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Physician Assistant GME

Fort Sam Houston, TX
DUTIES
  • Provide a full range of Physician Assistant services in primary and specialty medical care within limits of training and privileges granted by the MTF (e.g. provide general screening and medical care and examinations of patients for routine, acute and chronic conditions involving any and all organ systems; provide immunizations; diagnose, treat and counsel patients as indicated)
  • Technically direct and provide care for a variety of diseases and types of injuries (i.e., acute, chronic, major and minor trauma), and the skills to recognize emergency conditions in order to diagnose, prescribe for and treat diseases, disorders, and injuries, and refer the more complex cases and serious conditions to qualified medical personnel and perform designated treatment.
  • Technically direct and teach other staff, provided educational lectures and participate in in-service training to staff members.
  • Promote preventive care and health maintenance including annual physicals, positive health behaviors and self-care through both formal and individual education and counseling.
  • Prescribe in accordance with approved treatment protocols and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee approved medications and immunizations.
  • Identify a medical problem and determine appropriate action to meet the problem, including referral to a physician.
  • Perform specific diagnostic and therapeutic practices and procedures in accordance with scope of practice.
  • Establish collaborative rapport with physician, nursing and others in order to promote and facilitate primary care services.
  • Teach patients and family member’s healthy regimen and responsibility for achieving wellness.
  • Attend staff meetings to provide case discussion, continuing education and continuous quality
    improvement.
  • Conduct necessary liaison visits with appropriate schools and submit mandatory reports IAW program.
  • Conduct monthly testing as well as live tissue and simulated lab sessions as directed by the Program Director.
  • Publish monthly schedules on time for EMPA residents at BAMC and other participating students.
  • Facilitate rotations at other facilities for EMPA residents.
  • Function as a mentor and preceptor for the Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants based on the needs of the program. As a preceptor, must not receive any complaints from students concerning educational matters.
  • If requested, represent the EMPA Program Director in any meetings pertaining to the program.
  • Assist EMPA residents with scholarly activities and conduct liaison with Institutional Review Boards of each of the associated research institutions affiliated with the EMPA Fellowship.  
REQUIREMENTS
  • Possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in one of the 50 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Possess and maintain a valid ACLS, ATLS, and PALS certification.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification during the contract period of performance.
  • Be a graduate of an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (EMPA) Fellowship training program. 
  • Have a minimum of two years as a practicing EMPA in the last three years. 
  • Have been on the teaching staff of an EMPA Doctoral program.
  • Experience as Program Director, Assistant Program Director, or Research Director of an EMPA Doctoral program.
  • Proven academic potential demonstrated by an established history of teaching and specialty society membership.
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate with patients and other HCPs.
  • Meet Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements. The government will not reimburse cost.
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