Physician - Nephrology

Eglin AFB, Florida
Mar 17, 2023
Apr 15, 2023
Full Time

ERP International is seeking a full time Nephrologist to support the 96th Medical Group at Eglin AFB Hospital - minutes from beautiful beaches of Destin, FL.

Be the Best! Join our team of exceptional health care professionals across the nation. Come discover the immense pride and job satisfaction ERP Employees experience in providing care for our Military Members, their Families and Retired Military Veterans! ERP International is honored to have been named one of The Washington Post's 2022 Top Workplaces!

* W2 and Independent Contractor Options!

W2 Option includes:

* Excellent Compensation & Exceptional Comprehensive Benefits!
* Paid Time Off, Plus 11 Paid Federal Holidays!

* Medical/Dental/Vision, Health Savings Account, STD/LTD/Life Insurance, and more!
* Annual CME Stipend and License/Certification Reimbursement!

* Matching 401K!

* Relocation available!

About ERP International, LLC: ERP is a nationally respected provider of health, science, and technology solutions supporting clients in the government and commercial sectors. We provide comprehensive enterprise information technology, strategic sourcing, and management solutions to DoD and federal civilian agencies in 40 states. Founded in 2006, ERP is headquartered in Laurel, MD and maintains satellite offices in Montgomery, AL and San Antonio, TX - plus project locations nationwide. ERP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability and Veteran.


Work Schedule:

Normal Clinic Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9 hours between 07:00 AM and 4:00 PM

On-Call required; very minimal call-back

Specific Tasks & Procedures:

• Perform a full range of physician services in accordance with privileges granted by the MTF.
• Direct, perform, or assist in the instruction of other health care professionals within the scope of the clinical privileges or responsibilities.

• Examine, diagnose, treat or prescribe courses of treatment within the scope of training, experience, and privileges.

• Provide preventive and health maintenance care, including annual physicals, positive health behaviors, and self-care skills through education and counseling.

• Order diagnostic tests as applicable as well as request consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, clinics, or other health resources as indicated.

• Technically proficient in directing and teaching other medical staff, providing educational lectures and participating in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members. Such direction and interaction will adhere to Government and professional clinical standards and accepted clinical protocols.

• Shall meet the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) standard for Eglin Air Force Base for Relative Value Units (RVUs). The MGMA standard is updated annually on the fiscal year. Tt is the Contractor's responsibility to contact Medical Logistics for an updated copy.

• Shall provide patient care in an outpatient setting. Routine workload is a result of scheduled appointments, walk-ins, outpatient and emergency department consultations, telephone consults, urgent or emergent care. The Contractor's workload requirements are determined by the need to meet patient care requirements, maintain access standards of the MTF and meet the Nephrology business plan (productivity) goals that are established by the MTF.

• Shall coordinate nephrology services with other medical activities in accordance with MTF policies and regulations. The Nephrologist will also consult with other specialty practitioners for consultative opinions and continuation of care as required for patient care.

• Shall provide medical examination, care and treatment to eligible healthcare system beneficiaries 18 years of age and older.

• Shall have sufficient experience to be able to adequately diagnose and treat diseases/injuries to include but not limited to: mineral metabolism; fluid, electrolyte and acid-base regulation; acute renal failure; chronic renal failure and its management by conservative methods to include nutritional management of uremia; end-stage renal disease; hypertensive disorders; renal disorders of pregnancy; urinary tract infection; tubulointerstitial renal disease including inherited disease of transport, cystic diseases and other congenital disorders; glomerular and vascular diseases including glomerulonephritides, diabetic nephropathy and atheroembolic disease; disorders of drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics and nephrotoxicity; genetic and inherited renal disorders; geriatric aspects of nephrology; selection and acute/long term management of patients requiring kidney transplantation.

• Shall have experience and be able to perform, but not limited to, the following procedures: peritoneal dialysis, acute and chronic hemodialysis, temporary hemodialysis catheter insertion and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

• Shall initiate requests for tests and x-rays, follow up on abnormal results in accordance with hospital policy and prescribed medications in accordance with the privileges and hospital rules and regulations.

• Shall participate in educational activities involving medical residents and other medical trainees. Such activities include giving lectures, supervision of residents in clinic duties, teaching residents on inpatient services and performing rounds with residency teams which include attending morning report.

• Shall address patient expectations and requirements, establish level of need and priority of care in accordance with established policies and procedures.

• Shall coordinate patient care with community health agencies and social programs. The Nephrologist will facilitate continuity of care for patients. Has knowledge of a wide variety of resource agencies available in the military treatment system to ensure proper and expedient referral of the patient and/or family member.

• Shall provide immediate evaluation and management of emergency problems as they occur.

• Shall respond appropriately to clinical emergencies.

• Shall be guided by the MTF formulary for prescriptions. Drugs not appearing on the formulary must be pre-approved by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
• Shall possess basic knowledge of established clinic standards of care and Joint Commission requirements for clinical and documentation protocols, safety, infection control, performance improvement, etc., to ensure compliance with policies and provide consistent training and guidance for clinic staff.

• Shall possess basic knowledge of established standards of care and Joint Commission requirements for clinical and documentation protocols, safety, infection control, performance improvement in the intensive care unit.

• Shall ensure patient and staff safety through safety awareness, proper infection control and promotion of clean, orderly clinic environment. Recognizes, reports, and corrects potential safety hazards.

• Shall be responsible for creating, maintaining and disposing of only those Government records which are specified by the 96 MDG.
• Shall possess basic knowledge of and ability to demonstrate leadership skills in order to provide guidance, counseling, training and professional evaluation.

• Shall possess basic knowledge in management and daily operation of a clinic servicing many patients with a variety of healthcare needs and illnesses.

• May be asked to participate/direct committees, programs or clinical services directly related to area of clinical responsibility or privileges.

• Shall provide for ongoing education programs to promote, protect and maintain optimum levels of wellness. Shall provide health counseling to patients and their families and develop a plan for health maintenance based on individual needs.

• Shall direct supporting Government employees assigned to them during the performance of clinical duties. Guides the performance of assigned personnel. Uses team approach toward staff and patient management.

• Shall perform administrative duties that may include maintaining statistical records of his or her clinical workload, participating in medical educations programs, and participating in quality improvement functions and other duties as prescribed by the Flight Commander.

• Shall attend and participate in meetings, professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not limited to the following: quality improvement meetings, professional staff meetings, commander's staff meetings, flight meetings, and other meetings required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by the flight Commander or his/her designated representative.
• Shall possess basic knowledge of operating a wide variety of medical equipment/non- medical equipment to ensure patient and staff safety, proper equipment maintenance and accessibility.

• Shall possess basic knowledge of various training methods and interpersonal skills in order to develop a rapport with the patients and co-workers during which instructional and education information is presented and a supportive, trusting relationship is established.
• Documentation. Contractor employees shall prepare all documentation to meet or exceed established MTF standards, to include, but not limited to: timeliness, accuracy, content, and signature. Contractor employees shall only use MTF and Air Force-approved abbreviations for documentation in the patient health records and follow the MTF's Do Not Use Abbreviation List. (AFT 44-172 I AFT 48-123, Medical Examinations and Standards, 5 November 2013)

• Medical Records Documentation. Health care providers shall complete medical records documentation within 72 business hours of the encounter with the patient.

• Coding. Contractor employees shall use the proper coding of procedures and treatment, and shall maintain coding accuracy (CPTIE & MIprocedure) at the same standard, 90% or higher, as military and civil service health care providers engaged in comparable work.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.). Graduate from an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada.

Experience: Must have been employed in the practice of Nephrology or in training for 24 of the last 36 months

Licensure: Possess an active, unrestricted license to practice medicine in any state.

Board Certification: Current board certification in Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.

Internship/Residency: Successful completion of a nationally accredited residency in Internal Medicine and successful completion of a nationally accredited fellowship program in Nephrology which have been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the Committee on Postdoctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association. Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting.

Life Support Certification: Possess current AHA or ARC BLS and ACLS certifications.

Security: Must possess ability to pass a Government background check/security clearance.

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