Department of Navy - Bureau of Medicine - Patuxent River, MD

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This position is for a Family Practice Physician at the Naval Health Clinic, Patuxent River, MD (NHCPR). The selectee shall be responsible to the Primary Care Department Head for delivering appropriate quality treatment and diagnosis to active duty, active duty family members, retirees, and retiree family members. The selectee will serve as a primary care provider with enrolled patients and assist with: advising other care providers (Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Independent Duty Corpsman); consultant and advisor; as a medical representative on boards and committees, in conferences and other activities involving the health care of the population served.

The selectee will be on-call (phone watch) on a rotating basis with other providers for patients enrolled to NHCPR. The clinic will operate 5 days per week (Mon-Fri); estimating 36 hours per week of patient appointments per provider.

The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery provides high quality patient- and family-centered medical care in wartime and peacetime. Civilian healthcare professionals work side-by-side with military medical staff to care for active duty members, their families, and retirees at medical facilities around the globe. Every day, no matter what the environment, Navy Medicine is ready to provide world class care, anytime, anywhere.

A typical day includes:
  • The examination, diagnosis, treatment, and disposition of all persons (age 0-64 y/o) eligible for treatment at Naval Health Clinic, Patuxent River, MD (NHCPR). This includes referrals for admission and to consultants; and coordination of care with primary and specialty providers. There are no inpatient requirements, nor routine OB care.
  • Physical examination for active duty and eligible beneficiaries as required by current directives or higher authority: annual, periodic, discharge, separation, etc. Also included are women's health issues.
  • The selectee assists with setting up and conducting periodic screening programs for all eligible beneficiaries for diabetes, hypertensions, oral cancer, and other diseases.
  • The selectee may supervise nurses or a clinic team and provide technical direction in primary care/family practice to other clinicians.
  • The selectee will perform administrative duties which include statistical records or workload, participating on clinical staff boards and committees, and participating in medical education for staff.
  • The selectee may at times be required to act as the Department Head; this will include supervising the day to day operations of the entire clinical staff and monitoring the administrative functions of the respective department.
  • Malpractice insurance.
  • Potential pay incentives (e.g., recruitment, relocation, retention, student loan repayment).
  • Lifetime health insurance (Navy pays a portion of your premium, you pay with pre-taxed dollars) you can carry into retirement and include your spouse.
  • Dental/vision plans and dependent/healthcare flexible spending accounts.
  • 401K-type investment plan w/employer matching and flexibility to retire between 55-57 w/10 years of employment.
  • Life insurance (Navy pays a portion of your premium).
  • Long term care insurance.
  • 13-26 paid vacation days each year, 13 paid sick days each year, 10 paid Federal holidays each year, plus unused vacation/sick days carry over year to year.
  • Employee-friendly flexibilities.
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • MD or DO from an accredited school in the United States or Canada, or ECFMG or Fifth Pathways certificate
  • Permanent, full, unrestricted license to practice medicine in any state, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States
  • At least 4 years of residency training or equivalent experience and training in Family Practice (i.e., 3 year residency and 1 year of experience) . Your resume must indicate you have sufficient expertise in Family Practice to perform the core privileges of this position at the GS-14 level. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: examining, diagnosing, and developing and managing patient treatment plans for pediatric to geriatric patients; determining the need for consultation with other specialists; prescribing and dispensing medications; and evaluating the quality of care provided to patients and identifying opportunities to improve care.
  • Satisfy BUMEDs clinical privileges requirements which, in addition to the above, includes the following:
1. Completion of a Family Practice residency approved by the American specialty board or AOA, board certification in Family Practice, or board eligible in Family Practice.

2. Current clinical competence (e.g., privileged to independently practice Family Practice within the past 2 years, actively practiced Family Practice within the past 2 years by having encountered a sufficient number of clinical cases to represent a broad spectrum of the privileges required).

3. No health status contraindications to granting clinical privileges.

  • Board certification is desired but not required
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