Physician (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and TBI)
U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps - Fort Sam Houston, TX

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Serves as a board certified physician in the Physical Medicine Service, responsible for the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients who are referred primarily for brain injury rehabilitation in the outpatient setting and on the wards on a consultation basis. The presence of multiple chronic conditions and processes complicates diagnosis and treatment, requiring the training and experience of a board certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 1. In an outpatient clinic performs a wide range of medical duties covering rehabilitation medicine and care of brain injured patients. Examines and assesses patients, develops and manages a comprehensive rehabilitation program evaluates radiographic and laboratory tests, and prescribes appropriate treatment to include therapeutic services and modalities, medications, radiographic studies, durable medical equipment, and dispositions. Refers to appropriate specialty clinic only when required for evaluation and/or treatment. Provides prescription renewal and telephone consultative services. Periodically provides episodic care to acute and chronic patients. Evaluates recommends, and coordinates appropriate rehabilitation regimens for inpatients with multiple complicated problems who were referred by various inpatient services.

Responsibilities:
Board certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehablitation. Expert knowledge of examination, diagnosis, and treatment of brain injury patients with acquired brain injuries. The presence of multiple chronic conditions and processes complicates diagnosis and treatment, requiring the training and experience of a board certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Expert knowledge of rehabilitation medicine and care of brain injured patients. Expert knowledge of examination and assessment of patients, development and management of comprehensive rehabilitation program; evaluation of radiographic and laboratory tests, and prescription to include therapeutic services and modalities, medications, radiographic studies, durable medical equipment, and dispositions.

Expert knowledge of physical requirements to conduct physical examination of various categories of military and civilian personnel. Knowledge of instructional methodology to teach, and provide consultation to other health care providers (nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, therapists, medical students, and interns). Experience in the care of Soldiers or Veterans with brain injury preferred. Experience with mild Traumatic Brain Injury population preferred.

Qualifications:
US Citizen

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).

  • Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate 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.
  • Specialized Experience: 3 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training. *
Licensure: For positions involving patient care, 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.

This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is therefore subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations.

Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations.

NOTES: Employee required to take and to pass a pre-appointment physical as a condition of employment. Employee required to submit to and to pass, periodic, ongoing drug testing as a condition of employment.

Employee required to obtain and to maintain a current state medical license.

Position requires BLS certification.

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