Physician (Geriatrics):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. This position is located at U.S. Army Medical Command Headquarters, located at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. MEDCOM HQ's is located in beautiful and historic San Antonio and is within easy commuting distance of desirable neighborhoods and excellent school systems. San Antonio offers mild winters, low cost of living, and no personal state income tax. Ft. Sam civilians enjoy use of post recreation facilities i.e. fitness centers, golf course, bowling alley, outdoor rec areas, auto craft shop, equestrian center and on Post Dining Facilities. San Antonio is the 8th largest city in the US and it retains its sense of history and tradition. Close to 20M visitors visit yearly and enjoy the blending of sounds/flavors from Old Mexico to the Deep South. The Alamo is downtown and is one of the most visited historical sites in the US. The San Antonio River Walk offers much to the tourist; the side walk cafes, restaurants are always popular, as well as the nightclubs and hotels. The Rio San Antonio Cruises provides a method of sightseeing in downtown San Antonio. Children can enjoy San Antonio's Children's Museum, Magic Theater, and Brackenridge Park. San Antonio also offers the enjoyment of two major theme parks, Sea World of Texas and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. For those who dabble in the arts, there is the San Antonio Museum of Art. 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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