This position is located at Brooke Army Medical Center in the Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine, Fort Sam Houston, TX. Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), located at Fort Sam Houston, TX is a modern, state-of-the-art 450-bed health care facility that provides level-one trauma and graduate medical education. The physical appearance and efficiency of space throughout the hospital creates a user-friendly, high quality healthcare environment for patients, their families, and health care providers. Fort Sam Houston is located in San Antonio, the second largest metropolitan area in Texas with a warm climate and close proximity to beaches. 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. Employee works under the general supervision of the Chief, Internal Medicine Service and Chief, Internal Medicine Clinic (IMC), who discusses policies and objectives. There is not direct supervision, and the individual exercises independent judgment in selection and performance of the full range of diagnostic procedures for patients. Incumbent works independently in accordance with methods and practices of the medical profession and established administrative policies as an expert in the field of adult medicine and Geriatrics. Medical diagnoses are not reviewed and the individual has considerable latitude for professional technical decisions, overall effectiveness, and accomplishment of objectives. The quality of professional and administrative work is evaluated using the quality assurance principles, policies, and regulations as mandated by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, and as structured by appropriate Army and local regulations and policies.
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