Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner (North Slope, AK)

ID
2023-1523
Job Locations
US-AK-Prudhoe Bay
Category
Medical
Company
Fairweather, LLC
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Fairweather

 

 

JOB SUMMARY: 

  • Positions are based in a clinic setting on the North Slope in Alaska, to provide acute and occupational medical care to on-site employees
  • The provider may be solo or working as a team, providing urgent / emergency care to injured/ill workforce. The number of employees varies considerably due to camp location and slope activity levels.  
  • Multiple Positions

 

WORK LOCATION: North Slope, Alaska 

SCHEDULE: 2 weeks on/2 off or determined by location

REPORTS TO: Fairweather Medical Manager and Fairweather Medical Director/Collaborating Physician

CONTRACT: Year-Round, Seasonal, Locums

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Practitioner for acute and occupational medical care.  This includes routine minor illness, medical emergencies, and trauma. Directs triage, patient transport, and medical supervision at mass casualty incidents. Interfaces with other response team sections
  • Diagnoses and treats illnesses and injuries of the workforce according to collaborative agreement with the supervising physicians
  • Prescribes and dispenses appropriate pharmaceuticals including controlled substances as approved by the supervising physician, within the scope of the collaborative agreement and in accordance with DEA regulations
  • Determines the need for emergency air evacuation of seriously ill or injured patients to appropriate medical centers in Anchorage and Fairbanks
  • Conducts laboratory and electro-cardiograph diagnostic procedures as required
  • Refers patients to appropriate consulting physicians within Alaska when required
  • Attend daily and/or weekly safety and training sessions with the Medical Director and/or Medical Emergency Response Team
  • Maintains medical records according to company policies and expected standards of medical practice. This includes but is not limited to injury reporting, completion/review of medical forms, and maintenance of statistical logs

Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Current Alaska State License / Certification
  • Current BLS and ACLS certification
  • 5 years family, internal medicine, or emergency medical experience and 2 years remote experience preferred.
  • Professional certification with NCCPA or AANP
  • Graduate of an American Medical Association accredited PA training program
  • Arctic work experience beneficial
  • Must possess a valid State of Alaska Driver's License

Physical Requirements:

  • Considerable time walking, standing, stooping, sitting, lifting, and assisting with positioning patient.
  • Exposure to anesthetic gases, blood and body fluids, sharps, and other health care occupational hazards.
  • Exposure to hospital grade cleaning solutions, flammable solutions and gases, e.g., alcohol and oxygen, as well as latex and other industrial chemicals.   

Schedule:

  • This position will work varying rotational shifts: (2 weeks on/2 off or determined by location)
  • Employee responsible for travel to/from home state to Anchorage, Alaska
  • Employer provides transportation from Anchorage, AK to work site

 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: It is Fairweather's business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

 

PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Fairweather grants preference to qualified Doyon Shareholders first, and second to qualified shareholders of other Alaska Native corporations that grant a similar preference in all phases of employment and training, which include, but are not limited to hiring, promotion, layoff, transfer, and training.

 


 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

 

A review of this position has excluded marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

 

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.

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