Beacon Occupational Health & Safety Services

Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner - North Slope, AK

Full Time


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Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner - North Slope, AK
Compensation and Hours
Minimum Salary: DOE/Bi-Weekly
Maximum Salary: DOE/Bi-Weekly
Type of Job: Full Time
Benefits: To be discussed
Anticipated Job Duration: None Selected
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Job Description

General Summary:
This position is based in remote Alaska providing support to oil and gas winter exploration activities. The provider will be in very remote locations providing urgent/ emergent care to injured/ ill workforce as well as occupational medical care to on-site employees. The number of employees varies considerably due to construction stages, drilling operations, maintenance and operations. The offsite physician back up support is in Anchorage.

Essential Job Functions:
Duties include primary healthcare, emergency medical response, first aid training and promotion of lifestyle issues including fitness and healthy eating.  In addition, this role supports client specific occupational health services such as performing audiograms, pulmonary function tests, respirator mask fit tests, regulated and non-regulated drug and alcohol testing.  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
7 years remote experience or 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 driver's license

Schedule:
This position will work varying rotational shifts: (4 weeks on/2 off; 3 weeks on/3 off; 2 weeks on/2 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. 

Contingencies:
Offer contingent upon ability to pass pre-employment drug testing, physical exam, fitness for duty assessment for remote work, background check and motor vehicle report.

Required Job Qualifications
Do you possess a current BLS and ACLS certification?
Do you have a professional certification with NCCPA or AANP?
Are you a graduate of an American Medical Association accredited PA or NP training program?
Are you a U.S citizen?

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Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner - North Slope, AK

Locations: Alaska (AK)