Primary duty location will be at the Fort Knox MEDDAC where you will plan, direct, and supervise an occupational health program where the work environment presents a medium to high degree of health hazards and problems and involves a substantial range and depth of occupational health activities. You will work with the Occupational Health Nurse to plan and formulate policies and procedures for major and continuing health programs.
You will provide back up support to the Chemical Surety Program at the Blue Grass Army Depot (Richmond, Kentucky). This will include backfilling the onsite physician when absent for duty due to leave, TDY, medical family/reasons. On site at BGAD, acts as the Chemical Surety Officer providing emergency chemical treatment to chemical agent casualties, screens for the personnel reliability program, and advises the Post Commander on the medical aspects of toxic chemical exposures. Serves as a Fort Knox Medical Augmentation Team leader which provides back up support to BGAD and Newport Army Depot in the event of a chemical event. You will conduct a comprehensive physical examination program for Fort Knox employees including pre-employment and annual medical surveillance physicals on prehire and current employees for proper work placement according to the job description and physical requirements of the job. Decision is based upon the physical examination and various laboratory tests as well as the applicant's personal and medical history. You will interpret findings in relation to industry physical standards, demands of occupation, such as extreme physical conditions where various factors in the environment may have an adverse effect on the individual; ability of handicapped persons to undertake physical activities, etc., and makes decisions regarding employment accordingly. Conducts a program for comprehensive physical examinations, for retirement, separation; fitness for duty, temporary or permanent assignments, examinations of employees following sickness, extended absences, or at the request of the employees, themselves their supervisors or occupational health nurses. Coordinates special examinations to determine fitness for duty to perform assigned duties with special attention to demanding work situations; special examinations for health status at the time of separation; requirements for change of duty; examines and recommends retirement or retention, and ascertains health status at the time of retirement.
You will provide outpatient treatment for on-the-job illnesses and injuries, of varied degrees of severity, to the extent feasible and refers to civilian specialist as required. Provides treatment and medications for non-occupational illnesses and injuries to allow the employee to remain on the job and referral to private physicians when further treatment is required. Maintains liaison with private physicians to ensure proper placement of individuals in positions compatible with their physical capabilities. Provides emergency treatment, ambulance services, and medical attendance when the employees condition warrants. Performs diagnostic advisory service which includes professional evaluation of employees symptoms, determination of the true nature of their problem and guidance of employee into fuller understanding of their problem, ways of dealing with these, and local resources available.
You will collaborate with the Fort Knox Regional Occupational Health Programs by providing peer review to credentialed providers performing occupational health work at Rock Island Arsenal, Tank and Automotive Command in Warren Michigan, and Fort McCoy. Supports the Newport Army Depot by providing Staff Assistance visits upon request. You will assist the Chief of Preventive Medicine at Fort Knox for Environmental exposures and the Tuberculosis Control, sexually transmitted disease, tobacco cessation, rabies control, travel medicine, climatic injury (heat and cold) programs.