Occupational Medicine Physician Assistant

QUALIFICATIONS

Clearance:

  • In accordance with DoD contract, employees must have ability to obtain necessary Security Clearance.

Education: A Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree through a PA training program and a Residency (12 months or more) or proof of training in Occupational Medicine.

Certification: BLS and Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

License: Licensure in any US Jurisdiction as a PA, State Controlled Substance Registration, Federal DEA registration, and NPI Registration

Experience:  1 year of experience.

Knowledge:

  • Professional knowledge of occupational medicine practices, principles, and theories to carry professional responsibility for cases involving a wide range of injury and illnesses.
  • Knowledge of physical, chemical, biological, and/or radiological workplace hazards, the health effects of each on individuals and groups of workers, and the prevention of adverse health effects.
  • Ability to directly apply professional assessment, diagnostic, and intervention skills to individuals and groups of workers.
  • Knowledge of administrative requirements for proper documentation of patient care and assessment.
  • Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures.

TYPE OF WORK

The duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Medical care and treatment of work related injuries or illnesses of employees, and OSHA expanded standard required physicals.
  • Appropriately reviews/interprets work place exposure data (OEHED), AF 2766, to ensure proper evaluation is performed and completion of all OEHME requirements.
  • Appropriately reviews and interprets abnormal radiology, EKG, PFT, and lab results and explains the results and necessary follow-up guidance to the patient.
  • Use good clinical judgment and skills to take histories and examine patients.
  • Consults OMS COM or contract MD as needed to treat complicated cases; arranges for transfers patient to hospital or private physician if necessary.
  • Performs RTW assessments and accomplishes all aspects of all required OEHME.
  • Skill in written communication sufficient to respond to inquiries concerning occupational health issues and provides input to proposed or current regulations
  • Works with the RNCM on cases requiring referral to an outside provider to ensure complex or difficult cases are addressed and tracked appropriately.
  • Accomplishes RTW evaluations, OSHA physicals, deployments, and TDY physicals to make appropriate recommendations from findings.
  • Recommends in conjunction with PH appropriate immunizations and prophylactic medication to civilian and qualified tenant employees going OCONUS TDY or on deployment.
  • Participates in department’s in-services meetings/briefings, and in continuing QI measures.
  • Demonstrates affirmative action in supporting and working with employees, superiors, and peers to establish and maintain a positive customer service environment to achieve AFMS Customer Satisfaction Priorities.

 

GCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.  GCI gives preferential treatment to veterans.

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