Nominations for the 2022 MHS Award for the Advancement of Women Physicians in Military Medicine

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Background: Greetings MHS Leaders! This is the official call for nominations for the 2022 MHS Award for the Advancement of Women Physicians in Military Medicine (formerly Female Physician Leadership Award).  Awards will be given to one Navy junior leader (O-3/O-4) and one Navy senior leader (O-5/O-6).  Award criteria and instructions are provided in the attached document.

A complete package consists of a Nomination Form, Summary CV, and Command Endorsement/letter of recommendation.  The committee requests that packages be submitted in one consolidated PDF format with the following standardized naming:

“Last Name First Initial_Service_Jr or Sr_AAWP_22” 

Examples:

DoeJ_Navy_Jr_AAWP_22

DoeJ_Navy_Sr_AAWP_22

The suspense for packages to be submitted is 31 July 2022.   Packages must be vetted and scored prior to submission to the MHS committee, so late packages will not be considered.

Packages should be sent to the NAVY POC LCDR Laura D. Barrett (contact in the global). PLEASE DO NOT SEND PACKAGES DIRECTLY TO THE MHS POC.

Please disseminate this widely through command and functional channels.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to recognize your outstanding female physicians!

Very respectfully,

Jennifer Eng-Kulawy, MD, FAAP

CDR, MC, USN

Plans and Policy Officer

Office of the Medical Corps Chief

NMFDC June Newsletter

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On behalf of the Naval Medical Force Development Center (NMFDC), please see the attached June 2022 NMFDC Newsletter:

This month’s newsletter:

*       Spotlights the Defense Health Agency Deployment Readiness Education for Servicewomen (DRES) app based on the Navy Medicine DRES Handbook
*       Provides instructions on how to schedule an NMFDC virtual site visit
*       Announces the new assignment of RDML Darin K. Via as Deputy Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; Deputy Surgeon General of the Navy; and Director, Medical Resources, Plans, and Policy Division, N0931, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
*       Presents the NMFDC “Graphic of the Month”
*       Features an interview with Trauma Strategy Management Office Lead CDR Heather Shattuck on potential improvements, future aspirations, and lessons learned surrounding readiness

Please feel free to share this newsletter with other relevant Navy Medicine stakeholders and those interested in the NMFDC’s efforts. 

Very Respectfully,

The Naval Medical Force Development Center

Reminder to Graduating Residents – You are Now Eligible for GMO Incentive Pay

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Congratulations to those who graduated residency. Medical Corps officers who complete initial residency on active duty are eligible for the General Medical Officer (GMO) Incentive Pay (IP) the day after completing residency. For those who complete residency while not on active duty (NADDS), they are eligible on they day they report to their permanent command.

This means you need to go to your Special Pays coordinator, if you haven’t already, and apply for the GMO IP. It increases you from a residency IP of $8,000 per year to the GMO IP of $20,000 per year.

Instructions for Getting Exec Med, Expeditionary Med, and Managed Care AQDs During JMESP Website Outage

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The Joint Medical Executive Skills Program (JMESP) formalizes the process designed to meet the congressional mandate (NDAA 1991, Sec. 8096) that no appropriated funds be used to fill the commander’s position at any Military Treatment Facility (MTF) with a healthcare professional unless the candidate can demonstrate professional administrative skills.  This includes Commanding Officers, Executive Officers and TRICARE Lead Agents prior to assignment.  The competencies were developed and implemented post-Gulf War (1991), when the MTFs were nearly emptied, there was a major reserve mobilization and those Active Duty and Reserve component officers that fleeted up into vacated executive billets were not as well prepared due to there not being a standardized set of competencies and behaviors to prepare leaders for such roles.

JMESP is not a course, but a process through which Officers are exposed to 36 executive competencies. The four areas reviewed for the Executive Medicine Additional Qualification Designator (67A AQD) are:

  1. Education:  Master’s degree or higher (War College, Uniformed Services University, Navy Postgraduate School, etc.)
  • Experience: (through MTF/operational billets held)Director, Department Head, Fleet Marine Forces, Expeditionary Medical Units, etc.
  • Professional Certifications:  Fellow American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), ANCC, etc.

JMESP AQDs and Additional Requirements

Here are the 3 AQDs:

67A Executive Medicine – This is the AQD required for those who want to screen for command.

67B Expeditionary Medicine – You need a warfare AQD, JPME I, and 7 Core and 7 Additional courses.

67G Managed Care – You have to have met all the requirements for the Exec Med AQD (67A) and have 1 year of managed care experience while assigned to the Defense Health Agency (DHA), TRICARE Regional Office (TRO), Markets (eMSM), eegion, or MTF business office.  

Interim Process to Obtain the Exec Med AQD During Website Outage

The JMESP website is down due to a contract that expired June 30, 2022.  During this interim period between cancellation and redeployment of the new website, the JMESP process will include the following steps:

  1. Officers provide their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and their awarding authority’s (AA) name.  For Active Duty MC, MSC, and DC officers, provide your Detailer’s name; the AA for active NC is the NC Career Planner.  For Reservists of all Corps, please provide your Reserve Affairs Officer’s name. 
  2. JMESP staff will run the verification using their non-automated backup and respond either with remaining competencies that can hopefully be fulfilled through online courses or provide information on other ways competencies can fulfilled. 
  3. If the officer is fully qualified, they will be copied on a verification email sent to the awarding authorities. 
  4. If any remaining competencies are fulfilled through Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) courses, please send the JKO certificates or transcript upon completion.  Once fully qualified, officers will be copied on a verification email sent to the awarding authorities. 

* It usually takes 2-3 week for the AQD to appear in your record from the date of that e-mail.

Process to Obtain Ex Med and Manage Care AQDs

For Expeditionary Medicine (67B), please see the required course listing here (Note JPME1 is required for 67B):

You’ll need to prove to the JMESP staff that you met all the requirements.

For Managed Care (67G), please provide FITREPs that demonstrate 1 year of experience in Healthcare Business Operations at the Headquarters (DHA, BUMED, Region, or Market) or MTF.  To protect PII, please redact your SSN and send files attached to an encrypted e-mail, when possible.

JMESP Contact Info

JMESP Staff E-mail (Navy) – usn.bethesda.navmedprodevctrmd.list.nmpdc-jmesp@mail.mil

eNavFit Resources and Training Module Updates

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What is eNavFit?

eNavFit is the Navy’s new interface for conducting evaluations and fitness reports. It is now available for all Sailors (Reserve and Active Components). As a replacement for NAVFIT98A, eNavFit is the initial step in transforming the Navy’s performance evaluation process and serves as a bridge to future improvements. eNavFit is hosted on Navy Personnel Command Document Services via BUPERS Online (BOL). NAVFIT98A will continue to be accepted through FY22; however, maximum adoption of eNavFit is HIGHLY encouraged.

First Steps

  • Reporting seniors: Acknowledge your role. This step must be completed FIRST. It is only required once per command/rank. Refer to Module 3 at the information link below. If this step is not completed, the reporting senior will not be found in the interface.
  • All hands: Verify and update your email in BOL. To do this, login to BOL and select “Update Info” at the top. Notifications from eNavFit will go to that email, and it is also the email by which your command can find you in the eNavFit interface. BOL updates every Saturday. 
  • All administrative personnel: Familiarize yourself with all of the training materials at the information link below so that you can help your command with eNavFit. ​

Resources​

Many resources are available, and more are forthcoming. These resources are where you should come first to answer questions while using eNavFit.

1. Start by downloading the comprehensive eNavFit User Guide Version 2.0 (updated 21 April 2022). Also check out the eNavFit FAQs (updated 15 June 2022) and the eNavFit Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices (updated 15 June 2022). 

2. NEW resource: If you anticipate using eNavFit in an area with intermittent or no Internet access, download this brief to understand the basics of eNavFit’s intermittent and disconnected operations. This brief is also what the eNavFit team is using for training on every Friday in May and June 2022 (1100 PDT / 1300 CDT / 1400 EDT). You can join that training via Flank Speed Teams (see the instructions at information link below) or you can call in (1-410-874-6751, passcode 226 637 341#). If you call in, it would be helpful for you to have the brief open in front of you during the session. 

3. Also be sure to download the most recent Navy Performance Evaluation System Manual, BUPERSINST 1610.10F.4. Then, view the eNavFit training tutorial videos at the information link below, offered in both YouTube and DVIDS platforms (use DVIDS if you do not have YouTube access).

4. Then, view the eNavFit training tutorial videos at the information link below, offered in both YouTube and DVIDS platforms (use DVIDS if you do not have YouTube access).

The information above, access to training, and more can be found here:  https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Career-Management/Performance-Evaluation/eNAVFIT/