SMM Pogo
  • 27-Jul-2017 to 12-Oct-2017 (AKST)
  • Safety
  • Fairbanks, AK, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time Salaried

Yes


Posting dates: Position closing date extended until October 12, 2017

Position is cross listed with Nurse Practitioner. One position will be filled either a Nurse Practitioner, or a Physican Assistant.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interviews will begin on September 18, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Provide a professional cover letter, resume, and the email contact for three professional references (former supervisors).

JOB PURPOSE
The Physician Assistant provides medical treatment for Pogo Mine employees, contractors, and visitors, and arranges for ill or seriously injured employees to be transported off site to an appropriate medical facility.  The Physician Assistant advises employees concerning health and safety concerns.

The Physician Assistant is responsible for administering the occupational medicine surveillance programs such as drug and alcohol testing, employment physicals, and lead, cadmium, respiratory and hearing tests.  He/She is also responsible for the associated duties such as ordering the proper lab tests, obtaining the labs, interpreting the results and maintaining records in an appropriate fashion.

The Physician Assistant may inspect and advise on site facilities and working conditions related to employee health issues.

The Physician Assistant will participate as assigned to support the Pogo Mine Emergency Response Teams and to promote the development of trained emergency responders at the Mine. 
The Physician Assistant will be responsible for developing materials and instructing the safety & health portion of MSHA annual refresher training.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Promote and ensure a safe work environment and safety conscious work force by supporting and following safety initiatives, procedures, and activities.
  • Operate a Medical treatment facility to ensure that injured or sick employees are provided with proper care.  Provide routine medical treatment during clinic hours; on call 24 hours per day for emergencies.
  • Assist in the development of the Pogo Mine Wellness program and lead the implementation, administration and monitoring of the program.
  • Assess patient health by interviewing patients; performing physical examinations; obtaining, updating, and studying medical histories.
  • Determine abnormal conditions by administering or ordering diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory studies; interpreting test results.
  • Document patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Perform therapeutic procedures by administering injections and immunizations; suturing; managing wounds and infections.
    Instruct and counsel patients by describing therapeutic regimens; giving normal growth and development information; promoting wellness and health maintenance.
  • Provide continuity of care by developing and implementing patient management plans.
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.  Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Keep accurate records of all surveillance data, clinical visits, services, accidents, or illnesses.
  • Responsible for collecting and sending out samples for the purpose of drug and alcohol testing. 
  • Maintain records and chain of custody in accordance with the laws. 
  • Establish and maintain an appropriate level of medical supplies.
  • Conduct the first-aid and health portion (blood lead, cadmium, and hearing conservation) of MSHA annual refresher training.
  • Responsible for providing support and training for the MERT.
  • Assist with Workers' Compensation correspondence and claims handling.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

EQUIPMENT USED
Personal computer, fax machine, copier, safety equipment. General-purpose vehicles, and emergency response vehicles.

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS
A rotation schedule consisting of two weeks on and two weeks off at a remote mine site.  Extreme conditions, including but not limited to changing weather conditions, dust, mud, varying levels of noise from low to high decibels, varying degrees of light and dark, in and around artificial light and in a confined work area.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:  Graduate of an accredited PA Program.

CERTIFICATES & LICENSES: Current Alaska PA License & NCCPA Certification.

Required: Valid Driver's license is required.  Current Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications 
Preferred: Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support or International Trauma Life Support Certification. Nationally Registry EMS Certification. Current MSHA certificate.

EXPERIENCE: 
Required: Five or more years of experience providing emergency medical care as a PA in a high volume acute care setting, preferably an Emergency Department

Preferred: Two or more years of experience in a critical care setting. Two or more years working in a remote industrial setting.  Experience conducting Respiratory Fit Tests.  Experience conducting audiometry testing. Experience delegating work to lower level EMS personnel in an emergency care setting.

SKILLS:  Position must be able to work independently with little direct supervision.  This position should possess exceptional clinical judgment as necessary to make critical patient care decisions regarding medical care and transport under the conditions of remote location, extreme weather conditions and extended transport times, while balancing the medical coverage needs of the mine site with the needs of the patient.  Effective written, verbal, and communication skills are needed to satisfy the effective delivery of the training and safety messages/policies of the company.  Demonstrated computer skills in Windows environment with experience in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.  Should have critical thinking skills and problem solving skills.  Strong planning and organizational skills. Excellent oral and written communication, editing, organization and interpersonal skills are a must. Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint is required.

ABILITIES:  Ability to provide leadership and mentorship to EMS Team members.  Ability to work in a team environment and adapt to changing conditions.  Proven ability to read, comprehend, and apply information from technical manuals and other reference materials.  Ability to work on a team with a high regard for quality and environmental concerns, along with a strong commitment to Safety and Safe Production.  Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision.   Ability to assume increasing levels of responsibility. Must be able to work independently and as member of a proactive, consciously customer service-oriented team. Must be able to operate in a strict climate of confidentiality and discretion.

KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of MSHA Yellow Jacket standards and regulations. Operational knowledge of all referenced equipment in this description, office equipment and machines (i.e. PC, phone, fax, copier).

TOTAL COMPENSATION
Accommodations: Requires staying at the company provided camp during the work rotation.  Camp facilities provide dining service, game room, exercise & weight room, sauna, and dorm room having phone, internet & cable tv.
Transportation:  The company provides bus service to and from Fairbanks, Delta Junction or Tok.
Benefits:  Competitive wages, quarterly Gold Bonus, monthly Safety Bonus, Medical, Dental,  Long Term Disability, 401(k), sick & vacation leave including paid holidays

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