Physician (OB/GYN) Keesler AFB, MS
Keesler Air Force Base, located on the Gulf Coast in Biloxi, Mississippi, is the home of the 81st Training Wing, which hosts the Second Air Force (2 AF) training, and the 403rd Wing (an Air Force Reserve command) .
Biloxi is the town just outside of Keesler's main gate and western Pass Road gate. It includes the waterfront hotels, casinos, and restaurants that host numerus tourists during the summer months. Some neighborhoods are historic and quiet, while others are close to the nightlife, so you will find a mixture of home styles and housing prices.
Ocean Springs is nine miles east of Keesler, across a long bridge, and is a very desirable area for family housing. With historic downtown streets, art galleries, and numerous restaurants and shopping options, you'll find most things you need in Ocean Springs.
Weather on Mississippi's Gulf Coast can be surprising! Winters are generally mild, with some days of cold temperatures that linger just above freezing, while most days just require a jacket or sweatshirt to be outdoors. Spring can be either very cold or very warm, with intense thunderstorms and flooding from heavy rains. One thing that is always consistent: the summers are hot. Temperatures from July through September are frequently in the 90's, and the muggy humidity makes it difficult to be outdoors in the afternoon. Fall can also be pleasantly mild .
Working for the Department of Defense comes with an abundance of benefits and perks to include competitive compensation packages, paid-time off, medical benefits, student loan repayments, and retirement package with Thrift Savings Plan to include matching employer contributions.
The organizational goals or objectives of this position are: Provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient obstetric and gynecologic medical care encompassing a cross section of patient cases from routine annual exams to those with complex, acute, and/or chronic gynecologic diseases; routine obstetrical care for low risk and high risk patients including antepartum, intra-partum, delivery and postpartum care for female patients of all ages from early adolescence on.
Serves as a board certified physician (obstetrics and gynecology) performing inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and treatment procedures involving a full range of cases from routine low risk pregnancies and benign gynecological conditions to complicated high risk pregnancies and complex, emergent, or chronic gynecologic conditions. Provides prenatal and postnatal care and performs deliveries in maternity cases. Prepares and reviews case histories and obtains data through interviews. Examines patients and determines radiologic and clinical laboratory tests required. Formulates plans and procedures for obstetrical and gynecological services. Interprets test results and evaluates examination findings. Interacts appropriately with anesthesia and operating room staff to identify equipment needs and patient risk factors in order to prepare patients for surgery. Directs nurses in procedures for obstetric, preoperative, and postoperative care. Treats diseases and injuries of female reproductive system, including performing major open and laparoscopic surgical procedures. Performs emergency treatment in cases of serious injury or illness and recommends arrangements for hospitalizations and surgery. Makes referrals to other treatment facilities. Serves as consultant to other professionals regarding obstetric or gynecologic cases. Prepares appropriate consultative reports to requesting providers. Participates in on-call and after-hours call duties including availability for emergency consultation, timely response, and provision of advance life support techniques and therapies. Ensures appropriate follow-up and documentation of all clinical and diagnostic procedures IAW the appropriate authorized medical accreditation associations, including the use of applicable computer-based systems. Provides military-specific health care as required. This may include generating military profiles or completing other military documentation, providing appropriate feedback to military commanders, following military specific health care recommendations, and participating in other discussions regarding military requirement and fitness for military duties.
A. Routinely conducts, almost always, thorough and accurate fact-gathering and analyses and provides appropriate, cost-efficient diagnoses, evaluations, and treatment consistent with peer and evidence-based practices as well as with all applicable Air Force Medical Service (AFMS), American Congress of OB/GYN& American Academy of Pediatrics standards and guidelines, and local policies and procedures.
B. Routinely meets, in most cases, AFMS established RVU/productivity standards, facility patient norms/satisfaction feedback, positive complaints, and further evaluation standards set by the department head or Chief of the Medical Staff.
C. Generally is present for scheduled duty (on call, emergency room consults, and when call back procedures are initiated) in accordance with established policies and procedures.
D. With rare exception provides accurate, clear, and concise documentation and coding of patient encounters and follow-up within 72-hours from the time of the visit and routinely meets other AFMS/Medical Group/unit productivity standards, policies, and procedures.
Provides accurate, complete, and timely documentation of all medical care provided. Documents all outpatient activities appropriately in AHLTA or other prescribed outpatient medical record including complete history and physical, assessment, and plans. Correctly orders ancillary services utilizing prescribed method. Appropriately documents reviews of results. Documents telephone discussions with patients in the manner prescribed. Provides inpatient documentation in Essentris or other prescribed system, following guidelines for use of those systems. Meets standards for timeliness of documentation, including completion of outpatient records, operative dictations, history and physical for admission, inpatient discharge documentation, etc.
A. Documentation of all medical care is present, legible, complete, and consistent with 81MDG, TJC, AFMS, and other professional society standards.
B. Documentation meets MDG standards for timeliness.
Serves as member of the professional medical staff and complies with hospital plans and policies to meet accrediting agencies' (AAAHC or Joint Commission) requirements. Participates in continuing education programs to update and maintain skills and knowledge in accordance with Medical Group (MDG) and unit policies including department in-services education. Actively participates and contributes to medical oversight activities to include peer review programs. Serves as clinical preceptor for other professional providers which may include other Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, etc. Also teaches/supervises medical students, residents, PA students, phase II technical trainees, nurse practitioner students, etc. Participates in hospital/clinic committee work as determined by the Chief of the Medical Staff commensurate with other physicians of the same specialty performing the like duties (i.e. Credentials, Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Population Health, Occupational Health committees, and other such activities). Provides professional guidance concerning unit/MDG policies and/or operating instructions.
A. Routinely attends medical staff meetings in accordance with established policies and procedures.
B. Almost always completes required peer review and other quality assurance requirements as assigned by the department head or chief of the medical staff and complies with established policies and procedures.
C. Typically participates in professional and staff educational programs such as In-Services, Grand Rounds, and One-on-One Training, as required, by independently researching and delivering at least one professional presentation each year in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Participates in local disaster training exercises as directed by the Chief of the Medical Staff (SGH) or Medical Group Commander; responds to real-world disaster situations. Participates in local disaster training exercises to maintain preparedness levels. Responds to assigned MTF in real-world disaster to facilitate primary care delivery in the face of an emergent local situation. Coordinates with local, state, and county medical emergency personnel to execute primary care delivery in accordance with the assigned facility's Medical Contingency Response Plan(MCRP).
A. Routinely participates fully in local disaster training exercises as required.
B. Typically maintains knowledge of the assigned facility's MCRP commensurate with physician responsibilities.
C. With rare exception, responds immediately to assigned MTF in real-world disaster to facilitate primary care delivery in the face of an emergent local situation and coordinates with emergency medical personnel.
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This position is covered by the Civilian Drug Abuse Testing Program. Incumbent is required to sign a Condition of employment for certain civilian position identified as critical under the Drug AbuseTesting Program or a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Position may require approximately 5% TDY/travel.