Midlevel Practitioner | Polar Jobs
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The University of Texas Medical Branch   Antarctica

Midlevel Practitioner

Governance, NGO, Public sector
West Antarctic region
3 months ago

UTMB Center for Polar Medical Operations

 Job Summary:

Responsible for providing clinical care to United States Antarctic Program (USAP) participants in collaboration with the station physician and under approved protocols; manages the medical aspects of care in the observation, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, evaluation, rehabilitation, care and counsel, and health teachings of persons who are ill, injured or infirm or experiencing changes in normal health processes; and in the promotion and maintenance of health of prevention of illness in a remote clinical setting to include isolated field camps.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Performs preliminary reviews of radiographs, laboratory data, ECG’s and other relevant clinical information; formulates and orders (Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner license) therapeutic regimens for treatment of pathologic states or disabling
  • Obtains medical histories, organizes relevant data, performs physical examinations, and suggests pertinent laboratory, radiographic or other studies that are needed to establish or support
  • Documents histories, physical examinations, and relevant clinical information, ensuring adequate documentation of existing medical conditions; medically classifies patients according to physical, functional and emotional
  • Provides consultation services to all medical personnel/platforms within the
  • Monitors treatment progress and protocols of patients in clinical settings; counsels patients on preventive medicine regimens; reviews medical records or therapeutic regimens to insure proper content and appropriateness of medical
  • Provides patient counseling and health instruction about medical problems, nutrition, medication and principles of health promotion and maintenance.
  • Serves as representative and emissary of the physician in delegated matters of related duties as required. Interdisciplinary coordination and clinical care responsibilities.
  • Documents all health care encounters and relevant clinical information in the medical
  • Identifies appropriate internal controls for department; provides mechanisms to monitor and enforce
  • May perform community duties such as shoveling snow, cooking, cleaning, and handling/loading cargo as
  • Performs other related duties as
Marginal or Periodic Job Functions:

Performs a variety of marginal duties not listed, to be determined and assigned as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an Accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner Program and current licensure to practice from any U.S. state with a minimum of two years experience in a primary care or emergency medicine practice. Registration with Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Certification with American Heart Associate in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required. Certification in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) preferred and Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required every two years. Must be a US citizen and hold a valid US passport.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.



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