SUPERVISORY PHYSICIAN

Employer
Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Location
Huntsville, AL
Closing date
Jul 22, 2023

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Specialty
Other Specialty

Job Details

Overview

The position will be located at the Ambulatory Care Department at Fox Army Health Center , Redstone Arsenal, Hunstville AL.

Fox Army Health Center (FAHC) provides access to quality and cost-effective primary care for patients while maintaining a state of readiness for mobilization. The mission of the health center is "Provide responsive, innovative and reliable health services, influencing health to improve readiness, save lives and advance wellness in support of the force, military Families, and all those entrusted to our care." It is striving to become the premier model of organizational and beneficiary wellness through the Army's medical community. FAHC's Patient Centered Medical Home is comprised of three teams, Blue Team, Red Team and White Team. The mission of the FAHC Blue Team is to optimize the health, well-being, and medical readiness of Soldiers. They accomplish this through our dedicated approach to Warfighter Medicine, and provide physical exams, medical readiness and deployment screenings in support of the military's wartime mission. The Red & White Team provides comprehensive medical care to the beneficiaries of FAHC, and offers a range of services including adult and family medicine as well as pediatrics and minor outpatient procedures. All TRICARE Prime patients enrolled to FAHC and assigned to this clinic will have a Primary Care Manager (PCM). TRICARE Prime patients will coordinate specialty care through their PCM, thereby ensuring continuity, timeliness and appropriateness of referrals. The Advice Nurse system is available after normal business hours. In addition to an extremely busy outpatient pharmacy service, FAHC provides laboratory and radiological service. The Behavior Health Division provides mental health treatment. The Wellness Center's functions are to provide patient and community health education and promotions, environmental health activities, and surveillance of communicable diseases.

LINKS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REVySejjbxI
https://home.army.mil/redstone/

https://www.huntsville.org/

Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Physician you will :

Serves as Chief, Department of Ambulatory Care, and works under the supervision of the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services (DCCS), who outlines policies and objectives. Incumbent exercises independent judgment in the medical treatment and management of patients within the Primary Care Clinics. Provides advisory services that have considerable significance within the clinics. Incumbent works independently IAW methods and practices of the medical profession and established administrative policies as an expert in the field of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and/or Pediatrics, based upon certification. This Supervisory Physician will be responsible for overseeing the largest medical department in Redstone Arsenal servicing approximately 13,000 beneficiaries.

Serves as a supervisory physician based upon appropriate certification for infants, pediatrics, adolescents and adult patients who have both acute and chronic illnesses and conditions covering the entire spectrum of medicine, including general and subspecialty surgical, gynecologic, psychiatric, occupational, and other illnesses and conditions (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, etc.) Sees patients, takes histories, performs physical exams, orders lab tests, diagnoses and treats all of the above type illnesses, refers as appropriate to specialty/subspecialty care. Follows full care of all patients and insures return from consultant. Refers patients to specialty clinics or consults to admit patients to the hospital when appropriate. Monitors and manages care for patients as they move through the system to ensure cost-effective care.

Takes ownership and responsibility for care of assigned panel of patients. The panel size of patients is determined by higher headquarters empanelment guidelines. Provides first contact, continuous, comprehensive primary care for infants, children, youth, and adults according to current standards of care, the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care, and Army policy and relevant regulations. Leads a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals who collectively take responsibility for the ongoing care of patients. Coordinates and/or integrates care across all elements of the healthcare system (e.g., subspecialty care, hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes) and the patient's community (e.g., family, public and private community-based services). Completes required records pertaining to all medical services provided in accordance with specified procedures and regulations.

Qualifications

US Citizenship required

Must have knowledge of military medical systems such as AHLTA, MEDPROS, Profile Systems, and TRICARE/HUMANA

Board Certified

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).

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.

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
  • Internists
  • Pediatricians
  • Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Neurologists
  • Allergists & Immunologists
  • Hospitalists
  • Urologists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Dermatologists
  • Physical Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine Physicians
  • Radiologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

           AND MORE.

YOUR CAREER SEARCH STARTS HERE.

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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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