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Foreign Service Regional Medical Officer

Job Location

Many vacancies worldwide, Washington, D.C. - Washington, DC, United States

Job Description

Open Period: February 6, 2019 - February 19, 2019
Salary: $118,317 - $136,659

The U.S. Department of State is developing a rank-order list of eligible hires for a limited number of Regional Medical Officer (RMO) vacancies based on the needs of the Department.
To learn more about the Department of State and a career as a Foreign Service Specialist, please visit us at https://careers.state.gov.

A Regional Medical Officer (RMO) works either independently or as a member of a team of FS Medical Specialists to provide medical support for USG employees and their eligible family members (EFMs).
An RMO is considered “essential personnel” and is expected to be available on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. RMOs duties may include, but not limited to:

Provision of direct primary and preventive healthcare for pediatric, obstetric, and adult patients and emergency and acute care services
Performance of patient histories and physical examinations
Ordering and analyzing diagnostic tests
Providing routine and travel vaccinations
Providing mental health support and care, in collaboration with psychiatry colleagues
Prescribing medications for patients both on paper prescription pads and electronically
Performing therapeutic procedures within the scope of primary and emergency care
Screening the patient population for, and responding to concerns about, domestic violence and abuse
Competent and thorough documentation of patient care and utilization of paper and electronic health records
Management of primary healthcare needs of a regional patient population dispersed across multiple countries
Coordination of inpatient care and monitoring of patients hospitalized in region
Anticipating and arranging for medical evacuation of patients
Managing infectious disease risks, including malaria and other tropical diseases; deployment of population outreach efforts to encourage use of prophylactic medications where appropriate
Establishing health lifestyle programs and supporting patients in their adjustment to the FS life
Ensuring patient confidentiality and records integrity
Serving as patient advocate, as appropriate
Maintaining own credentials, licensure, and continuing medical education
Competent management of Workman's Compensation injury claims at post and collaboration with patient’s third party health insurance plans for indicated situations
Monitoring of food and water safety issues
Provision of emergency care to VIPs on USG property, if warranted
Teaching CPR, BLS, and first responder courses, as needed

Collaboration with local healthcare officials
Liaison with local and international experts
Provision of consultative support to mission personnel on host nation and mission-specific health-related issues if needed

Management of health unit (HU) personnel and resources
Collaboration and consultation with all HU staff at posts in RMO region; supervision of HU staff at assigned post; and oversight of hiring of local HU employees
Orientation and training of new employees, mentoring of new clinical colleagues
Ensuring use of universal infectious disease and safety precautions at post
Setting budgetary priorities and maintenance of fiscal responsibility
Maintaining medical records and ensuring appropriate medical records security
Updating medical information booklet and the Medical Capabilities Information database
Conducting of patient satisfaction surveys and implementation of workflow modifications to address identified areas for improvement
Managing region-wide immunization program
Submission of reports for statistical surveillance as directed by MED
Adherence to quality assurance procedures
Advisor to HR in facilitating Emergency Visitation Travel for employees or family members
Monitoring of health unit staff competency and continuing education
Evaluation of local hospitals, doctors, and laboratories for service availability and standards of care, safety standards utilized by local blood bank where appropriate, and safety standards of local pharmacies and pharmaceutical suppliers where available
Serving in role of occupational health advisor when indicated
Selection and support of post medical advisors
Oversight of local employee pre-employment, fitness for duty, and driver's certification screening programs

Regional Care Responsibilities
Performance of regular regional travel and in response to immediate post needs
Collaboration with regional colleagues, including performance of clinical peer review
Liaison with Regional Medical Managers (RMMs)
Provision of remote patient consultation via telemedicine or other communication means
Maintenance of regular communication with MED offices in Washington D.C. as warranted

Conditions of Employment
Be a U.S. citizen and available for worldwide service.
Be able to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
Be able to obtain an appropriate Foreign Service Medical Clearance.
Be able to obtain a favorable Suitability Review Panel determination.
Be at least 20 years old and at least 21 years old to be appointed.
Be appointed prior to age 60 (preference eligible veterans excepted).

Relocation expenses reimbursed: After completing orientation and initial training in Washington, D.C., an RMO usually is assigned to two overseas tours, each two years in length, directed by the Department. After the initial two tours, assignments will be for periods of one to three years overseas or in the United States.

Job Requirements

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How To Apply

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Contact Information

Contact Department of State HR/REE/REC
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December 5, 2018

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