MEDCOM

Internal Medicine Physician GS-14

US-TX-FT. SAM HOUSTON
Job ID
2017-3937
# Positions
0
Category
Medical
Salary Range
Competitive
Recruitment Bonus
Negotiable
Relocation Assistance
Negotiable
Student Loan Repayment
No

Overview

Exercises independent judgment with full responsibility for professional diagnosis, treatment, referral and disposition of patients.

Serves as Internal Medicine Physician. Scope of services include, but are not limited to, examination, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of adults, usually 18 years of age or older. Care provided includes a broad spectrum of health services ranging from preventative health care to treatment of acute and chronic diseases. Provides long-term comprehensive care managing both common and complex illnesses. Primary care internal medicine incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health and common health problems. Takes ownership, responsibility for care of assigned panel of patients. Provides first contact, continuous, comprehensive primary care for adults according to current standards of care, the patient centered medical home model of care, Army policy, and relevant regulations. Leads a multi-disciplinary team of individuals who collectively takes responsibility for the ongoing care of patients. Coordinates and/or integrates care across all elements of the healthcare system (e.g., subspecialty care, hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes) and the patient's community (e.g., family, public and private community). Completes required records (both paper and electronic) pertaining to all medical services provided in accordance with specified procedures and regulations. Properly safeguards all reports and records according to the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.  Ensures the highest standards of professional practice and ethics are maintained.  Teaches and provides consultation to other health care providers as assigned.  Participates in Continuing Medical Education (CME) and quality assurance activities as assigned.  Provides technical oversight of clinical staff (e.g. nurses, social workers, therapists, and various technicians) who are assigned to the medical home to enhance team-based care.

Responsibilities

•Examine, diagnose, prevent, and treat adults.

•Provide long-term comprehensive care managing both common and complex illnesses.

•Incorporate disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health, and common health problems into practice.

•Provide first contact, continuous, comprehensive primary care for adults according to current standards of care.

•Lead a multi-disciplinary team of individuals who collectively take responsibility for the ongoing care of patients.

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.  Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

 

 US Citizenship Required 

•  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.

•  Experience Required: 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.  To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least 4 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training in the specialty of Internal Medicine. This required Internal Medicine experience/training includes skills such as, but not limited to, a wide range of very difficult and responsibly dealings with medical duties specializing in all aspects of inpatient or outpatient care, such as advanced examination, diagnosis and treatment to ensure effectiveness of treatment.

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