Detailing

Non-Surgical and Surgical Detailer Positions Available – O4 to O6

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The Non-Surgical Detailer position is available this upcoming winter and the Surgical Detailer position is available summer 2018.  Here is the information on the positions:

Medical Corps Detailer Positions Announcement

Detailer Position Announcement

Non-Surgical Detailer position available winter 2018 and Surgical Detailer position open summer 2018. Seeking motivated LCDRs, CDRs, or CAPT from any specialty.

  1. Career enhancing: This is a high-visibility job that will give you career diversification.
  2. Make a difference: As a detailer assigning positions and providing career counseling, you have the opportunity to positively affect member’s lives and change policy at a high level.
  3. Work life balance. Ever thought about life without call or 24 hour shifts? This is a unique opportunity to help Navy Medicine and maintain optimal work life balance.
  4. Stay clinical. All 3 physician detailers stay clinically active. Many options for local or permissive TAD clinical experiences.
  5. Memphis! Live in Memphis–the home of the blues, the birthplace of Rock n Roll, and the biggest city in Tennessee. Urban offerings (museums, restaurants, night-life, zoo), history (Civil War, Music), outdoor activities (running, hiking, camping, road-biking, canoeing, etc.), and food and beverage options (BBQ, Jack Daniels) abound. Check out this website: http://ilovememphisblog.com/
  6. Kids? Live affordably in a gorgeous neighborhood with one of the best school districts in Tennessee. (http://lakelandk12.org/) (http://oakwoodlakeland.com/)
  7. Single? Exciting downtown Memphis is only 20 minutes away from Navy Personnel Command.
  8. Spouse? The job market is excellent for spouses in Memphis, Tennessee and home to several big employers including FEDEX and St. Jude Children’s hospital.

If interested in the Non-Surgical Detailer position, please contact CDR Richard Childers at 901-874-4046. This position will need to be filled in the next 2 weeks. For the Surgical detailer position, please contact CAPT Nanette Rollene at 901-874-4094.

Detailing Update – Orders, PRDs, Resignation, Retirement, a Survey, and War College

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Here are a few notes one of the Detailers sent out yesterday:

Delayed Order Release

Due to financial constraints, no orders have been released in the last several weeks. We acknowledge this is incredibly inconvenient to our constituents. Standby for more information, we will pass it as we get it.

Expired Projected Rotation Dates (PRDs)

Many officers have PRDs that are set to expire this summer. Officers with expired PRDs are attractive targets to place in high priority OCONUS and operational billets. Please get your extension requests in ASAP.

Resignation/Retirement

Officers planning to resign or retire should have their requests in 9 months prior to their requested detachment month. Requests turned in less than 6 to 9 months prior to requested detachment will be kicked back. There were several officers extended past their obligation because they did not send their request in on time.

I recommend reading CDR Schofer’s blog post entitled “How to Resign Worry Free.”

The earliest these can be submitted is 12 months prior to requested detach date.

Survey for Officers with a 2017 PRD

If your PRD was in 2017 and you accepted PCS orders or extended, please consider completing a one minute survey to assess attitudes regarding the billet assignment process among Medical Corps officers. The survey will close June 1st.

Last year we administered a survey of Navy Medical Corps officers to assess attitudes regarding the billet assignment process. We took measures to improve the process for billets assigned in 2017 and we are administering another short survey to measure improvement. The results, available at the end of the survey, will be briefed to leadership and made public. THANK YOU!

Naval War College

PERS needs people for the August 2017 Naval War College class. Applicants must have completed Joint Professional Military Education 1. They will consider breaking orders for appropriate applicants. Please see this blog post for a War College description by a current student.

Family Medicine/Operational Detailer Position Available Now – Millington, TN – O4-O6

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As a recovering Detailer, I strongly encourage anyone looking to promote to O6 consider this position.  Here is the announcement:

Family Practice and Operational Detailer position available now! Seeking LCDRs, CDRs, or CAPTs eligible to move in the summer of 2017. All specialties eligible.

  1. Career Enhancing: ever heard of a detailer that did not make CAPT? We haven’t. This is a high-visibility job that will give you career diversification.
  2. Make a difference: as a detailer assigning positions and providing career counseling, you have the opportunity to positively affect member’s lives and change policy at a high level.
  3. Take a break. Ever thought about life without call or weekend shifts? Remember those things called “3 day weekends” you had back in elementary school?
  4. Stay clinical. All 3 physician detailers stay clinically active.
  5. Memphis! Living in Memphis, the home of the blues, the birthplace of Rock n Roll, and the biggest city in Tennessee, is a blast. Urban offerings (museums, restaurants, night-life, zoo), history (Civil War, Music), outdoor activities (running, hiking, camping, road-biking, canoeing, etc.), and food options (BBQ, Jack Daniels whiskey) abound. Check out this website: http://ilovememphisblog.com/
  6. Kids? Live cheaply in a gorgeous neighborhood with one of the best school districts in Tennessee. (http://lakelandk12.org/) (http://oakwoodlakeland.com/)
  7. Single? Exciting downtown Memphis is only 20 minutes away from Navy Personnel Command.
  8. Spouse? The job market is excellent for spouses in Memphis Tennessee.

If interested, the POC is listed in this Detailing Position Announcement.

Changes Ahead for Navy Personnel System

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Here is a link to a Navy Times article from the Chief of Naval Personnel.  In it, he discusses some changes coming our way.  In my opinion, the ones most likely to affect physicians include:

  • Updated and modern personnel systems – He says, “We are in the process of modernizing our IT infrastructure in preparation for transition to a modern, cloud-based integrated pay and personnel system. This will allow Sailors to conduct all manner of personnel issues, from pay and leave, to interactions with detailers, via modern, easily-accessible and simple to use programs that work on a personal mobile device.”
  • A Detailing Marketplace – The CNP says, “In the coming years, we’re working to implement our “Detailing Marketplace” Fleet-wide, which will allow Sailors to negotiate job assignments directly with gaining commands.”  We actually did a pilot Detailing Marketplace for all 2017 physician assignments in Emergency Medicine.  Will this effort expand beyond our one-time trial/pilot in 2017?  I think that is yet to be determined, but when the CNP is discussing a Detailing Marketplace, it is my opinion that some changes will be coming our way in how physicians are assigned in the Navy.

The CNP wants your feedback on these and other Sailor 2025 initiatives:

“As we go forward, we want Sailors’ input on additional ideas to pursue as part of Sailor 2025. Hearing from you is the best way we can make our policies and systems even better. You have a direct line to me in order to make sure your ideas are heard – send them to: usnpeople.fct@navy.mil.

Detailing for Officers with High School Seniors

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A Distribution Guidance Memorandum or DGM is an internal Navy Personnel Command document that guides Detailing.  Although most of the time this is not an issue in the Medical Corps if you have a reasonable Specialty Leader and Detailer, if you ever run into trouble getting what you need for your family/career and you have a high school senior, it might be worth it to peruse this new detailing guidance:

High School Seniors DGM – SEP 2016

Support the Blog by Taking This 5-Minute Detailing Survey

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BLUF: Please take this 5-minute survey to assess attitudes regarding billet assignments among Medical Corps officers. The results will be used to improve the Detailing process:

https://survey.max.gov/136744

BACKGROUND: Billets are assigned by the Detailer after negotiation with members and Specialty Leaders. In an effort to improve this process, the Navy is considering a detailing marketplace similar to the civilian national residency match program. In this scenario, members consider all available billets, and commands consider all available members. After a period of time where both parties communicate with each other, rank lists are submitted. An algorithm generates billet matches using the rank lists.

As a pilot project, FY-17 Emergency Medicine billets will be assigned using this mechanism. We will use the results of this survey to improve future detailing policy. The results will be briefed to leadership and will be made public.

New Military Colocation and Single Parent Assignment Policy

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Navy Personnel Command recently updated MILPERSMAN 1300-1000 – Military Couple and Single Parent Assignment Policy.  Here is an article that discusses the updates/changes, which include:

  • Instead of opting in, the Sailor can decide to opt out.

In the past, a Sailor had to request collocation during each orders negotiation.  Now Sailors will submit a one-time request that will remain in effect until the Sailor tells their detailer otherwise.  If a Sailor chooses not to be collocated, they contact their detailer and negotiate appropriate orders.

  • A flag officer review is required when detailers can’t collocate dual-military families.

To ensure Navy Personnel Command has done everything possible to accommodate dual-military collocation, the Assistant Commander, Navy Personnel Command for Distribution will review instances where the Navy cannot support collocation for any reason other than when a Sailor chooses to opt out.

The bottom line is that dual military families will usually get colocated anyway, but they should probably read this MILPERSMAN in detail, route the NAVPERS 1301-85 to request colocation, and follow-up with their Detailer.