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Physician (Psychiatry)

Employer
Defense Health Agency
Location
Fort Johnson, Louisiana
Posted Date
Jul 11, 2024
Reference
2024-7797

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Specialty
Psychiatry
Position Type
Permanent

Job Details

Overview

Physician (Psychiatry)

Fort Johnson (formerly Fort Polk) is an Army post located in Vernon Parish in Louisiana seven miles from Leesville, Louisiana. The city of Leesville, population 6700, is situated between Shreveport and Lake Charles. It is 63 miles to Lake Charles, Louisiana and 50 miles to Alexandria where the nearest municipal airport is located. Fort Johnson is the second largest employer in the state of Louisiana and has a huge economic impact on the entire state. The Army is situated on 198,000 acres. The Department of the Army actually owns 100,000 acres with the remaining acreage belonging to the United States Forest Service and part of the Kisatchie National Forest. The land that the post is on is both of historical and archeological value.

Living in Leesville, LA is a wonderful experience. This small city of about 6,000 people offers a unique rural charm and plenty of outdoor activities to explore. Residents can enjoy the nearby lakes and woods for fishing, camping, hiking, and all other sorts of outdoor adventures. The city also boasts numerous attractions such as the local museum, library, and performance venues, providing the community with a variety of cultural activities to take part in. There is also a wide selection of restaurants and shops that offer something for everyone to enjoy. The atmosphere in Leesville is friendly and welcoming; it's easy to make friends there!

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

As a Physician (Psychiatrist) at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, your duties will include, but are not limited to:

• Make recommendations on major diagnostics and treatment plans.

• Provide continuing follow-up care for chronic inpatients and outpatients with acute disorders and complications of these disorders, such as psychosis, organic brain syndrome, and substance abuse/addictions.

• Provide psychiatric care for walk-in patients presenting with acute illnesses of minor and major proportions.

• Examine and conduct thorough studies of presenting patients.

• Collaborate with physicians in other medical specialties on cases involving complicated and multifaceted problems.

Qualifications

Basic Requirements: Degree: 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. 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). Position requires a Degree in Medicine, completion of Residency in Psychiatry, Board Certification by the American Board of Psychiatry. In addition to the basic requirements, you must have 1 year of appropriate specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Specialized experience must be clearly documented in your resume, and must demonstrate skill and ability to perform a full range of psychiatric analysis and treatment for all patients; broad knowledge of psychiatric evaluation and treatment activities to include individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy and somatic therapies; and knowledge of other modalities to include family therapy, pharmacotherapy, community psychiatry and liaison therapy.

Company

THE WORK-LIFE BALANCE YOU NEED, THE BENEFITS YOU DESERVE.

At the Defense Health Agency you can practice at locations across the U.S. and around the world, but most importantly, you'll get the work-life balance you have always wanted with the benefits you deserve.

Practice alongside other highly-skilled civilian and military healthcare professionals and enjoy the unique career opportunities and employment benefits that can be found with the Defense Health Agency.

DO WHAT YOU REALLY WANT - CARE FOR PATIENTS AND HAVE A LIFE OUTSIDE THE PRACTICE.

There are a lot of reasons you became a physician, but none of them included inflexible work schedules, burdensome administrative tasks, and dealing with insurance companies. By offering you exceptional employment benefits as well as the opportunity to practice at locations across the U.S. and around the world, DHA delivers you the work-life balance you have always been missing.

ABOUT DHA

The civilian physicians of the Defense Health Agency meet the healthcare needs of active duty and retired military personnel, and their families, at treatment facilities across the U.S. and around the world.

DHA employees are NOT subject to military requirements such as "boot camp," enlistments, or deployments. Department of Defense is an equal opportunity employer.

REWARDING CAREERS

  • 350+ Locations Worldwide
  • 5 Million+ Under Our Care
  • Excellent Staffing Ratios
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities
  • Patient-Focused Care

EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Recruitment Bonuses
  • Job Security
  • Supportive Work Environment
  • Student Loan Repayment

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

With job openings at more than 350 military medical facilities all across the U.S. and around the world, DHA offers you the chance to practice where you want.

THE DHA IS CURRENTLY HIRING:

  • Family Medicine
  • Internists
  • Pediatricians
  • Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Neurologists
  • Allergists & Immunologists
  • Hospitalists
  • Urologists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Dermatologists
  • Physical Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine Physicians
  • Radiologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

           AND MORE.

YOUR CAREER SEARCH STARTS HERE.

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OUR PURPOSE

  • Promote, sustain, and enhance the health of our armed forces, veterans, and their families.
  • Train, develop, and equip a medical force that supports full spectrum operations.
  • Deliver leading-edge healthcare to our warriors and military families to optimize outcomes.
Company info
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Telephone
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Location
3130 General Hudnell Drive
San Antonio
Texas
78226
US

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