Physician (Occupational Medicine)
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. Fort Drum, home of the 10th Mountain Division, is located in Northern New York's picturesque North County. As one of the most historically unique and geographically beautiful areas of the United States, the area offers bountiful outdoor recreational opportunities such as hunting, fishing, boating, sailing, scuba diving, white water rafting, and winter sports of all types. Fort Drum borders Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, Canada, the Adirondack Mountains, and Vermont.
Guthrie Army Health Center is located at Fort Drum, New York, near the city of Watertown. Watertown is located in the scenic 1,000 lakes region of upstate New York. Museums and historic points of interest include the War of 1812 Battlefield in Sackets Harbor, Boldt Castle, Millionaire's Row, the Antique Boat Museum, lighthouses, Burrville Cider Mill, the Clayton Opera House, and the Jefferson County Historical Society. Additionally, the area provides quaint downtown shopping.
Other Items About the Position:
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.
Who May Apply: US CitizensResponsibilities
As a Physician (Occupational Medicine), you will:
- Serve as the Occupational Medicine Officer and Medical Director to ensure compliance with the Occupational Health Program, regulations, and for ongoing development and operations of all activities in support of the occupational health program for all activities supported by Guthrie Health Clinic at Fort Drum including Watervliet Arsenal.
- Serves as the Federal Medical Officer for the installation and its supported organizations.
- Maintain the medical examination program, which includes pre-employment/inprocessing evaluations, baseline health examinations, periodic non-occupational and occupational medical surveillance, pre-travel examinations and administrative examinations, such as fitness-for-duty, return to work, short and long term disability and disability retirement examinations and evaluations, and reviews of medical information submitted or requested.
- Manage the Hearing Conservation and Occupational Vision Programs.
- Oversee the technical aspects of the Respiratory Protection Program and assigned elements of Infection Control, TB control and Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control and Management Programs.
- Evaluate individuals with acute and/or chronic disabilities to determine if they can perform essential job functions and makes recommendation for reasonable accommodations.
Basic Requirement for Physician (Occupational Medicine):
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
- 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 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 Occupational Medicine. This required Occupational Medicine experience/training will include skills such as, but not limited to, monitoring work environments for potential hazards, overseeing compliance of an occupational health program, reviewing policies to support medical examination or occupational medicine.
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