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.
Ft Hood is nicknamed The Great Place because of the quality of life the post and area offer Soldiers and their families. Ft Hood covers a total of 340 sq miles and rests in the beautiful 'hill and lake' country of Central Texas, between Killeen and Copperas Cove. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Ft Hood is the ideal location because of warm winters and hot summers. The nearby lakes, Belton and Stillhouse, offer year round outdoor recreation activities. Please visit: http://pao.hood.army.mil/.
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.
Provides direct Patient care to patients undergoing SRP, SHPE, MOB, D-SRC, DeMOB, PHA, Behavioral Health Assessments, Physicals, and R-SRP process. The Soldier Readiness Medical Director physician shall be familiar with the guidelines and standards relating to Army Retention Standards (IAW AR 40-501), and other essential policies for the purposes of conducting readiness business. The Medical Director will be the lead Provider for all soldiers (active duty, reserve component, national guard) processing through the various clinical sites. Duties include the use of automated systems (i.e. Composite Health Care System (CHCS)) to enter clinical orders, ancillary services, and prescriptions; completion of workload accountability documents (i.e. Ambulatory Data System (ADS) forms, or on-line documents through CHCS II) on the same day of service; and manpower accountability documents (i.e. Medical Expense and Performance Reporting System (MEPRS)) on a weekly basis and MODs. Participates in the clinic performance improvement and risk management activities as necessary. Attends other mandatory training as directed by supervisor or command. Ensures the highest standards of professional practice and ethics are maintained; and that established operating policies are adhered to. Reviews available medical records of all soldiers undergoing processing. The incumbent shall ensure all personnel are assessed for the retention and condition of the patient by completing a physical examination IAW 40-501 and determining other evaluations that may need to be done. Performs a range of medical duties within the clinic covering general practice. Makes diagnosis and administers appropriate treatment. Orders and interprets laboratory tests and x-rays necessary to complete medical facts on the cases such as blood counts, urinalyses, sedimentation rates, chest x-rays, electrocardiograms, etc. Consultation with specialists may occur when assistance is required in determining the correct diagnosis or treatment.
Supervises a staff of military, civilian, and contract professional providers and reservists. Ensures adequate professional and technical personnel are available to maintain the flow and quality of work at a sufficient level to assure timely accomplishment of assigned workload and provide optimum service to patients. Assigns work to employees, makes recommendations for awards, promotions, reassignments, etc. Rates employees based upon pre-established work standards. Informs employees regarding MEDCEN policies and procedures. Hears and resolves employee concerns. Approves leave for assigned personnel. Ensures the goals of Equal Employment Opportunity Program are carried out within the clinic. Focuses on quality issues on all aspects of the department concurrent with Joint Commission (JC) criteria. Participates in required hospital meetings as appropriate. Identifies special clinic needs and requirements appropriate to include supplies, capital expense equipment, MEDCASE, etc. Serves as consultant to the clinical staff directing them relative to diagnoses, therapy, or disposition of patients with various medical problems. Establishes the standard operating procedures governing the daily practice of personnel working in the center. Attends Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses and maintains specialty specific CME sufficient to satisfy the requirements of applicable credentialing, licensing agencies, and the Joint Commission.
Basic Requirement for Supervisory Physician (Family Practice):
US Citizenship Required