Beacon Occupational Health & Safety Services

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - North Slope, Alaska - Locum

Part Time


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Job Title: Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner (North Slope, AK) - Locum
Location: Remote Medical
Compensation and Hours
Minimum Salary: DOE
Maximum Salary: DOE
Type of Job: On-Call
Benefits: To be discussed
Anticipated Job Duration: None Selected
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Job Description
Reports to: VP, Remote Medical & Safety

Department: Remote Medical

General Summary: 
Positions are based on the North Slope in Alaska. The provider will be solo in very remote locations providing urgent / emergent care to injured/ill workforce. The number of employees varies considerably due to construction stages, drilling operations, maintenance and operations. The offsite physician back up support is in Anchorage.  Provides acute and occupational medical care to on-site employees.

Essential Job Functions:
Duties include primary healthcare, emergency medical response, first aid training and promotion of lifestyle issues including fitness and healthy eating. The successful candidate will also provide support with health and hygiene inspections and advising on other safety issues, in addition to general administration and computer based reporting.

Primary responsibilities:
Responds to emergency situations. This includes routine minor illness, medical emergencies, and trauma. Builds volunteer medical response teams. Directs triage, patient transport, and medical supervision at mass casualty incidents. Interfaces with other response team sections. Maintains readiness of emergency equipment and supplies.
Determines the need for emergency air evacuation of seriously ill or injured patients to appropriate medical centers in Anchorage and Fairbanks.
Diagnoses and treats illnesses and injuries of the workforce according to collaborative agreement with the supervising physicians.
Conducts laboratory and electro-cardiograph diagnostic procedures as required.
Refers patients to appropriate consulting physicians within Alaska when required.
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.
Leads weekly training sessions of the 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.

Job Requirements - Education and Training:
Current Alaska State License / Certification
Current BLS and ACLS certification
5 years remote experience or 3 years emergency medicine experience
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

Schedule:
Work is generally based off a rotational shift of two to three weeks on / off.

Physical Demands and Work Conditions:
Work conditions are such that significant time will be spent walking, standing, stooping, sitting, assisting with positioning patients, and include some lifting. Exposure to anesthetic gases, blood and body fluids, sharps, and other health care occupational hazards is routine. Conditions will include exposure to hospital grade cleaning solutions, flammable solutions and gases, e.g., alcohol and oxygen, as well as latex and other industrial chemicals.

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Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - North Slope, Alaska - Locum