Physician (Emergency Medicine) Joint Base San Antonio (Lackland AFB)
Time to invest in some new footwear because if you're San Antonio-bound, you'd better show up in boots ! The Alamo City is one of the military's most envied postings and is often referred to as "Military City USA". Low cost of living, affordable homes, and the lack of state tax on retirement income are a few financial perks to living and retiring in this Texas city. A robust job market that seems partial to government and defense/security contracting ensures employment opportunities for spouses or transitioning service members. San Antonio is the country's seventh fastest growing city yet has somehow managed to retain a "small town feel." Quality schools and friendly locals (most with military ties) are additional perks to living in San Antonio.
Some things you should know before you get here: trucks are the norm (the bigger, the better), love for The Spurs (NBA) runs deep, the H-E-B obsession is real (it's a grocery store), rodeos are life, and don't call it "San Antone"-that's just wrong. The community boasts a vibrant Hispanic population, and enhances everything from the food, to the music, to community events. You don't necessarily need to speak Spanish to get around, but you'd better know how to say barbacoa, tamales, and cascarones.
Name brand shopping (IKEA is the latest arrival of note), restaurants, and all variety of entertainment all add to San Antonio's quality of life. SeaWorld, the San Antonio Zoo, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and downtown museums are all fun outings for kids and families. Tube or kayak down a river, play or fish in the lakes, or relax by San Antonio's famous downtown River Walk. Museums, art galleries, and historical landmarks- remember The Alamo? -round out San Antonio's cultural offerings. Tex-mex cuisine arguably originated here, and some up and coming culinary trendsetters are making a name for themselves in the Pearl District downtown, alongside several notable breweries.
San Antonio has over 300 days of sunshine with some hot summers, mild winters and pleasant spring and fall seasons. San Antonio is in Bexar County (it's pronounced "BEAR") in south central Texas, and is just south of the gorgeous Hill Country. It's only about two hours from Austin, the beach, or the desert.
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.
Perform a full range of emergency medicine services to include the ability and experience to adequately diagnose and treat diseases and injuries. Provides care and clinical supervision for a wide range of patient presentations, ages and conditions including emergent, urgent and nonurgent complaints. Evaluates, examines, diagnoses and treats medical, pediatric, psychiatric, obstetric, surgical and traumatic disorders. Performs invasive and noninvasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including lifesaving cardiac surgery and lesser procedures. Provides all services identified in the current Model of Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine as promulgated by specialty societies. Symptoms of presenting patients are often subtle, or there are overlapping symptoms due to the presence of more than one condition or ailment, or the symptoms might be indicative of either a simple or complicated diagnostic and testing procedure. Considerable ingenuity required in identifying these symptoms and developing a proper treatment regimen. Orders appropriate laboratory, x-ray, and other diagnostic tests; interprets the total medical and surgical evidence, incorporating information into an accurate diagnosis or appraisal; institutes proper treatment and patient care.
Facilitates patient access to continuing medical care by appropriate referrals to other healthcare providers and operating within the policies and regulations of the hospital. Renders consultative opinions to other physicians and auxiliary health personnel in the areas of expertise. Maintains health and clinical records in accordance with current regulations and standards. Directs the operation of the Emergency Medical Services, to include fellow physicians, nurses, paramedics, paraprofessionals, administrative and ambulance personnel. Responsible for the administration and teaching of all aspects of emergency medical care to residents, interns and other medical personnel while on duty in the ED.
Participates in personal and group activities that disseminate and advance medical knowledge in the field of emergency medicine. Joins and participates in professional associations, committees and groups. Shares clinical information with colleagues, associates and trainees in local, regional and national venues. Reads professional journals and attends continuing medical education offerings. Implements performance improvement processes to enhance care in Emergency Medicine. Actively participates in clinical research and assists and advises residents in their research efforts.
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.
Must possess and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.