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Foreign Service Regional Medical Officer/Psychiatrist

Job Location

Many vacancies available - 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 Psychiatrist (RMOP) vacancies based on the needs of the Department.
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The Bureau of Medical Services (MED) in the Department of State safeguards and promotes the health and well-being of American's diplomatic community, which consists of employees and their accompanying family members who represent United States government agencies abroad. The Department assigns Foreign Service Medical Officers (RMOs), Psychiatrists (RMO/Ps), Medical Providers (MPs), and Medical Laboratory Scientists (RMLS) to selected posts overseas. Many of these posts have significant health risks and local medical care that is inadequate by U.S. standards.
A Regional Medical Officer/Psychiatrist (RMOP) 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 RMOP is considered "essential personnel" and is expected to be available on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. RMOP duties include but are not limited to:

Provides ambulatory and emergency psychiatric care for employees and eligible family members - including children
Assesses post morale
Responds to emergencies 24-hour/7days a week
Performs telephone consultations; assures patient confidentiality
Responds to crises at the home post or regional posts
Renders clinical consultations on workplace and family violence events (including child and spousal abuse cases)
Provides educational and treatment services as feasible for alcohol and drug abuse prevention at post
Renders psychiatric consultations for Regional Medical Officer and Medical Provider
Helps employees in problems of adjustment to life style
Creates and provides educational and therapeutic presentations to officers and families at post
Assists with establishing lifestyle programs
Evaluates medical clearances

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
Works with non-Department of State agencies
Advises the Chief of Mission
Assists Consular officers

Maintains required Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits
Trains staff as needed on screening for psychiatric conditions and stress management
Maintains accurate medical records including requested workload and clinical care metrics, documents and reports on regional travel, and plans and requests budgets for regional travel
Evaluates local mental health resources
Evaluates local mental health care providers
Arranges medical evacuations
Serves on country team
Works with mail order pharmacies
Sends statistical reports
Works with post medical advisor
Responds and collaborates with medical department in Washington
Liaises with other Department psychiatrists
Consults at the American or other international schools

Emergency Preparedness
Provision of medical leadership and psychiatric medical care during crisis

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
Liaise 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).

Job Requirements

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December 5, 2018

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