Physician - CPMO Job
UTMB Health - Texas

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Job Title: Physician - CPMO
Job ID: 32769
Location: Antarctica
Business Unit: SOMED
Full/Part Time: Full-Time (40 hours)
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Min Qualifications

Medical Doctor Degree, with a minimum of 3 years of practice experience, hold a current license to practice medicine in the US or a recognized US territory and must hold current Drug Enforcement Agency controlled substance registration certificate.

Job Description:
Provides professional medical services related to diagnosis and treatment of United States Antarctic Program (USAP) participants. Ensures that appropriate health care is accessible and provided to all patients in a timely fashion. Ensures all medical care provided is done in accordance with established Policies and Procedures. Directs all Health Services activities on assigned station in Antarctica and assumes ultimate responsibility for all Health Services employees assigned to the station. Works under the general direction of the Chief Medical Officer - UTMB Center for Polar Medical Operations, with extensive latitude for the exercise of initiative and independent judgment..

Work Schedule

Standard Work Week is 54 hours (9 hours/day Monday through Saturday)

Serves in rotation with other healthcare providers for after-hours and weekend patient care.

Specific Job Related Duties

¿ Performs complete medical histories and physical examinations; forms clinical impressions based upon findings; orders / conducts diagnostic tests, interprets results of laboratory tests and radiologic examinations, prescribes medications, and renders treatments appropriate to clinical impressions.
¿ Inspects, completes, and analyzes medical records; assigns, reviews, and updates medical classifications; completes admission notes, progress notes, and discharge summaries and makes rounds on inpatient admissions.
¿ Refers patients to specialists for consultations, evaluations, and treatments through Telemedicine and as deemed appropriate.
¿ Serves in rotation with other healthcare providers to provide after-hours and weekend patient care (where applicable).
¿ Directly supervises all Health Services staff.
¿ Oversees and manages all operations of the station¿s medical department, assuring compliance with all applicable standards, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
¿ Collaborates with program leadership to develop, implement and monitor a data driven quality improvement plan and effectively compiles data for purposes of identifying opportunities for performance and process improvements and makes recommendations for change and quality improvement initiatives.
¿ Assists with the development, implementation, compliance and auditing of policies, procedures and protocols to ensure services meet regulatory / contractual compliance requirements with National Science Foundation (NSF) USAP guidelines.
¿ Serves as a liaison between internal and external healthcare providers, medical staff, and ancillary departments.
¿ Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.

MARGINAL OR PERIODIC JOB FUNCTIONS:
¿ Performs a variety of marginal duties not listed, to be determined and assigned as needed.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/Business Unit OF POSITION:
Remote hospital, clinical, laboratory and/or office environments. Call responsibilities will be shared with frequent instances of 24 hour call responsibility. International travel required. Worksite Business Unit will be in Antarctica at one of 3 USAP stations: Palmer, McMurdo or South Pole.

Preferred Skill/Competency

¿ Demonstrates effective communication skills and works to eliminate communication barriers and resolve issues efficiently and appropriately with all customers.
¿ Extensive knowledge of modern principles and practices of medicine; of the anatomy and physiology of the human body; of the standard uses of medicines for illnesses; of the languages used in pharmacy prescription writing; of the medical laboratories analysis; of the nomenclature and uses of medical equipment to include x-ray, lab and dental.
¿ Extensive skills to successfully diagnose and treat patients appropriately; to exercise independent judgment; to analyze a situation and initiate an effective course of action.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution which proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Closing Statement

Contractual requirements with NSF¿s USAP program may also include security clearances including a NACI at the minimum.

Specific job requirements or physical Business Unit of some positions allocated to this classification, may render this position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215, Texas Education Code.

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