MEDCOM

Supervisory Physician (Family Practice)

US-LA-FT. POLK
Job ID
2017-4092
# Positions
1
Category
Medical
Salary Range
Very Competitive Plus Incentives
Recruitment Bonus
Yes
Relocation Assistance
Yes
Student Loan Repayment
No

Overview

WHO MAY APPLY:  US CITIZENS

 

A 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.

 

Fort Polk, LA: Nestled in the heart of West Central Louisiana with rolling hills, long-leaf pines, creeks, bayous and lakes, providing year-round beauty, you will find Leesville, the small city nearest Fort Polk.  They maintain a "neighborly attitude," creating a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Also known as the Sportsman's Paradise, surrounded by millions of acres of public land including Kisatchie National Forest.  Taking great pride in being the home of Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center, Leesville and the surrounding areas offer some of the finest outdoor recreational opportunities, top-notch educational facilities, excellent medical facilities, cultural amenities, and a very low cost of living.

 

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

 

Supervisory Status

Yes

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Up to 5% Business Travel required.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation costs may be paid if the selecting official determines the relocation is in the best interests of the government.

Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Physician (Family Practice), you will:

  • Provide first contact, continuous, comprehensive primary care for infants, children, youth, and adults according to current standards of care, the patient centered medical home model of care, and Army policy and relevant regulations.
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team of individuals who collectively take responsibility for the ongoing care of patients.
  • Coordinate and/or integrate 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-based services).
  • Teach and provide consultation to other health care providers as assigned.
  • Participate in Continuing Medical Education (CME) and quality assurance activities 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.
  • 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 work 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 family practice.  This required family practice experience/training will include skills such as, but not limited to, a wide range of medical duties specializing in all aspects of patient care, such as advanced examination, diagnosis, and treatment involving primary care patients of all ages.

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