This position is located at Lyster Army Health Clinic, Fort Rucker, Alabama.
This is an employed civilian Physician Family Practice position that affords job security, a competitive base salary, bonuses, moving expenses, full malpractice coverage, 2 weeks paid vacation, 10 days paid Federal Holidays, a sick leave benefit, CME opportunities, and a first-class health and retirement benefit package. We are seeking ordinary people with extraordinary hearts to care for our men and women in uniform, their families and veterans.
The United States Army Hospital, Camp Rucker, Alabama was constructed during a 120 day period and opened to receive patients on 1 May 1942. Designed as a part of the War Department's huge military expansion program following the Pearl Harbor attack, it was a cantonment type building with a 1,750 bed capacity. The first Hospital Commander and Post Surgeon was Colonel Harold P. Sawyer, MC. Camp Rucker was placed on a standby basis in February, 1946, and the Hospital was closed. Reactivation was ordered in August 1950, and the hospital reopened with a 1,000 bed capacity. In June 1954 Camp Rucker was placed on standby again and the hospital closed. In August 1954, the Army Aviation School was moved from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, to Fort Rucker, Alabama, and was designated the Army Aviation Center a permanent post. The hospital was reopened and operated in the original cantonment structure.
The need for a modern permanent structure was recognized with the establishment of the Aviation Center and Aviation School at Fort Rucker. In early 1964, Congress appropriated funds for the construction of a 75 bed permanent hospital. On 5 March 1964, the Surgeon General officially named the proposed hospital in honor of Brigadier General Theodore C. Lyster, "Father of Aviation Medicine". BG Lyster received his degree from the University Of Michigan Medical School in 1899. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, entering the service as an assistant surgeon in 1900, and was promoted through the ranks to that of lieutenant colonel in 1917. In 1919, he was retired with the rank of colonel. By an Act of Congress in June 1940 he was promoted brigadier general retired.
Enterprise, Ala., is a thriving community founded on the principle that with the right mix of people, adversity can easily turn into diversity. We are home to a diverse mix of business, agriculture, and industry. Our community has a rich military heritage thanks to our close relationship and proximity to neighboring Fort Rucker, the Home of Army Aviation. In 2010, based on new US Census data, Enterprise was named Alabama's "Boom Town," boasting a 25.3% growth over 10 years. Our 26,574 person population allows us to provide a quality of life that integrates small town togetherness with urban vitality. Our community offers many different recreational and educational opportunities and our housing market has options for everyone.
As a Physician (Family Medicine), you will:
Duties require incumbent to be board certified or eligible in Family Medicine; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified, and be able to perform said protocols outlined therein in a manner which is unsupervised. Incumbent must also be able to communicate those skills and knowledge to other health professionals and paraprofessionals in time of need.
1. Takes ownership, responsibility for care of assigned panel of patients. Provides first contact, continuous, comprehensive primary care for infants, children, youth, and/or adults according to current standards of care, the patient centered medical home model of care, and military policy and relevant regulations. Care is generally rendered in the outpatient clinic on a scheduled basis, but to meet patient needs, they may need to be walked in or added to the physician's schedule. Provides care, advice, and referral coordination via telephone and secure messaging as appropriate. Meets targets for productivity established for the department. Provides diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic services to patients primarily in the Department of Primary Care. As a physician, is responsible for examining, diagnosing, and prescribing courses of treatment in cases of illness and injuries.
Performs military specific medical tasks, including (but not limited to) periodic physical exams, follow-up for health issues identified during Post-Deployment Health Reassessment, temporary and permanent profiles, fitness-for-duty evaluations, medical boards. Performs procedures within scope of practice and scope of care for the Department of Primary Care. Physician must have or willing to be trained to attain a working knowledge of computer systems which are required in the performance of daily tasks.
2. Provides direction/oversight to the assigned medical staff on duty within the Department of Primary Care when the incumbent of this position is on duty. Provides medical supervision for the coordination of care obtained from outside civilian and non-civilian hospitals/nursing homes.
3. Must understand the medical mission necessary to support the Department of Primary Care and West Point. Works closely with the Performance Improvement Program to reduce patient complaints and enhance the image of medical services available. Coordinates with ancillary care areas, i.e., Radiology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Nutritional Care, Rehabilitation Services and Occupational Health. Participates in training courses at the hospital as a participant and/or instructor.
US Citizenship is required
Board certification is required in almost all cases
Active, unencumbered medical license is required