- Defense Health Agency (DHA)
- Monterey, CA
- Closing date
- Feb 4, 2024
Physician (Pediatrics) Presidio of Monterey, CA
Welcome to Presidio of Monterey, home of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Located in picturesque Monterey County on California's Central Coast, approximately 85 miles south of San Francisco and 50 miles from the Silicon Valley. With historic ties to the Spanish colonial era, the Presidio of Monterey as U.S. military installation dates to July 7, 1846 when Commodore Sloat landed his troops unopposed in Monterey during the Mexican-American War and first raised the U.S. flag in Alta California, claiming its territories for the United States. Monterey is the last Presidio in California to have an active military installation.
About the Position:
- This is a Federal Government (GS, Civilian ) position
- Position is located at the Presidio Army Health Clinic, in Monterey, CA.
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/
The supervisor provides broad instructions on policy, program requirements, objectives, and procedures. Employee is expected to work independently as a staff Pediatrician and perform assigned duties within parameters of directives and policies as provided. Exercises independent judgment with full responsibility for professional diagnosis, treatment, referral and disposition of patients in accordance with methods and practices of the medical profession and organization's established administrative policies. Responsible for management of examination, diagnosis, prevention, and appropriate medical treatment. Performance is reviewed periodically for compliance with established policies and procedures and for adherence to basic principles and ethics of the medical profession.
1. Serves as a Physician (Pediatrics). Provides medical care to eligible beneficiaries, conducts physical examinations of infants and children, determines need for X-ray examinations and clinical laboratory tests and interprets examination findings and test results, prescribes and administers appropriate treatment for the patient's needs and conditions, provides consultation, performs emergency treatment in cases of serious injury or illness, and recommends arrangements for hospitalization and surgery. Performs detailed assessment of the health status and health maintenance of the individual patients taking into account the patients' family environment. Refers patients when indicated for diagnostic testing and specialty consultation. Ensures and provides access to care for the enrolled beneficiary population with a mixture of routine/health maintenance and urgent care/same day appointments.
2. Supervises Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Give advice, counsel, and instruct employees on both work and administrative matters. Develop performance plans and evaluate work performance of subordinate employees. Interview candidates for subordinate positions; recommend hiring, promotion, or reassignments. Effect minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Identify developmental and training needs of employees; provide and/or arrange for needed development and training.
3. Answers telephonic and other remote media inquiries from patients and provides appropriate advice and instructions and provides follow up care. May perform telephonic after hours call shared with other providers. May provide care to adult population due to unique mission requirements such as excess adult care needs during cold and flu season.
4. Completes medical record documentation with accuracy, timeliness, and thoroughness. Participates in clinic and clinical staff meetings and Continuing Medical Education (CME) conferences. Participates in Primary Care Clinic Quality Improvement through periodic chart and procedure audits, CME and quality assurance activities as assigned, and participates in monthly training sessions. Teaches and provides consultation to other health care providers as assigned.
PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.
US Citizenship required
Must possess and maintain board certification in Pediatrics
Must possess and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States
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).
AMERICA’S PREMIER MEDICAL TEAM, SAVING LIVES AND FOSTERING HEALTHY AND RESILIENT PEOPLE
- 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.
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.
- 250+ Locations Worldwide
- 5 Million+ Under Our Care
- Excellent Stafﬁng Ratios
- State-of-the-Art Facilities
- Patient-Focused Care
- Competitive Salary
- Generous Paid Time Off
- Flexible Schedules
- Recruitment Bonuses
- Job Security
- Supportive Work Environment
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
- Obstetricians & Gynecologists
- Allergists & Immunologists
- Occupational Medicine
- Physical Medicine
- Preventive Medicine Physicians
- Internal Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
YOUR CAREER SEARCH STARTS HERE.
“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.
Get job alerts
Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.Create alert