Physician (Hospitalist) Fort Carson, Colorado
Fort Carson, CO: Located just south of Colorado Springs, Ft. Carson combines scenic beauty, pleasant residential areas, and cultural activities to satisfy every taste. It is an unusually well-rounded military community which offers a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. World-class ski resorts are available within a short 2 1/2 hour drive, golf courses and biking trails are available on the installation as well as in the surrounding community. Numerous colleges and universities are available for continuing education.
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/
Serves as part of the Internal Medicine Service providing primary care and consultation to all the beneficiaries as a Board Certified Internist in a United States Army Hospital, and the Colorado Springs Military Health System. Patient population includes members of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines assigned to one of the many joint bases around Colorado Springs. Serves as the subject matter experts for complex medical cases while also managing a complex patient load in a busy full service outpatient internal medicine clinic. Practice follows all the tenets of the Defense Health Agency's (DHA) Patient Centered Medical Home model. Duties to include advanced examinations, diagnosis, prescribing medications and treatment of outpatients with follow up care. Admits the more seriously ill patients to the hospital. Delivers highly specialized care to inpatients in the internal medicine service. Manages critically ill patients of all types such as cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, and internal medicine. Renders appropriate referrals of patients needing subspecialty assistance and ensures that specialty care is included in plan of care. Documents all aspects of care in the DHA electronic medical record systems ensuring documentation standards are met within prescribed time lines, coding procedures are accurate and accuracy meets
Serves on regular rotation schedule with other physicians in the Internal Medicine Service at Evans Army Community Hospital. Follows through to ensure effectiveness of treatment, post discharge follow up and collaborates with specialists when indicated. Attends discharge planning, interdisciplinary rounds, key medical staff meetings and conferences serving as an authority on inpatient medicine and adult critical care medicine. Duties also include critical care medicine, responding to "code blue" events and performing procedures such as advanced venous access techniques, invasive diagnostic procedures (i.e. paracentesis and thoracentesis), and application of nationally recognized current medicine practices. Incumbent manages ventilators and central lines independently. Manages and coordinates the entire inpatient episode of care, and works cooperatively with the patient's Primary Care Managers, Surgeons, and Specialty Consultants. Responsible for over-site of medical care given by midlevel providers (Physician's Assistants or Nurse Practitioners) working on the Medicine Inpatient Service.a variety of specialized tests such as graded exercise tests, spinal taps, thoracentesis, virtual medicine etc., as required. Performs physical examinations as required.
Adjunct faculty or Preceptor for the physician training programs across the Colorado Springs Medical Health System in coordination with University of Colorado Health Science Center. Facilitates teaching and training of other professional personnel, physician assistants, residents and paramedical personnel. Performs Documents the record of care in the DHA Electronic Medical Records system ensuring documentation standards and prescribed time lines are met.
Performs other duties as assigned.
US Citizenship required
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.