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Physician (Aerospace Medicine)

Employer
Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Location
Tacoma, WA
Closing date
May 1, 2024

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Overview

Physician (Aerospace Medicine)

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, its affiliated clinics and dental clinic are located at Fort Lewis, Washington, near the city of Tacoma. Madigan AMC is one of only three designated Level Two trauma centers within the U.S. Medical Command.

Tacoma is a progressive city of 200,000 nestled between Seattle and the state capital of Olympia. The region offers the attractions of larger metropolitan areas, with a hometown feel. World-class museums, hotels and theaters draw thousands to downtown Tacoma while the shores of the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier inspire outdoor enthusiasts. The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Chihuly Bridge of Glass, Emerald Downs Racetrack, Emerald Queen Casino, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Lakewold Gardens, and the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad represent a small sampling of the region's varied entertainment options. The city offers excellent schools, universities, parks, festivals and regional shopping centers.

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce
Madigan Army Medical Center
Joint Base Lewis McChord

Responsibilities

MAJOR DUTIES

1. Provides aerospace medical care to flyers, missile crews, and others with special standards of medical qualifications. Implements policies and procedures and prepares directives governing flight medicine, preventive medicine, and occupational medicine. Manages disorders and injuries unique to flying or special programs. Provides complex aeromedical decision making to include aeromedical dispositions for flying/special operational duty (includes drafting and reviewing: aeromedical waivers; signing initial, periodic, Duty Not Involving Flying, Return-to-Flying Duty Limiting Condition Reports; Notification of Air Force Member's Qualification Status (AF 422)). Performs flying and other special duty physical examinations, Pre- and Post-Deployment health assessments as well as Preventative Health Assessments (PHA). Addresses, manages, and documents medical issues pertaining to the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP), Security Clearances, Overseas Clearances, Pre-Confinement evaluations, Line of Duty Determination (LOD), and Occupational and fitness for duty medical evaluations - all of which will be performed for active duty, reserve, and ANG members, as well as eligible civilian, DoD and dependent beneficiaries. Evaluates living and working environment to detect and control health hazards and prevent disease and injury within the Aerospace arena. Provides direct primary outpatient care to patients. performs minor ambulatory surgical procedures. Orders and interprets diagnostic and testing procedures to include laboratory and radiological examinations. Coordinates with facility and community resources to provide multi-disciplinary comprehensive care to all patients, taking into account factors such as new and/or emerging procedures and techniques and patient's personal history, environment, and mission as well as information gained through diagnostic test. Provides advice by telephone and/or in person to other physicians, non-physician providers, nursing, and paraprofessional staff on the care of patients with urgent, emergent, and non-urgent medical problems. Documents clinical encounters and patient instructions into the medical record via current electronic medical record system and prepares appropriate clinical narrative summaries for both civilian and military occupational programs, to include aeromedical waiver cases that are submitted for higher headquarter review. Advises and educates medical and dental staff on treatment for flying and special operational personnel.

2. Serves as the Primary Care Provider providing comprehensive outpatient care to military members serving as aircrew or in special duty occupations and their family members with care, ranging from newborn to geriatric age, presenting with complex and interdependent acute and chronic conditions. These conditions include, but are not limited to the management of: hypertension, cardiovascular disease, asthma, inflammatory and non-inflammatory arthritic conditions, cancer diagnosis/management/surveillance, physical and/or extremity injuries, as well as acute and chronic psychiatric/psychological disorders. Provides Pre-and Post-Deployment health assessments as well as Preventive Health Assessments (PHA). Addresses, manages, and documents medical issues pertaining to the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP), Security Clearances, Overseas Clearances, Pre-Confinement evaluations, Line of Duty Determination (LOD), and Occupational and fitness for duty medical evaluations, all of which will be performed for active duty, reserve, and National Guard members as well as eligible civilian, DoD, and dependent beneficiaries. Provides direct primary outpatient care to include gynecologic, pediatric, and geriatric care. Performs ambulatory surgical procedures including but not limited to: casting/splinting, suturing and excisional skin biopsies. (The range of outpatient procedures that may be performed include, trigger point injection, joint aspiration and injections, joint splinting and casting, multiple layer skin closures, etc.) Orders and interprets diagnostic and testing procedures to include laboratory and radiological examinations. Ensures appropriate follow up and documentation of all clinical and diagnostic procedures IAW the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), The Joint Commission (TJC), and Health Services Inspection (HSI) guidelines. Independently formulates full treatment and management regimens based on sound diagnoses consistent with current and/or evidence based clinical practice guidelines. Evaluate and medically clear patients for Aeromedical Evacuation. Coordinates with facility and community resources to provide multi-disciplinary comprehensive care to all patients, taking into account factors such as new and/or emerging procedures and techniques and the patient's personal history, as well as information gained through diagnostic tests. Provides advice by telephone and/or in person to other physicians, non- physician providers, and nursing and paraprofessional staff on the care of patients with urgent, emergent, and non-urgent medical problems. Documents clinical encounters and patient instructions into the medical record via current electronic medical record system, and prepares appropriate clinical narrative summaries for both civilian and military occupational programs.

3. Provides clinical and administrative leadership to the Flight Medicine Primary Care Manager (PCM) team. Facilitates and manages the full spectrum of professional and patient care activities for the PCM team. Evaluates and analyzes how the team provides care through a continuum, thereby facilitating the achievement of efficient, high quality, and cost effective healthcare. Guides, counsels, and oversees PCM team personnel to include physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical technicians, and administrative personnel. Provides input and guidance on clinical aspects and/or resolves issues relating to the management of the PCM templates to ensure access-to-care standards are met. For an enrolled population, monitors the interpretation of population-based health assessments in order to identify strategies for effective resource utilization, disease management, case management, and preventive health.

4. Serves as a member of the professional medical staff, and complies with hospital/clinic plans and policies to meet AAAHC or TJC requirements. Participates in continuing education programs to update and maintain skills and knowledge in accordance with Medical Group (MDG) and unit policies including department in-services education. Actively participates and contributes to medical oversight activities to include peer review programs. Serves as clinical preceptor for other professional providers which may include other Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, etc. Participates in hospital/clinic committee work as determined by the Chief of the Medical Staff commensurate with other physicians of the same specialty performing like duties (i.e. Credentials, Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Population Health, Occupational Health committees, and other such activities). Provides professional guidance concerning unit/MDG policies and/or operating instructions.

5.Participate in local disaster training exercises as directed by the Chief of the Medical Staff (SGH) or Medical Group Commander; responds to real-world disaster situations. Participates in local disaster training exercises to maintain preparedness levels. Responds to assigned medical treatment facility in real world disaster to facilitate primary care delivery in the face of an emergent local situation. Coordinates with local, state, and county medical emergency personnel to execute primary care delivery in accordance with the assigned facility's Medical Contingency Response Plan (MCRP).

PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

Qualifications

Degree: 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).

Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training.

Licensure/Certification: 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.

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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