Family Practice Physician - MD or DO - BE or BC
Family Practice Physician MD or DO (BE or BC)
Carl D. Darnall Army Medical Hospital
Fort Hood, TX
- Must be either board eligible or board certified in family medicine.
- The Physician must have a minimum of one year of experience within the last three years working as a Family Practice physician in a primary care setting (i.e. ambulatory or urgent care clinic) and must have experience with both adult and pediatric patient populations.
- The Physician must have and maintain a current unrestricted medical license to practice in a state or a territory of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia.
- Must be a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) with a degree from an accredited college approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the AMA or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) degree from a college accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.
- Physicians must have a certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association approved training program.
- Must have or obtain a current, valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration
number prior to starting the approved position.
SPECIFIC TASKS: Contract: Family Practice Physician shall perform all procedures and duties
that are normal to the scope of that provider's specialty and for which privileges are granted by
the MTF. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:
- Physicians must be able to perform a full range of general medical services and experience to adequately diagnose and treat urgent / acute and chronic diseases and injuries including:
Eyes, Ears Nose & Throat
Central Nervous System
- Physicians must have experience to be able to adequately perform medical procedures to include:
Incision and drainage
Sling or swath injuries
Suture simple laceration
Cultures (throat, wound)
Secure and maintain an adequate airway
Remove foreign bodies as appropriate
Clearing of ears by flush technique
Reduce dislocations and fractures, when appropriate
Bandaging of sprains, minor burns, and minor lacerations
Perform venous punctures for lab studies and interpret results
Administer intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous medications as appropriate
Stabilize and evaluate cervical spine injuries as appropriate
Splint and stabilize traumatic injuries to extremities
The Physicians authorized to prescribe pharmaceuticals shall do so per the availability of drugs listed :
.Physicians must become familiar with the MTF formulary. Follow the procedures of the MTF when prescribing drugs.
- Physicians prepare records and reports as required in support of services rendered in accordance with established procedures.
- Physicians must attend and participate in patient carereports, patient care conferences, team conferences, professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities only to the extent that such attendance and participation is relative to his/her assigned cases and/or performance of contract services as determined by the COR or Chief, DFCM.
- Physicians must facilitate patient access to medical care by recommending appropriate referrals to otherhealth care providers in accordance with MTF policies and regulations.
Duty hours shall be as set forth by the applicable Department Chief or his/her designated government representative. The contractor will provide services for work weeks averaging 40 work-hours and may consist of an average of five (5) eight-hour work days scheduled Sunday through Saturday between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. A 1-hour unpaid break will be given during the shift as determined by the clinic. This schedule may include Federal Holidays, evening hours, and weekend hours as scheduled by the MTF.