HPM Corporation
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:00 AM

5/10/17: HPM Corporation

HPM Corporation, a prime contractor for the Hanford Occupational Medical Services Clinic at the Hanford environmental restoration site in Washington State has a need for a Physician Assistant (P.A.) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (A.R.N.P.) in Richland, Washington.  POSITION SUMMARY:  The Physician Assistant position is responsible for practicing occupational/general medicine to the extent allowable by Washington State Physician Assistant licensing law, with physician oversight. Physician Assistants are active participants of the work site visit program and are routinely consulted by safety and health professionals.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1.    Conduct pre-placement, periodic/surveillance, regulated/non-regulated, health maintenance, and special physical exams. Discuss age-related preventive medicine recommendations.
2.    Review histories and perform chart reviews.
3.    Evaluate, diagnose, and provide first aide for occupational and non-occupational illnesses and injuries within the clinic’s scope of practice.  
4.    Order and interpret laboratory, radiographic and other diagnostic procedures as clinically indicated.
5.    Provide input and participate in various medical programs such as the Human Reliability Program and the HPMC Emergency Response Team.
6.    Actively participate in the work site program.
7.    Provide 7-day, 24-hour on-call coverage on a rotating basis for the Human Reliability Program.
8.    Consult with emergency, safety/industrial hygiene personnel regarding worker injury/illness and exposure.
9.    Serve as the on-site Medical Director in his/her absence at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) when activated.  Provide EOC staff with technical expertise of potential health effects/implications.
10.    Dispense or prescribe appropriate medications and/or pharmaceuticals, including oxygen, according to law, regulation and licensure.
11.    Educate patients on wellness and work health; perform work site visits to gain familiarity with work processes and provide support to the site’s safety programs and write reports documenting these visits.
12.    Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation and similar training to selected contractor personnel and clinic staff, if needed.
13.    Perform peer review activities for the occupational medicine staff in quality assurance programs.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the minimum educational credentials from an accredited school, college or university and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.  
1.    Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant (P.A.) Program or Advanced Nurse Practitioner (A.R.N.P.) Program.
2.    Must have a minimum of two years of clinical experience.
3.    Valid, unrestricted Washington State license.
4.    Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) healthcare provider certification or become BLS and ACLS certified within 90 days of employment.  Certification must be maintained at all times.
5.    Must be certified by the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners OR become certified within 90 days of employment.

The following skills or experience are highly valued, but not required to perform the essential functions of this position.
1.    Should have an active Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) number/license or be willing to obtain such a license.
2.    Knowledge of current laws and regulations impacting health care delivery for the Hanford work force.
All candidates must be able to pass a background check and be eligible to obtain a government security badge/access.  Offer of employment is contingent upon successful verification of individual's application and background check and is eligible for employment in the United States.  

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•    Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to walk, sit or stand for extended periods of time; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear; have sufficient manual dexterity to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone and other such office equipment as necessary; may occasionally move and/or lift up to 25 pounds.  Ability to drive to various project sites and offices is required; specific visual abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
•    Mental limitations: Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgment, troubleshooting, problem solving, analysis, and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines. Must be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people and able to answer questions and provide guidance in a professional and friendly manner.
•    Work environment:  Work will involve frequent contact with other HPMC and project employees, customers, clients, representatives and vendors; work may be stressful at times; interaction with others is frequent and may be interruptive; may occasionally work hours outside of typical work schedule to accommodate needs; opportunities for local and domestic travel may occur; the noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

How to apply:

Please send a completed HPMC Application packet found on the careers page of www.hpmcorporation.com, including a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements, to opportunities@hpmcorporation.com