Physician is assigned to the General Officer – Readiness Executive Health (GO-R EH) Program at Brooke Army Medical Center and works under the supervision of the program Director. The Physician’s place of duty is Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) however substantial work will occur at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC) where all sleep studies are to be performed. Physician may see patients in this program in either facility and will be assigned the full range of cases, including the most difficult in their specialty. Physician is the recognized subject matter expert in all matters related to sleep. Responsibilities include the integration of newly published scientific research on sleep, interprets published professional guidelines and educates other providers on them, and develops policies and guidelines for the program with regards to sleep evaluation and management based. Given the latitude to work within and interpret guidelines as sees fit for the betterment of the program and its patients.
Serves as the sole Sleep Medicine Physician that must be Board Certified or possess a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sleep Medicine for the GO-R EH program. Responsible for the examination, diagnosis and treatment of the full range of outpatients seen in the clinic. The presence of multiple chronic conditions and a wide range of sleep and breathing disorders and diseases, complicated diagnoses and treatments, requiring the training and experience of a board certified specialist in Sleep Medicine. Frequently required to perform in-depth analyses and identify trends in the sleep health of patients. Must keep up on the rapidly changing professional guidelines as well as the work of the program. Develops the standards and methods by which sleep medicine is provided in this setting and assists the program Director in the identification of trends and future requirements.
Manages assigned cases that often have overlapping complex conditions that involve complicated diagnostic and testing procedures. Treatment of these cases requires the incumbent to have very advanced knowledge and skills in order to select from a wide variety of treatment alternatives.
Position requires a valid unrestricted medical license and board certification or certificate of added qualifications in sleep medicine.