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Occupational Medicine Officer -

Company: United States Army
Location: Suffolk
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Job Description:

Occupational medicine officers determine the conditions that influence the health of military and DA civilians, and supervises occupational health programs.

As an officer on the U.S. Army health care team, you can build a distinguished medical career while making a difference in the lives of the Soldiers and their families.

Job Duties

* Recommend the measures that are to be taken for improvements in physical fitness, disease prevention and injury


* Exercise command of medical units as provided by law and regulation


* Perform staff functions in health support for commanders at all levels


* Medical research on diseases of military importance


* Participate in graduate medical education and train other personnel


* Serve unique duty positions as a chief, consultant and/or faculty member in occupational health service



Requirements

Active Duty

* Doctor of medicine/osteopathy degree from an accredited U.S. school (foreign graduates may apply if they have a permanent certificate from the Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates)


* Current license to practice medicine in the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico


* Eligibility for board certification


* Completion of at least one year of an approved graduate medical education internship


* Completion of a training program in occupational medicine


* Must be between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver Locate A Recruiter for more information)


* Must be a U.S. citizen



Army Reserve

* In addition to the above qualifications, permanent U.S. residency is required for Reserve duty officers.



Training

Job training for an Army medical officer includes first-year graduate medical education, residency and fellowship programs. Qualifying students benefit through unique training experiences and get to attend certain military short courses designed to develop tactical, technical and operational skills unique to the military environment.

As an Army Medical Corps officer, you'll have access to the most sophisticated technologies and the opportunity to consult with experts in both the military and private sectors.

Helpful Skills

* Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions


* Perform under stress


* Apply critical technical and thinking skills


* Tremendous concentration



Compensation

Active Duty

In addition to the many privileges that come from being on the U.S. Army health care team, you'll also be rewarded with:

* 30 days of paid vacation earned annually


* Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service


* No-cost or low-cost medical and dental care for you and your family



Army Reserve

* Health Professional Special Pay


* Health Professionals Loan Repayment


* Noncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service


* Low-cost life and dental insurance, and travel opportunities



Active Duty & Reserve

* Commissary/post exchange shopping privileges


* Flexible retirement savings/investment plan similar to a 401(k)


* May receive pay for continuing education and specialized training



Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs

You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.

Education Benefits

Active Duty

The Army Medical Corps pays 100 percent of a student's tuition, as well as expenses for required books, equipment and most academic fees. Medical students may also be eligible to receive a sign-on bonus, and active duty physicians can earn up to $120,000 in student loan repayment.

Army Reserve

By continuing to serve when you're needed, you may qualify for HPLR to repay your medical school loans.

PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program

Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

* Johns Hopkins
* GE Healthcare
* Cleveland Clinic
* Mercy Medical Center

Keywords: United States Army, Suffolk , Occupational Medicine Officer -, Healthcare , Suffolk, Virginia

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