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Physician Assistant (MEB)

at Cape Fox

Posted: 2/19/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 4236
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Job Description

Cape Fox Shared Services and Eagle Health are seeking Physician Assistants to work full time providing care to our deserving Army at Ft. Hood, Killeen Texas in the (MEB) Medical Evaluation Board Clinic.

 

This is for future positions, incumbents are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Core Duties:

 The MEB clinic performs Temporary Duty Retirement List (TDRL) exams and reports as well as Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) Narrative Summaries (NARSUMs). These can be performed by a PA/NP and countersigned by a Physician. As needed, we will task our contract providers to perform the same clinical duties as those required of any military or government civil service physician assistant of similar experience assigned to the same unit at the MTF. The quality of service shall meet or exceed reasonable standards of professional practice as determined by the same authority that governs physician services in the same discipline. Contract Physician Assistant shall perform within the scope of clinical privileges granted by the MTF and the overall demand for PA services. Productivity is expected to be comparable to that of other PAs with the same scope of practice. Workload will be scheduled by the treatment facility. Caseload includes scheduled and unscheduled requirements for care. NP/PA shall have sufficient training/experience to be able to adequately diagnose and treat acute diseases and injuries to include but not limited to the following:

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

  • Become familiar with the hospital formulary and prescribe pharmaceuticals according to the drugs listed.
  • Generate and maintain proper medical record on beneficiaries to whom treatment is provided IAW AR 40-66, Medical Records. All records generated in the performance of this contract remains the property of the government.
  • Take part in clinic Quality Assurance Program as required to meet the standards of the Joint Commission.
  • Responsible for maintenance of the highest standards of professional care in the treatment of patients and in the teaching and training of residents and technicians. Prepare and document appropriate history, physical examinations and diagnosis. Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with hospital directives and prepare such records and reports as may be required by the contract. Ensure all documentation and reports are legible.
  • Coordination with other departments of the medical facility staff to provide complete care to patients.
  • Provide and document medical advice to patients by telephone as appropriate and in accordance with MTF protocols.
  • Provide clinical direction to supporting government personnel assigned to their area during the performance of clinical procedures.
  • Consult with supervisor and/or colleagues, which are normally available, regarding problems either professional or administrative.
  • Responsible for the quality and the timeliness of treatment records and reports required to document procedures performed and care provided.
  • Participates in clinical education programs and in clinical staff quality improvement functions as prescribed by the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services
  • Comply with the MTF quality control program and the standing operating procedures of the MTF.
  • Participate in clinical and quality review processes as determined by hospital policy.
  • Will be required to go TDY to attend NARSUM Writing Course.

 

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  • Must have or obtain a current, valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number prior to performing the contract services. Any change to the DEA requirements to obtain a valid DEA registration number is applicable when the incumbent’s existing DEA registration expires.
  • Notwithstanding AR 40-68, Paragraph 4-8a (or AFI 44-119, Paragraphs 4.2.1. and 4.2.5.), personal services contractors must have and maintain a current, active, valid unrestricted state license to practice medicine in one of the 50 states in the United States, or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, as required to obtain or renew a DEA registration number under the then effective DEA rules.

 

  • Shall have at least one year experience (within the last three years) of routinely practicing as a PA.

 

  • Shall be able to obtain and maintain privileges at Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) through approval of the Credentials Committee.

 

  • Shall possess a minimum of a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited university within respective profession.

 

  • Shall possess current Board Certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Applicable diploma and proof of membership in the NCCPA is required.

 

  • Shall have current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) in accordance with Hospital Policy. This certification shall be maintained in a current status at all times while performing services under the contract at the HCPS’s or contractor’s expense.

 

  • Serve on hospital committee(s) if necessary, as directed by Deputy Commander of Clinical Services.

 

  • Shall be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate with all patients and other health care providers.

 

  • Shall possess sufficient initiative, interpersonal relations skills and social sensitivity such that he/she can relate constructively to a variety of patients from diverse backgrounds.

 

  • Shall be required to meet Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements. The government will not reimburse for these costs.

 

  • The contractor shall ensure contract HCP has received Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) required training for the position in which they will perform, and that training currency is maintained.
  • Documentation of such training shall be provided to the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).

 

  • Position requires access to Department of Defense computer systems, therefore provider shall be a U.S. Citizen or otherwise meet the requirements of AR 25-2.

 

  • The providers shall be able to type and have had experience using computers especially Microsoft programs. The physician will not be required to type a certain amount of words per minute. CRDAMC will provide computer training for the CRDAMC computer system.
  • The contractor HCP shall have and maintain a valid, unrestricted, current state medical license in one of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam or US Virgin Islands.
  • Must have or obtain a current, valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number prior to performing the contract services. Any change to the DEA requirements to obtain a valid DEA registration number is applicable when the incumbent’s existing DEA registration expires.
  • Notwithstanding AR 40-68, Paragraph 4-8a (or AFI 44-119, Paragraphs 4.2.1. and 4.2.5.), personal services contractors must have and maintain a current, active, valid unrestricted state license to practice medicine in one of the 50 states in the United States, or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, as required to obtain or renew a DEA registration number under the then effective DEA rules.

 

  • Shall have a minimum of two years of experience (within the past four years) of routinely practicing as a nurse practitioner.

 

  • Shall have current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) in accordance with Hospital Policy. This certification shall be maintained in a current status at all times while performing services under the contract at the HCP’s or contractor’s expense.

 

  • Shall be a graduate of a recognized advanced practice nursing educational program (accredited Master’s Level or Doctoral Program) and possess evidence of certification by a nationally recognized body according to the requirements of the advanced practice certifying organization, for example, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioner (AANP) Certification Program.

 

  • Shall be a graduate of an NLN approved school of nursing and hold current registration as a registered nurse in the United States. If the state of registration has a separate Advance Practice Nurse (APN) licensure, the FNP will also have APN licensure.

 

  • Shall possess evidence of successful completion of an ANP program of education.

 

 

  • Shall be able to obtain and maintain privileges at Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) through approval of the Credentials Committee.

 

  • Must possess the skills, experience, and autonomy that enables them to manage urgent/acute care patients with minimal physician consultation.

 

  • Serve on hospital committee(s) and chart reviews if necessary, as directed by Chief, Dept of Emergency Medicine.

 

  • Shall be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate with all patients and other health care providers.

 

  • Shall possess sufficient initiative, interpersonal relations skills and social sensitivity such that he/she can relate constructively to a variety of patients from diverse backgrounds.

 

  • Shall be required to meet Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements. The government will not reimburse for these costs.

 

  • Shall be required to attend OPPE and FPPE activities.

 

  • Shall be required to precept and oversee NP students and special forces medics.
  • The contractor shall ensure contract HCP has received Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) required training for the position in which they will perform, and that training currency is maintained.
  • Documentation of such training shall be provided to the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).

 

  • Position requires access to Department of Defense computer systems, therefore provider shall be a U.S. Citizen or otherwise meet the requirements of AR 25-2.

 

  • The providers shall be able to type and have had experience using computers especially Microsoft programs. The physician will not be required to type a certain amount of words per minute. CRDAMC will provide computer training for the CRDAMC computer system.

 

  • The contractor shall require all Contract Service Providers (CSP) with knowledge of an incident of sexual assault occurring on a Government facility, to include a Government leased facility, where the contractor is providing services under this contract, to report the incident to the contractor who shall immediately (within 24 hours) report the incident in writing to the government’s COR. All incidents shall be reported whether they involve contractor personnel or Government personnel, or other individuals.

 

 

 

 

Cape Fox Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates provide equal employment opportunities to all persons and prohibit employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, or sexual orientation. Cape Fox Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates offer preference to Cape Fox Corporation shareholders, descendants and other Native Americans pursuant to Public Law 100-241.