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Job Type
Full-Time Regular

Job Description

Client: Naval Branch Health Clinic (BHC) at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida

Position Title: Family Practice and/or Internal Medicine Physician Medical Boards

Locations: Jacksonville, Florida

Position Summary:

The Healthcare Provider shall provide services in support of the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) Limited Duty (LIMDU), Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL), Deployability, Physical Readiness Suitability Screening programs at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. The primary goal of the IDES is to maintain a fit fighting force. Services shall only be performed at clinical locations throughout the hospital’s service area that provides direct support to IDES, LIMDU, TDRL, Deployability, Physical Readiness and Suitability Screening processes. Depending on workload, the health care worker (HCW) may be utilized in other areas of the Military Treatment Facility (MTF), to include Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville, within scope of qualifications.

Duties/Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Review patient consults; conduct medical record reviews along with providing physical examinations to provide input to the Department Head regarding fitness for duty determinations, appropriateness of physical readiness waivers, and determinations of suitability for isolated, remote, overseas or operational assignment for all referred Active Duty, Reserve and Medically Retired personnel on the TDRL.
  • Be capable of adequately diagnosing and treating a wide range of pediatric and adult acute and chronic diseases and injuries.
  • 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.
  • Participate in peer review and performance improvement activities.
  • Practice aseptic techniques as necessary and comply with infection control guidelines to include the proper handling, storage, and disposal of infectious wastes, and the use of universal precautions to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Function with an awareness and application of safety procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Exercise awareness and sensitivity to patient/significant others’ rights, as identified within the Medical Treatment Facility (MTF).
  • 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., hospital corpsmen, students, etc.).
  • Perform timely, accurate, and concise documentation of patient care.
  • Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with clinic directives and prepare such records and reports as may be required. All records and reports must be legible. Abbreviations must be only those listed in local instructions.
  • Operate and manipulate automated systems such as CHCS, AHLTA, ADS, Essentris, MHS Genesis and Clinical Information System (CIS), participate in clinical staff Performance Improvement (PI) and Risk Management (RM) functions, as prescribed by the Commander. Maintain DOD email account as directed.
  • Apply an awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and strive to manage situations in a reduced risk manner.
  • Exercise appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care, and clinic activities.
  • Participate in continuing and education to meet own professional growth.
  • Attend and/or comply with all annual training classes required by the Command, to include but not limited to online annual training provided by the MTF: disaster training, infection control, Sexual Harassment, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire and Safety, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE), and all other required training.


  • Degree/Education: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.).
  • Board Certification: Family Practice from the American Board of Family Practice the American Association of Physician Specialists, or the American Osteopathic Association, or Board Certification in Internal Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Osteopathic Association.
  • Internship/Residency: Successful completion of an internship and residency program in family practice which has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the Committee on Postdoctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association. Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting (i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited for such training).
  • Experience: Must have no less than two (2) years of experience within the last three (3) years as a full-time family practice physician. Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice medicine as required.
  • Certifications: Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS). Certification card must display the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross or Military Training Network emblem. Web-based classes do not meet required standards.

Work Schedule:

Services shall be provided Monday – Friday between the hours of 0600 and 1830, and 0700 through 1700. Shifts will generally be scheduled for an 8.5- or 9-hour period (to include an uncompensated 30 – 60-minute break respectively). The HCW’s shift hours may occasionally be extended to accommodate the travel team requirements or mass screening evolution.

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