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Physician (Occupational Medicine) GP-0602-15

Employer
Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Location
San Diego, CA
Closing date
Mar 6, 2025

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Overview

PHYSICIAN (OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE)- GP-0602-15 - Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA (NMC San Diego)

Downtown San Diego is located on San Diego Bay. Balboa Park encompasses several mesas and canyons to the northeast, surrounded by older, dense urban communities including Hillcrest and North Park. To the east and southeast lie City Heights, the College Area, and Southeast San Diego. To the north lies Mission Valley and Interstate 8. The communities north of the valley and freeway, and south of Marine Corps Air Station Mirmar, include Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Tierrasanta, and Navajo. Stretching north from Miramar are the northern suburbs of Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, and Ranch Bernado. The far northeast portion of the city encompasses Lake Hodges and the San Pasqual Valley, which holds an agricultural preserve. Carmel Valley and Del Mar Heights occupy the northwest corner of the city. To their south are Torrey Pines State Reserve and the business center of the Golden Triangle. Further south are the beach and coastal communities of La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, and Ocean Beach. Pont Loma occupies the peninsula across San Dego Bay from downtown. The communities of South San Diego (an Enclave), such as San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, are located next to the Mexico-United States border and are physically separated from the rest of the city by the cities of National City and Chula Vista. A narrow strip of land at the bottom of San Diego Bay connects these southern neighborhoods with the rest of the city.

San Diego has one of the top-ten best climates in the United States and has one of the two best summer climates in the country as scored by The Weather Channel. San Diego area has been variously categorized as having either a semi-arid climate or a Mediterranean climate. San Diego's climate is characterized by warm, dry summers and mild winters, with most of the annual precipitation falling between December and March. The city has a mild climate year-round, with an average of 201 days above 70 °F and low rainfall (9-13 inches annually).

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/

Responsibilities

1. Serves as a nationally recognized board-certified expert to plan, formulate, and carry out a comprehensive Occupational Health Program serving employees in various occupations, of various ages, and with various health issues.

Plans, organizes, establishes, directs and implements the goals and objectives of the Occupational Health Program. This includes, but is not limited to, establishing and overseeing medical surveillance and medical qualification programs for supported commands, including those required by Federal and DoD regulations, and providing and/ or overseeing hearing conservation, occupational spirometry, and treatment and disposition of work-related illnesses and injuries. Conducts research of pertinent managerial, legal and medical literature to maintain state-of-the-art awareness of occupational medicine. Applies research findings along with current science and prevailing standards of occupational medicine practice to consult, to advise, and to develop operational programs to protect employee health. Provides expert guidance on complicated toxic and other workplace hazards, including issues of causation, epidemiology, and critical review of the medical literature. Identifies opportunities to change the care delivered, advises on difficult or complex cases, and makes recommendations such as work restrictions/ accommodations, or determining an employee's fitness for duty. Makes recommendations on improvement of work methods and organizational features based on science and knowledge of workplace hazards and controls gained from periodic worksite visits. Develops guidelines and trainings for medical staff to follow when carrying out services. Participates in continuing education programs to update and maintain skills. Attends and/ or participates in nationally recognized conferences as requested. Involved in a wide array of teaching activities, including, but not limited to: training, mentoring, and supervising occupational medicine residents, advanced practice clinicians (physician assistants, nurse practitioners), weekly global supervision to a resident, teaching didactics, attending Graduate Medical Education (GME) meetings to plan and evaluate residency education and residents, and participates in teaching conferences and case discussions.

2. Serves as a nationally recognized board-certified expert to provide Occupational Medicine care to employees of various ages, conditions, and complexities.

Independently performs occupational physical examinations of various types including pre-placement, periodic medical surveillance, medical qualification, disability retirement, worker competency, fitness for duty, and any other special employee examinations that may be required or requested. Coordinates with facility and community resources to provide comprehensive work-related care to all employees, taking into account factors such as new and/ or emerging procedures and techniques, the individual's medical and occupational history, and information gained through diagnostic tests. Counsels employees on workplace hazards and exam results. Notifies management of exam results and recommends appropriate work restrictions/ accommodations. Applies new procedures in the evaluation and treatment of complex patient cases and conducts research for the advancement of the Occupational Medicine program and for quality improvement.

Interprets ancillary test results for evidence of possible occupational disease or confounding personal health conditions, including but not limited to interpretation of complete blood counts, blood chemistry panels for renal, hepatic, toxic or metabolic conditions, pulmonary function tests, EKGs, plain film X-rays, and audiograms.

Diagnoses and appropriately consults for follow-up evaluations for conditions discovered as a result of the occupational medical examinations. Evaluates and treats worker on-the- job illnesses and injuries, and stabilizes and transfers those suffering from urgent, potentially life-threatening, illnesses and injuries. Documents all examinations conducted and treatment provided, ensuring accuracy and adequacy of the health records.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Must be a US Citizen

Basic Requirement for Physician (Occupational Medicine):

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:

Experience: Applicants must have at least five years of experience as a Physician (Occupational Medicine)

Residency Training: Applicants must have successfully completed the required accredited residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled (Occupational Medicine) and equivalent experience and training equal to at least 4 years. Experience may not be substituted for residency training that is required for the specialty identified.

Education:

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Company

THE WORK-LIFE BALANCE YOU NEED, THE BENEFITS YOU DESERVE.

At the Defense Health Agency you can practice at locations across the U.S. and around the world, but most importantly, you'll get the work-life balance you have always wanted with the benefits you deserve.

Practice alongside other highly-skilled civilian and military healthcare professionals and enjoy the unique career opportunities and employment benefits that can be found with the Defense Health Agency.

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.

ABOUT 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.

DHA employees are NOT subject to military requirements such as "boot camp," enlistments, or deployments. Department of Defense is an equal opportunity employer.

REWARDING CAREERS

  • 350+ Locations Worldwide
  • 5 Million+ Under Our Care
  • Excellent Staffing Ratios
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities
  • Patient-Focused Care

EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Recruitment Bonuses
  • Job Security
  • Supportive Work Environment
  • Student Loan Repayment

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

With job openings at more than 350 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
  • Internists
  • Pediatricians
  • Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Neurologists
  • Allergists & Immunologists
  • Hospitalists
  • Urologists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Dermatologists
  • Physical Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine Physicians
  • Radiologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

           AND MORE.

YOUR CAREER SEARCH STARTS HERE.

CIVILIANMEDICALJOBS.COM/JAMA

 

Dr Frank R

“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.

OUR PURPOSE

  • 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.
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Telephone
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Location
3130 General Hudnell Drive
San Antonio
Texas
78226
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