Physician (Pulmonary)

Employer
Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Location
Hopkinsville, KY
Closing date
Oct 13, 2023

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Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

Job Details

Overview

Pulmonary (Pulmonary) Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Occupying a generous portion of the border between Kentucky and Tennessee, Fort Campbell supports the fourth largest military population in the Army.

A majority of Fort Campbell is located in Tennessee, but the post office that serves the base is just across the Kentucky border, giving on post residents and the installation itself the designation of being located in Kentucky. Clarksville, TN and Hopkinsville, KY are the two larger towns that serve the base. The base boasts modern facilities including a huge new commissary, parks, splash pads, a Starbucks, and updated housing.

Clarksville is growing, but keeps a mindful eye on preserving its history and "small town" feel. It's only about 40 minutes north of Nashville, and some areas between the two cities are gaining popularity for being "bedroom communities" for Nashville (ie. where you go to sleep). The low cost of living, home prices, and absence of state income tax are all perks to living in Tennessee. You get the rural, country lifestyle, but with the option of a thriving metro area just a short drive down I-24. Kentucky towns offer the same beautiful rolling hills, sprawling farms, and gracious Southern hospitality as Tennessee, but with a bit more land and a greater horse to person ratio. Into organic produce, pastured beef and forested pork? (It's a thing - we checked!) You can actually get to know your farmer or rancher, if you're so inclined! The Nashville music scene bleeds into Clarksville, influencing the caliber of music at festivals, community concerts, karaoke bars, and even church ensembles. Austin Peay University provides an abundance of cultural, sporting, and community events. Parks, shopping, dining, wineries, breweries and entertainment options round out the fairly solid amenities that you'll find here.

Summers are long and warm, and you will most likely see snow in the winter. The local communities are friendly, laid back, markedly blue collar and love their military! Being central to most of the United States makes travel convenient.

Working for the Department of Defense comes with an abundance of benefits and perks to include competitive compensation packages, paid-time off, medical benefits, student loan repayments, and retirement package with Thrift Savings Plan to include matching employer contributions. For more information, please visit the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

Responsibilities

MAJOR DUTIES.

Serves as a board certified physician in Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine, and Critical Care. Serves as the Director of Pulmonary services and Critical Care consultant to the ICU and inpatient services. Exercises independent judgment in selection and performance of the full range of diagnostic evaluations for patients. Works independently in accordance with methods and practices of the medical profession and established administrative policies as an expert in the field of Pulmonary/Critical Care. Medical diagnoses are not reviewed and the individual has considerable latitude for the professional technical decisions, overall effectiveness, and accomplishment of the objectives. The quality of professional and administrative work is evaluated using the quality assurance principles; policies and regulations as mandated by the Joint Commission, and as structured by appropriate Army and local regulations and policies.

a. In an outpatient clinic, performs a wide range of medical duties covering all aspects of disorders involving Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. Many patients with sleep disorders might have multiple overlapping problems such as insufficient sleep, obstructive sleep apnea, upper airway resistance syndrome, insomnia, central sleep apnea, Cheyne Stokes Respirations, parasomnias, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movements of sleep, depression, idiopathic CNS hyper-somnolence, nocturnal hypoxia related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or interstial lung disease, degenerative neurologic conditions requiring nocturnal ventilation, delayed sleep phase syndrome, jet lag syndrome, and the effects of other chronic medical conditions on sleep. Examines patients, orders and evaluates the full range of tests to include polysomnography, multiple sleep latency testing, actigraphy, sleep diaries, unattended sleep studies, appropriate radiographic, pulmonary function testing and laboratory testing when indicated in patients when diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, inertial lung disease, hypothyroidism, gastroesophageal reflux or pain syndromes are affecting sleep. Makes diagnosis's and prescribes appropriate treatments to include continuous positive airway pressure, bi-level airway pressure, oxygen, drugs or behavioral modalities. Performs pulmonary diagnostic and interventional procedures as training/certification allows. Provider can expect appropriate support staffing for procedures including bronchoscopy and others as deemed necessary. Makes referrals to the appropriate clinics. Communicates with patients, referring physicians and back to the appropriate primary care manager for manages of disorders outside the specialty of pulmonary and sleep medicine. Provides recommendations or definitive evaluation for sleep medicine and breathing related disorders in the referral region through phone consultations, telemedicine, and authorization and evaluation of air evacuation patients as appropriate. Periodically provides episodic care to clinic patients on a walk-in basis.

b. Supervises, teaches, educates and provides direct consultation to the inpatient and outpatient respiratory therapists, hospitalists, and other healthcare providers (nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, nursing staff, and medical students). Serves as an expert and consultant in critical care for patients admitted to the ICU or general medical wards; evaluates critically ill patients in the ICU and medical wards. Granted hospital admitting privileges to the ICU and general medical wards, and occasionally serves as an attending staff physician on the ICU and inpatient wards. May be asked during times of staff shortage to pull inpatient call for short periods (i.e. A few days to a couple weeks). Ensures compliance with all hospital and Joint Commission regulations and policies for rounding, patient care, documentation, and discharge planning. Ensures compliance with the hospital peer review mandates consistent with the requirements for all physicians actively seeing patients.

c. Provides chart, polysomnography, and multiple sleep latency testing review for quality assurance purposes in the area of sleep medicine if requested on an occasional basis. Performs clinical or laboratory research, gives CME lectures on pulmonary, sleep medicine, and critical care related topics. Serves on the hospital's critical care committee, and participates in other committees and meetings, as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

US Citizenship required

Board Certified/Eligible

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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