- Defense Health Agency (DHA)
- Colorado Springs, CO
- Closing date
- Mar 10, 2024
- Hospital Medicine (MD)
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.
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.
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