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Physician (Emergency Medicine)

Employer
Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Location
Seoul, 11
Closing date
Apr 9, 2025

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Specialty
Emergency Medicine

Job Details

Overview

P hysician (Emergency Medicine) Camp Humphreys, South Korea

Located within the seaport city of Pyeongtaek, along the western coast of South Korea, and approximately 40 miles south of Seoul, Camp Humphreys is home to the Army's most active airfield in the Pacific and the center of the largest construction and transformation project in the U.S. Department of Defense's history.

The commercial area adjacent to the main entrance of the United States' Camp Humphreys military base, is a slice of Americana in the Korean countryside.

Most of the signs are in English, the streets are lined with fast-food restaurants, and the street stalls sell french fries and chicken wings beside Korean staples such as blood sausage and rice cakes in red pepper sauce.

Pyeongtaek, located about an hour south of Seoul, the South Korean capital, is currently in the midst of a plan to relocate military personnel and their families there from elsewhere in South Korea.

When the relocation is complete, Camp Humphreys will occupy three times its current area and its population will swell from its existing size of about 11,000 troops to more than 40,000 service members, making it one of the US's largest overseas bases - an anchor for defending against North Korea and a focal point of the US military presence in Asia.

Responsibilities

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS

Works under general professional direction with considerable freedom in providing treatment for a wide range of cases received in the Emergency Room. Follows established policies in making referral of patients to other facilities. Insures all available services and authorized emergence treatments are provided to patients. Incumbent is responsible to the Chief of Emergency Medicine Service for adequacy and quality of care.

MAJOR DUTIES

Provides services of an Emergency Medicine Physician to patients in the Emergency Room. Triages, examines, diagnoses, resuscitates, stabilizes, treats or directs a course of treatment for a wide range of emergent patients from the pediatric to the geriatric patient, or from seriously ill to the severely traumatized. Examines patients and orders appropriate tests to evaluate patients, chief complaint and related complaints; ascertains medical needs and initiates action to provide needed services.

Coordinates admission of patient to hospital with accepting staff physician. Performs authorized emergency procedures such as laceration repair, central venous line emplacement, pacemaker placement, tube thoracostomy, thoracotomy, cricothyrotomy, cardioversion, defibrillation, peritoneal lavage, bladder aspiration, lumbar puncture arterial line placement, reduction of dislocations/fractures, tracheal intubation, culdocentesis, and wound debridement. Responds to and provides support to in-house cardiopulmonary arrests (echo-medic). Provides professional guidance and direction to physician assistants and physician assistant students working in the Emergency Room. Provides professional direction and guidance to ambulance section. Records all medical data on prescribed forms and completes necessary administrative functions. Participates in QI and Operations & Training committees and other areas of responsibility as assigned by the Chief, Emergency Medicine Service.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

US Citizenship required

Board Certified/Eligible in Primary Care Specialty (Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Emergency Medicine). Note the highest preference will be provided to Emergency Medicine Residency trained applicants.

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.

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.

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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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San Antonio
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