Physician - Aerospace Medicine

Argent Technologies, LLC  •  Albuquerque, NM

Less than 5 years experience  •  Patient Care

$200K - $225K
Posted on 10/13/17 by Pamela Patton
Argent Technologies, LLC
Albuquerque, NM
Less than 5 years experience
Patient Care
$200K - $225K
Posted on 10/13/17 Pamela Patton

Argent Technologies, LLC is seeking a full time Flight Medicine Physician to provide primary health care services to beneficiaries assigned to the Flight Medicine Clinic, Occupational Health Clinic, or other civilian Flight Medicine physician positions as defined by the Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) at Holloman AFB, NM. These tasks include performing primary care and occupational health clinician duties and the associated administrative tasks.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Formal Possesses a doctor of medicine degree or a doctor of osteopathy degree from an approved school of medicine or osteopathy.
  • Current board certification in Aerospace Medicine is highly recommended. If not board certified in Aerospace Medicine, then must show proof of completion of any medical residency program and must have a minimum of 3years ofU.S. military Flight Surgeon experience.
  • The applicant must have a minimum of 35 hours of direct patient care in the past year. Applicant must have a minimum of 3years’ experience in the last 10 years having served as a privileged flight surgeon at a US Military installation, with experience in:
  • military 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
  • Conducting adaptability rating assessment for military special duty
  • Applying medical, fitness and profiling standards IAW AFIs 48-123, 36-2905 and 10-203 (including profiling and duty restrictions as Profile Officer).
  • Providing primary care for active duty personnel and their family

TYPE OF WORK . The duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • The applicant must be able to locate, interpret and apply current regulations including: AFI 48-123, AFI 36-2905, AFI 10-203, DoD 42R, and AFMAN 13-501.
  • 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 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
  • The civilian Flight Medicine physician may become the primary care manager (PCM) for a panel of 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
  • Interpretation of examination findings and test results, and implementation of treatment
  • Determination of the need for consultation and assisting in medical care and treatment provided at the direction of other
  • Approving/disapproving subspecialty
  • Directing case management activities
  • Answering patient telephone consults with the assistance of clinic
  • Providing primary and secondary preventive maintenance
  • The Chief, Flight Medicine Clinic will assign specific duties/patient care assignments, and other duties deemed 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 Pulmonary System

Head Gastrointestinal System

Eyes Musculoskeletal System

Ears Genitourinary System

Nose Reproductive System

Throat Lymphatic System

Neck Central Nervous System

Cardiovascular System Endocrine System Psychiatric and Behavioral Health

  • 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
  • Prepare records and reports as required in support of services rendered in accordance with established
  • Attend and participate in patient carereports, 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
  • 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 They will not be utilized as Squadron Medical Element physicians.
  • Credentialed civilian flight medicine physicians may respond to HAZMAT and in- flight After hours coverage will only be provided if requested by local authorities and written into local contract.
  • Conduct special operational evaluations and determinations, including (but not limited to):

PHA for flyers/special duty

  • 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
  • Make PRP/PSP determinations IAW DoD 42R and AFMAN 10-3902.

Aeromedical Dispositions: Civilian Flight Medicine providers will be allowed to make aeromedical dispositions ONLY if they meet the Qualifications criteria listed in section 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, approving DNIF/DNIC, and return-to-fly 1042s. Exceptions to this policy require approval from AFMSA/SGPF. Civilian Flight Surgeons will be granted base-level waiver authority only on approval of MAJCOM/SGP.

  • 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
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