Staff Physician – Primary Care
|Location||El Paso, Texas|
|Date Posted||October 24, 2017|
|Internal Job ID||17-00099|
MD/DO - Family Practice Physician - BE/BC
All-America City ranked among safest in the US…
The Community - El Paso, TX
El Paso is situated in the far western corner of the state of Texas. El Paso stands on the Rio Grande, across the border from Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The two cities, along with Las Cruces (in the neighboring state of New Mexico), form a combined international metropolitan area, sometimes referred as the Paso del Norte or El Paso–Juárez–Las Cruces. The region of over 2.7 million people constitutes the largest bilingual-binational work force in the Western Hemisphere. In 2010, El Paso received an All-America City Award. El Paso has been ranked the safest large city in the U.S. for four consecutive years and ranked in the top three since 1997. The city is the headquarters of one Fortune 500 and three publicly traded companies, as well as home to the Medical Center of the Americas, the only medical research and care provider complex in West Texas and southern New Mexico, and the University of Texas at El Paso, the city's primary university. The city hosts the annual Sun Bowl, the second oldest bowl game in the country.
El Paso has a strong federal and military presence. William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Biggs Army Airfield and Fort Bliss call the city home. Fort Bliss is one of the largest military complexes of the United States Army and the largest training area in the United States. Also headquartered in El Paso are the DEA domestic field division 7, El Paso Intelligence Center, Joint Task Force North, U.S. Border Patrol El Paso Sector and U.S. Border Patrol Special Operations Group (SOG).
REQUIREMENTS (duties include but are not limited to)
- The Family Practice Physician may, as a significant part of their duties, conduct an assessment of service members’ medical history and perform thorough physical exams on those service members. Medical history exams will be thoroughly documented to ensure that an accurate medical record of the service member is present as the service member transitions from active military duty to retirement from military duty.
- Other services to be conducted may include deployment health assessments, periodic health assessments, and readiness assessments, for both active duty service members and contractors. The Family Practice Physician also, as requested, may provide medical examinations and care to service members and other facility beneficiaries.
- Medical histories in progress of service members will be reviewed, including diagnostic disease, disaster, and injury, which may be identified in the course of diagnosis and treatment.
- Perform all procedures commonly performed by medical practitioners in their specific specialty and level of licensing and for which privileges have been granted. These shall be essentially the same duties as those required of any Medical Corps Officer or Government civil service provider of similar experience and in similar duty assignments. Duties shall consist of, but are not limited to, the following.
- Provide medical examination, care, and treatment to service members. Review medical histories and progress of service members. Examine service members, make diagnosis of disease, disaster, or injury, and treat service member or prescribe a course of treatment. Abide by all facility rules, regulations, and policies.
- Initiate requests for tests, x-rays, and admissions to the medical treatment facility, as appropriate.
- Follow-up on abnormal reports. Abnormal x-ray and lab reports received on service members seen by HCP shall be reviewed by the HCP at the time these reports are available for review. Each report shall be reviewed within one week of its receipt.
- Prescribe medications, as appropriate, in accordance with the privileges and SRRC rules and regulations.
- Seek advice of consultants when appropriate.
- Facilitate service member access to medical care by recommending appropriate referrals to other HCPs in accordance with SRRC policies and regulations.
- Prepare and document appropriate history physical examinations, and diagnosis.
- Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with applicable directives and prepare such records and reports as may be required. Ensure all documentation and reports are legible and complete.
- Utilize paraprofessional staff as appropriate
- Respond to cardiopulmonary arrest as appropriate
- Advise the Medical Commander of the SRRC clinic where contracted services are being provided of any problems encountered or anticipated in connection with meeting the needs of service members treated. Continuing problems of any nature shall be reported by the Contractor in writing to the COR.
- Attend and participate in service member care reports, service member care conferences, team conferences, professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities only to the extent that such attendance and participation is relative to his/her assigned cases and/or performance of contract services as determined by the COR or Department Chief.
- Adhere to the Center for Disease Control guidelines concerning universal precautions and the SRRC Infection Control Program at all times while providing services under this contract.
- Perform all duties in such a manner that they meet all Joint Commission standards.
- Must be a Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy trained in the practice of medicine and in possession of a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in any of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the US Virgin Islands. 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.
- Must be board eligible or board certified in ANY specialty.
- Must possess a minimum of three (3) years’ experience within the last four (4) years working as a full-time physician in outpatient care.
- Must have and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification as certified by the American Heart Association (AHA).
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