Physician ( Neurology)

Employer
Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Location
Ft. Bragg, NC
Closing date
Jul 22, 2023

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Specialty
Neurology

Job Details

Overview

This position will be located at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC.

This is an employed civilian Physician ( Neurologist) position that affords job security, a competitive salary, bonuses, moving expenses, full malpractice coverage, up to 26 days 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 the men and women who wear and have worn the uniform and their families.

Named after Medal of Honor recipient, PFC Bryant H. Womack, we are a fully accredited 110-bed, evidenced-based regional medical center and GME facility serving Fort Bragg, the home of Airborne and Special Operations and the largest U.S. Army installation in the world. We manage several outstanding Primary Care practice sites located in Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, Hope Mills, and Linden Oaks.

Womack is located in Fayetteville, Fort Bragg which is 2 hours from the beach and 5 hours from the Appalachian Mountains with easy access to I-95 and all points north and south. This central North Carolina location enjoys seasonably palatable weather year-round. Many facilities and services are offered such as first class golfing venues and renowned universities, a skeet range, riding stables, ice skating rink, state-of-the-art fitness centers, daycare, star-quality dining, full service banking, convenience shop, barbershop, and florist.

LINKS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REVySejjbxI

Fayetteville, NC: http://fayetteville.northcarolina.com/
Womack Army Medical Center: https://womack.tricare.mil/

Fort Bragg, NC: https://home.army.mil/bragg/index.php

Responsibilities

As a Physician Neurologist you will:

Serves as a physician specialized in neurological practice in the Neurology Clinic,
Department of Medicine, and as Neurology consultant to the Concussion Care Clinic,
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The incumbent is responsible for the examination, diagnosis
and treatment of the full range of outpatients seen in the clinics. The preponderance of
the clinical services provided will be focused on evaluation and management of a wide
range of neurologic disorders and diseases with a focus on return to military duty.
Incumbent will also be required to serve as neurology consultant for the Concussion Care
Clinic (TBI).

In the outpatient clinic, and as neurology consultant (ward, ICU, step down unit,
recovery room, emergency department, outlying clinics, etc.) the incumbent performs a
wide range of medical duties covering all aspects of disorders involving Neurology. Many
patients with neurologic disorders might have multiple overlapping problems such as
neurologic complications of system disorders, trauma to the nervous system, vascular
disorders of the nervous system, tumors involving or affecting the nervous system,
infections of the nervous system, demyelinating disorders, ischemic injury to the nervous
system, metabolic derangements affecting the nervous system, dementia, movement
disorders, sleep disorders, seizures, headaches, neuromuscular or other degenerative
disorders. Examines patients, orders and evaluates the full range of tests to include
electrophysiology, radiological and laboratory tests, makes diagnosis and prescribes

appropriate treatments to include drugs, or behavioral modalities. If hospital admission
for a neurologic disease/disorder is deemed necessary, the incumbent acts solely as
neurology consultant without direct admission privileges to the hospital (admission orders
is the responsibility of the appropriate inpatient department). Makes referrals to the
appropriate clinic. Communicates with patients, referring physicians and back to the
appropriate primary care manager for management of disorders outside the specialty of
Neurology. Provides prescription renewal, telephone and e-mail (through Relay Health)
consultative services.

Assists with on-call coverage. Call coverage consists of acting as neurology consultant
for WAMC Emergency Department, inpatient/Ward teams (Pediatric, OB/GYN, Surgery,
Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, etc.), outlying clinics and for phone consultation to
other providers in the TRICARE referral region concerning patients with neurological
problems. Daytime call coverage will be from 0730-1630; the last scheduled outpatient
clinic appointment will be at 1330 for the on call neurologist allowing them time to
evaluate inpatient consultations. If the on call neurologist has scheduled clinic patients
and emergent neurology evaluation is necessary, the on call neurologist will attend to the
emergent patient first. Scheduled outpatients will be informed in the timeliest manner
possible by the medical support assistant (MSA) that their appointment may be delayed
and they will be given an option to reschedule their appointment or wait. If the patient
chooses to "wait" the on call neurologist will be required to see the outpatient as soon as
possible after completing the initial consultation for the said "emergency." If patient
safety is a concern (i.e., in cases where there may be more than one emergent neurology
consultation requested), the on call neurologist may request to have outpatients
rescheduled; this remains at the discretion of the on call neurologist however access to
care should not be delayed. Night (1630-0730) and weekend call coverage will be
considered "home call" and consists of initial phone consultation followed by face/face
patient evaluation if deemed necessary. Call coverage will alternate amongst neurology
providers within the Neurology department. The call schedule will be flexible allowing the
incumbent time to request preferred weekends/nights off; all requests for preferred
weekends/nights off will be made no less than one week in advance (exceptions can be
made). The outgoing on call neurologist will perform a clear sign out to the incoming on
call neurologist for all consultations that would require ongoing neurology services. The on
call neurologist should evaluate all consults in a timely manner; there rarely should be a
case wherein the outgoing on call neurology consultant signs out a consultation request to
the incoming on call neurologist for a patient who has not been evaluated.

Qualifications

US Citizenship required

Board Certified

Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.

Must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

Company

AMERICA’S PREMIER MEDICAL TEAM, SAVING LIVES AND FOSTERING HEALTHY AND RESILIENT PEOPLE

OUR PURPOSE

  • Promote, sustain, and enhance the health of our armed forces, veterans, and their families.
  • Train, develop, and equip a medical force that supports full spectrum operations.
  • Deliver leading-edge healthcare to our warriors and military families to optimize outcomes.

DO WHAT YOU REALLY WANT -

CARE FOR PATIENTS AND HAVE A LIFE OUTSIDE THE PRACTICE.

There are a lot of reasons you became a physician, but none of them included inflexible work schedules, burdensome administrative tasks, and dealing with insurance companies. By offering you exceptional employment benefits as well as the opportunity to practice at locations across the U.S. and around the world, DHA delivers you the work-life balance you have always been missing.

WORK AND LIFE OPPORTUNITIES.

Practice your specialty and experience the unique career opportunities and benefits that can be found at the DHA.

ABOUT DHA

The civilian physicians of the Defense Health Agency meet the healthcare needs of active duty and retired military personnel, and their families, at treatment facilities across the U.S. and around the world.

REWARDING CAREERS

  • 250+ Locations Worldwide
  • 5 Million+ Under Our Care
  • Excellent Staffing Ratios
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities
  • Patient-Focused Care

EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Recruitment Bonuses
  • Job Security
  • Supportive Work Environment

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

With job openings at more than 250 military medical facilities all across the U.S. and around the world, DHA offers you the chance to practice where you want.

THE DHA IS CURRENTLY HIRING:

  • Family Medicine
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  • Surgeons
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Dr Frank R

“As a civilian serving in the DHA, I get what I was missing most in my old practice. I was tired of the punishing work schedule and dealing with insurance and all the stress it brings. Now, I still practice alongside great physicians in a state-of-the-art facility, but in an environment that allows me to have a life outside the practice.

Best of all, even though I'm a civilian, I receive excellent federal benefits.”

Dr. Frank R

Evans Army Community Hospital

Fort Carson, CO.

 

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