We are looking for a highly skilled Pediatric Neonatologist to aid in the work of Brooke Anny Medical Center (BAMC) in Fort Sam Houston, TX. Duration is one (1) base year plus four (4) options years.
All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession and applicable professional specialty organizations, Joint Commission (JC) standards, applicable Department of Defense (DOD) and service specific regulations, directives, and policies, and MTF policies, procedures, and job descriptions.
Responsibilities and duties:
Provide acute and chronic inpatient medical care for neonatal patients in the NICU. Expedite care and facilitate consultation of complex patients to multiple specialties as needed.
Indicate responsibility for the content and correctness of all prepared and transcribed reports by affixing physician signature with appropriate physician stamp to the documents and validating their contents.
Provide immediate evaluation and management of emergent problems as they occur. Write patient progress notes and/or consultative notes at appropriate intervals as determined by local MTF policy.
Provide and document history, physical examinations, required or recommended laboratory and imaging examinations and diagnoses. Ensure all information is entered in the patients' medical records. These procedures should normally be completed prior to the performance of any treatment. However, when it is deemed necessary to save life, limb, or vision through emergency treatment, the above procedures shall be accomplished as soon as possible after treatment.
Submit prepared documents within twenty-four (24) hours.
Act as consultant to Emergency Department, Pediatric Clinic, Pediatric Ward, and the Newborn Service. Accept calls from outlying facilities and help arrange appropriate transfer from/to our facility.
Provide medical direction to residents as they help care for patients in these areas.
The HCP shall be able to administer injections, perform venipunctures, and assist in minor surgery.
Perform technical skills necessary to care for critically ill patients. These may include but are not limited to emergent intubations, mechanical ventilation (including advanced modes of ventilation; eg high frequency oscillatory ventilation), central venous line placement, intraosseous line, arterial puncture and cannulation, chest thoracotomy, thoracentesis, pericardiocentesis, paracentesis.
Explain treatment procedures to patients, instruct patients about medication and special diets, and coordinate patient care information with other health care providers.
Maintain patient confidentiality, use appropriate guidelines when releasing information, practice within the scope of education, training, and personal capabilities, prepare and maintain medical records and document accurately.
Ability to acquire and use basic computer skills to enter patient data, and extract patient information via the medical data system.
Actively participates in activities to support performance improvement.
Retains active physician certification, and remains current by reading professional literature, attending clinical workshops, in-service classes, and committee meetings.
May need to work with and oversee resident and fellow physicians. Therefore, oversee residents and fellows to become familiar with and abide by Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC), SAMMC Pediatric Residency and Neonatology Fellowship Duty Hour, Supervision, Rotation Goals and Objectives and other pertinent residency and fellowship policies as provided to him/her by the Residency and Fellowship Programs. Qualifications to participate in resident and fellowship education shall be subject to review and approval by the SAUSHEC Pediatric Residency and Neonatology Program Directors as specified by the ACGME.
Must have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience prior to employment within the last five (5) years.
Doctorate Degree: Dr. Of Medicine (M.D.) or Dr. Of Osteopathy (D.O.)
American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) board certified or board eligible Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine physician.
Must have and maintain a current, active, valid, unrestricted state license to practice medicine in one of the 50 states in the United States, or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, as required to obtain or renew a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number under the then-effective DEA rules.
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Newborn Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification. Life Support Training: Must have and maintain current certification for Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS). Must be obtained through an American Heart Association (AHA) approved training program within first 30 days of official duties Online training programs are not acceptable.
Must have or obtain a current valid DEA registration number prior to performing the contract services. Any change to the DEA requirement to obtain a valid DEA registration number is applicable when the incumbent's existing DEA registration expires.
Must be available for ON CALL DUTY
May be asked to fulfill other duties that are typical for military Neonatologists. These duties may include but are not limited to, mandatory meetings, trainings, classes. These duties may take place outside of the 20 weeks of clinical coverage.