The position will be located 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.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. 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.
a. 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 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. 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.
2. 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.
a. 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.
US Citizenship required.
Board Certified/Board Eligible in Psychiatry
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.