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(Archived) Physician- Aerospace Medicine

Last Updated: 7/18/19

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Job Description

Provide outpatient Primary Care Services to eligible beneficiaries of the Military Treatment Facility at Dyess AFB, TX. The Physician will see all types of medical conditions to include mild trauma, internal medicine, wellness and prevention.

Qualifications:

  • Provider must possess a doctor of medicine degree or a doctor of osteopathy degree, completed a residency or fellowship acceptable to the S. Air Force Surgeon General
  • Possess board certification in Flight Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine, or Preventive Medicine from an approved school of medicine or osteopathy.
  • Possess Current Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Must have a minimum of 160 hours of direct patient care in the past y Applicant must have a minimum of three years’ experience in the last 10 years having served as a privileged flight surgeon at a US Military installation, with experience in:

U.S. military medical standards to conduct special operational evaluations, including (but not limited to) Preventive Health Assessment (PHA) for flyers/special duty personnel, initial certification exams for flying/special duty applicants.

  • Aeromedical disposition for flying/special operational duty.
  • Conducting adaptability rating assessment for military special duty
  • Apply medical, fitness and profiling standards IAW AFIs 48-123, Medical Examinations and Standards; 36-2905, Fitness Program; and 10-203, Duty Limiting Conditions, (including profiling and duty restrictions as Profile Officer).
  • Providing primary care for active duty personnel and their family memb

Knowledge:

  • In-depth understanding of principles of occupational/environmental health epidemiology/population health, preventive medicine, military physical standards, human performance enhancement and sustainment, disease surveillance and prevention activities, and all operational medicine activ
  • Knowledge of management concepts and objectives and their relationship to mission accomplishment; relationship of military and health care doctrine, contingency, and medical readiness planning; strategic planning; Air Force flying mission and associated health care requirements; information management; Air Force policy directives and instructions; military justice; conflict resolution; quality; communication and interpersonal skills; principles of medical administration; financial management; and facilities managem
  • Ability to apply principles of public speaking and risk communication, effective interpersonal communication, leadership and effective personnel management is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of medical facility organization, mission, purpose, philosophy, and objectives as well as those of The Joint Commission, Unit Effectiveness Inspection (UEI), and appropriate agencies not listed to provide professional consultation to other in the

Type of Work. The duties will be performed in accordance with established procedures and protocols, within the scope of practice. The duties include but not limited to the following:

  • The applicant must be able to locate, interpret and apply current regulations including: AFI 48-
  • The contractor shall provide health care to beneficiaries appointed to the Flight Medicine Clinic, Occupational health Clinic, or other civilian Flight Medicine physician positions as defined by the These tasks include performing primary care and occupational health clinician duties and the associated administrative tasks.
  • Care shall include but not limited to continuing, comprehensive health maintenance and provision of medical care, including preventive medicine, behavioral health, occupational health, and community
  • The contractor may become the primary care manager (PCM) for a panel of As a PCM, the contractor will be the primary personal responsible for the management of the health and wellness of his/her assigned patients. Duties include:
  • Examination of patients, formulation of differential diagnostic plans, ordering of appropriate diagnostic
  • Interpretation of examination findings and test results, and implementation of treatment
  • Determination of the need for consultation and assisting in medical care and treatment provided at the direction of other
  • Approving/disapproving subspecialty referrals
  • Directing case management activities
  • Answering patient telephone consults with the assistance of clinic
  • Proving primary and secondary preventive maintenance
  • The Chief, Flight Medicine Clinic, will assign specific duties, patient care assignments, and other duties deemed necessary to maintain optimal clinic operat All inpatients will be admitted or transferred as per the local MTF instructions.
  • Diagnose and treat a wide-range of adult acute and chronic diseases and injuries i
  • Aeromedical Dispositions: Contractor will be allowed to make aeromedical dispositions ONLY if they meet the Qualifications criteria listed in section Aeromedical dispositions must be specifically listed on the Flight Surgeons credentials and privileges list, which requires initial review and approval by the MTF’s Chief of Aerospace Medicine (SGP). The term “aeromedical disposition”includes drafting and reviewing aeromedical waivers, approving Duties Not including Flying/Controlling (DNIF/DNIC), and DD Form 2992, Medical Recommendation for Flying or Special Operational Duty. Exceptions to this policy require approval from Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA)/SGPF. Contractor Flight Surgeons will be granted base-level waiver authority only on approval of MAJCOM/SGP.
  • Apply medical, fitness and profiling standards IAW AFI’s 48-123, 36-2905, and 10-203 (including profiling and duty restrictions as Profile Officer).
  • Complete deployment health assessments IAW AFI 48-122, Deployment Health.
  • Serves as liaison between flying squadrons and medical Provides medical support to operational mission and advises flying squadron commanders on occasion.
  • Advises the 14th medical group commander (MDG/CC), Medical staff, line commanders,
  • Aerospace Medicine Flight CC and the Flight surgeons office, Air Education and Training Command (AETC)/Major Command (MAJCOM) aerospace medicine staff and facility medical staff on all operation medicine matters relating to the 14th Fighter Training Wing (FTW) Aeromedical Enterprise (AME) and Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) missi
  • Provides medical oversight for 14 MDG occupational medicine and PHA
  • Facilitates mentoring and professional development of assigned Aerospace Medicine Physicians.

At the request and appointment of the 14MDG/CC, chairs and/or participates in subgroups and committees such as the Aerospace Medicine Council, Occupational Health Working Group, Human Performance Operator Optimization Team, Deployment Availability working group, the Medical Evaluation Board, and other committees or working groups where the provider may be of value or appointment to in order to provide value and expertise to clinic oper

  • Participates in mass casualty response plans, disease containment plans, or other base or clinic exercises as deemed necessary.
  • If appointment, provides management and oversight for all PRP medical requirements and is the lead Competent Medical Authority (CMA).
  • Participate and implement policies of the MTF, AFIs, The Joint Commission, UEI, and appropriate agencies not
  • Provides epidemiological expertise for population-based health

Hours:  Monday thru Friday,7:00 AM until 5:00 PM 
No Weekends
No Federal Holidays or  Family Days. 
No On Call


Company Details


ARGENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC

Floresville, Texas, United States

Argent Technologies, LLC is a service connected, disabled, and veteran owned company specializing in the provision and management of highly trained health care professionals to Military Treatment Facilities throughout the United States and abroad.Our rapidly growing company currently staffs 65% of the USAF contract Flight Surgeons and US Coast Guard contract Flight Surgeons nationwide.We offe...