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MD/DO - Internal Medicine Physician
Ref No.: 15-00573
Category: Physicians
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Start Date: 07/23/2015
MD/DO - Internal Medicine Physician
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Nellis Air Force Base - Las Vegas, NV
The "Home of the Fighter Pilot," Nellis Air Force Base is home to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, the largest and most demanding advanced air combat training mission in the world. At Nellis, we provide training for composite strike forces which include every type of aircraft in the Air Force inventory. Training is conducted in conjunction with air and ground units of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and air forces from our allied nations. The crews do not come to learn how to fly, but instead how to be the best combat aviators in the world.

 
Requirements (duties include but are not limited to)
  • Facilitate patient access to medical care by recommending appropriate referrals to other health care providers in accordance with MTF policies and regulations.
  • Provide outpatient services for patients 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. 
  • Will become the primary care manager for a panel of patients. 
  • Duties include managing patient care to include approving/disapproving subspecialty referrals, answering patient telephone consults with the assistance of clinic staff, refilling prescriptions, providing primary and secondary preventative maintenance care. 
  • The internal medicine physician shall provide immediate evaluation and management of emergency problems as they occur. 
  • Have sufficient experience to be able to adequately diagnose and treat diseases and injuries to include, but not limited to the following:
    • Cardiovascular diseases - congestive heart failure, hyper-tension, arrhythmias, acute myocardial infarction
    • Respiratory diseases - asthma, bronchitis, pulmonary thromboembolism, and pulmonary insufficiency and adult respiratory distress syndrome
    • Gastrointestinal diseases - peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, pancreatitis, cirrhosis and alcoholic liver
    • Endocrinology - diseases of the thyroid, diabetes mellitus
    • Rheumatology - sarcoidosis, degenerative joint disease
    • Renal - acute renal failure, urinary tract infection
    • Infectious diseases - infectious diarrheas, bacterial infections, hospital-acquired infections, infections of the compromised host, tuberculosis, and other microbacterial infections
    • Neurology - epilepsy, cerebrovascular disease.
  • Have sufficient experience to be able to adequately perform the following medical procedures, to include, but not limited to the following:
    • Electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation
    • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
    • Graded exercise treadmill testing
    • Central line placement
    • Arterial line placement
    • Intubation and airway management
    • Hemodynamic invasive monitoring
    • Lumbar puncture
    • Paracentesis
    • Thoracentesis
    • CPR
  • Prepare all records and reports as may be required in support of services rendered and as required by the MTF. 
  • Take part in clinic Quality Assurance Program as required to meet the standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
  • Participates in educational activities involving the Internal Medicine residents, when required.  These activities may include giving lectures to the residents, supervising residents in clinic, and mentoring residents.
Additional Requirement
  • This position requires both inpatient and outpatient clinical skills. This position requires that the provider be able to provide basic ICU level care with an intensivist as backup.
Qualifications
  • Graduated from an approved medical school and completed a residency or fellowship acceptable to the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General as a:
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Osteopathy (D.O.) from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation or, 
  • A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States.  This accreditation may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).
  • Successfully completed an internship and approved residency in a medical training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
  • Maintained an active license corresponding to a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration number. 
  • Current board certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine
  • Have been employed in the practice of Internal Medicine or in training for 24 of the last 36 months. 
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