
Forbes Magazine: Ranked Tucson as one of America’s Most Innovative Cities
Sunset Magazine: 20 Best Towns of the Future
Forbes Magazine: 8th Best City for Commuters
Men’s Fitness Magazine: 13th Fittest City

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