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CT IR TX (FBO) - 2880
Eskridge & Associates
 
Job Location: El Paso, TX
This contract is for the purpose of providing Interventional Radiologist services on site and in accordance with the terms and conditions of this contract. The contractor shall provide these services to beneficiaries of William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC), also referred to as the medical treatment facility (MTF) in this contract. Contract Interventional Radiologist, hereafter known as the contract healthcare provider (HCP), shall be of a quality meeting or exceeding currently recognized national standards as established by Joint Commission (JC). All care provided under this contract shall be as comprehensive as government-supplied facilities, equipment and support services permit.

Qualifications. Contract provider shall:
  • Be a Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy trained in the practice of medicine and who has successfully completed a fellowship in interventional radiology.
  • License. Shall have an unrestricted license in one of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands and be able to obtain clinical privileges to practice medicine at the MTF where services are provided.
  • Be board-certified by the American Board of Radiologists.
  • Possess a minimum of one year’s experience actively practicing as a full-time interventional radiologist during the last three years which enables him/her to perform the specific tasks (see Paragraph 5. of this Performance Work Statement) listed for their specialty.
  • Contract HCP(s) shall be able to meet credentials approval by the MTF Credentialing Committee and be granted privileges by the MTF Commander.
  • Have and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS.). Such certification must be from the American Heart Association and state that it is specifically for “healthcare providers.”

Requirements.
  • The contractor shall not employ any individual to provide direct health care services who is listed on the Health and Human Services (HHS) list of providers excluded from Federally funded health care programs. The list may be found at http://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/exclusions.asp.
  • Contract HCP shall be a U.S. citizen or otherwise meet the requirements of AR 25-2, Information Assurance.
  • Contract HCP shall not have been convicted of a felony.
  • Contract HCP shall successfully complete a criminal history background check .
  • Contract HCP shall be able to read, write, and speak English well enough and enunciate with sufficient clarity to effectively communicate with patients and other health care providers.
  • Contract HCP shall possess sufficient initiative, interpersonal relationship skills and social sensitivity such that the HCP can relate to a variety of patients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Contract HCP shall be able to operate a personal computer utilizing Microsoft applications, such as Word, Excel, and efficiently utilize an Electronic Medical Record.
  • Contract HCP shall use the various clinical automation systems as required, such as, but not limited to Composite Health Care System (CHCS), Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA), Ambulatory Data System (ADS), and Defense Medical Human Resource System – internet (DMHRSi).
  • Contract HCP shall be required to meet Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements in AR 351-3 or as determined by the provider’s state of licensure, whichever is more stringent. The Government will not reimburse for these costs.
Hours of Performance.

Regular clinic hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays and some command directed training holidays. Contract HCP shall perform pre-scheduled interventional radiology procedures on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. These days/hours are expected to remain constant but may occasionally change to better accommodate patient needs.

In support of the MTF’s 24-hour, seven day a week, in-patient and emergency department mission, contract provider shall provide off-site, on-call coverage. This call coverage, when possible, will be shared with other interventional radiologist(s) assigned to the department, which can range from zero to one FTE. Hours scheduled for shifts do not include travel time involved in reaching the medical treatment facility.

On-call coverage. Contract provider may expect to be in an on-call status away from the MTF approximately two to three weeks per month. Commonly this call coverage will commence at 4:30 p.m. on weeknights and continue up to 7:30 a.m. the next regular work day. On weekends, coverage will commence at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and continue up to 7:30 a.m. on the following Monday (or Tuesday if Monday is a legal holiday). When paged, contractor must respond, at minimum via telephone, within 15 minutes and be capable of physically being in the MTF within 60 minutes after telephonic communication when deemed necessary.

SPECIFIC TASKS.

1. The contract Interventional Radiologist shall perform the following duties. This may include, but is not limited to, the following procedures:
  • Percutaneous cholangiograms.
  • Carotid, vertebral, and cerebral studies for the diagnosis of stenosis or aneurysm
  • Central line placements
  • Embolization therapy
  • Thrombolytic therapy
2. Contract HCP shall ensure all required documentation is completed IAW applicable directives/policies. Such documentation includes, but is not limited to:
  • Pre-operative counseling
  • Identification of special grafts, heart valves, or supplies needed prior to the performance of any procedure.
  • Pre-operative evaluation, signed consent, and chart note.
3. Contract IR shall be available to provide any necessary customary consultative services throughout the patient’s stay.

4. Contract IR shall adhere to the Center for Disease Control guidelines concerning universal precautions and the MTF Infection Control Program at all times while providing services under this contract.

5. Perform all duties in such a manner that they are in compliance with all Joint Commission standards.

6. Provide only those services for which he/she holds privileges

7. Advise the COR of any problems encountered or anticipated in connection with meeting the needs of patients treated. Continuing problems of any nature shall be reported by the contractor in writing to the COR.

8. Refer all requests for patient/hospital information that cannot be handled by the clinic personnel to the Patient Administration Division. After normal duty hours, requests should be referred to the Administrative Officer of the Day (AOD) or appropriate authorized personnel. The Contractor or HCP shall not release medical information without prior coordination with the AOD.

9. Adhere to the Center for Disease Control guidelines concerning universal precautions and the MTF Infection Control Program at all times while providing services under this contract.

10. Prescribe medications, as appropriate, in accordance with the privileges and MTF rules and regulations. HCP shall become familiar with the hospital formulary. HCP authorized to prescribe pharmaceuticals shall do so according to the availability of drugs listed therein. The pharmacy service will provide instructions to all prescribing practitioners on substitutability of generic drugs for prescribed drugs. Drugs not on the formulary or approved by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee will not be utilized unless a new drug request is submitted and approved. The HCP shall use computer order entry to order prescriptions, or use prescription forms DD 1289 and MEDDAC Form 105-1 in accordance with local policy.

11. Prepare and document appropriate history physical examinations, and diagnosis. Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with MTF directives and prepare such records and reports as may be required by the policy. Ensure all documentation and reports are legible and complete.

12. Respond to cardiopulmonary arrest as appropriate.

13. Advise the chief of the clinic where contracted services are being provided of any problems encountered or anticipated in connection with meeting the needs of patients treated. Continuing problems of any nature shall be reported by the Contractor in writing to the COR.

14. The HCP shall respect and maintain the basic rights of patients, demonstrating concern for personal dignity and human relationships.

15. Shall complete all MTF training and education prior to the first scheduled duty day, and participate in quarterly and annual training as required.

16. HCP shall advise the COR of any problems encountered in connection with meeting the needs of patients, including problems with MTF personnel.




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