DHA

Physician (Emergency Medicine)

Location US-WA-TACOMA
Job ID
2022-7017
Category
Medical
Recruitment Bonus
No
Relocation Assistance
No
Student Loan Repayment
No

Overview

 

Physician (Emergency Medicine) Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington

 

Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest on the Puget Sound, in Washington State, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is near the city of Lakewood, 10 minutes from Tacoma and 20 minutes from Olympia, the state capitol. JBLM is situated in a key location along Interstate 5, allowing easy access to Sea-Tac Airport and to the deep-water ports of Tacoma and Seattle. Although the Army and Air Force missions have changed over the years, one thing has not changed—the natural setting of the base. Majestic Mount Rainier looms on the horizon, towering over the other peaks of the Cascade Range. From the mountains to the deep waters of Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean, the local areas abound in natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities. Camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and now sports are a way of life in Washington State.

 

Working for the Department of Defense comes with an abundance of benefits and perks to include competitive compensation packages, paid-time off, medical benefits, student loan repayments, and retirement package with Thrift Savings Plan to include matching employer contributions. For more information, please visit the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities

 

MAJOR DUTIES

 

1. As the senior staff officer while on duty in the Emergency Room is responsible for the full range of cases and the immediate initial recognition, evaluation, care, and disposition of patients in response to acute illness and injury. Cases and problems include the very difficult where there is responsibility for recognizing rare and difficult to identify symptoms. Treatment involves knowledge and application of new techniques and/or complicated procedures and advanced and delicate skills. These patients may have complex combination of medical and surgical problems, often requiring expertise in the management of drug overdoses, as well as clinical assessment and forensic implications of physical assault, rape, suicide and other physically related crimes. Actions taken and treatment dictated directly affect the course of subsequent health care provision throughout the patient's hospitalization. Provides recommendations on additional diagnostic or treatment procedures in clinical conferences and/or discussions with MAMC staff physicians. Directs the operation of the Emergency Medical Services to include residents, interns, medical students, nurses, paramedics, paraprofessionals, administrative and ambulance personnel. Is responsible for the administration and teaching of all aspects of emergency medical care to interns, residents and other medical personnel while on duty in the Emergency Room. Also solves problems and oversees problems that may arise in the Acute Illness Clinic while on duty as the senior staff officer.

 

2. As a member of the teaching staff and a specialist in emergency medicine participates in the continuing medical education and staff development of residents and interns, both by one-on-one consultation and didactic lectures. Many lectures are given at Grand Rounds for Continuing Education Credits. Also serves as a faculty advisor to an average of four individual residents. 

 

Performs other duties as assigned.



 




Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

 

US Citizenship required

 

Board Certified/Eligible

 

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.

 

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