Hours of Performance: 0730-1630, Monday thru Friday
Call-Back Hours:N/A On-Call Hours:N/A
Scheduling: The schedule or scheduling process is as follows:
Member will be given at least two week advanced notice for any schedule modifications of this contract
Occupational Health: The HCW shall be required to obtain documentation of required physical testing or a report of a physical examination.
Competency-Based HCW Interviews: Prior to HCW placement, the Government will contact the HCW to determine if the HCW meets the requirements set in the contract and/or task order. The Competency-Based HCW interview may be waived if the Government concludes it is not required to determine if the HCW meets the requirements set in the contract and/or task order.
Minimum Requirements: Internal Medicine / Hospitalist Qualifications
- Degree/Education: Provide copies of MD/DO diplomas, certificate(s) of internship/residency training, and fellowship (if applicable) from accredited university
If applicable, graduate of foreign medical schools must submit a copy: Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certificate (ECFMG) or fifth Pathway Certificate. NOTE: Contractor shall provide original PSV of the ECFMG.
- Shall provide copy of National Provider Identifier (NPI) documentation
- BLS and ACLS : HCWs shall maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers in accordance with Medical Group policy using published national guidelines for BLS (currently Red Cross BLS is in use), which includes both learning and psychomotor skills portions. Certification is not available at the MTF’s Education and Training secti
- Provide copy of current certificate of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
- Experience: Shall have practiced as a Physician – Internal Medicine / Hospitalist for at least 24 of the past 36 months.
- Board Certification: Current board certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine
- Licensure/Registration: Current, active, unrestricted license to practice Medicine
Duties: The duties for the HCW are as follows:
- Facilitate patient access to medical care by recommending appropriate referrals to other healthcare providers in accordance with MTF policies and regulation
- Provide services for patient as scheduled by the government
- Care shall include but not be limited to routine general internal medicine care, to include care for acute and chronic patient conditions
- The provider will be assigned a panel of 800 adult patients of above-average complexity. If the provider chooses to participate in Graduate Medical Education s/he may serve as preceptor for PGY1, PGY 2 and PGY3 Internal medicine residents seeing outpatient clinic. If the HCW is included in the outpatient preceptor schedule, the empanelment will be set at 650.
- Outpatient duties include but are not limited to managing ambulatory patient care, to include approving/disapproving subspecialty referrals, performing outpatient ambulatory procedures including but not limited to arthrocentesis and cardiac stress testing, answering patient telephone consults with the assistance of clinic staff, refilling prescriptions, providing primary and secondary preventative maintenance care, and providing periodic direct and indirect supervision of residents providing outpatient care.
- Precepting duties involve supervising up to four PGY1, PGY2 or PGY3 IM residents as they see their own outpatient clinic While precepting, the provider may perform other administrative duties but should not engage in other direct patient care and should remain available to assist in the care of patients being seen by supervised residents. The provider will be responsible for providing direct supervision for PGY1 residents and at minimum indirect supervision for PGY2 and PGY3 residents, and will be responsible for co-signing resident
- documentation in a timely manne
- Candidates should have sufficient experience to be able to adequately diagnose and treat diseases and injuries typical to high acuity and geriatric patients, to include (but not limited to) the following:
- Cardiovascular diseases: Congestive heart failure, hypertension, arrhythmias, acute myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism
- Respiratory diseases: Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis, and sequelae of pulmonary thromboembolism
- Gastrointestinal diseases: Peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, pancreatitis, cirrhosis, alcoholic liver disease
- Endocrinology: Diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease, adrenal insufficiency, other endocrinopathies
- Rheumatology: Sarcoidosis, degenerative joint disease, gout, rheumatoid arthritis
- Renal: acute and chronic renal insufficiency, urinary tract infections, electrolyte abnormalities
- Infectious diseases: Infectious diarrhea, bacterial infections, infections of immunocompromised patients, tuberculosis, influenza
- Neurology: Epilepsy, cerebrovascular disease, dementia
- Candidates should have sufficient experience to be able to adequately perform the following medical procedures, to include but not limited to:
- Electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation
- Initial review of plain film radiographs
- Prepare all records and reports as may be required and supportive services rendered and as required by the MTF.
- Take part in clinic quality assurance programs, including Peer Review, as required to meet the standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizati
- Voluntary/optional participation in educational activities involving the internal medicine residents; these activities may include giving lectures to residents, supervising residents in clinic, and mentoring reside
Clinical Competency: Each HCW requesting clinical privileges shall be required to demonstrate clinical competency within the past two years in the required clinical discipline as specified in this PWS. All internal medicine providers undergo peer evaluations in Focused (initial and responsive) and Ongoing (routine) Provider Peer Reviews throughout their employment at WPAFB.