1. Serves as a Family Practice Physician at the Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP) Center with primary responsibility of coordinating, reviewing, evaluating and ensuring satisfactory documentation, as evidence of completion of the medical requirements, of all Pre and Post Deployment Health Assessments and assistance during Periodic Health Assessments generated at Level II SRP. Ensures coordination with other SRP team members in the effective and efficient processing of Soldiers through the medical requirements of the SRPC. Serves as the Medical Director at the SRPC and is accountable to the Chief of Medical Operations SRPC. When not performing such functions, incumbent is responsible for the primary care of Active Duty Soldiers. Scope of services include, but are not limited to, examination, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of medical, surgical, obstetric, gynecological, pediatric and orthopedic care.
2. Serves as the Medical Director at Level II SRPC functions in the U.S. Army Health Clinic, Department of Medical Readiness and as needed in the Department of Family Practice. Examines Active Duty and other authorized beneficiaries to determine presence and extent of diseases and conditions. Administers appropriate care and/or referral of cases requiring hospitalization or subspecialty care. Performs the following procedures: toe nail removal, minor suturing, reduction of simple fracture of extremities, emergency delivery, endometrial biopsy, joint aspiration/injection, proctosigmoidoscopy, ECG performance and initial interpretation, interpretation of basic radiographs, insertion/removal of IUD, regional anesthesia, splinting/casting/immobilization of simple fractures, crisis intervention. These procedures require category III credentials. Category III credentials require a Family Practice Residency completion and Family Practice Board Certification as well as Basic Life Support certification.
3. Supervises the personnel assigned or attached to the Medical Operations Division, SRP Center:
Military and Federal civilian employees. Advises and provides counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management. Selects or recommends selection of candidates for vacancies, promotions, details, and reassignments in consideration of skills and qualifications, mission, requirements, and EEO and diversity objectives. Develops, modifies, and/or interprets performance standards. Explains performance expectations to employees and provides regular feedback on strength and weaknesses. Holds employees responsible for satisfactory completion of work assignments. Appraises subordinate workers performance ensuring consistency and equity in rating techniques. Recommends awards when appropriate and approves within-grade increases. Hears and resolves employee complaints and refers more serious disciplinary matters. Prepares documentation to support action taken. Identifies employee developmental needs and provides or arranges for training (formal and on-the-job) to maintain and improve job performance. Encourages self-development. Approves annual leave assuring adequate coverage for peak workloads and traditional holiday vacation time. Demonstrates sensitivity to ideas of subordinates. Promotes an environment in which employees are empowered to participate in and contribute to effective mission accomplishment. Discharges security and patient privacy responsibilities by ensuring education and compliance with the Health Information Protection and Portability Act (HIPPA). Recognizes and takes action to correct situations posing a threat to the health or safety of subordinates. Applies EEO principles and requirements to all personnel management actions and decisions, and ensures all personnel are treated in a manner free of discrimination. Periodically reviews position descriptions to ensure accuracy, and the most effective utilization of personnel resources. Explains classification determinations to subordinate employees.
4. Serves as physician at the Soldier Readiness Center (SRC) and in regard to Medical Holdover (MHO) Section, responsible for the examination and diagnosis of patients seen in the Department of Medical Readiness for purposes of initiating MHO status and the Medical Evaluation Board process. Many patients have multiple interacting acute and chronic medical problems such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, arthritis, mental illness, orthopedic related injuries, and cancer. The presence of multiple acute and chronic conditions and processes complicates assessment and diagnoses, requiring the training and experience of a board certified specialist in family practice. In an outpatient clinic, performs a wide range of medical duties covering diagnosis and disability processing/determination. Carefully reviews medical records, examines patients, orders and reviews consultations, and evaluates the full range of radiology and laboratory tests, makes diagnoses, and dictates the Medical Evaluation Board Narrative Summary in accordance with Army Regulations, for reporting to the Physical Evaluation Board. Refers to appropriate primary care or specialty clinics when required for evaluation and/or treatment. Serves as member of Physical Profiling Board, providing temporary profiles and initiating and combining permanent profiles as needed when duty or assignment limitations are medically indicated.
PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.