About the Location:
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.
Enjoy a family friendly location in close proximity to the downtown area which includes the world-famous Riverwalk, Alamo and other amenities found in a major US city.
About the Position:
A 40 hour work week, Monday - Friday (no on-call requirement)
Serves as a Medical Officer of the PEB (one of three PEBs within DA). Responsible for adjudicating active duty and Temporary Disability Retired List military personnel within a twelve-state area, normally receiving cases from seven military hospitals; however, occasionally from various Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals within this area.
Evaluates cases of individuals to determine their suitability for continued service based on an identified physical disability(ies).
Writes cases to insure inclusion of supporting evidence and that findings and recommendations of the Medical Board Proceedings are accurate and conform with regulations governing the Army disability system. Insures that disability percentages conform with VA Schedule for Rating Disability, as modified by ARs, and disability codes are properly assigned. Makes appropriate recommendations, and develops written explanations to the Senior Physician and/or PEB President, as required.
Obtains additional required records or further medical evaluation of supporting evidence. Initiates medical position memoranda for consideration by the President, PEB, and the member. Formulates and recommends policy and improvements in applicable regulations and guidelines.
Formulates medical guidelines to ensure uniform application of medical aspects of the disability system, subject to approval by the President, PEB. Formulates and recommends policy and improvements in applicable regulations and guidelines.
Conducts liaison visits, as needed, with hospital commanders and professional staff of hospitals to insure uniform compliance with applicable Army regulations.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
As a Physician for the Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) outpatient clinic you will:
* Works under administrative direction. Receives initial duty assignments in the form of this description, with special instructions on new or changed requirements. Assignments are of
marked difficulty and responsibility requiring extended professional training and experience demonstrating leadership and attainments of a high order; and the exercise of
wide latitude for independent judgment. Refers only the most controversial or precedent setting problems to the supervisor for discussion, together with technically sound
recommendations for their resolution for prior approval. Completed work is subject to cursory review for compliance with SOPs and special instructions, and evaluated in terms
of overall adequacy of decisions and recommendations.
* Position is established to serve as sole medical officer member on one of three Army Physical Evaluation Boards (PEB) which consist of two military non-medical
members and this position. Organizationally PEBs are one level below the final adjudicating level, the USA Physical Disability Agency Disability Review Council. PEB handles a range of cases consisting of Active Army, Army Reserve and National Guard personnel claiming fit or unfit for duty due to disability(ies)/illness(es). May answer appeals where determinations by the boards are appealed by the service member.
* Typically, cases are initiated through a service member being seen by a physician at one of the Army medical treatment facilities. Paperwork is submitted to a medical board at the medical facility who determines if the service member meets or does not meet medical retention standards. If determined the condition(s) do not meet medical retention standards as determined by Army Regulations, the case is written up and sent to PEB for disability adjudication. Note: The medical facility Physical Evaluation Board liaison officer (PEBLO) handles paperwork and coordination with service member. The PEB receives the request and each member reviews the file, obtains all additional information needed, such as medical information, e.g., if the Medical Officer determines additional physical examination is required, it is ordered.
* Other duties as assigned.
• You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
• If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted.
• Must provide documents for credentialing for health care positions.
• Board Eligible/Board Certified
• All Health Care Providers must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification. Current Advanced Life Support of other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.
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.
This position is covered by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program. The incumbent is required to sign a DA Form 5019 (Condition of Employment for Certain Positions Identified as Critical Under the Drug Abuse Testing Program) and must pass urinalysis testing, as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.