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Physician (Pediatrics)

Employer
Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Location
Ft. Hood, TX
Closing date
May 16, 2023

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Specialty
Pediatrics

Job Details

Overview

Physician (Pediatrics) Fort Hood, TX

Fort Hood is the Army's Premier Installation to train and deploy heavy forces. A 214,968 acre installation, Fort Hood is the only post in the United States capable of stationing and training two Armored Divisions.

The rolling, semi-arid terrain is ideal for multifaceted training and testing of military units and individuals.

Additionally, the Killeen community is a model of support for Army families. There are lots of resources and networks available to assist you.

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

Works under the professional and administrative supervision of the physician-in-charge of the Department of Pediatrics to which assigned and/or the Chief of Primary Care Services. Performs in accordance with policies and guidelines established by supervisor, hospital commander, Medical Command and the Department of Defense. Makes recommendations to superior regarding policy and practice, when indicated. Exercises full responsibility for professional diagnosis, treatment, referral and disposition of patients. The Hospital Credentials Committee determines practice limits and privileges. Supervisor and colleagues are available for advice and consultation. Work is reviewed through established professional reviews such as random case review for quality assurance and risk management and similar procedures.

1. Provides a full range of out-patient pediatric services to infants, children and adolescents of both sexes in a Pediatric Clinic. Performs a variety of clinical care services, to include well baby service. Services provided include assessment, diagnoses and treatment in the areas infectious disease; allergic, metabolic, neurological, endocrine, cardiac, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, hematologic, renal, musculoskeletal and emotional disorders; acute trauma, burns and removal of foreign bodies from body orifices. Must obtain complete medical history and perform complete examinations for all patients presenting for care. Must obtain all appropriate tests necessary to diagnose and treat the medical conditions. Completes required records pertaining to all medical services provided in accordance with specified procedures and regulations. Incumbent makes appropriate referrals in accordance with established procedures for patients needing special medical treatment facilities or activities. Care of newborn will range from routine baby care to acute resuscitation of critically ill, term and preterm infants.

2. Participates in continuing medical education programs and in Quality Assurance activities at this Clinic, to remain current in medical knowledge and practice. Participates in in-service training, informal training, supervising, and teaching of military, Department of the Army Civilian and contract nurse clinicians, physician's assistants, nurses, medical assistants, and residents. Guides and directs the work of assigned subordinate personnel. Serves as a member of appointed committees as determined by the hospital commander. Attends monthly professional staff and other mandatory meetings.

3. Takes in hospital call, up to 24 hour shifts in rotation with other physicians. Responsible for ER consults, ward admissions, nursery admissions, and delivery attendance to include resuscitation of premature and ill infants.

PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

Qualifications

Must be an U.S. Citizen

Must be Board Certified or Board Eligable

Degree: Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must have provided education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.

Licensure: Applicants 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.

Company

THE WORK-LIFE BALANCE YOU NEED, THE BENEFITS YOU DESERVE.

At the Defense Health Agency you can practice at locations across the U.S. and around the world, but most importantly, you'll get the work-life balance you have always wanted with the benefits you deserve.

Practice alongside other highly-skilled civilian and military healthcare professionals and enjoy the unique career opportunities and employment benefits that can be found with the Defense Health Agency.

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.

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.

DHA employees are NOT subject to military requirements such as "boot camp," enlistments, or deployments. Department of Defense is an equal opportunity employer.

REWARDING CAREERS

  • 350+ 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
  • Student Loan Repayment

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

With job openings at more than 350 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.

CIVILIANMEDICALJOBS.COM/JAMA

 

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.

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.
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San Antonio
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