Nurse Practitioner (NP) DRHA/MHA Provider shall provide direct patient care activities in primary care clinics and/or mental health clinics in support of Air Force mental health services.
• Manage and monitor the DRHA/MHA program and coordinate appropriate aspects of the program with the base Installation Deployment Officer (IDO), Unit Deployment Managers (UDMs), Unit Health Monitors (UHMs), Public Health, FOMC/BOMC, commanders, Chief of Medical Staff (SGH), Chief of Aerospace Medicine (SGP) and medical clinic personnel.
• Monitor and facilitate processing of DRHA/MHA and ensure members are assessed within the prescribed timeframe.
• Ensure deployer’s Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) is current.
• Educating patients about their individual deployment-related health concerns is critical. You must attend meetings and be able to brief statistics monthly to public health flight leadership.
• Review the medical records and/or deployment questionnaires of each deployer pre- and post-deployment to ensure they are worldwide qualified and meet all medical requirements.
• Annual Mental Health Assessment. All annual mental health assessments will be completed using ASIMS and documented in AHLTA/Electronic Health Record.
• Quality Improvement. You shall assess answers to mental health questions on the DRHA/MHA forms and refer to MH clinic, if needed. You shall participate in a continual process of self-evaluation and strive for excellence in their clinical practice.
• Training. Serve in an advisory and teaching capacity to other staff members during their work hours, will conduct peer review of other staff members as assigned monthly, as well as one hour of in-service training as needed.
• Patient Sensitivity. Respect and maintain the basic rights of patients, demonstrating concern for personal dignity and human relationships.
• Release of Medical Information. You shall only release medical information obtained during the course of this contract as is appropriate to other MTF staff involved in the care and treatment of that individual patient in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.
• Advanced degree in accepted field of study from an accredited institution, along with current, valid license and/or certification (as applicable) to practice in field of expertise. You must be trained and licensed/certified provider in one of the following fields:
Physician Assistant (PA)
• PA must have a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from a PA educational program accredited by U.S. Accreditation Review Commission for the Physician Assistant.
• Must hold current certification from the U.S. National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Maintenance of required Certification is mandatory.
• Shall have experience with evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders to include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, have at least 24 months of experience as a Physician Assistant within the last 36 months and have previous experience working as a PA with patients with history of combat-related stressors patients.
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
• Nurse Practitioner must hold a Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution, as well as a current unrestricted license to practice nursing in one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
• Must be certified as a Nurse Practitioner by a professional organization such as the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Maintenance of required unrestricted licensure along with certification is mandatory.
• Shall have experience with evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders to include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, have practiced as a Nurse Practitioner providing direct patient treatment in the outpatient clinical setting for at least 12 months within the past 24 months and have previous experience working as an NP with patients with history of combat-related stressors patients.
• Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and become proficient in the use of the following computer systems: Composite Health Care Systems (CHCS) – Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA), ASIMS.
• Shall have knowledge and understanding of the military environment including but not limited to rank structure and customs/courtesies.
• Eligibility for privileges and credentialing with Air Force Medical Service, as applicable to field of practice.
• Ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both orally and in writing. You shall read, understand, speak, and write English clearly and fluently.
• Ability to use effectively all computerized military medical databases and electronic medical charts.