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Physician- Aerospace Medicine (NASA) - Department of Preventive Medicine & Public Health - 71815

Company: The University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

MIN QUALIFICATIONS

A degree in medicine (D.O. or M.D.) with a clinical Board certification or Board eligibility required.
U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency
Must be able to obtain a Texas medical license within 6 months of being hired
SALARY RANGE

Commensurate with experience
SPECIFIC JOB RELATED DUTIES

* Provide medical support to assigned ISS crewmembers. This will include: a) Providing training support in Russia and in the U.S.; b) Assisting with training of crewmembers; c) Reviewing/Assisting with documentation for Expeditions (Flight Rules, IDRD's, etc.); d) Providing support to the development and verification of CHeCS procedures for Expedition crews.

* Provide primary acute care for USOS astronauts and their dependents and NASA personnel and their dependents on deployment in Star City, Russia and coordinate, when required, with appropriate contract medical facilities in Moscow for medical support. Post office hours when deployed to Star City.

* Assist Star City NASA/Contractor personnel in obtaining support from western clinics in Moscow when the necessary support is outside the scope of the Star City clinic capabilities.

* Monitor selected NASA astronaut crewmember schedules, physical testing, medical evaluations, science data collection, and crew training sessions during potentially hazardous activities for the ISS program in Star City, Russia in the absence of a JSC flight surgeon. Keep JSC management, through the ISS Crew Surgeon, advised of flight crewmember health during training and testing for assigned ISS missions. Represent JSC Medical Operations on policies and requirements discussions in the absence of a NASA/JSC flight surgeon or when requested by NASA management. Coordinate and accompany astronauts during medical evacuation out of Russia or from a Soyuz landing site.

* Monitor NASA astronaut crewmember physical testing, medical evaluations, science data collection, and crew training sessions during potentially hazardous activities for the ISS program in The United States.

* Responsible for maintaining the medical clinic and Advanced Life Support Packs in Star City, Russia; inventory, restock/resupply, and equipment checkout. Coordinate with the Training Section (Star City Logistics personnel) for resupply of clinic items, as necessary. Changes to clinic inventory will be coordinated with NASA medical lead for the ISS Program.

* Point of contact for communications (not policy decisions) with Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) medical establishment.

* Exercise the Russian EMS/NCAP-SORK plan to ensure capabilities are present when required.

* Train and complete certification for ISS Flight Surgeon Console support in MCC-H.

* Provide medical information/knowledge/expertise to International Space Station Program (ISSP), Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) and Human Health and Performance Directorate (HH&P) boards (MIOCB, SA FACB, SCOCCB, FRCB, etc).

* Conduct test subject physicals at the Human Test Subject Facility and provide medical monitoring of human participants in JSC sponsored studies in support of the JSC Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects.

* Requires interactions with members of JSC Human Health and Performance, Department of Defense Human Space Flight Support (HSFS) office personnel and Russian counterparts.

* Routinely requires interaction with JSC Medical Operations Group, and Space Medicine Operations Division personnel, as well as other contractor, and foreign organizations.

* The incumbent will be required to work in Star City and Moscow, Russia and coordinate activities for the astronauts for periods of time ranging from two months to four months.

* Must be able to work with very little supervision and oversight.

PREFERRED SKILL/COMPETENCY

At least one year of clinical experience in aerospace medicine (military or civilian) is desired. Operational flight surgeon experience or an accredited Aerospace Medicine residency, and knowledge of current operational activities involved in manned space flight is highly desired. A knowledge of international protocol and customs as well as the ability to speak a foreign language is ideal. Experience with computer systems is important.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Req id: 71815

Keywords: The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston , Physician- Aerospace Medicine (NASA) - Department of Preventive Medicine & Public Health - 71815, Healthcare , Galveston, Texas

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