Physician (Emergency Medicine)

Employer
Defense Health Agency
Location
Fort Benning, Georgia
Posted
Sep 25, 2020
Closes
Sep 25, 2021
Ref
2056640
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

This is a full-time Physician (Emergency Medicine) position  that affords job security, a competitive salary, bonuses, moving expenses, full malpractice coverage, up to 26 days paid vacation, 10 days paid Federal Holidays, a sick leave benefit, 401K, CME opportunities, a first-class health and retirement benefit package.

Responsibilities

Provides services of an Emergency Medicine Physician to patients in the Emergency Department, serving as the senior staff officer while on duty in the Emergency Department. Responsible for resuscitation and stabilization of both trauma and medical patients. Covers the full range of cases and the immediate initial recognition, evaluation, care and disposition of patients in response to acute illness and injury. Triages, examines, diagnoses, resuscitates, stabilizes, treats or directs a course of treatment for a wide range of emergent patients from the pediatric to the geriatric patient; from seriously ill to the severely traumatized. Examines patients and orders appropriate tests to evaluate patient’s chief, and related complaints; ascertains medical needs and initiates action to provide needed services.

Coordinates admission of patient to hospital with accepting staff physician. Performs authorized emergency procedures to include but not limited to laceration repair, central venous line emplacement, pacemaker placement, tube thoracostomy, thoracotomy, cricothyrotomy, cardioversion, defibrillation, peritoneal lavage, bladder aspiration, lumbar puncture, arterial line placement, reduction of dislocations/fractures, tracheal intubation, and wound debridement. Responds to and provides support to in-house cardiopulmonary arrests (echo-medic). Provides professional guidance and direction to physician assistants, Nurse Practitioners and physician assistant students working in the Emergency Department. Provides professional direction and guidance to ambulance section. Records all medical data on prescribed forms and completes necessary administrative functions.


Participates in and completes administrative tasks as assigned by the Chief, Emergency Department to include, but not limited to, Military Health System (MHS) Learn Training, Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance (QI/OA), monthly departmental staff meetings, risk management, credentialing, and Operations & Training committees and other areas of responsibility as assigned by the Chief, Emergency Department. Performs peer reviews. 

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

• You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

• If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted.

• Must provide documents for credentialing for health care positions.

• Must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or a territory of the U.S.

• All Health Care Providers must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification. Current Advanced Life Support of other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.

 

Residency Training for GP-14 Position: Applicants must have successfully completed the required accredited residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled (Emergency Medicine) and equivalent experience and training equal to at least 4 years. Experience may not be substituted for residency training that is required for the specialty identified.

Residency Training for GP-15 Position: Applicants must have successfully completed the required accredited residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled (Emergency Medicine) and equivalent experience and training equal to at least 5 years. Experience may not be substituted for residency training that is required for the specialty identified.

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