Date Posted
3/16/2020

City
Fort Hood

State
TX

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

 
Job Description

Duties/Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for providing emergency medical services to the patients in this Level III Trauma facility. It includes clinical supervision in the trauma room, the Urgent Care, and the Emergency Medicine area.
  • Direct and indirect patient care, clinical supervision of personnel, educational activities, and the general clinical operations during the shift.
  • The quality of Emergency Room Physician service shall meet or exceed reasonable standards of professional practice for the health care concerned as determined by the authority that governs military medical professionals in the same discipline.
  • Emergency Medicine Physicians shall have sufficient training/experience to be able to perform the required duties which include, but not limited to the specific tasks that follow:
  • Academic Duties:
  • Shall participate in the Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program at the This clinical teaching will be directed at the residents in Emergency Medicine, other staff emergency physicians, residents in other departments, medical students, technologists, and other MTF staff members.
  • Resident/Student Clinical Supervision:
  • Will follow all clinical supervisory requirements for ancillary personnel, medical students, interns, and residents in accordance with the MTF and Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine guidelines and by
  • Be capable of performing the full range of emergency room services to include the ability and experience to adequately diagnose and treat diseases and injuries to include, but not limited to, the following: Skin, Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat/Mouth, Neck, Cardiovascular System, Pulmonary System Gastrointestinal System, Lymphatic System, Musculoskeletal System, Genitourinary System, Reproductive System, Psychiatric Disease, Central Nervous System, Endocrine System, Peripheral Nervous Sy
  • Be able to adequately perform medical procedures to include, but not limited to, the following: emergency ultrasound; incision and drainage, nail trephination, sling or swath injuries, bandage, reduce dislocations and fractures when appropriate, stabilize and evaluate cervical spine injuries as appropriate, lumbar puncture, periocardiocenthesis, removal of foreign bodies as appropriate, deliver babies/emergency vaginal deliveries, perform venous punctures for lab studies and interpret results, draw arterial blood gases for evaluation and interpret results, suture simple lacerations, remove sutures, tube thoracostomy, open thoracotomy, secure and maintain an adequate airway, by such means as:
    • Oral airways; oral tracheal intubation; nasal/tracheal intubation; crico-thyrotomy (needle and surgical);
    • Splint and stabilize traumatic injuries to extremities;
    • Administer intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous medications as appropriate;
    • Secure and maintain adequate intravenous access by peripheral and by central routes;
    • Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage (DPL);
    • Bladder catherization;
    • NG/OG tube;
    • Local anesthesia;
    • Restraints; and conscious sedation.
  • Be able to perform tasks to include, but not limited to, the following:
  • Coordinate with accepting facility & other ER Departments;
  • consult with consultants appropriately;
  • provide medical advice over the telephone;
  • complete all required paperwork;
  • obtain an adequate history, physical, assessment and plan in a timely and appropriate manner on each patient and develop treatment plan;
  • utilize paraprofessional staff as appropriate;
  • respond to cardiopulmonary arrest as appropriate and arrange appropriate backup from the EMS Interpret electrocardiograms;
  • preliminary interpret radiographs to include CAT scans; direct medical care through radio communication with an ambulance and provide discharge instruction
  • Examine patient, render a medical assessment of their conditions, and take appropriate action.
  • Provide immediate evaluation and management of emergency patients.
  • Provide definitive medical care to reduce the emergency situation and enable the patient to safely continue care as an outpatient with follow-up care as required.
  • Follow-up of abnormal reports is the responsibility of the ordering physician. However, to assure correct medical follow-up for these patients, all abnormal x-ray and lab reports received on patients seen by the contractor’s physicians shall be reviewed by the contract physician on duty at the time these reports are available for review.
  • Review each report in accordance with established MTF procedures.
  • Provide emergency medical care to both inpatients and outpatients, summon appropriate on-call specialist when deemed necessary, and continue medical management until the arrival of the appropriate specialist
  • Reassure and treat non-acute conditions in priority as established by medical triage When necessary, provide emergency care to patients in the holding area.
  • Prepare appropriate narrative summaries and patient profile changes
  • Prepare and document appropriate history, physical examinations, and preoperative diagnosis
  • Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with MTF directives
  • Respond to a staff nurse's request for assistance to the emergency needs of hospitalized patients, to carry out procedures, and for writing orders, until the patient's staff physician arrives
  • Dispatch and provide medical control for ambulances in accordance with MTF procedures
  • Accompany emergency room technicians on ambulance runs when indicated by the nature of the emergency and in accordance with MTF procedures
  • Perform emergency room procedures compatible with the MTF operating capacity and equipment

Qualifications:

  • Degree/Education: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)
  • Board Certification: Current board certification/ board eligible in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) or the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine.
  • Internship/Residency: Be residency trained and boarded in Emergency Medicine (EM) as certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) or shall have successfully completed an approved residency training program in emergency medicine and be board eligible in emergency medicine at a minimum. Graduates of foreign medical schools are required to possess both a medical license and other certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or 5th Pathway.
  • Experience: Must have a minimum of one (1) year of experience within the last two (2) years as a staff Emergency Medicine physician. The MTF Emergency Room is identified as a Level III Trauma Center. Physicians shall meet the experience, training, and certification requirements for this level in accordance with regulations.
  • Licensure/Registration: Must have and maintain a current, active, valid, unrestricted state license to practice medicine from one of the 50 states in the U.S. or the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands as required to obtain or renew a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration number (certification)
  • Certifications: Current certification Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS). Certifications must be obtained through an American College of Surgeons approved training program. Current board certification in Emergency Medicine (EM) by ABEM/AOBEM negates the need for ATLS, as long as the board certification was successfully passed.

Work Schedule:

The performance hours of the MTF are as follows: Sunday – Saturday, 8- or 12-hour rotating shifts with a 30-minute unpaid break given during the shift determined by the clinic. On occasion, other shift lengths may be specified.



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