Physician (Plastic Surgery) - San Diego Naval Medical Center
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Board eligibility in Plastic Surgery with progressive experience and demonstrated expertise equivalent in breadth and intensity is required. Responsible for the examination, diagnosis and treatment of the full range of patients in the clinic.
1. Serves as a plastic surgeon providing routine, non-routine and emergency impatient and outpatient care at NMCSD. Provides examination, diagnosis, and treatment by surgical and conservative means for diseases and injuries. Responsible for clinic, operative and inpatient care of patients. Performs clinical rounds as dictated by standards of good patient care. Responsible for telephone consultations with patients, surgeons and other physicians with urgent concerns. Prepares and maintains outpatient, inpatient and operative reports in accordance with service and hospital Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Documents in both paper and Electronic Medical Records. Participates in, fully supports, and assumes responsibility for specified assignments in Quality Improvement activities in the Plastic Surgery Service. Performs major surgical operations which may include but are not limited to reduction mammoplasty, mastopexy, abdominoplasty, breast reconstruction, subcutaneous mastectomy, tissue transfer flap, thighplasty, augmentation mammoplasty, scar revision, and management of complicated wounds.
2. Teaches Surgical Residents/Students and supports the Graduate Medical Education (GME) program. Serves as preceptor, as required, for assigned residents and students.
-US Citizenship required
-Maintains current state licensure, Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS)
-Requires medical licensing and must be board certified in Plastic Surgery
-Requires credentialing as a Plastic Surgeon within facilities in the San Diego Military Health Market or other DHA assigned markets as applicable
-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.