Flight Medicine Physician
|Location||Trenton, New Jersey|
|Date Posted||September 26, 2018|
|Internal Job ID||18-00129|
MD/DO - Flight Medicine Physician
Beaches, Action, History, Country-Life, City-Life, all combined
The Community - Delaware River Region - Trenton, NJ
Welcome to New Jersey’s Delaware River Region, where strolling main streets of days gone by and hiking winding trails in secluded forests make you feel like you’re in another time. With more than 150 miles of shoreline along Delaware Bay and the Delaware River, the Delaware River Region is a boater’s delight. Add some culture with stops at Camden’s USS New Jersey, the most decorated battleship in U.S. Navy history and Princeton’s War Memorial. Other attractions in the Delaware River Region include Camden Children’s Garden, where kids can ride the garden carousel or climb the treehouse and Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, home to 270 outdoor sculptures. Award-winning wineries can be found throughout the region, including Coda Rossa Winery in Franklinville, which produces an Ameritage (it's an award-winner) and an assortment of other wines. Beer drinkers also have options here, with breweries like Berlin Brewing Company offering microbrews made in-house.
McGuire Air Force Base aka Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL)
McGuire AFB, the common name of the McGuire unit of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL), is a United States Air Force base located in Burlington County, New Jersey, approximately 15 miles from Trenton. It was consolidated with two adjoining US Army and Navy facilities to become part of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst October 2009, but remains commonly known by McGuire or McGuire AFB. McGuire in nestled in North Hanover Township in a wooded, rural/agricultural area which is the least densely populated area in the state. McGuire AFB neighbors NYC, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City.
REQUIREMENTS (duties include but are not limited to)
- Provide health care to beneficiaries assigned to the Flight Medicine Clinic.
- Care shall include but not be limited to continuing, comprehensive health maintenance and medical care. Maintain a program of comprehensive health, to include preventive medicine, behavioral sciences, and community health.
- May become the primary care manager for a panel of patients. As a PCM, the flight medicine provider will be the primary person responsible for the management of the health and wellness of his/her assigned patients.
- Examination of patients, formulation differential diagnostic plans, defines and orders required diagnostic testing.
- Interpretation of examination findings and test results, and implementation of treatment plans.
- Determine need for consultation and assist in medical care and treatment provided at the direction of other specialists.
- Approve/disapprove subspecialty referrals.
- Answer patient telephone consults with the assistance of clinic staff.
- Provide primary and secondary preventive maintenance care.
- Provide appropriate military specific documentation such as (but not limited to) narrative medical summaries for Medical Evaluation Boards and medical profile paperwork.
- The Chief, Flight Medicine Clinic will make specific duties/patient care assignments. All inpatients will be admitted as per the local MTF instructions.
- Be capable of adequately diagnosing and treating 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.
- Be capable of adequately diagnosing and treating a wide-range of pediatric (ages 2-18) 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, Well Child Checks, Normal Age Appropriate Development Assessments.
- Have sufficient experience to be able to adequately perform medical procedures to include, but not limited to, the following:
- 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.
- Must be a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) from an accredited school.
- Board certification in Aerospace Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine, or Preventative Medicine is highly desirable but not required.
- Must have at least three (3) years active duty US Military Flight Surgeon experience which must be within the previous five (5) years of date of hire. Physicians with 10 years active duty Flight Surgeon experience in the US Army or Navy, and former Air Force Flight Surgeons who have been separated or retired more than two (2) years, must attend the AF Aerospace Medicine Primary (AMP) 201 before being granted full Flight Medicine privileges. Having completed a residency or fellowship acceptable to the US Air Force Surgeon General, is desirable, but not required.
- Must possess current unrestricted license to practice in one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Possess a current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), and Pediatric Life Support (PALS) as approved by the American Heart Association (AHA).
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