Occupational Health Physician
Location: Fort Hood
Duration: Asap - through Sept 30, 2021 with possible extension
Any state license
Site: US Army Occupational Health Clinic
Hours of Operation: Typical hours of operation for Occupational Health is 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday (Work eight hours per day with a one-hour lunch break)
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Primary Care or Acute Care specialties all considered
* Maintains the medical examination program, which includes pre-employment /in processing evaluations, baseline health examinations, periodic non-occupational and occupational medical surveillance, pre-travel examinations and administrative examinations, such as fitness-for-duty, return to work, short and long term disability and disability retirement examinations.
* Performs pre-placement evaluations from a standpoint of prevention of occupational injuries and illnesses including the detection of pre-existing conditions that might be aggravated by a particular assignment and to determine whether the individual is physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of performing a particular job or assignment with an acceptable degree of efficiency and without endangering their own health and safety or that of their fellow employees.
* Evaluates individuals with disabilities to determine if they can perform the essential job functions and makes recommendation for reasonable accommodations.
* Designs and conducts a comprehensive program of occupational medical surveillance examinations based on the real and potential health hazards encountered in the workplace.
* Performs evaluations on individuals who have been absent from the workplace for a specified period of time due to illness, injury, or other reasons; for temporary or permanent reassignment; and for a variety of other reasons to ensure they are physically and/or emotionally fit for duty.
* Performs evaluations and provides medical preparations for employees traveling to other parts of the world.
* Performs physical examinations/ evaluations; reviews laboratory tests and x-ray findings appropriate to the various occupational exposures encountered by employees; treating job-related injuries and illnesses of the employees, and prescribes further care and treatment or refers to local medical community as appropriate.
* Refers employees to their private health care provider for follow-up or further evaluation of non job-related medical problems encountered in the various physical examinations.
* Oversees the technical aspects of the Respiratory Protection Program, Hearing Conservation Program and Vision Conservation Program and local implementation of the MEDDAC Infection Control and Bloodborne Pathogen Programs.
* Provides for reproductive hazard and pregnancy surveillance.
* Assures appropriate immunizations are provided employees potentially exposed to infectious disease because of work environment or required foreign travel.
* Conducts studies and surveys of work sites in coordination with OH supervisory staff and Industrial Hygiene team.
* Five years of residency training or equivalent experience and training in Occupational Medicine (i.e., three years Residency and two years fellowship and/or experience).
* Resume must reflect sufficient level of expertise in Occupational Medicine to perform the core responsibilities: Providing comprehensive occupational medicine consultations, evaluations and treatment both initial and follow-up of work-related injuries or diseases.
* Education/Degree: Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association, Association of American Colleges. Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Commission on Osteopathic College of Accreditation on the American Osteopathic Association or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
* Degree from Foreign Medical School: A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (external link), a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.
* Licensure: The contractor must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
* Board Certification: Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine, or other Acute Care Specialty.
* BLS: Have and maintain a current American Red Cross or American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
* COVID-19 Test: Not more than 7 calendar days prior to start of performance, the Physician shall have a COVID-19 test performed. Negative result is required.
Knowledge and Skills:
* Conduct Occupational Health Program medical examinations for pre-employment, fitness for duty, medical surveillance, special duty certification, job certification requirements, and more.
* Serve as an occupational medicine consultant regarding hazardous conditions or exposures, interpretation of medically related regulations, occupation exposures to infectious agents, etc.
* Provide comprehensive occupational medicine evaluation and management of workers to include consultations, diagnosis, treatment and prevention planning for those at risk for occupational and environmental disease conditions.
* Exercise clinical knowledge and skills to provide medical care to employees suffering from occupationally injury or disease as well as follow-up medical care.
* Interpret ancillary test results for evidence of possible occupational disease or confounding personal health conditions.
* Exercise clinical knowledge to order clinical lab studies based upon toxicological knowledge of environmental hazards and the practice of occupational medicine.
* Must be able to read, write and speak English well enough to effectively communicate to donors and staff.