Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner with an Active DoD secret for a clinic at the Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan
Tracking Code: 4182-120
Job Description for Physician Assistant Nurse Practitioner Kabul
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.
SCOPE for Physician Assistant Nurse Practitioner Kabul:
•Mid-Level Providers (MLP) are either a Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) who reports to the AliSS Program Manager or the Deputy Program Manager and will be clinically supervised by the site lead and work at the direction of a Physician, Surgeon or Anesthetist. The PA/NP will be assigned to treat patients in a medical/trauma hospital (DSH).
•The PA/NP support the medical function and will treat patients in these settings to ensure proper injury care and disease diagnosis, treatment and recovery, request necessary tests and follow-up visits and refer patients to specialists as necessary.
•Some settings may require the Mid-Level Provider (MLP) to coordinate with local hospitals to determine local capabilities, coordinate admission, monitor and arrange final disposition. In addition, some settings will require stabilization of patient and coordination of evacuation of patient to medevac center or CONUS.
•The MLP will stabilize and prepare sick and injured personnel for transport to a higher level medical facility. In hospital settings, the MLP supports the physician in planning and implementing the medical support program (preventive and corrective) to maintain the health of Chief of Mission (COM) personnel.
•In some locations, the MLP will have a leadership role (Lead) and serve as both an MLP and Site lead.
•MLP’s 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 for Physician Assistant Nurse Practitioner Kabul
REQUIRED CERTIFICATION, QUALIFICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE:
•If a candidate is a Physician Assistant, then they must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) or Physician Assistant National Recertification Exam (PANRE) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
•If a candidate is a Nurse Practitioner, then they must pass the Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam from the AANP or ANCC.
•Full unrestricted U.S. (State) Licensure, Certification, or Registration required in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
•Have three (3) to five (5) years’ experience as a Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner.
•Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioners with emergency medicine experience are highly desirable.
•Mid-Level Providers will hold current national certification such as NCCPA, AANP or ANCC and hold and maintain a current unrestricted licensure from any state during the period of employment.
•If a Physician Assistant, one must be a graduate of a school approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by the ARC-PA body at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
•If a Nurse Practitioner, one must be a graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
•Have and maintain current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
•Mid-Level Providers who recently completed a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course or comparable advanced trauma course featuring “live tissue” or simulation training are very desirable.
•Participate in training, (including HIPAA training).
•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 the all Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistants.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES for Physician Assistant Nurse Practitioner Kabul:
•All Health Care Providers (HCPs) will document care delivered and follow up care required.
•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 for Physician Assistant Nurse Practitioner Kabul:
•Must have a valid, current U.S. Driver’s License
•Must have a current U.S. Passport.
•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 a 72 hr. work week; typically six 12 hour days but other variations may apply.
•Requires a favorably adjudicated Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) investigation conducted by the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
•Shall attend a Pre-deployment Counter Terrorism training course prior to deployment to Iraq.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS for Physician Assistant Nurse Practitioner Kabul:
•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 Afghanistan is required by surface or air.
•The climate is desert-like, hot, and prone to dust storms
- Lucy Jensen
- Kabul, AE
- Physician Assistant
- Employment Status:
- Permanent Full-Time
- Minimum Experience:
- 3—5 Years
- Date Posted: