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General Surgeon - Afghanistan

at Comprehensive Health Services

Posted: 6/15/2016
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 5875
Categories: General Labor
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Job Description

The Department of State (DOS) and the Department of Defense (DOD) will complete a transition from DOD-led U.S. presence in Afghanistan to a DOS-led U.S. presence under the Afghanistan Life Support Services (ALiSS) contract.  The ALiSS  establishes a clinically safe and professionally managed healthcare environment and provides primary health care as well as resuscitative surgical care in accordance with U.S. or equivalent medical standards on a 24-hour basis, 365 days of the year to Chief of Mission (COM) personnel in Afghanistan.

 



Required Skills

SCOPE:

The General Surgeon reports to the Program Manager and is supervised clinically by the designated site medical director at the Diplomatic Support Hospital (DSH) at the Surgeon’s work setting. The General Surgeon will be assigned to treat patients in DOS medical/trauma hospital..

This setting may require the General Surgeon to coordinate with local hospitals to determine local capabilities, coordinate admission, monitor and arrange final disposition. In addition, this setting may require stabilization of patient and coordination of evacuation of patient to medevac center or CONUS. The General Surgeon may have a leadership role (Site Medical Director).

The General Surgeon will provide preoperative, operative, and post-operative management of patient care.

In addition, General Surgeons may be required to assist in stabilization of patient and coordination of evacuation of patient to medevac center or CONUS.

General Surgeons provide a U.S. standard of care for our patient care/treatment model.

All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession, applicable professional specialty organizations, and the high-quality standard for which CHS is recognized.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years experience is required. 
  • U.S. board certified or recently American Board of Surgery (ABS) qualified General Surgeon
  • Hold and maintain a current unrestricted U.S. (State) license
  • Have and maintain current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • Interest, training and experience managing the full range of emergency surgical cases including vascular, neurologic, orthopedic and soft-tissue, as well as the full-range of general surgical cases including abdominal, urologic, vascular and soft-tissue.
  • Recent completion of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) or comparable advanced trauma course featuring “live tissue” or exceptional simulation training is desirable. Completion of a trauma fellowship will merit particular consideration.
  • All healthcare providers must have current clinical experience in direct patient care and have worked a minimum of 6 of the last 12 months in desired career field.   


Note: CHS will provide institutional malpractice insurance as well as individual malpractice policies for the all Physicians and Surgeons.

Additional duties:

  • All Health Care Providers (HCPs) will document care delivered and follow up care required.
  • Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and task force groups to improve quality and outcomes, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, new task efforts, and new policy requirements.
  • Maintain the highest regard for patient dignity and observe the precepts of the American Hospital Associations Bill of Rights for patients.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a valid, current U.S. Driver’s License
  • Must have a current U.S. Passport.
  • Requires a favorably adjudicated Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) investigation conducted by the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
  • Must sign a CHS Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) and is bound to the terms and conditions of the FSA.
  • Shall complete a one  week Foreign Affairs Counter Terrorism training course prior to deployment to work on the contract. Training will include: Combat First Aid, Weapons Familiarization, Defensive Tactics/Driving, IED recognition, Surveillance Detection and Hostage Survival and Personnel Recovery
  • Shall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English.
  • Shall demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic word processing programs and the CHS Medical Management System software.
  • The normal workweek is established by the DoS Chief of Mission.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be confirmed by a medical examination to be “medically and dentally fit” in accordance CHS Medical Readiness Guidelines and Policies and/or as dictated by the Client
  • No conditions that would prevent the wear of personal protective equipment; including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor and chemical/biological protective garments or conditions that would prevent the capability of donning, lifting or carrying of up to 70 lbs. of referenced gear while running to a bunker or protected area in the face of perceived or imminent danger.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment; travel is required by surface or air.
  • The climate is desert-like, hot, and prone to dust storms.

 

 

Comprehensive Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and other statuses protected by law.

 

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