Physician Emergency Medicine for Nellis AFB, NV.
Schedule: The performance hours of the MTF are as follows: The emergency department is a 24 hour
operation including weekends and nights. Those physicians above 65 years of age will not be required to
work during the overnight shift (2000 – 0600) in accordance with ACEP guidelines. All others will be
required to work at least 25% of their contracted hours in the overnight shift. All contractors must be
available to work any and all available shifts except as stated above.
The schedule or scheduling process is as follows: Scheduling for the department will fall to the scheduler
that is picked by the Emergency Services Medical Director. The scheduler will put in place policy for
when requests are due and when the schedule will be released to the best of his or her abilities
Length of contract:
• 1 Year with 3 year option
COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION, depending on experience
• Degree/Education: Shall have successfully completed an approved Emergency Medicine (EM)
residency acceptable to the USAF Surgeon General and be board eligible/certified by the
American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) or American Osteopathic Board of Emergency
• Certifications: Basic Life Support
• Experience: Physicians shall meet the experience, training, and certification requirements for
the appropriate level of emergency medical staff physician in accordance with regulations.
• Licensure/Registration: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license
• The quality of Emergency Services Physician service shall meet or exceed
reasonable community standards of professional practice for the health care
concerned as determined by the authority that governs military medical
professionals in the same discipline.
• Be capable of performing the full range of emergency medicine services to include the
ability and experience to adequately diagnose and treat diseases and injuries.
• Be able to adequately perform medical procedures to include, but not limited to, the
• Incision and drainage
• Nail Trephination
• Sling or swath of injuries
• Reduce dislocations and fractures when appropriate
• Stabilize and evaluate cervical spine injuries as appropriate
• Lumbar puncture
• Removal of foreign bodies as appropriate
• Deliver newborn/perform emergency vaginal deliveriesPerform venous
punctures for lab studies and interpret results
• Draw arterial blood gases for evaluation and interpret results
• Suture or staple simple and multilayered lacerations
• Remove sutures, surgical staples
• Tube thoracostomy
• Open thoracotomy
• Secure and maintain an adequate airway, by such means as:
• oral airways; oral tracheal intubation; nasal/tracheal intubation; crico-thyrotomy
(needle and surgical)
• Splint and stabilize traumatic injuries to extremities
• Administer intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections
• Prescribe and administer medications as appropriate
• Secure and maintain adequate intravenous access by peripheral and by
• Central routes
• Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage (DPL)
• Bladder catherization
• NG/OG tubes
• Local anesthesia
• Procedural sedation
• Selected screening ultrasound exam
• Be able to perform tasks to include, but not limited to, the following:
• Coordinate with transfer/accepting facility & other Emergency Departments
• Request consults appropriately
• Complete all required paperwork
• Obtain an adequate history, physical, assessment and plan in a timely and
appropriate manner on each patient and develop treatment plan
• Utilize paraprofessional staff as appropriate, including non-physician providers
• Respond to cardiopulmonary arrest as appropriate
• Interpret electrocardiograms and laboratory tests
• Preliminary interpretation of imaging studies to include CAT scans
• Direct medical care through radio communication with an ambulance
• Provide discharge instructions
• Examine patient, render a medical assessment of their condition, and take
• Provide immediate evaluation and management of emergency patients.
• Provide definitive medical care to reduce the emergency medical condition and
enable the patient to safely pursue follow-up care as an outpatient as required.
Follow-up of abnormal laboratory and/or imaging study, reports is the
responsibility of the ordering physician. Review each report in accordance with
established MTF procedures.
Respond to “Code Blue” (cardiac or respiratory arrest) medical emergency alerts
within the hospital and provide resuscitation treatment until more specialized treatment
arrives. Should resuscitation efforts be unsuccessful, the physician shall pronounce the
patient dead and notify the next-of-kin, if the next-of-kin is physically present. Although
completion of the death certificate is primarily the responsibility of the patient’s primary
physician, the Emergency Services physician can complete this document if all the
appropriate information is available.
• Reassure and treat non-acute conditions in priority as established by medical triage.
• Prepare appropriate patient profile changes.
• Prepare and document appropriate history, physical examinations, and preoperative
diagnosis. Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with MTF
• Dispatch and provide medical control for ambulances in accordance with MTF
• Accompany emergency services technicians on ambulance runs when indicated by the
nature of the emergency and in accordance with MTF leadership guidance and MTF
• Perform emergency room procedures compatible with the MTF operations capacity,
supplies and equipment.
• As workload permits during scheduled duty, attend the Emergency Service’s monthly
staff meetings and any additional committee meetings as required by the individual
MTF. The physician may also attend such meetings scheduled during other than their
assigned duty shift.
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