Physician (Family Practice)

Employer
Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Location
Montgomery, AL
Closing date
Oct 14, 2023

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Specialty
Family Medicine

Job Details

Overview

Supervisor Physician (Family Practice) Maxwell AFB

Maxwell AFB and Gunter Annex are located in Montgomery, the Alabama state capitol, and Alabama's historic River Region. Montgomery's Tri-County area is rich in history and combines a small town atmosphere with big city features. Montgomery is centrally located 82 miles south of Birmingham, the largest city in the state, and 162 miles from Atlanta, Georgia. The moderate cost of living, warm climate, location, and military environment attract many military retirees and families to the heart of Alabama.

Montgomery has a humid subtropical climate , with short, mild winters, warm springs and autumns, and long, hot, humid summers. The daily average temperature in January is 46.6 °F, and there are 3.4 days of sub 20 °F lows; 10 °F and below is extremely rare. The daily average in July is 81.8 °F with highs exceeding 90 °F on 86 days per year and 100 °F on 3.9. Rainfall is well-distributed throughout the year, though February, March and July are the wettest months, while October is significantly the driest month. Snowfall occurs only during some winters, and even then is usually light.

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

The primary purpose of this position is: To provide full scope of primary and preventive health care services to male and female patients of all ages (to include pediatric and geriatric) in small, medium and large-sized general clinics/hospitals.

ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS OR OBJECTIVES:

The organizational goals or objectives of this position are: To provide comprehensive outpatient medical care to a broad cross section of patients with both common and complex, acute and chronic diseases, to include deployment-related medical conditions.

POSITION DUTIES:

MAJOR DUTIES:

Serves as the Primary Care Optimization (PCO) team leader providing comprehensive outpatient care for over 1,500 TRICARE Prime enrolled beneficiaries as well as TRICARE for Life and space available beneficiaries ranging from newborn to geriatric age presenting with complex and interdependent acute and chronic conditions. These conditions include, but are not limited to the management of: insulin & non-insulin requiring diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, asthma, inflammatory and non-inflammatory arthritic conditions, cancer diagnosis/management/surveillance, physical and/or extremity injuries, as well as acute and chronic psychiatric/ psychological disorders. Provides Pre-and Post Deployment health assessments as well as Preventive Health Assessments (PHA). Addresses, manages, and documents medical issues pertaining to the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP), Security Clearances, Overseas Clearances, Pre-Confinement evaluations, Line of Duty Determination (LOD), and Occupational and fitness for duty medical evaluations -- all of which will be performed for active duty, reserve, and National Guard members as well as eligible civilian, DoD, and dependent beneficiaries. Provides direct primary outpatient care to include gynecologic, prenatal obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric care. Performs ambulatory surgical procedures including but not limited to: casting/splinting, suturing, excisional skin biopsies, vasectomies, and flexible sigmoidoscopies. (The range of outpatient procedures that may be performed include Loop Excision Electrocautery Procedure (LEEP), colposcopy with biopsies, flexible sigmoidoscopy, nasopharyngoscopy, exercise treadmill testing, microexcisional dermatologic techniques, colonoscopy, esophagoduodenocopy, vasectomy, trigger point injection, joint aspiration and injections, joint splinting and casting, multiple layer skin closures, etc.). Orders and interprets diagnostic and testing procedures to include laboratory and radiological examinations. Ensures appropriate follow-up and documentation of all clinical and diagnostic procedures IAW the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), The Joint Commission (TJC), and Health Services Inspection (HSI) guidelines. Independently formulates full treatment and management regimens based on sound diagnoses consistent with current and/or evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Due to the possible lack of consistent medical specialty support caused by deployment requirements, may be required to provide some sub-specialty services within current granted privileges to patients encountered. Coordinates with facility and community resources to provide multi-disciplinary comprehensive care to all patients, taking into account factors such as new and/or emerging procedures and techniques and the patient's personal history, as well as information gained through diagnostic tests. Provides advice by telephone and/or in person to other physicians, non-physician providers, and nursing and para-professional staff on the care of patients with urgent, emergent, and non-urgent medical problems. Documents clinical encounters and patient instructions into the medical record via current electronic medical record system and prepares appropriate clinical narrative summaries for both civilian and military occupational programs in a timely manner.

Provides clinical and administrative leadership to the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) team. Facilitates and manages full spectrum of professional and patient care activities for the PCMH team. Evaluates and analyzes how the team provides care through a continuum, thereby facilitating the achievement of efficient, high quality, and cost-effective healthcare. Guides, counsels, and supervises PCMH team personnel to include physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical technicians, and administrative personnel. Provides input and guidance on clinical aspects and/or resolves issues relating to the management of the provider templates to ensure access-to-care standards are met. For an enrolled population, supervises interpretation of population-based health assessments in order to identify strategies for effective resource utilization, disease management, case management, and preventive health.

Serves as member of the professional medical staff and complies with hospital plans and policies to meet accrediting agencies' (AAAHC or TJC) requirements. Participates in continuing education programs to update and maintain skills and knowledge in accordance with AFMS, MTF, and unit policies including department in-services education. Actively participates and contributes to medical oversight activities to include peer review programs. Serves as clinical preceptor for other professional providers which may include other Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, etc. Participates in hospital/clinic committee work as determined by the Chief of the Medical Staff commensurate with other physicians of the same specialty performing like duties (i.e. Credentials, Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Population Health, Occupational Health committees, and other such activities). Provides professional guidance concerning unit/MTF policies and/or operating instructions.

Participates in local disaster training exercises as directed by the Chief of the Medical Staff (SGH) or MTF Commander; responds to real-world disaster situations. Participates in local disaster training exercises to maintain preparedness levels. Responds to assigned MTF in real-world disaster to facilitate primary care delivery in the face of an emergent local situation. Coordinates with local, state, and county medical emergency personnel to execute primary care delivery in accordance with the assigned facility's Medical Contingency Response Plan (MCRP).

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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