MEDCOM

Physician (Flight Surgeon)

US-NY-WEST POINT
Job ID
2017-4493
# Positions
1
Category
Medical
Salary Range
Very Competitive
Recruitment Bonus
Negotiable
Relocation Assistance
Negotiable
Student Loan Repayment
No

Overview

The position is located in Department of Primary Care, Keller Army Community Hospital, West Point, NY.

 

Work involves performing specific medical tasks, such as conducting physical exams, follow-up appointments for health issues, fitness-for-duty evaluations, medical boards, flight physicals and aeromedical summaries. The duties to be performed require board certification or eligibility for certification in Aviation Medicine or board certification or eligible in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, or Emergency Medicine with certification in DoD sponsored aviation medicine program.

 

Work will be conducted under the general professional direction of the Chief, Department of Primary Care. Work is performed with considerable freedom from technical supervision. Consultation in a specialty area is available on request. The patient care duties involve the full range of requirements established by appropriate Army regulations and Keller Army Community Hospital. 

 

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 the Chief, Department of Primary Care, Keller Army Community Hospital, 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 (Flight Surgeon) , you will:

 

Duties require incumbent to be board certified or eligible in Aviation Medicine, Family Medicine, or Internal Medicine with certification in DOD sponsored Aviation Medicine Program; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified, and be able to perform said protocols outlined therein in a manner which is unsupervised. Incumbent must also be able to communicate those skills and knowledge to other health professionals and paraprofessionals in time of need.


1. Takes ownership, responsibility for care of assigned panel of patients. Provides first contact, continuous, comprehensive primary care for infants, children, youth, and/or adults according to current standards of care, the patient centered medical home model of care, and Army policy and relevant regulations. Care is generally rendered in the outpatient clinic on a scheduled basis, but to meet patient needs, they may need to be walked in or added to the physician's schedule. Provides care, advice, and referral coordination via telephone and secure messaging as appropriate. Meets targets for productivity established for the department. Provides diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic services to patients primarily in the Department of Primary Care. As a physician, is responsible for examining, diagnosing, and prescribing courses of treatment in cases of illness and injuries.
Performs military specific medical tasks, including (but not limited to) periodic physical exams, follow-up for health issues identified during Post-Deployment Health Reassessment, temporary and permanent profiles, fitness-for-duty evaluations, medical boards, flight physicals and aeromedical summaries. Performs procedures within scope of practice and scope of care for the Department of Primary Care. Physician must have or willing to be trained to attain a working knowledge of computer systems which are required in the performance of daily tasks, Composite Health Care System (CHCS), Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application, and Microsoft Outlook. 

 

2. Provides direction/oversight to the assigned medical staff on duty within the Department of Primary Care when the incumbent of this position is on duty. Provides medical supervision for the coordination of care obtained from outside civilian and non-civilian hospitals/nursing homes.

 

 

3. Must understand the medical mission necessary to support the Department of Primary Care and West Point. Works closely with the Performance Improvement Program to reduce patient complaints and enhance the image of medical services available. Coordinates with ancillary care areas, i.e., Radiology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Nutritional Care, Rehabilitation Services and Occupational Health. Participates in training courses at the hospital as a participant and/or instructor.
 

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. Require incumbent to be board certified or eligible in Aviation Medicine, Family Medicine, or Internal Medicine with certification in DOD sponsored Aviation Medicine Program.

 

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, such as advanced examination, diagnosis, and treatment to ensure effectiveness of treatment.

 

Board Certified Physician is preferred.

 

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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