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Emergency Medicine Physician
Ref No.: 16-00005
Category: MD/DO - Physicians
Location: Leesville, Louisiana
Start Date: 01/26/2016
MD/DO - Emergency Medicine Physician
Historic, Visionary Community - Offering a smile, handshake, and a strong sense of community.

The Community - Leesville, LA
Welcome to the City of Leesville, the best hometown in the world. Leesville is a historic yet visionary community. As the parish seat of Vernon Parish, where Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center are located, we are the home for many military families and retired veterans. The civilians of Leesville and greater Vernon Parish, like their military neighbors, are strong, patriotic and hardworking, counting it a privilege to work alongside those who sacrifice so much to keep this great Nation of ours free. Leesville strives to offer all the amenities of a large community, but with a smile, handshake and strong sense of community. Leesville also offers some of the finest outdoor recreational opportunities, top-notch educational facilities, excellent medical facilities and plenty of options for shopping and dining.
Fort Polk
Fort Polk is a United States Army installation located in Vernon Parish, approximately ten miles east of Leesville, Louisiana, and thirty miles north of DeRidder in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana. It was named in honor of the Right Reverend Leonidas Polk, the first Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana, and a distinguished Confederate general in the American Civil War. The post encompasses approximately 198,000 acres—100,000 acres are owned by the Department of the Army—98,125 acres by the U.S. Forest Service, mostly in the Kisatchie National Forest. Fort Polk is the only Combat Training Center that also trains and deploys combat units.
Fort Polk began as a base for the Louisiana Maneuvers in the 1940s. It served the 1st Armored Division in the 1950s, and became a basic training post during Vietnam War years of the 1960s and '70s. It hosted the 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) in the 1970s-1980s, and the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in the 1990s and the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, and the 162nd Infantry Brigade in the 2000s. Fort Polk is now home to the Joint Readiness Training Center, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, 115th Combat Support Hospital, U.S. Army Garrison and Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital.
  • The quality of Emergency Services Physician service shall meet or exceed reasonable community standards of professional practice for the health care concerned as determined by the authority that governs military medical professionals in the same discipline.
  • Be capable of performing the full range of emergency medicine services to include the ability and experience to adequately diagnose and treat diseases and injuries.
  • Be able to adequately perform medical procedures to include, but not limited to, the following:
    • Incision and drainage; Nail Trephination; Sling or swath of injuries; Bandage; Reduce dislocations and fractures when appropriate; Stabilize and evaluate cervical spine injuries as appropriate; Lumbar puncture; Pericardiocentesis; Removal of foreign bodies as appropriate; Deliver newborn/perform emergency vaginal deliveries; Perform venous punctures for lab studies and interpret results; Draw arterial blood gases for evaluation and interpret results; Suture or staple simple and multilayered lacerations; Remove sutures, surgical staples; Tube thoracostomy; Open thoracotomy; Secure and maintain an adequate airway, by such means as: oral airways or oral tracheal intubation or nasal/tracheal intubation or crico-thyrotomy (needle and surgical); Splint and stabilize traumatic injuries to extremities; Administer intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections; Prescribe and administer medications as appropriate; Secure and maintain adequate intravenous access by peripheral and by central routes; Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage (DPL); Bladder catherization; NG/OG tubes; Local anesthesia; Restraints; Procedural sedation; Selected screening ultrasound exams.
  • Be able to perform tasks to include, but not limited to, the following:
    • Coordinate with transfer/accepting facility & other Emergency Departments; Request consults appropriately; Complete all required paperwork; Obtain an adequate history, physical, assessment and plan in a timely and appropriate manner on each patient and develop treatment plan; Utilize paraprofessional staff as appropriate, including non-physician providers; Respond to cardiopulmonary arrest as appropriate; Interpret electrocardiograms and laboratory tests; Preliminary interpretation of imaging studies to include CAT scans; Direct medical care through radio communication with an ambulance; Provide discharge instructions.
  • Examine patient, render a medical assessment of their condition, and take appropriate action.
  • Provide immediate evaluation and management of emergency patients.
  • Provide definitive medical care to reduce the emergency medical condition and enable the patient to safely pursue follow-up care as an outpatient as required. Follow-up of abnormal laboratory and/or imaging study, reports is the responsibility of the ordering physician. Review each report in accordance with established MTF procedures.
  • Respond to "Code Blue" (cardiac or respiratory arrest) medical emergency alerts within the hospital and provide resuscitation treatment until more specialized treatment arrives. Should resuscitation efforts be unsuccessful, the physician shall pronounce the patient dead and notify the next-of-kin, if the next-of-kin is physically present. Although completion of the death certificate is primarily the responsibility of the patient's primary physician, the Emergency Services physician can complete this document if all the appropriate information is available.
  • Reassure and treat non-acute conditions in priority as established by medical triage.
  • Prepare appropriate patient profile changes.
  • Prepare and document appropriate history, physical examinations, and preoperative diagnosis. Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with MTF directives.
  • Dispatch and provide medical control for ambulances in accordance with MTF procedures.
  • Accompany emergency services technicians on ambulance runs when indicated by the nature of the emergency and in accordance with MTF leadership guidance and MTF procedures.
  • Perform emergency room procedures compatible with the MTF operations capacity, supplies and equipment.
  • As workload permits during scheduled duty, attend the Emergency Service's monthly staff meetings and any additional committee meetings as required by the individual MTF. The physician may also attend such meetings scheduled during other than their assigned duty shift.
  • Must have at least 2 years of experience within the last 5 years. Internship/Residency/Fellowship training may be substituted for experience.
  • Physicians shall meet the experience, training, and certification requirements for the appropriate level of emergency medical staff physician in accordance with regulations.
  • Shall have successfully completed an approved Emergency Medicine (EM) residency and be board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) or American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine.
  • Must have and maintain a current unrestricted license in any of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands and be able to obtain clinical privileges to practice medicine at the MTF where services are provided.
  • Possess and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Current ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) certification is not required; however, successful completion of an ATLS course, with certification, at some point in the past is required.
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