Physician (Internal Medicine)

U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps - Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Overview About the Location

Fort Leonard Wood is located in the stunning Ozarks, 2 hours southwest of St. Louis, MO, providing a Midwest lifestyle that is family oriented with access to the mall, sports, numerous colleges, and the arts.
  • Missouri's variety is a perfect fit, with festivals that pull in people from across the Midwest, entertainment that brings travelers from across the country and one road that draws visitors from around the globe.
  • Enjoy the bustle, bright lights and endless attractions of our big cities, from museums to nightlife and fine dining to shopping.
  • Slow down and relax in our quaint small towns, rich in history and charm. Explore history that runs from the American Indian tribes who gave the Show-Me State its name.
  • Discover the breathtaking natural beauty of our wild places, crystal clear streams, the nation's first National Scenic Riverway and fabulous lakes that provide family fun ranging from boating to sailing to fishing and swimming.
  • The lower cost of living drives your income another 20%, making this one of the “best kept secrets” in the Midwest.
  • Benefits include a comprehensive health and life insurance, generous retirement programs, paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time, paid employment related training and education, bonuses, incentive, and awards as appropriate for the job
  • Very competitive salaries, and annual pay increases and locality pay adjustments.
    • This is a great opportunity offering the stability of Civilian employment with the Federal Government
    • Features a newly developed compensation plan that is highly competitive with the private sector.
    • Any US state license works!
    • A great quality of life position.
Medical malpractice liability insurance is not required for federal civilian healthcare providers as they are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. § 1346(b)) while acting within the scope of their employment.

Responsibilities Board certified specialist in Internal Medicine provides examination, diagnostic and treatment services for patients who have medical problems characteristic of this specialty, and including the more complex cases where symptoms are difficult to identify, treatment regimens involve use of prolonged or complicated procedures or new techniques, or where patient's condition is critical or fails to respond to previously-tried treatments. Serves as consultant in the field for medical officers in this and other specialties. Examines patient, determines need for and orders laboratory tests, x-rays, and other procedures necessary to complete medical facts on the case; interprets examination findings and test results; makes diagnosis of disease or disorder; plans and carries out or prescribes course of treatment, to include referrals to other specialty areas and/or admission to hospital. Follows progress of case and modifies course of treatment as necessary.

Qualifications US Citizen

Degree: MD or DO from a school in the US or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicants graduation. An MD or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education & medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the US may be demonstrated by permanent certification by ECFMG or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the US & graduate education in a foreign country.

Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining an MD or DO, 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 an institution accredited for such training. (This 1 year of supervised experience may be waived for research or administrative positions not requiring direct patient care.) For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, & fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the US or Canada. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the Directory of Residency Training Programs and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians.

Licensure: For positions involving patient care, candidates must have a permanent, full, & unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, DC, Puerto Rico, or a territory of the US.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess current certification in Basic life Support (BLS)/Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation from American Heart Association. Must be able to obtain and maintain current BLS training & certification. Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support or other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion. 4 years of residency training in the specialty of Internal Medicine or equivalent experience & training. Experience with examining patient, determining need for & orders laboratory tests, x-rays, & other procedures necessary to complete medical facts on the case; interprets examination findings and test results; makes diagnosis of disease or disorder; plans & carries out or prescribes course of treatment, to include referrals to other specialty areas &/or admission to hospital. Follows progress of case & modifies course of treatment as necessary.