SoSi Physician Assistant in Iraq
For 25 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in New York City, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance employment of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
4-160815-4565: Physician Assistant
Job Category Medical Professionals
Duty Location Overseas - Iraq
Type of Position Full Time
Requisition Number 4-160815-4565
SOS International, LLC is seeking a Physician Assistant (PA). The Physician Assistant (PA) reports to the SOSI Program Manager and will be clinically supervised by the SOSI Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and work at the direction of a Physician. The PA will be assigned to treat patients in one of the SOSI camp medical clinics.The Physician Assistant (PA) 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 medical situations may require the Physician Assistant (PA) to coordinate with local or remote 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 local, regional or international higher levels of care.The Physician Assistant (PA) will stabilize and prepare sick and injured personnel to a higher level medical facility. The Physician Assistant (PA) supports the physician in planning and implementing the medical support program (preventive and corrective) to maintain the health of all site personnel.Physician Assistants (PA) provide a U.S. standard of care for our patient care/treatment model.All services shall be provided in accordance with established health care standards, principles and ethics of the medical profession.Essential Job Duties: · The PA will document care delivered and follow up care required in the appropriate patient care record· Maintain the highest regard for patient dignity and observe the precepts of the American Hospital Associations Bill of Rights for patients· 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
· Hold and maintain a current unrestricted U.S. State Physician Assistant license and have NCCPA certification· Must have a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years’ experience as a Physician Assistant; A PA with emergency medicine experience is highly desirable· Have and maintain current certification in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).· PA’s who recently completed a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course or comparable advanced trauma course are very desirable· The PA must have current clinical experience in direct patient care and have worked a minimum of 6 of the last 12 months in desired career field· Must have a valid, current U.S. Driver’s License· Must have a current U.S. Passport· 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· Must be confirmed by a medical examination to be “medically and dentally fit” in accordance with SOSI Medical Readiness/DOD MOD12 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 Iraq is required by surface or air· The climate of the Middle East varies from desert-like in spring and summer, to cool and rainy in the fall and winter
· Living and working conditions at the assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable· Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions· Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions