MMDT Family Practice Physician

Position Description

 

As a TGTG employee, the Family Practice Physician will provide medical assistance and support to the Defense Health Agency. The services that are required are under the following special program: The Medical Multidisciplinary Team (MMDT) validates all medical treatment plans and serves as consultant to Military Treatment Facilities and commanders with any questions relating to medical concerns which may arise as part of an Airman’s gender transition.

Treatment recommendations adhere to the 2017 Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline, “Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons,” and DoD and Air Force policy guidance.  More specifically, the provider will perform these duties at Lackland AFB, (San Antonio) TX:

 

Core Duties:

  • Perform a full range of physician services in accordance with privileges granted by the MTF.

  • Direct, perform, or assist in the instruction of other health care professionals within the scope of the clinical privileges or responsibilities.

  • Examine, diagnose, treat or prescribe courses of treatment within the scope of training, experience, and privileges.

  • Provide preventive and health maintenance care, including annual physicals, positive health behaviors, and self-care skills through education and counseling.

  • Order diagnostic tests as applicable as well as request consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, clinics, or other health resources as indicated.

  • Technically proficient in directing and teaching other medical staff, providing educational lectures and participating in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members. Such direction and interaction will adhere to Government and professional clinical standards and accepted clinical protocols.

  • Additional Duties:

  • Shall provide outpatient health care to qualifying beneficiaries as scheduled by the Government.

  • Care shall include but not be limited to continuing, comprehensive health maintenance and medical care to entire family regardless of sex, age, or type of problem.

  • Will maintain a program of comprehensive health for the family unit, to include preventive medicine, behavioral sciences, and community health

  • May become the primary care manager for a panel of patients. As a PCM, will be the primary person responsible for the management of the health and wellness of his/her assigned patients. Duties include:

  • Examination of patients, formulation differential diagnostic plans, defines and orders required diagnostic testing.

  • Interpretation of examination findings and test results, and implementation of treatment plans.

  • Determines need for consultation and assists in medical care and treatment provided at the direction of other specialists.

  • Approving/disapproving subspecialty referrals.

  • Answering patient telephone consults with the assistance of clinic staff.

  • Providing primary and secondary preventive maintenance care.

  • Be capable of adequately diagnosing and treating a wide-range of pediatric and adult acute and chronic diseases and injuries including but not limited to conditions of the: Skin, Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat, Neck, Cardiovascular System, Pulmonary System, Gastrointestinal System, Musculoskeletal System, Genitourinary System, Reproductive System, Lymphatic System, Central Nervous System, Endocrine System, Psychiatric and Behavioral Health.

  • Ensure a safe work environment and employee safe work habits.

  • Prepare records and reports as required in support of services rendered in accordance with established procedures.

  • Attend and participate in patient care reports, 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 services as determined by the supervisor.

 

Qualifications

  • Degree/Education: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)/Graduate from an accredited medical 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 and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) at the time the degree was obtained (e.g. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge substantially 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, 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.

  • Certifications in addition to Basic Life Support

  • Experience: As required to meet clinical competency requirements specified in the Service-specific credentialing instructions. Must have seen patients within their specialty within the last two years.

  • Board Certification: Board eligible or board certified as required.

  • Licensure/Registration: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license.

  • Preferred Training: Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) is the electronic medical record documentation system designed for DoD MTFs (a.k.a, Composite Health Care Systems)/Composite Health Care System (CHCS). MH Genesis, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office.

 

Relocation Costs: Negotiable 

Salary: $180K

Place of Performance: Lackland AFB (San Antonio TX)

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