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  • Physician (Medical Evaluation Board)

    Location US-LA-FT. POLK
    Job ID
    2018-4614
    Category
    Medical
    Salary Range
    101,967 - 262,000
    Recruitment Bonus
    Negotiable
    Relocation Assistance
    Negotiable
    Student Loan Repayment
    Negotiable
  • Overview

    Employee works under the supervision of the Commander of the Health Clinic. Employee works with full professional responsibilities for his/her actions and advice. Carries out duties in accordance with the accepted standard of care and in accordance with established military rules and regulations.

     

    Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

     

    About the Position:
    Recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized.

    This position is located at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, Patient Administration Division, Patient Affairs, Fort. Polk, LA.

     

    With more than 22,000 military members and their families, Ft. Polk provides us with a diverse and well-skilled population. The area is considered rural with the Kisatchie National Forest, which offers hunting and recreational activities located nearby. Also located nearby is Toledo Bend, Vernon, and Anacoco Lake for those interested in fishing, boating, or swimming. For more information, please visit: http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/JRTC-Polk_NEW/sites/local/

     

    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.

     

    Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

    Responsibilities

    As a Physician for the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB), you will:

    • Coordinate and perform fitness for duty evaluations including MEB and Temporary Disability Retirement List (TDRL) evaluations.
    • Perform comprehensive review of medical records.
    • Order and interpret diagnostic tests, x-rays, and ancillary tests.
    • Utilize sound clinical judgement to arrange for other medical specialty consultation.
    • Dictate and review narrative summaries that include consultant opinions in preparation for Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) review.

    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. • Specialized Experience: Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess, at a minimum, 3, 4 or 5 years of internship/residency/fellowship training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training in the specialty. The required experience/training will include skills such as, but not limited to, a wide range of patient care duties including examination, diagnosis and treatment to ensure effectiveness of treatment, post discharge. At least one of the experience must have been equivalent to the next lower level, which would involve independent treatment of complex cases requiring advanced skills.

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