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Internal Medicine Physician
Ref No.: 17-00050
Category: Physicians
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Start Date: 03/16/2017
MD/DO - Internal Medicine Physician
"City of Destiny” - sitting at the foot of Mount Rainier

The Community - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma is the perfect base point for exploring Mount Rainier National Park and the spectacular landscape surrounding. It is known as the "City of Destiny " because the area was chosen to be the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the late 19th century. The decision of the railroad was influenced by Tacoma's neighboring deep-water harbor, Commencement Bay. By connecting the bay with the railroad Tacoma's motto became "When rails meet sails. " Today, Commencement Bay serves the Port of Tacoma, a center of international trade on the Pacific Coast and Washington state's largest port.

JB Lewis-McChord
Joint Base Lewis–McChord (JBLM) is an U.S. military installation home to I Corps and 62d Airlift Wing located 9.1 miles south-southwest of Tacoma under the jurisdiction of the United States Army Joint Base Garrison, Joint Base Lewis–McChord. The facility is an amalgamation of the United States Army's Fort Lewis and the United States Air Force's McChord Air Force Base which merged on 1 February 2010 into a Joint Base as a result of Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendations of 2005.

Requirements (duties include but are not limited to)
  • The Internal Medicine Physician performs in accordance with policies and guidelines established by the organization and supervisor.
  • Responsible for examination, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of adults, usually 18 years of age or older.
  • Exercises independent judgment with full responsibility for professional diagnosis, treatment, referral and disposition of patients.
  • Takes ownership, responsibility for care of assigned panel of patients.
  • Provides first contact, continuous, comprehensive primary care for adults according to current standards of care, the patient centered medical home model of care,
  • Coordinates and/or integrates care across all elements of the healthcare system (e.g., subspecialty care, hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes) and the patient's community (e.g., family, public and private community).
Qualifications
  • Must have successfully completed a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) from a school in the US or Canada approved by a recognizing accredited body in the year of the applicant's application. Graduates of foreign medical schools are required to possess both a medical license and other certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or 5th Pathway.
  • Must have successfully completed a post-graduate medical training program in Internal Medicine accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or Board Certification through the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) or the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP).
  • Must have 1-2 years of experience beyond the residency training (Board eligible) or progressive experience equivalent in breadth and intensity within past 3-5 years.
  • Must have and maintain a valid, unrestricted license in one of the 50 states in the U.S., the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) health care provider course as certified by the American Heart Association (AHA).
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