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Full Time Occupational Medicine Job FT DRUM, NY


9 days ago

Posted by: Defense Health Agency

Employer: Defense Health Agency

Job Description

As a Physician (Occupational Medicine), you will: Required to develop capabilities and coordinate activities necessary to anticipate, identify, investigate, inspect, assess, communicate, mitigate, and control occupational disease and injury threats. Develops and implements policies to support the medical examination program, which include pre-employment/in-processing evaluations, baseline health screening evaluations, periodic non-occupational and occupational medical surveillance, pre-travel examinations and administrative examinations, such as fitness-for-duty, return to work, short and long term disability and disability retirement examinations and evaluations, and reviews of medical information submitted or requested. Provides Occupational Medicine technical consultations, and develops and implements policy to support programs, which are essential for an effective DHA, OHP. Programs include, but are not limited to, Hearing Conservation, Occupational Vision, Respiratory Protection, Infection Control, TB Control, Blood-borne Pathogens, Work-related Immunizations, Reproductive Hazards, and Surety programs. As required, provides workers assistance with medical care and claims for Workers Compensation cases under the Federal Employee Compensation Act. Supports DHA OH personnel performing services for Office of Workers Compensation Programs (OWCP) claims as required. Supports DHA Occupational Health (OH) personnel by providing technical consultation on policies and programs needed to expedite early, safe return of injured workers to light duty programs and other aspects of workers compensation case management. Serves as consultant to commanders and staff of DHA installations and supported activities, advising on medical, occupational health, and industrial hygiene matters. Work with the Civilian Counseling Center and Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) Office in the discussion or treatment of physical or mental health problems which are related to an employee's substance abuse or to other emotional problems found during counseling sessions conducted by those entities. Prepare reports as required. Communicate findings or necessary information to supervisors and clinical chain of authority as required. Serves on or supports DHA, MTF and installation committees, to include infection control, civilian resource compensation, safety, impaired provider, etc. Reviews and provides input to documents for these committees and other actions of the DHA. Provides technical assistance, advice and support to surety medical support sites in the DHA. Advises on medical programs and policies required to support activities performing chemical weapons demilitarization, biologic agent defense research, and nuclear reactor operations. Organizes support to OHwithin DHA, identifying and scheduling appropriate resources utilizing DHA assets including human resources with special training to meet such needs as Biological Chemical, or Nuclear Surety expertise. Serve on a special response team for Chemical, Biological,Radiological, Nuclear or high-yield Explosive (CBRNE) incident/accident and consequence management, as required. Conducts job site visits as required to observe the workplace physical layout and operations, to detect potential workplace hazards (biological, chemical, ergonomic, physical, and psychosocial), and to monitor for compliance with safety procedures and personal protective equipment usage. Utilize knowledge of toxicology to determine extent of actual risk posed to the worker based on industrial hygiene (IH) sampling data and ergonomic evaluations of job design. Develops, implements, and evaluates hazard abatement interventions selected from administrative, engineering and personal protective equipment options to protect the worker and the community. Reviews the health hazard inventory of each operation and determines specific medical monitoring examination requirements for pre-placement and periodic job-related examinations. Maintain liaison with employees, supervisors and safety personnel. Notify managers and Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) representatives regarding changes in the program. Maintains records of work site visits and communicates findings to the site supervisor, IH, safety, and other OH personnel. Promote communication of findings to affected employees. Develops educational material, coordinates and supports delivery of OH training programs to promote awareness of health hazards, comply with DoD and other federal laws, regulations and mandates (TB, Hazard Communication, and Blood Borne Pathogen standards), and prevent disease and maintain health. Plans and implements formal educational programs at the work site to meet workers needs and promote wellness (stress management, crisis intervention, work place anger and violence, employee assistance programs). Provide training to management, labor unions, health care providers, Soldiers and Civilians at supported installations. Gives in-services to OH professionals and other medical professionals in DHA to promote cross training and remain current on rapidly changing OH programs. Provides medical counsel to DHAin environmental issues such as water quality testing for serviced activities drinking and recreational water; air pollution; monitoring climatic conditions to assist in the prevention of climatic injuries; epidemiological investigations of food- and waterborne disease outbreaks; field sanitation; sanitary inspections of on-post food service facilities, child development centers, barber and beauty shops, sports facilities, swimming pools, and recreation areas; assisting with radiation protection activities; administering the pest management program including routine medically important pest surveillance, West Nile Virus surveillance, rabies reduction etc. Develop and prepare reports, communicate findings or necessary information to supervisors and DHA or subordinate units clinical chain of authority.

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