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Physician job at Department of Defense in Ft Smith AR
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DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryThis National Guard position is for a PHYSICIAN (AEROSPACE MEDICINE) Position Description Number T6001000 and is part of the National Guard.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilities1. Serves as the locally recognized authority for administration of comprehensive clinical medical and physical assessments and preventative medical services to assigned ANG personnel.Using mastery of and skill in applying professional and clinical Aerospace Occupational and Preventative Medicine knowledge practices principles and theories the incumbent:Works independently and exercises sound judgment in accordance with the methods and practices of the medical profession and established medical/administrative policies affecting the quality and success of key programs essential to ANG readiness. Provides inter-disciplinary medical advisory and consultative services; Performs comprehensive medical assessments including but not limited to annual preventive health pre- and post-deployment interviews mental and deployment health assessments; pre-placement occupational health and separation health physical exams; fitness for duty evaluations; fly waiver line of duty and medical continuation determinations. Coordinates with inter-disciplinary teams to gather facts and uses effective analytical and evaluative methods to prepare complex healthcare recommendations. Utilizes a thorough knowledge of military medical organizational structure policies and procedures to review records/referrals and determine appropriate aeromedical and operational dispositions on line of duty and medical continuation determinations; separation history and physical exams; incapacitation pay; convalescent leave; and the need for disability evaluation system processing; flight and occupational exams and waivers. Prepares comprehensive narrative summaries by reviewing all comprehensive medical records/referrals; ensuring accuracy conciseness and appropriateness before forwarding for review by the National Guard Bureau (NGB) and the Physical Evaluation Board or appropriate Waiver Authority.Analyzes and identifies trends in medical assessments through review comparison and interpretation against complex medical standards policies and laws. This includes reviewing AF Form 2992 "Medical Recommendations for Flying or Special/Operational Duty Log" summarizing findings and reporting to the Deployment Availability Working Group. Provides expert clinical decision making and medical dispositions on a wide range of illnesses and injuries relating to Wing fitness questionnaires; duty limiting condition reports; notification of Air Force qualification status; and fitness for duty determinations:Validates appropriateness of and adherence to medical care plans ensuring implementation and compliance through mastery of and skill in applying sound medical judgment for pre- and post-deployment health human immunodeficiency virus (can be designated HIV provider) automated neuropsychological and psychological health assessments; and conducts records review and face to face meetings relating to the Exceptional Family Member Program. 50%2. Provides Aerospace Medicine support.Serves as the fulltime ANG medical expert on all aspects of the Aerospace Medicine Program; assisting the SGP with overall program management and implementation. The physician applies extensive medical knowledge and complex occupational and environmental health methodologies to protect assigned ANG personal across the entire scope of military related exposures. The patient care duties pertain to the requirement to recognize cases which require referral or consultation with specialists. Exercises considerable latitude over professional and technical decisions when preparing reviewing and updating medical case management records for special duty personnel. The incumbent:Functionally oversees all programs that fall under the Aerospace Medicine Program including: personnel reliability; Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act; security clearance; overseas clearance; force health protection; force health readiness; psychological health; occupational and environmental health (i.e. hearing conservation; immunization; fetal respiratory and radiological protection; ionizing radiation potable water quality hazard communication and quantitative fitness testing) programs.Evaluates and applies critical clinical knowledge and experience to interpret the findings of ancillary studies to the assessments of assigned ANG personnel.DUTIES CONTINUED UNDER EDUCATION:Travel RequiredNot requiredSupervisory statusNoPromotion PotentialNone Job family (Series)0602 Medical OfficerSimilar jobs Internal Medicine Physicians Physicians All Other Physicians Internal Medicine RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentFor all grade levels and positions applicants must possess a current active full and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State the District of Columbia the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a territory of the United States.Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.Information Assurance Certification is a condition of employment. Per DoD 8570.01-M the incumbent must achieve the appropriate IA certification within six months of assignment of these duties.Must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.QualificationsDUTIES CONTINUED:Coordinates consultations with other subject matter experts to assist in interpretation of abnormal studies and discusses the findings with the members primary care medical provider or consulting specialist. Thoroughly researches medical documentation evaluates complex patient diagnoses and uses sound judgment when interpreting complex medical standards codes guidelines policies and regulations to finalize medical recommendations for flying or special duty; line of duty determinations and disability evaluations. Provides expert medical advice/guidance for safety investigations compiles a clinically relevant medical summary and/or relevant medical records for the safety investigation officer.Utilizes mastery of and skill in applying medical theories principles concepts and practices to interpret laboratory and other ancillary tests related to individual medical readiness including but not limited to electrocardiogram laboratory and radiologic studies. Interprets guidelines policies and legislation relating to disease and condition management that is often ambiguous in nature and incorporates into daily work activities to include evidence-based primary secondary and tertiary prevention. Applies expert medical knowledge clinical skills and experience along with knowledge of disease management programs and clinical practice guidelines (e.g. Department of Veterans Affairs/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Healthcare Effective Data and Information Set) to educate assigned ANG personnel in ways to maintain or improve their health.Serves as expert medical advisor to other non-physician providers nursing and para-professional staff on the care of patients with urgent emergent and non-urgent medical. Provides expert managerial oversight and advice to the Commander as the Medical Review Officer for the Drug Demand Reduction Program including evaluation; verifying and approving all MRO cases and serving as the liaison between the Wing Program Manager Air Force and the NGB. Provides expert medical advice/guidance for safety investigations and compiles a clinically relevant medical summary and/or relevant medical records for the safety investigation officer.Performs duties in adherence to the compliance of the Privacy Freedom of Information and Health Portability and Accountability Acts which govern the release of medical information. Participates in flying missions on non-inference basis to observe and provide vital medical advice on aeromedical problems. Identifies ANG personnel and career fields that are high risk for mental distress and works with Directors of Psychological Health and other agencies to provide necessary support. 40%3. Actively participates in strategic planning to improve organizational direction as a member of the ANG medical unit leadership.Serves as recognized medical authority within the organization when working with Federal State and local agencies on matters related to aerospace medicine preventative medicine personnel reliability and occupational medicine. The incumbent:Represents the ANG Wing Commander on ANG medical management issues with representatives of the NGB the Office of the Adjutant General/Joint State Headquarters and other military components. Represents the ANG Medical Unit at nationwide meetings conferences seminars and workshops to determine the impact of higher headquarters decisions on local programs. Serves as the delegated authority of the ANG Medical Group Commander; working directly with Leadership at all levels including the Wing Commander the States ANG Director of Staff the States Assistant - Adjutant General for Air (ATAG) and TAG and NGB/SG. Serves as the ANG Wing clinical subject matter expert for medical and dental health benefits regulated and outlined by the National Defense Authorization Act and through the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Health Affairs. Participates in mishap investigations for assessment/investigational purposes only if converted to military status. Provides expert medical advice and guidance to bioenvironmental engineering military public health physiologic training human performance flight safety and others in support of the aerospace community. Provides policy guidance and complex medical interpretations to senior management officials to ensure compliance with medical aspects for the worldwide deployability of assigned ANG personnel. Participates in local disaster training exercises to maintain preparedness levels. Coordinates with local state and county medical emergency personnel to execute response in accordance with the medical groups emergency management plan. Serves as the ANG Medical Unit liaison to the Military Entrance Processing Stations and the Air Reserve Component/Case Management Division; Accession Medical Waiver Division and NGB; and participates in medical group and host medical treatment facility committees as needed (e.g. Aerospace Medicine Committee Deployment Availability Working Group Occupational and Environment Health Working Group and Credentials); providing relevant and timely information to these groups and providing guidance with decision-making and process improvements. 5%4. Analyzes evaluates monitors and reports on Individual Medical Readiness for ANG Wing tenants and geographically separated unit personnel.Utilizes extensive medical knowledge to ensure compliance with and preparation for readiness of unit compliance inspections evaluations audits and staff assistance visits including unit effectiveness inspections. The incumbent:Thoroughly researches and prepares formal and informal briefings for staff meetings higher level meetings and informal sessions regarding operations unit deployments exercises and readiness or compliance inspections levied by the USAF MAJCOM Inspector Generals offices and other auditing agencies. Oversees professional medical personnel and provides expert advice on the preparation of reports directives correspondence after action reports and memoranda pertaining to health services programs; planning developing publishing and implementing policies and procedures within the established guidelines; and provides technical medical advice and guidance on applicable Management Internal Control Toolset checklists; interpreting complex root cause analyses and developing corrective action plans. 5%Performs other duties as assigned.EducationDegree: Doctor of Medicine Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (external link); Association of American Medical Colleges (external link); Liaison Committee on Medical Education (external link); Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association (external link) or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained.Degree from Foreign Medical School: A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (external link) a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.Graduate TrainingSubsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting i.e. a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited for such training. For purposes of this standard graduate training programs include only those internship residency and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Descriptions of such programs are described below.For GS-14 -- 4 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.
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