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(Archived) Physician- Aerospace Medicine

Last Updated: 5/17/19

Job Description

The Flight Surgeon will provide outpatient Primary Care Physician services to eligible beneficiaries of the Military Treatment Facility,  Flight Medicine Clinic at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV.
The Physician will see all types of medical conditions to include mild trauma, internal medicine, wellness and prevention.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess current, full, active, unrestricted Medical Licens
  • Current board certification in Aerospace Medicine is highly recommended. If not board certified in Aerospace Medicine, then must show proof of completion of any medical residency program and must have a minimum of 3 years of U.S. military Flight Surgeon experience.
  • Possesses a doctor of medicine degree or a doctor of osteopathy degree from an approved school of medicine or osteopathy.
  • Possess current DEA
  • Possess current BLS for Healthcare Providers
  • Must have a minim of 35 hours of direct patient care in the past year and 3 years experience in the past 10 years as a privileged Flight Surgeon at a US Military Installation


Duties: include but not limited to:
Pre and post-deployment screening and preparation, fitness for duty evaluations, Medical Evaluation Board/RILO duties, completion of aeromedical waivers, performing preventive health assessments, duty limiting condition determinations, occupational health assessments, human performance and systems integration optimization and other similar flight and operational medicine assessments.
Attend meetings, staff conferences, and other appropriate professional activities as directed by the Flight Medicine Flight Commander, the Chief of Aerospace Medicine and the Chief of Medical Staff. Perform Profile Officer duties and in Peer Review processes as directed by the section commander.

Hours of Performance: M- F 0720-1620 
No Federal Holidays, Family Day/Down Day 

No Weekends
No On Call

Computer Skill Competency: Each HCW shall demonstrate competency as required in the contract and as follows:

Government will provide computer equipment required to schedule, check in, document, order ancillary services, and maintain appropriate electronic medical information that support the hard copy medical record. The MTF will provide required training for these systems during the initial facility orientation. The health care workers will be required to use the computer systems that are standard for the support of health care delivery at the MTF.

Duties:

  • Shall provide outpatient health care to qualifying beneficiaries as scheduled by the Government.
  • Care shall include but not be limited to continuing, comprehensive health maintenance and medical care to entire family regardless of sex, age, or type of problem.
  • Will maintain a program of comprehensive health for the family unit, to include preventive medicine, behavioral sciences, and community health.
  • May become the primary care manager for a panel of patients. As a PCM, will be the primary person responsible for the management of the health and wellness of his/her assigned patients. Duties include:
  • Examination of patients, formulation differential diagnostic plans, defines and orders required diagnostic testing.
  • Interpretation of examination findings and test results, and implementation of treatment plans.
  • Determines need for consultation and assists in medical care and treatment provided at the direction of other specialists.
  • Approving/disapproving subspecialty referrals.
  • Answering patient telephone consults with the assistance of clinic staff.
  • Providing primary and secondary preventive maintenance care.
  • All inpatients will be admitted as per the local MTF instructions.
  • Be capable of adequately diagnosing and treating a wide-range of pediatric and adult acute and chronic diseases and injuries including but not limited to conditions of the:

Skin Pulmonary System

Head Gastrointestinal System

Eyes Musculoskeletal System

Ears Genitourinary System

Nose Reproductive System

Throat Lymphatic System

Neck Central Nervous System

Cardiovascular System Endocrine System

Psychiatric and Behavioral Health

  • Have sufficient experience to be able to adequately perform medical procedures to include, but not limited to, the following:
  1. Basic Life Support
  2. Advanced Life Support
  3. Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  4. Crycothyroidotomy
  5. Secure and maintain an adequate airway to include endotracheal intubation
  6. Cardioversion of life threatening arrhythmias
  7. Simple minor surgical procedures: punch biopsies, excision of skin lesions
  8. Simple abscess incision and drainage
  9. Nail trephination
  10. Sling or swath injuries
  11. Lumbar puncture
  12. Suture simple laceration
  13. Suture removal
  14. Tube thoracostomy
  15. Cryotherapy
  16. Nebulizer treatment
  17. Urine catheterization
  18. Cultures (throat, wound)
  19. Suprapubic tap
  20. Remove ocular, nasal and ear foreign bodies
  21. Clearing of ears by flush technique
  22. Reduce simple dislocations and fractures, when appropriate
  23. Bandaging of sprains, minor burns, and minor lacerations
  24. Perform venous punctures for lab studies and interpret results
  25. Draw arterial blood gases for evaluation and interpret results
  26. Administer intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous medications as appropriate
  27. Stabilize and evaluate cervical spine injuries as appropriate
  28. Splint and stabilize traumatic injuries to extremities
  • Ensure a safe work environment and employee safe work habits.
  • Prepare records and reports as required in support of services rendered in accordance with established procedures.
  • Attend and participate in patient care reports, patient care conferences, team conferences, professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities only to the extent that such attendance and participation is relative to his/her assigned cases and/or performance of services as determined by the supervisor.


Argent offers flexible time off and competitive wages.

We are the leader in Flight Medicine Physician, staffing 65% of the USAF contract and USCG Flight Surgeons nationwide.

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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...