· 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.
· Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice medicine.
· Certifications in addition to Basic Life Support: Advanced Cardiac Life
· Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
· Experience: A minimum of two years within the past four years in an appropriate area of Primary Care.
· Shall be board eligible or board certified in family medicine or primary care by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
SECURITY/ IMMUNIZATION REQUIRMENTS:
· MUST be a U.S. Citizen
· Tdap within the last 10 years
· 3 dose hepatitis B and/or positive titer
· 2 dose mmr or positive titer
· 2 dose varicella or positive titer
· Current flu shot
· Tb test within the last 6 months
JOB DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITIED TO:
· The HCW shall be capable of performing a full range of general medical services for patients age 0-100 in the Primary/Family Care Clinic, Urgent Care in the Emergency Department Setting, or Soldier Readiness Processing site, to include the ability and experience to adequately diagnose and treat urgent/acute/chronic disease and injuries including but not limited to: Skin, Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Nose/Throat, Neck, Cardiovascular System, Gastrointestinal System, Lymphatic System, Musculoskeletal System, Genitourinary System, Reproductive System, Respiratory System, Psychiatric Disease, Central Nervous System, Endocrine System, and Peripheral Nervous System.
· Examine all eligible military healthcare system beneficiaries for medical care to render a medical assessment of their condition, take appropriate action.
· Be responsible for obtaining medical histories, performing examinations and procedures, diagnosing conditions, prescribing medication, interpreting diagnostic tests, referring patients to specialists when appropriate, developing a treatment plan that enhances recovery and outcome after traumatic brain injury (TBI), and providing education and counseling to patients and family members on treatments and recovery plans. Care includes complex and standardized procedures along with performing administrative duties within the context of ensuring world class healthcare for patients with TBI.
· Have sufficient experience to be able to adequately diagnose and treat diseases and injuries to include, but not limited to, the following: Upper and Lower Respiratory Infections, Ear, Eye, Nasal, and Lung Infections, Skin Disorders and Infections, Minor Heart Disorders, Minor Allergic Reactions, Simple Hay Fever, Asthma, Eczema.
· Have sufficient experience to be able to adequately perform medical procedures on an inpatient or outpatient basis, to include, but not limited to, the following: Incision and drainage, Nail trephination, Sling or swath injuries, Suture simple laceration, Suture removal, Cryotherapy, Nebulizer treatment, Venipuncture Cultures (throat, wound), Remove foreign bodies as appropriate, Clearing of ears by flush technique, Reduce dislocations and fractures, when appropriate, Bandaging of sprains, minor burns, and minor lacerations, Perform venous punctures for lab studies and interpret results, Draw arterial blood gases for evaluation 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, Pelvic examinations and/or PAP smears.
· Prepare appropriate narrative summaries and patient profile changes. Document history, physical examinations, and preoperative diagnosis. Maintain documentation of treatment IAW established procedures.
· As workload permits during scheduled duty, contract providers shall attend meetings as required by the MTF. The Medical Director may require contract providers, full time and part-time, to attend a two- hour staff meeting with all contract providers once a quarter.
· The Medical Director will schedule the meeting at least 30 days in advance. The meeting will be coordinated through the COR and the contractor. The contractor will be reimbursed at the contract rate.
· Become familiar with the hospital formulary. Prescribe pharmaceuticals according to the availability of drugs listed therein. Use only prescription forms DA 1289.
· Maintain medical records IAW AR 40-55, Medical Record Administration. Medical records completed by the contract physician shall be subject to review by the Medical.
· Director and a medical records review committee established by the MTF. The contract physician shall be notified of deficiencies in his/her entries and shall correct the deficiencies within 48 hours of their next scheduled shift. All records generated in the performance of the contract will remain the property of and subject to exclusive control of the government.
· All physician encounters will be completed within 72 hours of the visit.
· At the discretion of the individual MTF, the contract physician shall use an electronic medical record system for keeping records, ordering of ancillary procedures, ordering of medications, writing doctor’s orders, and performing other required patient record functions.
· At the discretion of the individual MTF, contract physician shall utilize standardized, templated patient encounter sheets as supplements to the SF 558, in order to facilitate documentation of patient care.
· Verify the content and correctness of all prepared and transcribed reports by affixing his/her own signature and stamp to all copies of the document and validating its contents.
· Document appropriate history, physical examination, required laboratory and x-ray examinations, and preliminary diagnosis (as appropriate) prior to healthcare treatment.
· Patient referrals to civilian practitioners shall be done only after providing notification to the MTF staff in accordance with emergency room procedures at the MTF.
· Shall ensure that all contract providers providing services under this contract shall be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate with all parties and other health care providers as determined by the MTF Commander or the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
· Shall possess sufficient initiative, interpersonal relationship skills and social sensitivity such that he/she can relate constructively to a variety of patients from diverse backgrounds.
· Maintains a thorough working knowledge of the performance improvement process outlined by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospital Organizations and stay current with their guidelines.
· Prepare records and reports as required in support of services rendered in accordance with established procedures.
· Attend and participate in patient care reports, 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 his/her assigned cases and/or performance of contract services as determined by the COR or Chief, FPC.
· Facilitate patient access to medical care by recommending appropriate referrals to other health care providers in accordance with MTF policies and regulations.
· Contract primary care physician providing services under this contract shall perform the same clinical duties as those required of any military or government civil service physicians of similar experience assigned to the same unit at the MTF. The quality of service shall meet or exceed reasonable standards of professional practice as determined by the same authority that governs physician services in the same discipline.
· Contract primary care physician shall perform within the scope of clinical privileges granted by the MTF and the overall demand for primary care physician services.
· Productivity is expected to be comparable to that of other providers with the same scope of practice. Workload will be scheduled by the treatment facility.
· Caseload includes scheduled and unscheduled requirements for care. Any cancellation of patient schedules requires approval of the department chief.
· Contract primary care physician will participate in monthly chart reviews (OPPE).