The position will be located at the Ambulatory Care Department at Fox Army Health Center, Redstone Arsenal, Hunstville AL.
Fox Army Health Center (FAHC) provides access to quality and cost-effective primary care for patients while maintaining a state of readiness for mobilization. The mission of the health center is “Provide responsive, innovative and reliable health services, influencing health to improve readiness, save lives and advance wellness in support of the force, military Families, and all those entrusted to our care.” It is striving to become the premier model of organizational and beneficiary wellness through the Army’s medical community. FAHC’s Patient Centered Medical Home is comprised of three teams, Blue Team, Red Team and White Team. The mission of the FAHC Blue Team is to optimize the health, well-being, and medical readiness of Soldiers. They accomplish this through our dedicated approach to Warfighter Medicine, and provide physical exams, medical readiness and deployment screenings in support of the military’s wartime mission. The Red & White Team provides comprehensive medical care to the beneficiaries of FAHC, and offers a range of services including adult and family medicine as well as pediatrics and minor outpatient procedures. All TRICARE Prime patients enrolled to FAHC and assigned to this clinic will have a Primary Care Manager (PCM). TRICARE Prime patients will coordinate specialty care through their PCM, thereby ensuring continuity, timeliness and appropriateness of referrals. The Advice Nurse system is available after normal business hours. In addition to an extremely busy outpatient pharmacy service, FAHC provides laboratory and radiological service. The Behavior Health Division provides mental health treatment. The Wellness Center’s functions are to provide patient and community health education and promotions, environmental health activities, and surveillance of communicable diseases.
As a Supervisory Physician you will :
Serves as Chief, Department of Ambulatory Care, and works under the supervision of the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services (DCCS), who outlines policies and objectives. Incumbent exercises independent judgment in the medical treatment and management of patients within the Primary Care Clinics. Provides advisory services that have considerable significance within the clinics. Incumbent works independently IAW methods and practices of the medical profession and established administrative policies as an expert in the field of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and/or Pediatrics, based upon certification. This Supervisory Physician will be responsible for overseeing the largest medical department in Redstone Arsenal servicing approximately 13,000 beneficiaries.
Serves as a supervisory physician based upon appropriate certification for infants, pediatrics, adolescents and adult patients who have both acute and chronic illnesses and conditions covering the entire spectrum of medicine, including general and subspecialty surgical, gynecologic, psychiatric, occupational, and other illnesses and conditions (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, etc.) Sees patients, takes histories, performs physical exams, orders lab tests, diagnoses and treats all of the above type illnesses, refers as appropriate to specialty/subspecialty care. Follows full care of all patients and insures return from consultant. Refers patients to specialty clinics or consults to admit patients to the hospital when appropriate. Monitors and manages care for patients as they move through the system to ensure cost-effective care.
Takes ownership and responsibility for care of assigned panel of patients. The panel size of patients is determined by higher headquarters empanelment guidelines. Provides first contact, continuous, comprehensive primary care for infants, children, youth, and adults according to current standards of care, the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care, and Army policy and relevant regulations. Leads a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals who collectively take responsibility for the ongoing care of patients. Coordinates and/or integrates care across all elements of the healthcare system (e.g., subspecialty care, hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes) and the patient's community (e.g., family, public and private community-based services). Completes required records pertaining to all medical services provided in accordance with specified procedures and regulations.
US Citizenship required
Must have knowledge of military medical systems such as AHLTA, MEDPROS, Profile Systems, and TRICARE/HUMANA
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).
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.