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General Surgeon - Balad, Iraq

at Comprehensive Health Services

Posted: 6/15/2016
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3063
Categories: General Labor
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Job Description

 

MISSION

The mission is in support of F-16 Base Operations Support/Base Life Support/ Security (BBS services) to provide effective and efficient F-16 BBS services to the Iraqi F-16 mission at Balad Air Base as part of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case to the Government of Iraq.

 

SCOPE:

The General Surgeon reports to the Program Manager and is supervised clinically by the designated site medical director Surgeon’s work. 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.



Required Skills

REQUIRED CERTIFICATION, QUALIFICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Completion of a General Surgery Residency within the United State or Western country equivalent.
  • Have three years’ experience.
  • U.S. or Canadian board certified or recently ABS qualified General Surgeon with interest, training and experience managing the full range of emergency surgical cases including soft-tissue, as well as the full-range of general surgical cases including abdominal.
  • Recent completion of Tactical Combat Casualty Care or comparable advanced trauma course featuring “live tissue” or exceptional simulation training is desirable. Completion of a trauma fellowship will merit particular consideration.
  • 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).
  • Participate in training, (including HIPAA training).
  • 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 health care providers and medical support staff must have recent clinical experience in patient care for at least 6 months out of the past year.

 

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


Required Experience

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.
  • Participate and advise in Mass Casualty Exercises/Events.
  • Assists with the managing of day to day activities and prioritizing tasks.
  • Operates personal computer to access e-mail, electronic calendars, and other basic office support software.
  • Complies with all applicable CHS standards and guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a valid, current U.S. Driver’s License.
  • Must have a current U.S. Passport.
  • Requires a corporate background check, and a favorably adjudicated investigation if required by contract.
  • Must sign a CHS Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) and is bound to the terms and conditions of the FSA.
  • Shall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English.
  • Work hours are based on 45 hr. work week, 9 hours a day 5 days a week.

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 in Iraq 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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