Flight Medicine Physician — Beale AFB, CA
Flight Medicine Physician
Beale AFB, CA
Period of Performance: 1 September 2017 through 31 August 2018
No Option Years
The Flight Medicine Physician shall provide primary care for active duty personnel and their family members at Beale AFB, Ca.
- Possesses a doctor of medicine degree or a doctor of osteopathy degree from an approved school of medicine or osteopathy.
- Current board certification is highly recommended. If not board certified, then must show proof of completion of a residency program and must have a minimum of 3 years of U.S. military Flight Surgeon experience.
- The applicant must possess current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS). In addition, some Military Treatment Facilities may require Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification. These certificates must be valid at all times.
- Possess a valid, full, active, unrestricted medical license in good standing from any U.S. jurisdiction. There shall not be any history of adverse actions against the applicant in the last 10 years.
- The applicant shall be able to read, speak, understand and write English well enough to effectively communicate with patients and other health care providers and staff.
- The applicant must have a minimum of 35 hours of direct patient care in the past year. In addition, the applicant must have a minimum of 3 years in the last 10 years of active duty U.S. Military Flight Surgeon experience that must have included:
- Sufficient experience in Air Force medical standards to conduct special operational evaluations, including (but not limited to) PHA for flyers/special duty personnel, initial certification exams for flying/special duty applicants.
- Aeromedical disposition for flying/special operational duty.
- Conduct adaptability rating assessment for military special duty applicants.
- Apply medical, fitness and profiling standards IAW AFIs 48-123, 36-2905 and 10-203 (including profiling and duty restrictions as Profile Officer).
Knowledge. The applicant must have knowledge of current regulations including: AFI 48-123, AFI 36-2905, AFI 10-203, DoD 5210.42R, and AFMAN 10-3902.
TYPE OF WORK. The duties include but are not limited to the following:
The flight medicine physician shall provide health care to beneficiaries assigned to the Flight Medicine Clinic, Occupational Health Clinic, or other civilian Flight Medicine physician positions as defined by the MTF. These tasks include performing primary care and occupational health clinician duties and the associated administrative tasks.
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 and wellness of his/her assigned patients. 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.
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:
Psychiatric and Behavioral Health
Central Nervous 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
- Lumbar puncture
- Suture simple laceration
- Suture removal
- 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
- 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
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.
Aeromedical Dispositions: Civilian Flight Medicine providers will be allowed to make aeromedical dispositions ONLY if they meet the Qualifications criteria listed in section 1. Aeromedical dispositions must be specifically listed on the Flight Surgeon’s credentials and privileges list, which requires initial review and approval by the MTF’s SGP. The term “aeromedical disposition” includes drafting and reviewing aeromedical waivers, and approving DNIF’s, and return-to-fly DoD 2992s. Exceptions to this policy require approval from AFMSA/SGPF. Civilian Flight Surgeons will not be granted base-level waiver authority.
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.
Credentialed civilian Flight Medicine physicians may respond to HAZMAT and in-flight emergencies. They will not participate in after-hours call.
Civilian Flight Medicine providers will:
Conduct special operational evaluations, including (but not limited to) PHA 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).
Aeromedical disposition for flying/special operational duty.
Conduct adaptability rating assessment for military special duty applicants.
Make PRP/PSP determinations IAW DoD 5210.42R and AFMAN 10-3902.
Apply medical, fitness and profiling standards IAW AFIs 48-123, 36-2905 and 10-203 (including profiling and duty restrictions as Profile Officer).
Complete deployment health assessments IAW DHA policy.
Provide primary care for active duty personnel and their family members.
HOURS: Duty hours will normally be 0730-1630 M-F but may be adjusted at the discretion of the MTF CC in order to meet customer needs and maximize patient contact services. Contractor work hours will be limited to 8 hours per O&M day unless directed by the MTF CC and approved by contracting.
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