MEDCOM

Physician (Geriatrics)

US-TX-FT. SAM HOUSTON
Job ID
2017-4095
# Positions
1
Category
Medical
Salary Range
120,000.00 to 255,000.00
Recruitment Bonus
Negotiable
Relocation Assistance
Negotiable
Student Loan Repayment
No

Overview

This position is located at Brooke Army Medical Center in the Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine, Fort Sam Houston, TX.

Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), located at Fort Sam Houston, TX is a modern, state-of-the-art 450-bed health care facility that provides level-one trauma and graduate medical education. The physical appearance and efficiency of space throughout the hospital creates a user-friendly, high quality healthcare environment for patients, their families, and health care providers. Fort Sam Houston is located in San Antonio, the second largest metropolitan area in Texas with a warm climate and close proximity to beaches.

 

This position is located at U.S. Army Medical Command Headquarters, located at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. MEDCOM HQ's is located in beautiful and historic San Antonio and is within easy commuting distance of desirable neighborhoods and excellent school systems. San Antonio offers mild winters, low cost of living, and no personal state income tax. Ft. Sam civilians enjoy use of post recreation facilities i.e. fitness centers, golf course, bowling alley, outdoor rec areas, auto craft shop, equestrian center and on Post Dining Facilities.

 

San Antonio is the 8th largest city in the US and it retains its sense of history and tradition. Close to 20M visitors visit yearly and enjoy the blending of sounds/flavors from Old Mexico to the Deep South. The Alamo is downtown and is one of the most visited historical sites in the US. The San Antonio River Walk offers much to the tourist; the side walk cafes, restaurants are always popular, as well as the nightclubs and hotels. The Rio San Antonio Cruises provides a method of sightseeing in downtown San Antonio. Children can enjoy San Antonio's Children's Museum, Magic Theater, and Brackenridge Park. San Antonio also offers the enjoyment of two major theme parks, Sea World of Texas and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. For those who dabble in the arts, there is the San Antonio Museum of Art.

 

 

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.

 

 

Employee works under the general supervision of the Chief, Internal Medicine Service and Chief, Internal Medicine Clinic (IMC), who discusses policies and objectives. There is not direct supervision, and the individual exercises independent judgment in selection and performance of the full range of diagnostic procedures for patients. Incumbent works independently in accordance with methods and practices of the medical profession and established administrative policies as an expert in the field of adult medicine and Geriatrics. Medical diagnoses are not reviewed and the individual has considerable latitude for professional technical decisions, overall effectiveness, and accomplishment of objectives. The quality of professional and administrative work is evaluated using the quality assurance principles, policies, and regulations as mandated by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, and as structured by appropriate Army and local regulations and policies. 

 

Responsibilities

As a Physician (Geriatrics), you will:

 

Position Description

Serves as a Physician (Geriatrics) at a full patient care hospital; responsible for the examination, diagnosis, treatment and/or attempt to prevent diseases of the elderly. Assignments are performed in accordance with Army and medical treatment facility (MTF) regulations, guidance, policies and procedures. Utilizes special knowledge of the aging process and special skills in the diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive and rehabilitative aspects of illness in the elderly.

Qualifications

US Citizenship required. 

 

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. 

 

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: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least 4years 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 will include skills such as, but not limited to, a wide range of medical duties, specializing in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient care involving Geriatric patients, such as advanced examination, diagnosis, and treatment to ensure effectiveness of treatment.

 

Board Certified Geriatrician is preferred.

 

Position Description

This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is therefore subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations.

 

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