Independent Contractor (Form 1099)
The tasks required to support this initiative will primarily be performed remotely via telecommute internet, voice, and fax capabilities. Processing of the files does not necessarily correspond to 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST.
Physician Assistants will serve as subject-matter experts assisting the Army National Guard to review soldier medical files in order to perform quality control and give medical determinations and opinions in all matters related to medical waivers and Line of Duty (LOD) requests.
- Screen medical waivers packet to ensure completeness and accuracy, then forward to a healthcare provider for disposition and final determination through MATS.
- Appropriately respond to customer inquiries in a timely manner.
- Process all waiver actions through MATS and e-MMPS.
- Produce medically appropriate and accurate waiver and LOD reviews IAW all DOD, Army and ARNG regulations.
- Process at least 8.5 waivers and 4 LOD packets per day for each work day to meet a weekly goal of 42 waiver packets and 20 LOD opinions.
- Maintain all medical credentials.
- Complete all necessary IT security certification courses that are required to obtain access and utilize the Government systems that are required to perform the tasks. These certifications include but are not limited to: HIPAA, MEDCHART and MATS training, ARMY Cyber Awareness, and other training requirements which may be specified as a response to security issues.
KEY JOB RELATIONSHIPS:
- Co-Independent Contractors
- Professional Services Providers
Travel within the Continental United States may be required.
TELECOMMUTING ELIGIBLE (YES/NO):
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- A degree as a Physician Assistant with NCCPA certification and current State licensing.
- Extensive primary care, internal medicine, orthopedic, and/or emergency medicine background is required.
- Prior military experience in these fields is required.
- A thorough working knowledge of the relevant Army regulations, in particular AR 40-501.
- An extensive working knowledge of the US Army and ARNG regulations and policies, and medically-related offices within the ARNG and the Department of the Army (DA).
- Working or hands-on knowledge of Medical Treatment Facilities, Army National Guard Medical Care, Physical Exams and Waivers, Medical Boards, Medical Evacuation and Disaster Training is preferred.
- Extensive experience with reviewing/revising/writing new versions of DoD, Army and Army National Guard and DOT medical regulations, pamphlets and forms is essential.
Committed to friendly, quality and thorough customer service
Works well with others towards a common goal
Trustworthy and behaves at the highest ethical standards
Willing to give extraordinary effort to achieve job performance goals
Fully executes the Job Responsibilities
- Analytical Thinking:
Ability to identify the nature and scope of an issue, and source the information necessary to thoroughly diagnose the issue
Ability to formulate alternative solutions to an issue and select the best solution, once the issue is analyzed
- Communication (Listen, Speaking, Writing):
Receives, attends to, interprets, and responds to verbal messages and other cues, such as body language, in ways that are appropriate for listeners and situations. Uses correct English grammar; is organized and communicates ideas in words that are appropriate to listeners and situations. Writes in a clear, concise, organized and convincing manner.