Physician Assistant - MSSI

Caliburn International, LLC - United States

Full-time

NOTE: This is a notional position contingent upon position availability.

The Medical Services Support in Iraq (MSSI) Program Manager establishes a clinically safe and professionally managed healthcare environment and provides primary health care as well as resuscitative surgical care in accordance with U.S. or equivalent medical standards on a 24-hour basis, 365 days of the year to Chief of Mission (COM) personnel U.S. Embassy Baghdad, serving a population of approximately 6,600 adult

Job Requirements

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SCOPE:

The Physician Assistant (PA) reports to the MSSI Program Manager and will be clinically supervised by the site medical director and work at the direction of a Physician, Surgeon or Anesthetist. The PA will be assigned to treat patients in one of the following settings: (1) Health Units (non-surgical/field medical care clinics), (2) Small medical/trauma hospitals (DSH).

The Physician Assistant (PA) support the medical function and will treat patients in these settings to ensure proper injury care and disease diagnosis, treatment and recovery, request necessary tests and follow-up visits and refer patients to specialists as necessary.

Some settings may require the Physician Assistant (PA) to coordinate with local hospitals to determine local capabilities, coordinate admission, monitor and arrange final disposition.

In addition, some settings will require stabilization of patient and coordination of evacuation of patient to medevac center or CONUS.

The Physician Assistant (PA) will stabilize and prepare sick and injured personnel to a higher level medical facility. The Physician Assistant (PA) will ensure that medical kits supplied to all personnel are maintained as to contents and serviceability. In hospital settings, Physician Assistant (PA) supports the physician in planning and implementing the medical support program (preventive and corrective) to maintain the health of COM personnel.

In some locations, the Physician Assistant (PA) will have a leadership role (Lead Physician Assistant) and serve as both a Physician Assistant (PA) and Site Medical Director.

Physician Assistants (PA) provide a U.S. standard of care for our patient care/treatment model.

All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession and applicable professional specialty organizations.

OTHER DUTIES:

  • All Health Care Providers (HCPs) will document care delivered and follow up care required.
  • Maintain the highest regard for patient dignity and observe the precepts of the American Hospital Associations Bill of Rights for patients.
  • Physician Assistant, at the direction of the responsible Site Medical Director, may be required hand carry meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks) for Hospitalized patients from the dining facility operated by another contractor to the Hospital inpatient ward and return trays or dispose of trash accordingly.
  • Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and task force groups to improve quality and outcomes, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, new task efforts, and new policy requirements.

Note: CHS will provide institutional malpractice insurance as well as individual malpractice policies for the all Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATION, QUALIFICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE

  • Hold and maintain a current unrestricted U.S. State Physician Assistant license and have NCCPA certification.
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years experience as a Physician Assistant; PA with emergency medicine experience are highly desirable.
  • Have and maintain current certification in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • PA’s who recently completed a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course or comparable advanced trauma course featuring “live tissue” or simulation training are very desirable.
  • All healthcare providers must have current clinical experience in direct patient care and have worked a minimum of 6 of the last 12 months in desired career field

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Physician Assistants will require a favorably adjudicated Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) investigation conducted by the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
  • Physician Assistant will sign a CHS MSSI Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) and is bound to the terms and conditions of the FSA.
  • The workweek is established by the DoS Chief of Mission.
  • Physician Assistants shall be licensed in the United States
  • Participate in training, (including HIPAA training) that may be required by DOS or CHS prior to deployment to Iraq.
  • Must complete a Foreign Affairs Counter Terrorism training course prior to deployment to Iraq for work on the MSSI contract.
  • Must have a valid, current U.S. Driver’s License
  • Must have a current U.S. Passport
  • All Physician Assistants shall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English.
  • All shall demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic word processing programs and the CHS Medical Management System software.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be confirmed by a medical examination to be “medically and dentally fit” in accordance CHS Medical Readiness Guidelines and Policies and/or as dictated by the Client
  • No conditions that would prevent the wear of personal protective equipment; including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor and chemical/biological protective garments or conditions that would prevent the capability of donning, lifting or carrying of up to 70 lbs. of referenced gear while running to a bunker or protected area in the face of perceived or imminent danger.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment; travel in Iraq is required by surface or air.
  • The climate is desert-like, hot, and prone to dust storms.

Comprehensive Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and other statuses protected by law.

Caliburn International is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other statuses protected by law.

Caliburn International LLC is a leading provider of professional services and solutions to U.S. federal government agencies and commercial clients. We provide consulting, engineering, medical, and environmental services as well as large scale program management in support of our core markets of national defense, international diplomacy, and homeland security client readiness. Caliburn employs over 8,000 dedicated professionals deployed across five continents.

Caliburn Medical Services supports the health and well-being of civilian and military workforce partners. We are one of the nation’s largest and most experienced providers of medical management services to international customers, the U.S. Government, and commercial clients. Our medical management solutions are technology-driven and grounded in best practices. We are committed to protecting employee, company, and partner information and we comply with all government and industry standards. For more information about Caliburn and our career opportunities, visit us at www.caliburnintl.com.

Job Type: Full-time