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Physician - Flight Surgeon for Mc Dill Air Force Base Tampa, Florida
Job Summary/ Description of Responsibility
Physician – Flight Surgeon
The work to be performed under this contract will be at 3250 Zemke Ave Bldg. 1078, MacDill AFB, FL 33621 and/or Brandon Clinic 220 Grand Regency Blvd, Brandon, FL 33510 and/or 9210 King Palm Dr. Tampa FL 33619.. Physicians shall receive notification two weeks prior to the reassignment to another location with a 40-mile commuting radius of their assigned MTF.
- Physicians shall have and maintain a valid unrestricted license in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands and be able to obtain clinical privileges to practice medicine at the MTF where services are provided.
- Experience: The applicant must have a minimum of 35 hours of direct patient care in the past year. Applicant must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the past 5 years having served as a privileged flight surgeon at a US Military installation
- Degree/Education : Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.). Graduate from an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) at the time the degree was obtained (e.g. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.
- Certifications in addition to Basic Life Support: Current certification in Healthcare Provider (HCP) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is required. Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) certification is desired, but not required.
- Board eligible or board certified as required in the TO. (Flight surgeons are not necessarily Board Certified in Aerospace Medicine. They may be trained through an Aerospace Medicine Primary Course (run by all 3 services) or civilian equivalent and/or comparable experience at primary care aerospace medicine practice).
- Perform a full range of physician services in accordance with privileges granted by the MTF.
- Direct, perform, or assist in the instruction of other health care professionals within the scope of the clinical privileges or responsibilities.
- Examine, diagnose, treat or prescribe courses of treatment within the scope of training, experience, and privileges.
- Provide preventive and health maintenance care, including annual physicals, positive health behaviors, and self-care skills through education and counseling.
- Order diagnostic tests as applicable as well as request consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, clinics, or other health resources as indicated.
- Technically proficient in directing and teaching other medical staff, providing educational lectures and participating in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members. Such direction and interaction will adhere to Government and professional clinical standards and accepted clinical protocols.
- Attend and participate in meetings during normal duty hours and professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not limited to the following: Quality Improvement meeting, professional staff meetings, Commander's staff meetings, Deployment Availability Working Group (DAWG), Aeromedical Council (AMC), Flight and Operational Medicine Working Group (FOMWG), Occupational and Environmental Health Working Group (OEHWG), and others required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by the Flight Medicine Flight Commander or his/her designated representative.
- Additionally, provider is expected to participate in monthly peer reviews. Minimum of 10 routine cases seen in the last 30 days must be reviewed per provider per month with discrepancies addressed.
- The Flight Medicine Physician shall perform a full range and spectrum of comprehensive specialty care onsite at the MTF. The Flight Medicine Physician shall provide health care to beneficiaries assigned to the Flight Medicine Clinic. The Flight Medicine Physician will see all scheduled and/or walk in (sick call) patients. These tasks include performing primary care and occupational health clinician duties and the associated administrative tasks.
- Additionally, the flight medicine physician will perform tasks set forth by the Base Operational Medicine Clinic program, which includes but is not limited to Separation History and Physical Examinations (SPHE) and permanent change of station (PCS) clearance examinations with their potential waivers for all Active Duty personnel on base.
- The Flight Medicine Physician will practice within the guidelines set by the credentialing office of the 6 MDG and the Medical Director. The Flight Medicine Physician’s productivity is expected to be comparable to that of the other civilian and military Flight Medicine Physicians assigned to the same facility/similar facilities and authorized the same scope of practice.
- The applicant must be able to locate, interpret and apply current regulations including: AFI 48- 123, AFI 48-101, AFI 48-149, AFI 36-2905, AFI 10-203, DoD 5210.42R, AFMAN 13-501, Air Force Waiver Guide, Medical Standards Directory (MSD) and Official Air Force Aerospace Medicine Approved Medications List.
- Care shall include but not be limited to continuing, comprehensive health maintenance and provision of medical care, including preventive medicine, behavioral health, occupational health, and community health.
- The civilian Flight Medicine Physician may become the primary care manager (PCM) for a panel of patients. As a PCM, the Flight Medicine Physician will be the primary person responsible for the management of the health/wellness of assigned flight medicine patients and complete all necessary paperwork (waivers, MEB, etc).
- Duties include: Examination of patients, formulation of differential diagnostic plans, ordering of appropriate diagnostic testing. Interpretation of examination findings and test results, and implementation of treatment plans. Determination of the need for consultation and assisting in medical care and treatment provided at the direction of other specialists. Approving/disapproving subspecialty referrals. Directing case management activities. Answering patient telephone consults with the assistance of clinic staff. Providing primary and secondary preventive maintenance care. Timely completion of IRILO, ARILO, and waivers (overseas, deployment, and flying class).
- The Chief, Flight Medicine Clinic will assign specific duties/patient care assignments, and other duties deemed necessary. All inpatients will be admitted as per the local MTF instructions. Diagnose and treat a wide-range of adult acute and chronic diseases and injuries including but not limited to conditions of the: Skin, Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat, Neck, Cardiovascular System, Psychiatric and Behavioral Health, Pulmonary System, Gastrointestinal System, Musculoskeletal System, Genitourinary System, Reproductive System, Lymphatic System, Central Nervous System, and Endocrine System.
- Perform medical procedures and maintain certification where appropriate to include, but not limited to, the following: Basic Life Support, Secure and maintain an adequate airway, to include endotracheal intubation, Cardioversion of life threatening arrhythmias, Simple minor surgical procedures: punch biopsies, excision of skin lesions, Simple abscess incision and drainage, Nail trephination, Sling or swath injuries, Suture simple laceration, Suture removal, Cryotherapy, Nebulizer treatment, Bladder catheterization, Cultures (throat, wound), Remove ocular, nasal and ear foreign bodies, Clearing of ears by flush technique, Reduce simple dislocations and fractures, when appropriate, Bandaging of sprains, minor burns, and minor lacerations, Perform venous punctures for lab studies and interpret results, Administer intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous medications as appropriate, Stabilize and evaluate cervical spine injuries as appropriate, Splint and stabilize traumatic injuries to extremities.
- Review, interpret, and act upon medical surveillance data relating to the Occupational Health program. Prepare records and reports as required in support of services rendered in accordance with established procedures. Attend and participate in patient care reports, review meetings, patient care conferences, team conferences, professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities only to the extent that such attendance and participation is relative to assigned cases and/or performance of services. Maximum of 2.5 clinic days and minimum of 2.5 admin days, no call/Inflight emergency response responsibilities.
- Civilian flight medicine physicians will not fly (as part of their duties),or participate in exercises beyond the scope of medical care specified in their privileges and/or credentials. They will not be utilized as Squadron Medical Element physicians. Conduct special operational evaluations and determinations, including (but not limited to PHA/MHA for flyers/special duty personnel,
- Initial certification exams for flying/special duty applicants (including foreign military personnel attending US military training, initial health screening for foreign military personnel attending US military training), Conduct adaptability rating assessment for military special duty applicants.
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