Duty location: This position is located at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ft. Hood, TX.
Fort Hood rests in the beautiful hill and lake country of Central Texas approximately 60 miles north of Austin and 50 miles south of Waco. Because of the weather, outdoor recreation is available much of the year. Two lakes are only 15 minutes away. Affordable urban and suburban housing is readily available. Local colleges provide higher educational opportunities. The area is home to many churches, shopping centers, recreational facilities and fine restaurants. For more info, visit pao.hood.army.mil.
Recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized.
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.
As a Physician (Obstetrics & Gynecology), you will:
Serves as Physician in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Antepartum Diagnostic Center, OB/GYN clinic, Labor and Delivery, the Operating room, and other areas where Maternal-Fetal Medicine Consultation is requested to include but not limited to the Emergency room and the main Operating Room. Performs highly responsible duties in the advanced examination, diagnosis and treatment of the full range of Obstetrical patients. Conducts complete ultrasound examinations and Obstetrical examinations of patients reporting to the clinic, plus consultations on patients in the clinic or hospital. Ultrasound examinations include a variety of conditions ranging from routine Obstetrical ultrasounds to high risk obstetrical scans to include but not limited to, nuchal translucency, fetal anatomy survey, fetal echocardiogram, Doppler studies (umbilical artery Dopplers, MCA Dopplers, and venous Dopplers), biophysical profile, growth scans, and endovaginal scans for assessment of dating, cervical length, adnexal masses, or other evaluation. Performs amniocentesis, and other procedures commonly performed in a Maternal-Fetal Medicine program. Independently performs ultrasound examinations, working with or without the assistance of a Sonographer. Supervises Sonographers, Residents, Interns, students or Nurses in training, review, and interpret, and report all forms of ultrasound examinations. Utilizes and performs screening and diagnostic modalities as well as provide primary preventive care and education for women seen in the Obstetrics and Antepartum Diagnostic Center, or Labor and Delivery. Evaluates each case and administers appropriate treatment or refers to staff in other specialties for necessary treatment. Provides consultation in the field of Maternal – Fetal Medicine and complicated Obstetrical patients to the Residents and Staff. Advises on problem cases and furnishes information of teaching value to Residents, Interns, and Students
Requires expertise in both abdominal and trans-vaginal ultrasonography as pertains to ambulatory medicine. Incumbent must be able to utilize and perform screening and diagnostic modalities for OB/GYN malignancies (biopsies and colposcopy), as well as provide primary preventive care and education for women seen in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic. Incumbent should be able to evaluate both functional and dysfunctional problems related to the female pelvis to include masses, pain, urological complaints, bleeding abnormalities, hormonal dysfunction, infections, determine and perform surgical procedures if indicated. Incumbent must be able to evaluate emergency obstetrical problems and subsequently treat or appropriately refer the same
Perform highly responsible duties in the advanced examination and treatment of patients referred for consultation to include Obstetric and Gynecology surgical procedures. Based on professional ability (level 4), conducts thorough evaluations of patients presenting medical management problems. Evaluates both laboratory and clinical findings and provides appropriate treatment and follow-up care for patients. Must be able to collaborate with specialists in other areas on interrelated problem.
Participates in the medical education training program within the department. Guides, instructs, and trains residents, interns, medical students, and other professional personnel as required in all aspects of OB-GYN care. Lectures to department personnel on various aspects of ambulatory OB-GYN care when requested.
Attends departmental and service specific conferences and lectures. Maintains current knowledge of obstetrics and gynecology through annual continuing medical education. Participates in special research projects
US Citizenship Required
• 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.
Must be Board Certified in Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine