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Family Practice Physician
Ref No.: 16-00102
Category: Physicians
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Start Date: 09/13/2016
MD/DO - Family Practice Physician
"Mega-Trend city” of the 21st Century!

The Setting - Tucson, AZ
With 350 days of sunshine a year, Tucson, Arizona is home to the University of Arizona and is the second-largest populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix. Roughly 150 Tucson companies are involved in the design and manufacture of optics and optoelectronics systems, earning Tucson the nickname Optics Valley. Tucson boasts the best of both worlds...the progress and innovation of a metropolitan community and the friendly, caring atmosphere of a small town.

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Located within the city limits of Tucson, approximately 5 miles south-southeast of downtown Tucson. The base is best known as the location of the Air Force Materiel Command
's 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), the aircraft boneyard for all excess military and government aircraft. Tucson's dry climate and alkali soil made it an ideal location for aircraft storage and preservation.

REQUIREMENTS (duties include but are not limited to)
  • Provide comprehensive outpatient care for TRICARE Prime enrolled beneficiaries, as well as TRICARE for Life and space available beneficiaries ranging from newborn to geriatric age presenting with complex and interdependent acute and chronic conditions.
  • Serve as the leader under the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of health care delivery, and will facilitate and manage full spectrum of professional and patient care activities of the Primary Care Manager (PCM) team.
  • Obtain appropriate history and perform physical examination of patients. Types of physicals may include, but are not limited to annual exams, pre/post deployment health assessments, Preventive Health Assessments (PHAs), Security and Overseas Clearances, pre-confinement physicals, Line of Duty (LOD), occupational, fitness evaluations, sports and newborn physicals.
  • Adequately diagnose and treat a wide-range of pediatric and adult diseases and injuries. Formulate differential diagnostic plans. Conditions include, but are not limited to the management of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, asthma, inflammatory and non-inflammatory arthritic conditions, cancer diagnosis/management/surveillance, musculoskeletal injuries, and acute and chronic psychiatric/psychologic disorders.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests, with implementation of appropriate treatment plan and follow-up care in a cost-effective manner.
  • Prescribe medications as delineated by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
  • Perform medical procedures within credentials and scope of practice. Procedures may include, but are not limited to, casting/splinting, suturing, excisional skin biopsies, vasectomies, and micro excisional dermatologic techniques.
  • Request consultation or referral with appropriate subspecialties, clinics, or other health resources as indicated.
  • Provide advise by telephone, secure messaging, or in person to other providers, nursing and paraprofessional staff on the care of patients.
  • Promote preventive and health maintenance care, including annual physicals, positive health behaviors, and self-care skills through education and counseling.
  • Identify and report cases which have public health significance and carry out effective control measures.
  • Stabilize and manage patients in a medical or surgical emergency, ensuring appropriate care/transfer to a higher level facility is accomplished as clinically indicated.
  • Communicate orour financial client and in writing with a diverse group of individuals (peers, health care team staff, patients), including clear, precise telephone and electronic communication. Document clinical encounters and patient instructions into the medical record via electronic medical record system.
  • Perform medical exams, reviews, and conduct appropriate military specific documentation such as (but not limited to) narrative medical summaries for Medical Evaluation Boards, medical profiles, and quarters authorization following military specific policies.
  • Maintain a productivity level of 90 appointments per week.
  • Ensure compliance with standards of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines used in the medical treatment facility. Provide care within ethical and legal boundaries.
  • Serve/participate in committees, functions and other meetings as directed. Provide relevant and timely information to these groups, and assists with decision-making and process improvement. Participate in customer service initiatives, and medical readiness activities, designed to enhance health services.
  • Provide accurate and effective guidance and feedback to the medical team members in a collegial and professional manner to facilitate team based clinical operations that result in effective, efficient, timely and cohesive patient care. Participates in orientation, training, and evaluation of duty performance of newly assigned personnel, as appropriate.
  • Complete orientation and competency verification programs in accordance with unit/MDG guidelines.
  • Participate in local disaster training exercises as directed by the Chief of the Medical Staff (SGH) or Squadron Commander; responds to real-world disaster situations.
  • Ensure a safe work environment and employee safe work habits. Implement universal infection control practices.
  • Other additional related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Possess a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation.
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Medicine in Family Practice Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy or equivalent.
  • Possess a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in any of the 50 states.
  • A minimum of 24 months of experience in a primary care setting beyond residency training within the last 36 months.
  • Possess a current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Life Support (PALS) as approved by the American Heart Association (AHA).
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