This position is located with the United States Army Medical Command, Weed Army Hospital, Community Mental Health Services, Fort Irwin, California.
Weed Army Community Hospital's Community Mental Health Service is located at Fort Irwin, CA, located 37 miles NE of the city of Barstow, Calofirnia. Located in the Inland Empire midway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Barstow offers the conveniences of small town living with the resources of major metropolitan areas only a short drive away. The extensive city park system features play areas, pools, bowling alleys, golf courses, tennis and volleyball courts, ball and soccer fields, batting cages and in-line roller hockey. Residents also enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, hunting, off-roading, and desert exploring. Ft. Irwin is only a short drive to the historic mountain valley community Big Bear Lake. The natural beauty of Big Bear Lake attracts boating enthusiast, cyclists, hikers, runners, snowboarders and skiers from all over the world.
Nearest airports are located in Ontario, CA (120 miles), Los Angeles (175 miles) and Las Vegas (180 miles).
Typically, cases will cover all levels of complexity in Psychiatry. Employee will be responsible for evaluation of seriously ill patients who may present as inpatients and will be responsible for appropriate disposition of such patients. The administration and coordination of inpatient teaching and clinical programs require the highest level of skill, responsibility, and experience.
The work has a direct impact on patient care (military personnel and their dependents) in dealing with mental illness and complex medical problems. The complexity of meeting the needs of patients, families, and staff, as well as the greater community requires broad and specific thinking and knowledge to maximize a positive result. The work involves establishing criteria; assessing program effectiveness; or investigating or analyzing a variety of unusual conditions, problems, or questions.
Personal contacts are with patients for the purpose of rendering examinations, treatment, and diagnosis. Employee consults with other physicians in difficult and complex cases and has daily contact with a variety of support staff.
Contacts are for the purpose of providing comprehensive medical care to patients as well as for counseling and educating lower grade physicians, house staff physicians, nurses, and paramedical personnel. The work involves participation in conferences on issues of considerable consequence or importance. The people contacted may have diverse viewpoints, goals, or objectives requiring the employee to achieve a common understanding of the problem and satisfactory solution by convincing them, arriving at a compromise, or developing suitable alternatives.
The work involves walking, standing, and sitting. Employee may be required to adjust medical equipment and, on rare occasions, may move special equipment from one location to another within the same office. Employee may be required on occasion to assist in transporting an acutely ill patient
PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS NEEDED.
US Citizenship Required
Must be a licensed Physician
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