Physician -Medical Evaluation Board
A Recruitment or Relocation incentive may be authorized.
This position may require the incumbent to work on call during irregular work hours which may include evenings, weekends, holidays, and/or varying work schedules.
Position is designated as Inclement Weather Essential. The incumbent must make every attempt to report for work on time and/or remain on duty during severe weather conditions.
This position requires the incumbent to wear a uniform and/or protective clothing/equipment.
This position is located at Ft. Carson, CO
Ft. Carson combines scenic beauty, pleasant residential areas, and cultural activities to satisfy every taste. It is an unusually well-rounded military community which offers a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. World-class ski resorts are available within a short 2 1/2 hour drive, golf courses and biking trails are available on the installation as well as in the surrounding community. Numerous colleges and universities are available for continuing education.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
Physician (Medical Evaluation Board) in the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) Outpatient Clinic under the administrative supervision of the Chief, Patient Administration Division with clinical supervision provided by the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services (DCCS) or his/her Delegated Authority. There is no direct technical supervision, and the individual exercises independent judgment in selection and performance of the full range of patient and consultant services in support of the MEB. Exercises supervisory responsibility for the process involving fitness for duty, Medical Evaluation Boards and Temporary Retirement List Evaluations for military personnel of all ranks. Incumbent works independently in accordance with methods and practices of the medical profession and established administrative policies as an expert in his/her medical specialty field. Medical services and program objectives and consultations provided are not reviewed and the individual has considerable latitude for professional technical decisions, overall effectiveness, and accomplishment of objectives. The quality of professional and administrative work is evaluated using the quality assurance principles; policies and regulations as mandated by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of health Care Organizations and as structured by appropriate Army and local regulations and policies.
1. As the Physician (MEB) in the MEB Outpatient Clinic, provides leadership and technical direction to a subordinate staff assigned to the MEB Outpatient Clinic. Must be board certified in his/her medical specialty, have demonstrated experience and proficiency in fitness for duty evaluations including Medical Evaluation Boards and Temporary Disability Retirement List evaluations. Requires extensive knowledge of command issues affecting soldier readiness.
a. Utilizes a thorough knowledge of (1) the process involved in fitness for duty, Medical Evaluation Board and Temporary Retirement List Evaluations, (2) extreme familiarity with Army Skill (Officers) and Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) (Enlisted), and (3) extensive experience in command consultation, to review, evaluate and analyze cases of individuals being processed for fitness for duty evaluations due to illnesses or injuries.
b. Coordinates and performs fitness for duty evaluations, Medical Evaluation Boards, Medical Evaluation Board consultation and Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL) evaluations. Responsible for comprehensive review of medical records, orders and interprets diagnostic tests and x-rays, ancillary tests, and utilizing sound clinical judgment arranges for other medical specialty consultation.
c. Dictates comprehensive narrative summaries utilizing consultant contributions and opinions as indicated. Reviews all comprehensive narrative summaries (NARSUMS) and medical board consultations and ensures they are accurate, concise and appropriate for review by the Physical Evaluation Board (PEB).
2. Assesses community and patient population needs, mission requirements, and Service resources to plan, implement, and provide a wide array of outpatient and inpatient services to include consultative support to other hospital clinics, MEDDAC activities, and community agencies. Demonstrates and employs a thorough understanding of medical principles of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.
a. Coordinates with other physicians (family practitioners, general psychiatrists, etc.) in evaluating and correlating conflicting medical evidence for the exceptionally difficult and otherwise untreatable cases. Is consulted on by other MEB Physicians on very difficult or complex cases.
b. Keeps abreast of the latest developments reported in medical literature and is able to apply an authoritative, critical judgment to developments reported.
c. Provides routine, complex and emergency intakes and extended evaluations for a variety illness and disorders. Performs medical evaluation pertinent to the assessment and diagnosis of a variety of disorders, and requests appropriate laboratory, EKG, imaging, and psychological evaluations as required.
d. Provides appropriate referrals to other medical and mental health care providers in and outside of the Medical Treatment Facility.
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be Board Eligible or Certifed in a medical specialty.
Must possess a 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 applicant's graduation or 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 that is 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, 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. Graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the Directory of Residency Training Programs and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians. The internship program must have involved broadly based clinical practice in which physicians acquire experience in treating a variety of medical problems under supervision (e.g., internal medicine, surgery, general practice, obstetrics-gynecology, and pediatrics). Such programs are in hospitals or other institutions accredited for internship training by a recognized body of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Licensure: 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.