Physician, Occupational Medicine
OPEN POSITION: Physician, Occupational Medicine
CONTRACT: Hanford Occupational Medical Services Clinic
CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time, Exempt
POSTING PERIOD: July 27, 2021 – Until Filled
This position provides professional medical evaluation and minor treatment services in accordance with contract scope of practice and relevant laws and regulations.
- Conduct pre-placement, periodic, post-illness or injury, termination, and retirement health evaluations. Advise employees and appropriate management personnel regarding employees’ fitness for duty.
- Actively participate in the work site visit program. Makes routine site visits to contractor work locations to become familiar with job tasks and environments.
- Responsible for diagnosing and treating minor illnesses and occupational injuries.
- Facilitate referrals to other appropriate health providers when appropriate.
- Assist in or perform minor decontamination procedures for removal of radioactive material.
- May be specifically dedicated to the medical monitoring of beryllium affected workers.
- May be specifically appointed as a Department of Energy (DOE) Human Reliability Program (HRP)/Patrol Designated Physician.
- Certification as a Medical Review Officer (MRO) for drug testing required.
- Implement treatment programs based on medical decision-making processes which rely on patient history, physical examination and ancillary diagnostic tests (lab, radiographs, etc).
- Provide consultation, advice and recommendations to supervisors and employees concerning external and internal exposures to ionizing radiation and/or exposure to chemical hazards. May consult with experts as needed.
- Participate in physician case management.
- Provide input to various medical programs such as the Human Reliability Program, Pharmacy, Substance Abuse testing, Travel Medicine, and Quality Assurance.
- Routinely consulted by safety and health professionals.
- Provide 7-day, 24-hour on-call coverage on a rotating basis for HRP/Patrol and for emergency treatment of radiological and/or chemically contaminated workers.
- Consult with emergency, safety, and industrial hygiene personnel regarding worker injury/illness and exposure.
- Serve as the on-site Medical Advisor at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) when activated. Provides EOC staff with technical expertise of potential health effects/implications.
- Dispense or prescribe appropriate medications and/or pharmaceuticals, including oxygen, according to law, regulation, licensure, and contract provisions.
- May be asked to review worker’s compensation claims to establish causality.
- Assist in health promotion and health education of individual workers. Provide continuing medical education of Occupational Health Nurses to promote contractor and customer relations.
- Give guidance to employers in matters relating to (illicit) drug testing. Will function as a Medical Review Officer as training and privileges apply.
- Work with epidemiologists, statisticians and other support staff to help in the design, interpretation of findings and in the formulation of medical conclusions reported from studies.
- Attend site contractor safety meetings as directed by the Site Occupational Medical Director (SOMD).
- May support projects and programs related to contractor needs such as Back Injury Prevention, Ergonomics Assessment, Hearing Conservation Programs, etc, by consulting with workers or providing on site lectures providing medical information.
- Maintain professional currency in Occupational Medicine and related specialties to maintain Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements and to meet State licensure and Board certification.
- May act as a consultant to identify workplace health hazards and recommend course of action for the prevention of occupational illnesses and/or injuries.
- Determine proper action for medical emergencies; assess and perform advanced cardiac life support and emergency treatment in accordance with the latest standards and available equipment.
- Provide guidance and oversight to the Advanced Practice Clinicians.
- Provide consultation to the nursing staff, medical assistants, and medical/x-ray technologists.
- Support annual influenza immunization program and blood pressure screening program, as necessary.
- Observe regulatory standards regarding hazardous waste management and disposal.
- American Heart Association sw Officer for drug testing. valuate employees with substance abuse disorders and making placement recommendations along with Behavior Health Services, if requested.
- Observe universal precautions regarding bloodborne pathogens for patient and personal protection.
- Establish and maintains effective working relationships with employees, clients, and the public.
- Adhere to and foster acceptable health and safety practices.
- Participate with HPMC OMS quality improvement and assurance programs including Peer Review activities, Quality Improvement studies, etc.
- Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the minimum educational credentials from an accredited school, college or university and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
- M.D. or D.O. degree.
- Completed an internship or one-year residency in a primary care specialty.
- Board certified in Occupational Medicine (OM) or ability to obtain OM board certification within one year.
- Valid, unrestricted Washington State license or ability to obtain.
- Current MRO certification, or ability to obtain MRO certification within 6 months of hire date. Certified as Department of Transportation Medical Examiner / American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Provider and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications always maintained.
- Experience in the provision of primary occupational health care and general medical care.
- Eligible for DOE access authorization.
- Able to achieve DOE designation as HRP/Patrol Designated Physician.
DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: The following skills or experience are highly valued, but not required to perform the essential functions of this position.
- History of clinical practice in the diagnosis and/or treatment of occupational pulmonary diseases. Prior experience with beryllium lung disease preferred.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: This position reports to the Site Occupational Medical Director.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: This position does not directly supervise any employees.
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