Kadena Medical Clinic - Jobs/Careers
Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan
Kadena Air Base is the hub of airpower in the Pacific, and home to the Air Force’s largest combat wing — the 18th Wing — and a variety of associate units. Together they form “Team Kadena” — a world-class combat team ready to fight and win from the Keystone of the Pacific. Kadena Air Base is home to the USAF’s 18th Wing, the 353d Special Operations Group, reconnaissance units, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defence Artillery, and a variety of associated units. Over 20,000 American service members, family members, and Japanese employees live or work aboard Kadena Air Base
Kadena Medical Clinic-18th Medical Group provides care on an out-patient basis only. In-patient care is provided at the U.S. Naval Hospital on Camp Lester, about 15 minutes away. Camp Lester’s U.S. Naval Hospital is a 104-bed inpatient facility equipped with emergency and obstetrical services. The hospital staff numbers more than 1,000 and includes most medical specialties.
The following services/clinics are located at Kadena:
Family Health Clinic
Family Advocacy / ADAPT
Flight Medicine Clinic
Health & Wellness Center (HAWC)
Mental Health Clinic
Pediatric Health Clinic
Public Health Clinic
Radiology / Imaging
Women’s Health Clinic
Exceptional Family Member Program
NES currently staffs a Clinical Psychologist, a Psychiatric Nurse, and a Deployment Related Health Assessment Specialist (NP) at this location.
-tax free income, first $97,000
-clinic hours-no nights, weekends or holidays
What’s to love:
Long a popular destination for Japanese travelers looking for a relaxing beach break, Okinawa is gaining international popularity. Coral reefs provide great snorkeling and diving spots, but if you prefer to see beautiful fish without getting wet, Okinawa also has a fine aquarium. The ancient forests around the city offer a chance to view rare flora and fauna.
The island of Okinawa is very small, 67 miles long and 2-17 miles wide. Don’t let that fool you, it can take hours to get places. Even though the distance between some of the bases is quite short, traffic can be heavy, the speed is slow, and the roads are very curvy which results in traffic jams and longer commutes.
There are 32 U.S. military bases located on Okinawa Island. In total, these bases occupy approximately 20% of the island’s area.
• Area: 877 sq miles (2,271 km²)
• Weather: Subtropical
• Capital: Naha
• Population: 1.423 million (Mar 31, 2012)
• Colleges and Universities: University of the Ryukyus,