|Location||Sierra Vista, Arizona|
|Date Posted||May 7, 2018|
|Internal Job ID||18-00087|
PA - Physician Assistant
Humming bird capital of the USA
The Community - Sierra Vista, AZ
World-renowned for birding and military history, we also have caving, hiking trails with varying difficulty ratings, outstanding mountain biking trails, observatories, hang gliding and ballooning, symphonies and ballets, rodeos and cowboy music gatherings, and vintage car shows. And that's not all. There are golf tournaments, festivals and events, banding, and mid-western style summer concerts in the park. And to whet the palate, we have award-winning wines at our area vineyards – enjoy the grape stomping during the fests in the spring and fall. Winter brings snow on the mountains; autumn color splashes reds, oranges and yellows reminiscent of New England; and spring heralds the wild flowers and hummingbirds. At an elevation of 4,623 feet surrounded by mountain peaks reaching nearly 10,000 feet, Sierra Vista enjoys a moderate four-season climate teeming with wildlife and abundant sunshine. Sierra Vista’s diversity offers something for everyone – students to seniors and economy to deluxe. From soft-adventure and sightseeing to culture and music there is something for everyone in sunny Sierra Vista.
Fort Huachuca is a United States Army installation under the command of the United States Army Installation Management Command. It is located in Sierra Vista in Cochise County, in southeast Arizona, about 15 miles north of the border with Mexico. Beginning in 1913, for 20 years the fort was the base for the "Buffalo Soldiers", the 10th Cavalry Regiment. During the buildup of World War II, the fort had quarters for more than 25,000 men and hundreds of WACs. In 2010, Fort Huachuca has a population of roughly 6,500 active duty soldiers, 7,400 family members and 5,000 civilians. Fort Huachuca can have well over 18,000 people on post during the peak hours of 0700 and 1600, M-F, making it one of the busiest transient installations.
- Provide medical care and treatment of diseases and/or injuries. Review medical histories and progress of patients. Examine patients, make diagnosis of disease, or injury, and treat patient or prescribe a course of treatment. Abide by all facility rules, regulations, and policies.
- Conserve the health of patients through the application of diversified knowledge of preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical procedures.
- Seek advice of consultants, when appropriate.
- Oversee and monitor other medical personnel in the care and treatment of patients to include nontherapeutic services such as physical examinations.
- Initiate requests for tests, x-rays, and admissions to the MTF as appropriate.
- Follow-up on abnormal reports. Abnormal x-ray and lab reports received on patients seen by the HCPs shall be reviewed by the HCP within five days of its receipt.
- Prescribe medications, as appropriate, and in accordance with the privileges, hospital rules, and regulations.
- Prepare documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with hospital directives, ensuring that all documentation and reports are legible and complete. Utilize the appropriate electronic medical record system for patient encounters.
- Refer all requests for patient/hospital information that cannot be handled by clinic personnel to the Patient Administration Division. After normal duty hours, requests should be referred to the Administrative Officer of the Day (AOD) or appropriate authorized personnel. Neither the contractor nor HCPs shall release medical information without prior coordination with the AOD.
- Adhere to the Center for Disease Control guidelines concerning universal precautions and the MTF Infection Control Program at all times while providing services under this contract.
- Perform all duties in such a manner that they meet all JC standards.
- Must have graduated from a physician assistant educational program, accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARCPA), or its predecessors, at a college, university, or educational institution that is accredited by an accrediting body or organization recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
- Successful completion of the National Commission of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) examination; must maintain status as a certified physician assistant, including completion of all requirements for continuing medical education (CME) and re-certification.
- Must have at least one (1) year of experience as a certified physician assistant including specialized experience defined as: performing medical screening examinations, reviewing medical history, prescribing medications, interpreting radiographs and lab results, or diagnosing medical conditions on patients of all ages.
- Possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in one of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Possess and maintain at all times a current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration.
- Possess and maintain certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) as approved by the American Heart Association (AHA).
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