Physician, Emergency Medicine Physician BC or BE
Outstanding Emergency Medicine Physician BC or BE, Part or Full Time Practice Opportunity at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Hampton, VA!
Come Join Our Team of health care providers at Joint Base Langley-Eustis and experience the immense pride others have discovered in caring for Military Members, their Families and Retired Military Veterans!
* Excellent Compensation & Comprehensive Benefits! (1099 or W-2 employee option w/benefits)
* Graduating EM Residents Encouraged to Apply!
* Sign-On Bonus / Relocation Assistance Available! (Full Time Only)
* Part OR Full Time Positions – Varied 8,10 or 12 Hour Shifts! (see below staffing & scheduling)
* NO Call!
* PTO! 10 Paid Federal Holidays! 5 Paid Family Days! (W-2 only)
* Annual CME Stipend! (W-2 only)
* Malpractice Insurance Provided!
DUTIES: The duties include, but are not limited to the following:
* The quality of Emergency Services Physician service shall meet or exceed reasonable community standards of professional practice for the health care concerned as determined by the authority that governs military medical professionals in the same discipline.
* Be capable of performing the full range of emergency medicine services to include the ability and experience to adequately diagnose and treat diseases and injuries.
* Remain on-shift until the relief physician arrives. He/she shall ensure that continuity of care is provided to all patients.
* Be able to adequately perform medical procedures to include, but not limited to, the following:
- Incision and drainage
- Nail Trephination
- Sling or swath of injuries
- Reduce dislocations and fractures when appropriate
- Stabilize and evaluate cervical spine injuries as appropriate
- Lumbar puncture
- Removal of foreign bodies as appropriate
- Deliver newborn/perform emergency vaginal deliveries
- Perform venous punctures for lab studies and interpret results
- Draw arterial blood gases for evaluation and interpret results
- Suture or staple simple and multilayered lacerations
- Remove sutures, surgical staples
- 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 injections
- Prescribe and administer medications as appropriate
- Secure and maintain adequate intravenous access by peripheral and by central routes
- Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage (DPL)
- Bladder catherization
- NG/OG tubes
- Local anesthesia
- Procedural sedation
- Selected screening ultrasound exam
* Be able to perform tasks to include, but not limited to, the following:
- Coordinate with transfer/accepting facility & other Emergency Departments
- Request consults appropriately
- 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, including non-physician providers
- Respond to cardiopulmonary arrest as appropriate
- Interpret electrocardiograms and laboratory tests
- Preliminary interpretation of imaging studies to include CAT scans
- Direct medical care through radio communication with an ambulance
- Provide discharge instructions
* Examine patient, render a medical assessment of their condition, and take appropriate action.
* Provide immediate evaluation and management of emergency patients.
* Provide definitive medical care to reduce the emergency medical condition and enable the patient to safely pursue follow-up care as an outpatient as required. Follow up of abnormal laboratory and/or imaging study, reports is the responsibility of the ordering physician. Review each report in accordance with established MTF procedures.
* Respond to "Code Blue" (cardiac or respiratory arrest) medical emergency alerts within the hospital and provide resuscitation treatment until more specialized treatment arrives. Should resuscitation efforts be unsuccessful, the physician shall pronounce the patient dead and notify the next of kin, if the next of kin is physically present. Although completion of the death certificate is primarily the responsibility of the patient’s primary physician, the Emergency Services physician can complete this document if all the appropriate information is available.
* Reassure and treat non-acute conditions in priority as established by medical triage.
* Prepare appropriate patient profile changes.
* Prepare and document appropriate history, physical examinations, and preoperative diagnosis. Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with MTF directives.
* Dispatch and provide medical control for ambulances in accordance with MTF procedures.
* Accompany emergency services technicians on ambulance runs when indicated by the nature of the emergency and in accordance with MTF leadership guidance and MTF procedures.
* Perform emergency room procedures compatible with the MTF operations capacity, supplies and equipment.
* As workload permits during scheduled duty, attend the Emergency Service's monthly staff meetings and any additional committee meetings as required by the individual MTF. The physician may also attend such meetings scheduled during other than their assigned duty shift.
* Education: 1) Graduated from an approved medical school and completed a residency or fellowship acceptable to the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General as a: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) OROsteopathy (D.O.) from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant’s graduation OR , A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. This accreditation may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country). 2) Shall have successfully completed an approved Emergency Medicine (EM) residency acceptable to the USAF Surgeon General and be board eligible/certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) or American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (ABOEM). (Note: The board eligibility with an emergency medicine residency trained physician was approved by the AFSG Emergency Medicine Consultant, 20 April 2007)
* Licensure: 1) Possess current unrestricted license to practice as a physician in one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. 2) Maintained an active license corresponding to a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration number.
* Certification: 1) Current ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) certification is not required, however, successful completion of an ATLS course, with certification, at some point in the past is required. 2) Possess and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS) , Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), certifications through the American Heart Association (AHA) or equivalent courses based on published national AHA Guidelines are required.
* Experience : Must have 24 months experience within the last 36 months as an Emergency Services Physician or In Training for 24 of the last 36 months.
* Must be a U.S citizen and have the ability to pass a Background Check/Security Clearance.
STAFFING & SCHEDULING:
* Regular Hours: 8 hour shifts: 0700-1500, 1500-2300 / 10 hour shifts: 0600-1600, 0900-1700, 1000-2000, 1500-0100, 2000-0600 / 12 hour shifts: 0600-1800, 1000-2200, 1800-0600.
* Monthly Part Time Work Hours are: Minimum of SIX 8 - 12 hour shifts including nights and weekends.
* Monthly Full Time Work Hours are: Approximately sixteen 8 - 12 hour shifts including nights and weekends.
* Full Time Schedule is normally limited to 160 hours monthly.
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