Full Job Description
KBR Government Solutions delivers full life cycle professional and technical solutions that improve operational readiness and drive innovation. Our solutions help ensure mission success on land, air, sea, space and cyberspace for the Department of Defense, intelligence community, NASA and other federal agencies. KBR’s areas of expertise include engineering, logistics, operations, science, program management, mission IT and cybersecurity.
Under the direction of the National Medical Director, physician supervisors and in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO) of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), contracted physician assistants deliver healthcare services to persons in custody in accordance with the polices and protocols listed in the Statement of Work (SOW) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) directives for the delivery of healthcare services to persons in custody. Physician assistants share the administrative functions that directly impact medical services and collaborates with the management team in overall planning and execution of program directives.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performs under the administrative direction of a Physician, the Physician Supervisor, Pediatric Advisor or in their absence the Deputy National Medical Director.
- Work in alongside uniformed Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agents/Officers in secured federal facilities along the southwest border of the United States
- Maintains non-involvement in the security aspect of patient care and custody.
- Provides first aid, emergency medical services, health examinations, or nursing services to employees.
- Interacts with injury management, workers compensation, and outside compensation providers.
- Gives information to employees in health education and illness prevention.
- Prepares, maintains, records, accident reports, and statistical data associated with incidents, health history, and injuries occurring at worksite.
- Maintains inventory of EMS equipment and first aid supplies.
- Assists in performing drug and alcohol testing at worksite, overseeing other health issues such as drinking water, food preparations, and safety of living areas.
- Under broad direction, performs duties by following established procedures.
- Exercises judgment within generally defined procedures and current regulations in selecting methods and techniques for treatment.
- Has a knowledge of techniques used in this QHSE specialization.
- Applies knowledge to work scope and is accountable for less experienced workers in the medical field.
- Completes all annual training as directed.
- Duties will be performed on-site at medical units, which may rotate within a specific region or sector.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
- Must have a minimum of one year of experience as a licensed Physician’s Assistant in direct patient care.
- Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program located in a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory. Must be accredited by the Accreditation Review
- Commission on Education for Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessors. The degree issuing institution and/or program must be accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Experience in detention/correctional healthcare, ambulatory care, or a pediatric setting encouraged, but not required.
- Alertness and skill in providing care and reacting to emergency situations.
- Interpersonal skills to develop a rapport with patients and co-workers during which instructional and educational information is presented or shared.
- Basic safety, infection control, quality assurance, records management, statistical information gathering, etc.
- Skill in collecting a variety of laboratory samples.
- Experience in detention/correctional or pediatric setting encouraged, but not required.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish encouraged, but not required.
- Able to walk, stand, bend, or sit for extended periods.
- Able to reach to retrieve documents or supplies.
- Able to carry materials and/or file boxes up to 30 pounds on an infrequent basis or assist patients into/out of a wheelchair.
- Must be capable of standing on hard surfaces (cement floors) for long periods of time.
- Must perform these duties in a stressful and often austere environment without physical limitation.
- Must be able to respond to a medical emergency and perform BLS/CPR as needed.
LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION:
- Candidates must have an unrestricted, current license as a Physician Assistant valid in the location in which the duty will be performed/located. Licensure must be maintained current, and any education and training must be completed within the required timeline for completion by the licensing/certifying authority. Any license changes must immediately be reported to the employer. A temporary license will not be accepted.
- Board Certification as a Physician Assistant by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants (NCCPA) is preferred. Certification must be maintained if required as part of licensure for the state licensing authority.
- Candidate should not have had any professional licensure/certification withheld, suspended, revoked, or denied, and the candidate must not have surrendered or allowed a licensure/certification to have expired or lapsed because of an investigation or disciplinary action. Any National Practitioner Database finding will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- Candidate must not have been convicted of, pled guilty to, pled nolo contender to, or received probation before judgement for any crime other than a minor traffic violation, the record of which has not been expunged.
- Current unexpired Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification must be maintained from one of the following approved organizations: a. American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for health care providers
- b. American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), if applicable
- c. American Red Cross CPR/BLS for the professional rescuer
- d. American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) CPR and AED for healthcare providers and professional responders i. Course components must include Adult, Pediatric, and Infant CPR, Foreign Body Airway Obstruction, and Automatic Defibrillator (AED) proficiency
- § ii. Applicant/ Employee must be certified upon hire and may also be a certified instructor
- § iii. BLS/CPR must be renewed prior to expiration date, and always kept in an active status
KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
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