PHYSICIAN (Neurology) GP-0602-15 - Tacoma, WA
Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest on the Puget Sound, in Washington State, Joint Base Lewis-McChord is near the city of Lakewood, 10 minutes from Tacoma and 20 minutes from Olympia, the state capitol. JBLM is situated in a key location along Interstate 5, allowing easy access to Sea-Tac Airport and to the deep water ports of Tacoma and Seattle. Although the Army and Air Force missions have changed over the years, one thing has not changed-the natural setting of the base. On a clear day, majestic Mount Rainier looms on the horizon, towering over the other peaks of the Cascade Range. From the mountains to the deep waters of Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean, the local areas abound in natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities. Camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and now sports are a way of life in Washington State.
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 a board certified physician on the Neurology Service, responsible for the examination,diagnosis and treatment of the full range of outpatients seen in the clinic and inpatients seen on theconsult and ward services. Duties will include supervision of a biweekly migraine and headache classand clinic.
1. In an outpatient clinic the applicant performs medical duties with an emphasis on migraine
management including chemodenervation techniques. The applicant will organize and supervise amigraine and headache class and clinic to recur at a minimum of once per month. Clinical duties alsoinclude adult electrophysiologic testing and interpretation. Examines patients, orders and evaluatesthe full range of electrophysiology, radiology and laboratory tests, makes diagnoses and prescribesappropriate treatment to include drugs, nursing and dietary care, ancillary therapies (physical,occupational, and speech). Makes referrals for appropriate urgent issues, and decompensation ofchronic neurologic conditions. Communicates with patients and refers patients back to the primarycare manager for management of diseases outside the specialty of neurology. Periodically providesepisodic care to clinic patients on a walk-in basis. Evaluates and treats patients with multiplecomplicated problems who were screened and referred by the Emergency Room for urgent oremergent neurologic issues. Use of the electronic record for consult located in CHCS is required. Afull working knowledge of electronic data retrieval in the MAMC system is required. (80%)
2. In an inpatient setting, the applicant directs and supervises care for patients with primaryneurological disorders requiring hospitalization. The applicant also consults to other hospital servicescaring for inpatients (including the critically ill) with neurological conditions. Supervises the inpatientneurology team which will consist of senior and junior neurology residents, interns from otherservices, and medical students. Clinical duties also include emergent adult electrophysiologic testingand interpretation. Examines patients, orders and evaluates the full range of electrophysiology,radiology and laboratory tests, makes diagnoses and prescribes appropriate treatment to includedrugs, nursing and dietary care, ancillary therapies (physical, occupational, and speech). (15%)
3. Will supervise, teach, and provide consultation to other healthcare providers. The applicant will beon the Neurology Education Committee, to review competency of resident rotator in neurology.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
Basic Requirement for Physician :
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.
Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, a candidate must have had at least one year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a one-year internship or the first year of a residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited for such training.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
Residency Training: Applicants must have successfully completed the required accredited residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled (Family Medicine) and equivalent experience and training equal to at least 5 years. Experience may not be substituted for residency training that is required for the specialty identified.
NOTE: If selected, a salary quote will not be provided to you at the time of the initial job offer. The salary determination process begins after the initial job offer is accepted. This consists of the Activity Compensation Panel adding base pay and market pay to determine your starting salary and this will be provided to you once approved. Salary for physician positions is based on a tier scale, determined by the position specialty, grade, and locati on.