Physician (Family Practice Supervisor)
- Position Type
Job ID 2018-4654
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
Ft Hood is nicknamed The Great Place because of the quality of life the post and area offer Soldiers and their families. Ft Hood covers a total of 340 sq miles and rests in the beautiful 'hill and lake' country of Central Texas, between Killeen and Copperas Cove. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Ft Hood is the ideal location because of warm winters and hot summers. The nearby lakes, Belton and Stillhouse, offer year round outdoor recreation activities. Please visit: http://pao.hood.army.mil/.
Works under the general direction of the Chief Soldier Readiness. In addition, provides the full range of professional diagnostic and treatment services as required for the setting. Exercises full responsibility for professional diagnosis and technical decisions. Performs services in accordance with established hospital guidelines and policies. Independently make professional decisions involving normal treatment regimen. Work is evaluated for quality of medical care, conformance with existing policies, overall effectiveness, and accomplishment of objectives. The incumbent exercises overall supervision of medical operations and credentialed personnel for Soldier Readiness.
Board certification with progressive experience and demonstrated expertise equivalent in breadth and intensity is required. Responsible for the examination, diagnosis and treatment of the full range of patients seen in the clinic.
A recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized.
Medical malpractice liability insurance is not required for federal civilian healthcare providers as they are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. § 1346(b)) while acting within the scope of their employment.
Provides direct Patient care to patients undergoing SRP, SHPE, MOB, D-SRC, DeMOB, PHA, Behavioral Health Assessments, Physicals, and R-SRP process. The Soldier Readiness Medical Director physician shall be familiar with the guidelines and standards relating to Army Retention Standards (IAW AR 40-501), and other essential policies for the purposes of conducting readiness business. The Medical Director will be the lead Provider for all soldiers (active duty, reserve component, national guard) processing through the various clinical sites. Duties include the use of automated systems (i.e. Composite Health Care System (CHCS)) to enter clinical orders, ancillary services, and prescriptions; completion of workload accountability documents (i.e. Ambulatory Data System (ADS) forms, or on-line documents through CHCS II) on the same day of service; and manpower accountability documents (i.e. Medical Expense and Performance Reporting System (MEPRS)) on a weekly basis and MODs. Participates in the clinic performance improvement and risk management activities as necessary. Attends other mandatory training as directed by supervisor or command. Ensures the highest standards of professional practice and ethics are maintained; and that established operating policies are adhered to. Reviews available medical records of all soldiers undergoing processing. The incumbent shall ensure all personnel are assessed for the retention and condition of the patient by completing a physical examination IAW 40-501 and determining other evaluations that may need to be done. Performs a range of medical duties within the clinic covering general practice. Makes diagnosis and administers appropriate treatment. Orders and interprets laboratory tests and x-rays necessary to complete medical facts on the cases such as blood counts, urinalyses, sedimentation rates, chest x-rays, electrocardiograms, etc. Consultation with specialists may occur when assistance is required in determining the correct diagnosis or treatment.
Supervises a staff of military, civilian, and contract professional providers and reservists. Ensures adequate professional and technical personnel are available to maintain the flow and quality of work at a sufficient level to assure timely accomplishment of assigned workload and provide optimum service to patients. Assigns work to employees, makes recommendations for awards, promotions, reassignments, etc. Rates employees based upon pre-established work standards. Informs employees regarding MEDCEN policies and procedures. Hears and resolves employee concerns. Approves leave for assigned personnel. Ensures the goals of Equal Employment Opportunity Program are carried out within the clinic. Focuses on quality issues on all aspects of the department concurrent with Joint Commission (JC) criteria. Participates in required hospital meetings as appropriate. Identifies special clinic needs and requirements appropriate to include supplies, capital expense equipment, MEDCASE, etc. Serves as consultant to the clinical staff directing them relative to diagnoses, therapy, or disposition of patients with various medical problems. Establishes the standard operating procedures governing the daily practice of personnel working in the center. Attends Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses and maintains specialty specific CME sufficient to satisfy the requirements of applicable credentialing, licensing agencies, and the Joint Commission.
Basic Requirement for Supervisory Physician (Family Practice):
US Citizenship Required
Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicants graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).
Graduate Training: 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 an institution accredited for such training.
Licensure/Certification: Candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
Experience Required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least 4 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training in the specialty of Family Practice. This required family practice experience/training will include skills such as, but not limited to, a wide range of medical duties specializing in all aspects of patient care, such as advanced examination and diagnosis.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Direct Deposit of pay is required.
- Personnel Security Investigation required.
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- A Childcare Background Check (CNACI) is required. This position has a specific initial background investigation and periodic re-verification requirements since its duties require contact with children.
- This position is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.
- This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing. A job offer to an applicant who is a not a current employee will be withdrawn if the applicant refuses to be tested. Applicants with verified positive test results shall be refused employment. Applications from such individuals shall not be considered for employment for a period of 6 months from the date of the test results.
- A pre-placement medical examination is required.
- Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position.
- All Health Care Providers must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification that is sponsored or endorsed by the American Heart Association (AHA). Current Advanced Life Support or other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.
- Position is designated as Inclement Weather Essential. The incumbent must make every attempt to report for work on time and/or remain on duty during severe weather conditions.
- One-year supervisory probationary period required. A one-year probationary period is required if the
- selectee has not previously met this requirement.
- Applicants must be able to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges.