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We are seeking a full-time or part-time Complementary & Alternative Medicine Physician to join a dynamic team at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD. This is a rewarding opportunity to provide full range of Integrative Medicine services to our active-duty, retired military, and their families.
Duties/Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
- Provide a full range of Integrative Medicine services.
- Technically direct, perform, or assist in the instruction of, other health care professionals seeing patients within the scope of their clinical privileges or responsibilities.
- Provide educational instruction to residents, medical students, and student registered nurse anesthetists.
- Prescribe and dispense medications as delineated by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
- Promote preventive and health maintenance care, including annual physicals, positive health behaviors, and self-care skills through education and counseling.
- Request consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, clinics, or other health resources as indicated.
- Order diagnostic tests as applicable.
- Medical services provided shall include, but are not limited to the following listed procedures: patient evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, planning, and follow up of pain patients.
- Integrative Medicine procedure may include acupuncture, guided imagery, meditation, yoga, biofeedback, integrative therapy, aromatherapy, etc.
- Maintain a level of productivity comparable with other individuals performing similar services.
- Comply with the standards of the Joint Commission, applicable provisions of law, and the rules and regulations of any and all governmental authorities pertaining to licensure and regulation of health care personnel and medical treatment facilities, the regulations and standards of medical practice of the Military Treatment Facility (MTF) and the bylaws of the MTF’s medical staff. Adhere to and comply with all Department of the Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and local instructions and notices which may be in effect during the term of the agreement.
- Participate in peer review and performance improvement activities.
- Participate in the Command's Blood-borne Pathogen Program, including orientation, annual training, and exposure procedures.
- Comply with the CDC's "Universal Precautions" for prevention of the transmission of HIV.
- Practice aseptic techniques as necessary. Comply with infection control guidelines to include the proper handling, storage, and disposal of infectious wastes, the use of universal precautions to prevent the spread of infections.
- Function with an awareness and application of safety procedures.
- Perform efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. Anticipate potential problems/emergencies and make appropriate interventions. Notify supervisor, director, or other designated person regarding problems that the HCW is unable to manage.
- Apply an awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and strive to manage situations in a reduced risk manner.
- Participate in the implementation of the Family Advocacy Program as directed. Participation shall include, but not be limited to, appropriate medical examination, documentation, and reporting.
- Exercise awareness and sensitivity to patient/significant others' rights, as identified within the institution.
- Maintain awareness of responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
- Participate in continuing education to meet own professional growth.
- Attend annual renewal of hospital provided annual training such as family advocacy, disaster training, infection control, sexual harassment, and blood borne pathogens.
- Actively participate in the command’s performance improvement program. Participate in meetings to review and evaluate the care provided to patients, identify opportunities to improve the care delivered, and recommend corrective action when problems exist.
- Participate in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members. Provide training and/or direction as applicable to supporting Government employees (e.g., anesthesiology residents, nurse anesthetists, hospital corpsmen, students, etc.).
- Attend and participate in various meetings as directed.
- Perform timely, accurate, and concise documentation of patient care.
- Use computerized systems such as CHCS, AHLTA, ADS, and Clinical Information System.
- Operate and manipulate automated systems such as CHCS, AHLTA, participate in clinical staff Performance Improvement (PI) and Risk Management (RM) functions, as prescribed by the Commander.
- Exercise appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care, and clinic activities.
- HIPAA Compliance. The HCW shall comply with the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) privacy and security policies of the treatment facility. Providers shall obtain & maintain a National Provider Identifier (NPI) in accordance with DOD and MTF policy & instruction.
- Maintain required Peer Reviews by tracking when they need to be update for credentials. Additionally, they will be required to do Peer Reviews for other Integrative Medicine Physicians to support the department.
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- Degree/Education: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) from an accredited college approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association, a Doctorate Degree in Osteopathy from a college accredited by the American Osteopathic Association, or permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
- Experience: Have completed 300-hour acupuncture training course and one-year experience in acupuncture therapy. Have experience in other modalities of alternative, functional or integrative medicine. Other modalities of therapy that may be used include biofeedback, guided imagery, hypnosis, meditation, aromatherapy, and yoga. Herbal therapy and homeotherapy are not currently supported within the military medical facilities and these techniques cannot be used unless permission is received from the Commanding Officer via staff privileging process.
- Board Certification: Current board certification in primary specialty
- Registration: Must be registered with the Board to perform acupuncture in Maryland
- Licensure: Must be in good standing, and under no clinical restrictions, with the state licensure board in any state in which a license is held. Must maintain current certification in required training. Shall be current with and have completed all continuing education requirements specified by applicable professional licensure or certification.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
- Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
- Internship/Residency: Successful completion of an internship and residency program which has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the Committee on Postdoctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association.
- 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 an appropriate accrediting body.
- A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in a hospital or an institution accredited for training in the specialty by an appropriate accrediting body.
- 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.