We are honored you are interested in employment with us! We’re proud to be a premier employer in the West-Central Region of Louisiana. On Team BJACH, you either touch a patient or enable those who do. We care for America’s finest – both our patients and employees. Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital is a United States Department of the Army facility. We have the great privilege of caring for Active Duty Soldiers and their dependents as well as local military retirees and their families. We are the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk Hospital. In addition to the beneficiaries listed above, we also provide care for brigade combat teams and other units conducting rotational training through the JRTC. We’re made up of more than 700 team members; with about to 461 civilian employees and the other 247 being military service members and contractors.
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. As a civilian employee on Team BJACH, you are a federal employee. You are not in the Army, you are not deployable, and do not wear a uniform. You will work alongside our men and women in uniform who also serve as healthcare professionals. You can learn more about civilian government service by visiting OPM.
Our civilian team members are eligible for full federal benefits packages which include:
- 401k (TSP, 5% match)
- Retirement pension (FERS, five years to be vested)
- Health, life, long-term, vision, and dental insurance for the employee and family members
- Competitive pay, regular cost of living and time in service base salary increases.
- Up to $60,000 in student loan repayment (eligible positions only)
- Performance awards
- Paid on-the-job training and developmental opportunities
- Ten paid federal holidays, ample vacation days, separate sick leave that does not expire
- Recruitment and retention incentives (eligible positions only)
- Paid relocation costs (eligible positions only)
- Free parking at work
- USO Airport Lounge Access
- Access to MWR services and activities which include childcare options
- Military service buy-back eligibility
You can learn more about Army Civilian Benefits.
To qualify for a job on Team BJACH you must be a US Citizen. Most of our positions also require one full year of experience in that specialty to qualify. Because BJACH is a federal hospital, we are able to accept health care licenses from all 50 states, so there is no need to get a Louisiana license! All of our patient-care positions require an active BLS certification, endorsed by the American Red Cross. All employees must also pass a federal background investigation and some positions also require position specific pre-employment testing (drug screening, fingerprinting, physical, and credentialing) before they are eligible for a final job offer and employment start date.
About the Area
Fort Polk is an active duty Army instillation located near Leesville, the seat of Vernon Parish.
The installation began as a base of operations for the Louisiana Maneuvers in the 1940s. The Louisiana Maneuvers trained our troops and prepared them to enter, fight and win World War II. It served the 1st Armored Division in the 1950s, and became a basic training post during Vietnam War years of the 1960s and '70s. It hosted the 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) in the 1970s-1980s, and the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in the 1990s. The 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, and the 162nd Infantry Brigade were tenant units in the 2000s. Fort Polk is now home to the Joint Readiness Training Center, the Army’s Premiere Training Center; the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division; the 115th Combat Support Hospital, the U.S. Army Garrison and Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital.
Fort Polk is situated in an area rich with culture and history. There are many sites, on and off-post, with high historical and archaeological value. The fort has more than 105,000 acres that are designated as a Fort Polk Wildlife Management Area.
Top attractions in the area include the Fort Polk Museum, but also outdoor fun at Alligator Lake Recreation Area, and Catfish Cove. Other outdoor adventures can be had at Kisatchie National Forest, which features more than 600,000 acres across seven parishes east of the fort. Kisatchie Bayou Recreation Area is known for its beaches, camping and bayou canoeing.
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On January 22, 1941, shortly after Camp Polk was activated, construction of a 600-bed station hospital began. Opened on March 17, 1941, as an infirmary commanded by Colonel William Dow, MC, the hospital admitted its first patient in May 1941.
Ground was broken for the new 169-bed Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital (BJACH) in June 1978. The hospital was dedicated and formally opened August 12, 1983. The facility was named in honor of Brigadier General Stanhope Bayne-Jones, MC, U.S. Army, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. A bacteriologist and preventive medicine specialist, General Bayne-Jones achieved worldwide acclaim as the individual responsible for the control of typhus in Europe at the conclusion of World War II. He died in 1970 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
BJACH has received the prestigious TRICARE award for the highest customer satisfaction in OB care in the Department of Defense; its Logistics Division was name "the best Logistics Division in the AMEDD" by the Command Logistics Review team and the Data Quality Management Program was recognized by the Army Surgeon General's Office as the model for the Army Medical Department. The American Red Cross also presented BJACH with the Regional Level II "Good Neighbor Award." BJACH has been awarded the Army Superior Unit Award for meritorious performance.
Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital has become one of the premiere Army facilities where the staff clearly lives up to their motto, "We Provide the Best."
How to Apply
To officially apply for our opportunities, candidates will need to submit applications through USAJOBS.gov. You can find our job opportunities by searching for positions at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Please visit usajobs.gov/help to learn more about submitting an application.