Physician (Occupational Medicine)

Department of Navy - Bureau of Medicine
Jacksonville, Florida
Feb 21, 2019
Feb 21, 2020
Full Time
Position Type


Please email your resume (no pictures or SSN, please) including beginning and ending dates, month and year, a detail description of duties performed for all experiences directly to Medjobs and insert the Vacancy number HC10084466 into the subject line. Your complete application (resume, and all supporting documents) must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 05/08/2019.

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As an Occupational Health Physician you will provide clinical services as part of a comprehensive occupational medicine program for activities supported by the Naval Branch Health Clinic. The Naval Branch Health Clinics (BHC) are part of Naval Hospital Jacksonville's six health care facilities.

To view more information about our facility please click on the following link: http:// www

This announcement is being used to recruit qualified individuals, under the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Direct Hire Authority, authorized by 5 United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 3304 and 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 337, Subpart B. The Rule of Three, Veteran's Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process.

For more information on OPM Direct-Hire Authority, please review this link: http:// www


  • Influences management to establish and maintain safe and healthful work operations for military and civilian personnel in accordance to occupational hazards.
  • Monitors and maintains patient care, investigations, and analysis of problems directly affecting occupational safety and health.
  • Provides clinical services and guidance to Naval Hospital, Jacksonville (FL) Branch Clinics on the provision of occupational medical services to active duty military and civilians.
  • Conducts pre-placement, fitness for duty, and disability retirement examinations and medical monitoring examinations.
  • Provides education and training concerning occupational medicine to physicians, physician assistants, nurses, paramedical personnel, and military and civilian employees.
  • Supervises the referral of civilian employees to private sector facilities and ensures appropriate transition and follow-up.
  • Maintains liaison with local preventative medicine and industrial hygiene sections for the purpose of mutual support. Complies with Navy Occupational Safety and Health (NAVOSH) Program and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) standards, and all applicable rules, regulations and instructions.


Must receive and maintain appropriate vaccination(s) and immunizations. Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position.

Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents subject to random testing. Selectee required to successfully complete pre-appointment physical exam.

Selectee(s) must meet any applicable credentialing requirements prior to appointment.

Work requires extensive walking, standing, stretching, lifting, transporting and bending in caring for patients; the ability to influence confused patients regarding their care, and physically control or defend against emotionally ill or confused patients.

Work is performed in a health care setting where there is exposure to contagious disease, radiation, infection; gloves, gowns and masks are necessary.

This position subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission.


In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position.

Applicants must also be able to satisfy clinical privileges requirements which, in addition to the above, includes the following:

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:This position has a selective placement factor that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates which is: possession of Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

  • 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 applicant's graduation. If your Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree is from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States, you must have a permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), a Fifth Pathway Certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduated education in a foreign country, or successfully completed the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.
  • LICENSING: Active, permanent, full, unrestricted physician license to practice medicine in any state, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
  • RESIDENCY: 4 years of residency training or equivalent experience and training in Occupational Medicine (i.e., 3 years residency and 1 year fellowship and/or experience). Your resume must reflect you have a sufficient level of expertise in Occupational Medicine to perform the core privileges of this position. This experience/training will include providing comprehensive occupational medical services; experience working in a clinical setting that involves knowledge of occupational health hazards; experience exercising sound judgment, tact, and persuasion in gaining the confidence and cooperation of those contacted; experience applying principles, practices, and theories of Occupational Medicine to workplace situations.
  • Completion of a residency program in the specialty approved by the American specialty board or AOA, board certification, or board eligible.
  • Current clinical competence (e.g., privileged to independently practice as an Occupational Medicine Physician within the past 2 years, actively practiced within the past 2 years by having encountered a sufficient number of clinical cases to represent a broad spectrum of the privileges required).
  • No health status contraindications to granting clinical privileges.
  • Board certification is desired but not required.

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