Department of Navy - Bureau of Medicine - San Diego, CA

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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.

Term Appointments may be extended up to 4 years. Permanent competitive career or career-conditional employment cannot be gained through this appointment.

The position provides Physiatry services in support of Naval Medical Center, San Diego (NMCSD) California and assigned to the Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care program department.

  • Provides diagnosis and treatment for patients with a history of poly-traumatic injuries
  • Provides care for patients with unilateral, bilateral and complex amputations
  • Provides care for patients with mild, moderate and severe TBI
  • Orders general laboratory and diagnostic tests and evaluate the data
  • Recommend treatment using a variety of physical medicine and rehabilitation therapies, interventions and prescriptions
  • Participates in twice weekly inpatient trauma rounds
  • Services as a multidisciplinary team member
  • 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.
  • MD or DO from an accredited school in the United States or Canada, or ECFMG or Fifth Pathway certificate.
  • 5 years of residency training or equivalent experience and training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Your resume must reflect you have a sufficient level of expertise in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation to perform the core privileges of this position. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: Diagnosis and treatment for patients with a history of polytraumatic injuries, loss of limb or its function, EMG and/or pain management, head trauma.
  • Satisfy BUMEDs clinical privileges requirements which, in addition to the above, includes the following:
o Completion of an Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency approved by the American specialty board or AOA, board certification, or board eligible in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

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

o No health status contraindications to granting clinical privileges.

  • 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.
  • Board certification is desired, but not required.
  • U.S. Citizenship
Email your resume (no pictures or SSN, please) directly to and insert HC#935181 into the subject line.


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APPLY NOW! Those that apply and qualify by 8/12/2013 will be considered first!