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Psychiatrist - MEB
Ref No.: 17-00060
Category: Physicians
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Start Date: 04/27/2017
MD/DO - Psychiatrist - MEB
On the Southwest Riviera...

The Community - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio may have an incredibly rich history, but it's also a destination rife with exciting new developments and attractions. One major new draw is the redevelopment of the legendary Pearl Brewery into a hip and artsy Urban Village along a newly completed extension of the enchanting River Walk - this bustling, eco-friendly complex includes shops, restaurants, entertainment and residences. Farther north along the river, the very first public golf venue in Texas, Brackenridge Golf Course, completed a stunning $4.6 million refurbishment in 2009, and in arts news, the prestigious McNay Art Museum nearly doubled in size with the opening of a dramatic new wing done in modernist style. With swank, see-and-be-seen restaurants, shops, and nightspots opening around the city, San Antonio has plenty to offer both new and repeat visitors.

Lackland Air Force Base
The Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas provides basic military training for Air Force recruits. Lackland Air Force Base also lays claim to the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, the Defense Language Institute English Language Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center, the Air Force's largest medical facility. Originally known as the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center, Lackland Air Force Base was created from a section of Kelly Field in 1942. Construction on Lackland Air Force Base began in 1941, and it was originally part of Kelly Field. One year later, it became an independent organization--the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center. In 1948, the facility was named Lackland AFB after Brigadier General Frank Lackland.

Requirements (duties include but are not limited to)
  • Occupational medical evaluations of military members with psychiatric problems who are undergoing MEB or TDRL; this is the primary duty of this position.  Other clinical patients will be managed to the extent that the primary duty allows. This will ensure currency in practice skills, as well as credentials review.
  • Performance of comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and biopsychosocial evaluations of patients, to include a complete history and physical, performance of mental status examinations, provision of diagnosis, and development of individualized treatment plans.
  • Communication with patient's family and others as required to obtain collateral information.
  • Composition of narrative summary detailing findings, assessment, and recommendation concerning retention/deployment for individual military members.
  • Provision of individual psychotherapy and pharmacological management of clinical patients
  • Provision of teaching and in-service training to residents. Advises on problems related to mental health and prevention of mental disorders.
  • Coordination of treatment plan implementation with patients and their families.
  • Serving on MEB on a recurring basis as the voting mental health member.
  • Psychiatrist will not be required to participate in on call services or carry on call pager.
Qualifications
  • Completion of residency or fellowship in psychiatry acceptable to the Surgeon general, Headquarters United States Air Force.
  • Must be board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).
  • Must have a minimum of 24 months within the past 36 months of clinical practice experience as a psychiatrist.
  • Possess current unrestricted license in one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Must have current Basic Life Support (BLS) as certified by the American Heart Association (AHA).
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