Who May Apply: Physician (Family Medicine)
Naval Hospital Jacksonville serves a single main purpose, to provide the highest level of care and treatment to all members of the armed services in need. The hospital is equipped to handle any sort of medical procedure and emergency both onsite and in the field. Navy doctors and corpsman operate a full medical program that is capable of treating all sailors and marines stationed in the surrounding area, civilian and Department of Defense employees, retired service members and dependents of active duty personnel. The men and women of Naval Hospital Jacksonville.
Jacksonville proudly boasts the largest urban park system in the country with more than 80,000 acres including 400 city parks, seven state parks, two national parks and dozens of gardens and arboretums. With warm temperatures throughout the year and dozens of beaches nearby, Jacksonville has unlimited recreational possibilities. The Atlantic coast of Northern Florida is a popular spot for surfing, swimming, fishing, and baoting. Lively Jacksonville Beach is the most popular surfing, swimming, sunbathing, fishing and boating beach in Jacksonville. You can hike, kayak, bike, camp, fish and explore the green areas, you can even go horseback riding on the beach or do yoga while paddle boarding on the Intracoastal!
This position is located in a Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Military Treatment Facility (BUMED MTF) and performs professional work in the field of Family Medicine. The purpose of this position is to provide comprehensive Family Medicine medical care to a broad range of patients with both common and complex medical concerns. Care includes, but is not limited to, diagnosis, prevention, therapy, maintenance and rehabilitation for enrolled patients within the scope of clinical privileges. The incumbent will also serve as a nationally recognized expert, consultant, faculty member, and/ or advisor on boards and committees, in conferences, and other activities involving the health care of the population served.
Serves as a recognized board-certified expert in the delivery of Family Medicine medical care to all ages of active duty personnel, their dependents, eligible Navy Civilian employees and other eligible beneficiaries.
Independently formulates full treatment plans based on sound evaluation and diagnoses consistent with current and/ or evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Coordinates with facility and community resources to provide multidisciplinary 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. Due to the possible lack of consistent medical specialty support, may be required to provide some sub-specialty services within current granted privileges to patients encountered. Applies new procedures in the evaluation and treatment of complex patient cases and conducts research for the advancement of the Family Medicine program and for quality improvement to other providers and patients. Performs emergency services or crisis intervention, including life-saving emergency procedures when necessary. Promotes preventative and health maintenance care, stresses positive health behaviors and self-care through education and counseling. Encourages patients to make difficult life style changes to improve their heath and provides follow-up treatment and care to patients to ascertain compliance with therapy and response to treatment. Determines and provides assessments of fitness and suitability for duty and deployments of service members. Provides advice by telephone and/ or in person to other physicians, non-physician providers, and other professional medical staff on the care of patients with urgent, emergent, and non-urgent medical problems.
Serves as member of the professional medical staff and/ or faculty to provide advisory and consultative services on various meetings, committees, conferences, and/ or boards.
As a board certified expert, evaluates the care provided to patients at MTF, identifies opportunities to change the care delivered, advices on difficult or complex cases, and recommends corrective action when problems exist. Participates in Quality Assurance (QA) functions, performance improvement programs, risk management programs, and peer review programs. Makes recommendations on improvement of work methods and organizational features. Develops guidelines and trainings for interns, residents, and other medical staff to follow when carrying out patient care services. Develops medical policy, guidance, and standard of care determinations within the MTF. Participates in continuing education programs to update and maintain skills. Attends and or participates in nationally recognized conferences as requested. Serve as a member of the faculty for the Family Medicine Residency Program. Involved in a wide array of teaching activities, including, but not limited to: training, mentoring, and supervising residency students, weekly global supervision to a resident, teaching didactics, attending Graduate Medical Education (GME) meetings to plan and evaluate residency education and residents, and participates in teaching conferences and case discussions.
Performs other duties as assigned.