Physician (Family Practice)
The position is located in Department of Primary Care. This description is typical of family medicine position descriptions and is not a complete list of all duties/responsibilities.
Work involves performing specific medical tasks, such as conducting physical exams, follow-up appointments for health issues, fitness-for-duty evaluations, medical boards, flight physicals and aeromedical summaries. The duties to be performed require board certification or eligibility for certification in Family Medicine.
Work will be conducted under the general professional direction of the Chief, Department of Primary Care. Work is performed with considerable freedom from technical supervision. Consultation in a specialty area is available on request. The patient care duties involve the full range of requirements established by appropriate military regulations and the facility's leadership.
Medical malpractice liability insurance is not required for federal civilian healthcare providers as they are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. § 1346(b)) while acting within the scope of their employment.
Employee works under the general supervision of the Chief, Department of Primary Care, who discusses/sets policies and objectives. There is no direct supervision, and the individual exercises independent judgment in selection and performance of the full range of diagnostic procedures for patients. Incumbent works independently in accordance with methods and practices of the medical profession and established administrative policies as an expert in the field of adult medicine and Geriatrics. Medical diagnoses 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.
As a Physician (Family Medicine), you will:
Duties require incumbent to be board certified or eligible in Family Medicine; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified, and be able to perform said protocols outlined therein in a manner which is unsupervised. Incumbent must also be able to communicate those skills and knowledge to other health professionals and paraprofessionals in time of need.
1. Takes ownership, responsibility for care of assigned panel of patients. Provides first contact, continuous, comprehensive primary care for infants, children, youth, and/or adults according to current standards of care, the patient centered medical home model of care, and military policy and relevant regulations. Care is generally rendered in the outpatient clinic on a scheduled basis, but to meet patient needs, they may need to be walked in or added to the physician's schedule. Provides care, advice, and referral coordination via telephone and secure messaging as appropriate. Meets targets for productivity established for the department. Provides diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic services to patients primarily in the Department of Primary Care. As a physician, is responsible for examining, diagnosing, and prescribing courses of treatment in cases of illness and injuries.
Performs military specific medical tasks, including (but not limited to) periodic physical exams, follow-up for health issues identified during Post-Deployment Health Reassessment, temporary and permanent profiles, fitness-for-duty evaluations, medical boards. Performs procedures within scope of practice and scope of care for the Department of Primary Care. Physician must have or willing to be trained to attain a working knowledge of computer systems which are required in the performance of daily tasks.
2. Provides direction/oversight to the assigned medical staff on duty within the Department of Primary Care when the incumbent of this position is on duty. Provides medical supervision for the coordination of care obtained from outside civilian and non-civilian hospitals/nursing homes.
3. Must understand the medical mission necessary to support the Department of Primary Care and West Point. Works closely with the Performance Improvement Program to reduce patient complaints and enhance the image of medical services available. Coordinates with ancillary care areas, i.e., Radiology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Nutritional Care, Rehabilitation Services and Occupational Health. Participates in training courses at the hospital as a participant and/or instructor.
US Citizenship is required
Board certification is required in almost all cases
Active, unencumbered medical license is required
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