The Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) has employment opportunities for Physicians, including Family Practice and Internal Medicine.
AFCS is a worldwide organization employing over 150,000 individuals across a broad array of positions. We are the civilian support component of the United States Air Force, providing everything from human resources to engineering and childcare to contract management. We are not active-duty military, but we work side by side with airmen and officers to support the defense of our nation.
Working with AFCS, you will likely find yourself working on, or near, a United States Air Force installation, either here in the U.S. or around the world. While you will not live on the installation, you will probably notice that a United States Air Force installation is not unlike a small town. It is a self-contained community providing every kind of service: childcare, shopping, entertainment, recreation, and more. You will quickly see how close-knit our communities are. AFCS employees often talk of the “sense of family” that they feel working on-base. Folks look out for one another, and they offer support, encouragement, and friendship.
As a Federal employee, you will enjoy a generous leave package including holidays, vacation, and sick time.
You’ll do the following kinds of work:
- Provide the full scope of professional primary and preventive health care services to adult male and female patients in both the outpatient and inpatient setting
- Provide comprehensive medical care to a broad cross section of patients presenting with a full range of medical conditions from common ailments to the very difficult and complex, involving both acute and chronic diseases
- Provide direct primary care to include gynecologic, geriatric care, and pre-operative evaluations
- Perform ambulatory surgical procedures
- Order and interpret diagnostic and testing procedures
- Independently formulates full treatment and management regimens based on sound diagnosis
- Coordinate with facility and community resources to provide multi-disciplinary comprehensive care to patients
- Provide pre- and post-deployment health assessments as well as preventive health assessments
And, you’ll need to have the following kinds of knowledge to qualify.
- Knowledge of professional Internal Medicine practices, principles, and theories to carry full responsibility of medical care for a wide range of illnesses and injuries
- Knowledge of clinical decision-making principles, population base management strategies, and principles of disease management through the use of clinical path guidelines and the community resource/referral system
- Knowledge and maintenance of current certifications in emergency medical procedures, to include Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) in accordance with local MDG policies
- Knowledge of universal infection control guidelines and practices and accrediting agencies’ (e.g., &AHC, JCAHO, HSI) medical practice standards
- Skill in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide variety of diseases and medical conditions to include but not limited to: diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, asthma, arthritis, cancer, extremity injuries, and psychiatric/psychological disorders
- Ability to guide, train, supervise and mentor resident physicians, medical students, nursing staff, and paraprofessionals.