U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps Observes February as American Heart Month

1/24/19 (Thu)

February 05, 2018 - Fort Sam Houston, Texas – The U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps, a branch of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), joins in the nationwide observance of February as American Heart Month. Improving heart health is crucial to overall wellness, and as such, is a key component of the Army Medicine mission in providing care for soldiers and their families. 


The Civilian Corps is a nationwide recruiter of medical and behavioral healthcare professionals. It hires civilian personnel to work alongside military counterparts at Army Medicine hospitals and clinics.


These civilian employees make up approximately 60% of the total Army Medicine workforce and are not subject to military requirements, such as enlistment or deployment. However, they do enjoy competitive salaries, generous health and life insurance policies and access to state-of-the-art training & equipment at Army facilities.


“We are in constant pursuit of our Nation’s top talent to fill our critical vacancies. We are looking for the best and brightest candidates who are interested in joining our high-performing healthcare team; there are opportunities throughout the United States as well as overseas in places such as Germany, Italy, Japan, and Korea,” says Mr. Oscar Bocanegra, Director of Civilian Human Resources, Headquarters U.S. Army Medical Command, “By filling nursing positions with our country’s most highly qualified candidates, the MEDCOM Civilian Corps can continue providing the best quality of care to U.S. Army uniformed service members, retired service members, their families and other eligible beneficiaries.”


MEDCOM comprises one of the largest healthcare networks in the world. It operates worldwide at more than 70 healthcare facilities and clinics, many of which are located at military bases within the United States. A large percentage of these bases are in rural locations, but function as self-sufficient entities. Low living costs make them excellent places to retire or start a family. Additionally, most are only hours away from major metropolitan areas.


A career as a healthcare professional at a MEDCOM facility affords very different daily experiences when compared to roles at a private practice or community hospital. Civilian Corps employees have praised their flexible work schedules, lower amounts of collateral work and the ability to spend more time with their patients to provide the best possible treatment


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