Aerospace Medicine Physician

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SierTek Ltd. is seeking an Aerospace Medicine Physician to support an opportunity at Wright Patterson AFB, in Dayton, Ohio (On-Site)


Position Overview

The 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW), headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, is the first human-centric warfare wing to consolidate human performance research, education, and consultation under a single organization. Established under the Air Force Research Laboratory, the 711 HPW is comprised of the Airman Systems Directorate (RH) and the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM). The Wing delivers unparalleled capability to the Air Force through a combination of world class infrastructure and expertise of its diverse workforce of military, civilian and contractor personnel encompassing 75 occupational specialties including science and engineering, occupational health and safety, medical professions, technicians, educators, and business operations and support.

The USAF School of Aerospace Medicine provides Aerospace Medicine Training, Education, and Consultation to Enhance Warfighter Performance and Combat Casualty Care for Worldwide Operations in Garrison and War. It is the center for aeromedical education, training, and consultation in direct support of USAF, DOD, and in operations. USAFSAM provides peacetime and contingency support in hyperbaric, human performance, clinical and environmental health, expeditionary medical support, and aeromedical evacuation.

This effort includes tasks and activities to be performed by the Aerospace Medicine Physician in support of USAFSAM Aerospace Medicine Clinical Sciences Division, Aerospace Medicine Branch (FECA). The Aerospace Medicine Physician will provide a professionally and technically qualified individual to perform the tasks outlined in the following paragraphs to fulfill the requirements of this task order. No patient care will be rendered by the person hired.


Essential Job Functions

Conduct administrative aeromedical chart reviews on disqualified USAF aircrew requiring a waiver to return to operational duties, in support of the RPA pilot study and as needed to maintain currency in USAF aeromedical standards, policy, and risk assessment.

Participate in FEC conferences and consult with other aeromedical specialists within the division in support of the RPA Pilot study and as needed to maintain proficiency in aeromedical risk assessment.

Serve as an expert consultant or advisor as required in aeromedical matters in the course of maintaining proficiency in aeromedical risk assessment.

Gather and maintain patient information and records, including social or medical history in relation to the RPA Pilot study and other aeromedical diagnoses as needed for administrative reviews performed to maintain proficiency in aeromedical risk assessment.

Summarize waiver reviews of aircrew, special duty operations, and other individuals in written and verbal format as needed to maintain proficiency in aeromedical risk assessment.

Conduct FECA instruction/lectures via PowerPoint presentations to flight surgeons, aerospace physiologists, psychologists, and international flight surgeons in training at USAFSAM on results of FEC aeromedical risk assessment and research related to the RPA Pilot study and other aeromedical diagnoses as applied to the delivery of aeromedical consultation.

Design plans for scientific and statistical investigations regarding the RPA Pilot study and other aeromedical diagnoses utilizing data from FECA research data determined to be relevant to teaching and consultative mission tasks and applicability to aerospace medicine and present findings at national and international conferences. All scientific and statistical investigation plans will be coordinated with and approved by FECA professional staff and Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for improving branch teaching and consultation capabilities.

Shall collaborate with FEC professional colleagues and other FEC staff and organize review of scientific literature for the RPA Pilot study and other aeromedical diagnoses and participate in discussion of same with FEC professional staff and contractors, as needed in support of research tasks.

Assist FECA professional staff and senior statistician in authoring scientific paper(s), professional presentation(s), and DoD technical report(s) in support of the RPA Pilot study.

The number of presentations, reports and papers shall be determined by FECA branch chief and principal investigator based upon the relevance of findings as they become available.

Assist in the data analyses, research design, report writing and research collaboration of FECA aeromedical research that supports the Mitigating Aeromedical Risk in RPA Pilots Using the AMRAAM study.

Assure confidentiality of documents, communications, and data (i.e., follow HIPPA and IRB requirements) related to all clinical and research tasks.

Provide and receive technical guidance and advisory recommendations to and from FECA professional staff regarding RPA Pilot research project management, as well as other complex aeromedical risk assessments.
Work with FECA professional staff to assure the RPA Pilot study is executed on schedule.

Minimum Position Requirements

The Aerospace Medicine Physician shall be a fully licensed physician with a specialty in at least one of the following: a) aerospace medicine, with 10 years of experience; or b) disciplines of preventive or occupational medicine with flight medicine experience and be board certified in that specialty with at least 10 years of experience. The Aerospace Medicine Physician should be able to interpret clinical evaluations for aircrew, special duty operators, and other airmen required in support of FE consultation, teaching, and clinical research investigations study task requirements as they pertain to FEC’s studies and analysis portfolio.

The Aerospace Medicine Physician shall have experience working with and evaluating USAF personnel or other DOD aviation or special duty personnel for a minimum of one year.

The Aerospace Medicine Physician shall have experience with writing comprehensive reports for third party use, as well as working on publications for peer-reviewed aerospace or preventive medicine journals and be able to create articles for publication independently.

Successfully able to pass a Tier I background check.

United States Citizen

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