MEDCOM

Physician (Internal Medicine)

US-TX-FT. HOOD
Job ID
2017-4044
Category
Medical
Salary Range
Very Competitive
Recruitment Bonus
Negotiable
Relocation Assistance
Negotiable
Student Loan Repayment
Negotiable

Overview

Recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized.

 

Medical malpractice liability insurance is not required for federal civilian healthcare providers as they are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. § 1346(b)) while acting within the scope of their employment.

 

Duty location: You will be working for the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in the Department Of Medicine, Internal Medicine department at Fort Hood, TX.
Fort Hood rests in the beautiful hill and lake country of Central Texas approximately 60 miles north of Austin and 50 miles south of Waco. Because of the weather, outdoor recreation is available much of the year. Two lakes are only 15 minutes away. Affordable urban and suburban housing is readily available. Local colleges provide higher educational opportunities. The area is home to many churches, shopping centers, recreational facilities and fine restaurants. For more info, visit pao.hood.army.mil

 

Management prefers candidates that are Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

 

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

 

Responsibilities

As a Physician (Internal Medicine), you will:

  • Diagnosis and treat the more complex internal medicine problems referred to the clinic.
  • Apply an advanced professional knowledge of areas within the field of internal medicine to include hematology, cardiology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, endocrinology, pulmonary medicine, infectious diseases, and nephrology.
  • Exchange advice and consultation with physicians on the diagnoses and treatment of patients, especially in the area of Internal Medicine.
  • Perform procedures such as joint aspiration or injection, sigmoidoscopy, gastroscopy, and proctoscopy.
  • Order and interpret laboratory tests and x-rays necessary to complete medical facts on the cases such as blood counts, urinalysis, sedimentation rates, chest x-rays, and electrocardiograms.

Qualifications

US Citizen

 

Degree: MD or DO from a school in the US or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicants graduation. An MD or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education & medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the US may be demonstrated by permanent certification by ECFMG or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the US & graduate education in a foreign country.

 

Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining an MD or DO, 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. (This 1 year of supervised experience may be waived for research or administrative positions not requiring direct patient care.) For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, & fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the US or Canada. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the Directory of Residency Training Programs and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians.

 

Licensure: For positions involving patient care, candidates must have a permanent, full, & unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, DC, Puerto Rico, or a territory of the US.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess current certification in Basic life Support (BLS)/Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation from American Heart Association. Must be able to obtain and maintain current BLS training & certification. Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support or other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion. 4 years of residency training in the specialty of Internal Medicine or equivalent experience & training. Experience with examining patient, determining need for & orders laboratory tests, x-rays, & other procedures necessary to complete medical facts on the case; interprets examination findings and test results; makes diagnosis of disease or disorder; plans & carries out or prescribes course of treatment, to include referrals to other specialty areas &/or admission to hospital. Follows progress of case & modifies course of treatment as necessary.

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