Physician (neurology), GP-0602-15

Department of Defense Eglin AFB, FL
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The primary purpose of this position is to provide full scope integrative/complementary medicine clinical care for service members and their families with mild/moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and neurological health. The scope of integrative medicine care can include active duty, reserve, and National Guard members as well as eligible civilian, DOD, and dependent beneficiaries.

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* As an American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certified physician, provides all aspects of general internal medicine care in accordance with guidelines established by the American College of Physicians at a Military Treatment Facility (MTF).

* Serves as a physician in the Invisible Wounds Clinic Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurology Clinic, responsible for the examination, diagnosis and treatment of the full range of outpatients seen in the clinic.

* Provides consultation to other health care providers (nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical students, interns, residents, and fellows).

* Serves as member of the professional medical staff and complies with hospital plans and policies to meet accrediting agencies? (AAAHC or TJC) requirements.

* Participates in local disaster training exercises as directed by the Chief of the Medical Staff (SGH) or Medical Group Commander; responds to real-world disaster situations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship Required.

* Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide.

* A security clearance may be required.

* This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.

* Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.

* Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.

* Employee must maintain current certifications.

* Disclosure of Political Appointments.

* Board Certification by the American Board Certification in Neurology and minimum of 2 years? experience as a Neurologist.

* Must be currently license to practice medicine in one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or Guam.

* Must possess a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate, and be able to obtain Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as required by the Air Force and MTF policy.

* Must participate in continuing medical education and ensure privileging requirements are met as established by the American Board of Neurology, state licensure, and MTF policy.

* Employee may be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft in the performance of temporary duty assignments.

* This position has been identified as a designated position under the Air Force Drug Testing Plan. Incumbents of this position is subject to the possibility of a random drug test.

* Completion of appropriate clinical and administrative duties may involve ?after hours? care or work in addition to regular clinic hours.


In order to qualify, you must meet the Individual Occupational Requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Physician Series for the GP-0602-15, Neurology. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. Your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Basic Requirements

1. Degree: Applicants must possess a degree in Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.


2. Degree from Foreign Medical School: Applicant must possess a Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school which provided education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.


3. Licensure: Applicants must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

Graduate Training

Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of graduate training (or equivalent experience and training) in Neurology, providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited for such training. For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Descriptions of such programs are described below.

An internship program involves broadly based clinical practice in which physicians acquire experience in treating a variety of medical problems under supervision (e.g., internal medicine, surgery, general practice, obstetrics-gynecology, and pediatrics). Such programs are in hospitals or other institutions accredited for internship training by a recognized body of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (external link).

A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in a hospital or an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association (external link), (AMA) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (external link).

A fellowship program involves advanced training (beyond residency training) in a given medical specialty in either a clinical or research setting in a hospital or an institution accredited in the United States for such training.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

* Knowledge of professional Neurology practices, principles, and theories to carry full responsibility for medical care of a wide range of adult illnesses and injuries in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

* Knowledge of clinical decision making principles, population base management strategies, and principles of disease management through the use of clinical path guidelines and the community resource/referral system.

* Knowledge and maintenance of current certifications in emergency medical procedures, to include Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

* Knowledge of universal infection control guidelines and practices and accrediting agencies' (e.g., AAAHC, TJC) medical practice standards.

* Ability to guide, train, and mentor paraprofessional, clinical nurses, and ancillary support staff.

* Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.