PPDG is currently looking for a Licensed Pulmonologist to provide services at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, San Antonio Texas. Provider will examine, diagnose, treat, or prescribe courses of treatment within the scope of training, experience, and privileges. Provide evaluations, treatment and inpatient pulmonary services for patients ranging in age as young as 18 years to over 65 years.
EDUCATION: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.). Graduate from an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) at the time the degree was obtained (e.g. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).
INTERNSHIP/RESIDENCY: Successful completion of a residency in internal medicine which has been approved by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and successful completion of a residency and fellowship program in pulmonology which has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Committee on Postdoctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association. Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy 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).
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice medicine as a Licensed Physician/Medical Doctor in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Current BLS Certification (American Heart Association/American Red Cross). Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is required
EXPERIENCE: Shall have actively provided Pulmonology services a minimum of 24 months within the last 36 months. Must be capable of performing the full range of pulmonology services.
KNOWLEDGE: Must be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate with all patients and other health care providers.
Type of work: The duties will be performed in accordance with established procedures and protocols, within the scope of practice. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Perform a full range of physician services in accordance with privileges granted by the MTF.
- Perform a full range and spectrum of comprehensive specialty care onsite at the MTF. Workload includes the evaluation and treatment and to provide inpatient pulmonary services during normally scheduled hours of performance, to include on call hours when applicable for patients ranging in age as young as 18 years to over 65 years. Workload is a result of scheduled appointments, walk-ins to the clinic from other departments, walk-ins for specific diagnoses, telephone calls, and consult requests. The Pulmonologist will practice within the guidelines set by the credentialing office of the 59th Medical Wing and the Medical Director. The Pulmonologist’s productivity is expected to be comparable to that of the other civilian and military Pulmonologist assigned to the same facility/similar facilities and authorized the same scope of practice. It is expected the HCW will be a clinical leader and a patient advocate in the clinic. The HCW must be able to perform unsupervised and be able to supervise house staff performing procedures such as, but not limited to: bronchoscopy with appropriate biopsy techniques.
- Direct, perform, or assist in the instruction of other health care professionals within the scope of the clinical privileges or responsibilities.
- Examine, diagnose, treat or prescribe courses of treatment within the scope of training, experience, and privileges.
- Provide preventive and health maintenance care, including annual physicals, positive health behaviors, and self-care skills through education and counseling.
- Order diagnostic tests as applicable as well as request consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, clinics, or other health resources as indicated.
- Be technically proficient in directing and teaching other medical staff, providing educational lectures and participating in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members. Such direction and interaction will adhere to Government and professional clinical standards and accepted clinical protocols.
- Provide instruction for medical residents, medical students, physician assistant students, and/or students of other healthcare disciplines in the form of clinical rotations, didactics, and inpatient discussions as appropriate.
- Coordinate pulmonary services with other medical activities.
- Diagnose and treat diseases. Prepare and review case histories and clinical records. Order/perform diagnostic procedures including x-ray examinations, clinical laboratory tests, pulmonary function tests, and sleep studies. Interprets test results, evaluates examination findings, and treats appropriately. Prescribe such treatment for respiratory system diseases such as drugs, medical devices, respiratory therapy and devices, dietary regimens, oxygen therapy and rehabilitation.
- See new patient consults and established follow-up clinic visits. The provider is expected to respond to telephone consults.
- Provide pulmonary consultative services for hospital inpatients. Provide outpatient consultative services and follow-up for patients with pulmonary disorders; as well as provide education/teaching to staff members of other disciplines/specialties, medical residents/students, and other personnel involved in patient care. The contract HCW will be expected to be on call from the local area on a rotating basis.
- Address patient expectations and requirements, establishes level of need and priority of care in accordance with established policies and procedures.
- Coordinate patient care with community health agencies and social programs. The HCW will facilitate continuity of care for patients. Has knowledge of a wide variety of resource agencies available in the military treatment system to ensure proper and expedient referral of the patient and/or family member.
- Provide immediate evaluation and management of emergency problems as they occur and shall respond appropriately to clinical emergencies.
- Provide other health care services not specifically listed for which training/credentials are held and privileges have been awarded by the MTF Commander.
- Consult with medical personnel, legal authorities, and military commanders as required.
- Follow DoD, Air Force and MTF regulations and policies.
- Possess basic knowledge of established clinic standards of care and Joint Commission requirements for clinical and documentation protocols, safety, infection control, performance improvement, etc., to ensure compliance with policies and provide consistent training and guidance for clinic staff.
- Ensure patient and staff safety through safety awareness, proper infection control and promotion of clean, orderly clinic environment. Recognizes, reports, and corrects potential safety hazards.
- Prepare all documentation to meet or exceed established MTF standards, to include, but not limited to timeliness, accuracy, content, and signature. Contractor employees shall only use MTF and Air Force-approved abbreviations for documentation in the patient health records and follow the MTF’s Do Not Use Abbreviation List. (AFI 44-172 / AFI 48-123, Medical Examinations and Standards, 5 November 2013)
- Complete medical records documentation within 72 business hours of the encounter with the patient.
- Properly code procedures and treatment, and shall maintain coding accuracy (CPT/E&M/procedure) at the same standard, 90% or higher, as military and civil service health care providers engaged in comparable work.
- Possess basic knowledge in management and daily operation of a clinic servicing a large number of patients with a variety of healthcare needs and illnesses.