Physician (General Surgeon)

U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps - Fort Polk, LA (30+ days ago)


Overview
Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital Fort Polk, LA Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital and its affiliated dental clinic are located in Fort Polk, Louisiana.

Bayne-Jones has received the prestigious TRICARE award for the highest customer satisfaction in OB care in the Department of Defense; its Logistics Division was named "the best Logistics Division in the AMEDD" by the Command Logistics Review team and the Data Quality Management Program was recognized by the Army Surgeon General's Office as the model for the Army Medical Department. The American Red Cross also presented BJACH with the Regional Level II Good Neighbor Award. Leesville is a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of big city life and enjoy the pleasures of living in a community where you’ll find a warm welcome and old fashioned hospitality. Downtown Leesville is a National Historic District. The region hosts numerous festivals including Mardi Gras, May Fest, Frontier Festival and Christmas parades. Recreational opportunities include golf, parks, cinemas, bowling, skating, tennis and the Museum of West Louisiana. Nature lovers enjoy camping, rafting, hiking, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, hunting and some of the nation’s best fishing. Leesville offers excellent schools, universities, parks, and serves as a regional medical and shopping hub. Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce Bayne Jones Army Community Hospital.

Benefits include:
Comprehensive health, dental, optical and life insurance plans
3-tiered Retirement program
Thrift Savings Plan (401K) - Governemnt will match up to 5% of base salary
Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - Government's version of a Pension Plan
Social Security
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
10 Paid Holiday
Annual CMEs
NO malpractice insurance

Responsibilities
General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal organs, such as intestines including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and the thyroid gland (depending on the availability of other specialists), breast surgery, etc. A General Surgeon also performs invasive procedures that deal with hernias, and diseases involving the skin but may perform additional procedures as necessary. A general surgeon is expected to be familiar with the salient features of other surgical specialties in order to recognize problems in those areas and to know when to refer a patient to another specialist. They may assist surgical specialists in performing specialized surgery (e.g., thoracic, plastic, orthopedic). The surgeon uses a variety of diagnostic techniques, including endoscopy, for observing internal structures, and may use specialized instruments during operative procedures.

Qualifications
MD or DO
Graduate of an accredited General Surgery residency program
Current, unrestricted license (any state)
Board Certified/Eligible
ACLS and BLS Certified
US Citizen

Questions regarding this position should be directed to IACHCareers@amedd.army.mil.