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Emergency Room Physician, Fort Carson, CO, US ID#17188

When your mission depends on quality health care, rely on a team who can deliver results. From cutting-edge analysis to optimized health programs, Cherokee Nation Healthcare Services (CNHS) can manage any size federal project. Federal clients who partner with CNHS improve their access to care, medical readiness and program efficiency. Wherever the mission takes you, CNHS delivers world-class solutions, on time and on budget. 


This is a personal services contract (as defined by FAR Subpart 37.104) and is intended to create an employer-employee relationship between the Government and the individual health care providers only to the extent necessary for providing the health care services required under the contract. The performance of health care services by the individual HCPs under a personal services contract are subject to day-to-day supervision and control by health care facility personnel comparable to that exercised over military and civil service HCPs engaged in comparable health care services.



  • Shall have a doctorate degree from an accredited college approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association or Doctor of Osteopathy from a college accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.  Emergency Room Physician shall possess board certification in emergency medicine (American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) or American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine (ABOEM) only or have successfully completed an accredited emergency medicine residency and applied for board certification in emergency medicine (ABEM or ABOEM only). Physicians shall be current in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  • Graduates of foreign medical schools are required to possess both a medical license and other certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or 5th Pathway. 
  • Required to meet Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements.  The Government will not reimburse for these costs which may include but not limited to Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), etc. certifications.  The American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers is the only program accepted for these certifications.  All such education shall be attended in an unpaid status.
  • Shall have at least two years experience after their residency caring for patients or shall have at least one year’s experience on a civilian or military hospital staff , within the last six years.  Time spent in an accredited residency program will not be used to satisfy this requirement
  • Possess and maintain a current unrestricted license to practice as an Emergency Medicine Physician in any of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Shall have and maintain a current, valid, unrestricted DEA certificate.  There is a fee for DEA registration that is at the cost of the Contractor.
  • Contract physicians performing services under this contract shall have sufficient experience to be able to diagnose and treat diseases and injuries to include, but not limited to, the following:
    • Skin
    • Head
    • Eyes
    • Ears
    • Nose
    • Throat/Mouth
    • Neck
    • Cardiovascular System
    • Pulmonary System
    • Gastrointestinal System
    • Lymphatic System
    • Musculoskeletal System
    • Genitourinary System
    • Reproductive System
    • Psychiatric Disease
    • Central Nervous System
    • Endocrine System
    • Peripheral Nervous System


No supervisory or management authority.



Contract physicians performing services under this contract shall have sufficient experience to be able to perform medical procedures to include, but not limited to, following:

  • Incision and drainage
  • Nail Trephination
  • Sling or swath injuries
  • Bandage
  • Reduce dislocations and fractures when appropriate
  • Stabilize and evaluate cervical spine injuries as appropriate
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Pericardiocenthesis
  • Removal of foreign bodies as appropriate
  • Deliver babies/Emergency vaginal deliveries
  • Performs venous punctures for lab studies and interpret results
  • Draw arterial blood gases for evaluation and interpret results
  • Suture simple lacerations
  • Remove sutures
  • Tube thoracostomy
  • Secure and maintain an adequate airway, by such means as:  oral tracheal airways; oral    
  • tracheal intubation; nasal/tracheal intubation; crico-thyrotomy (needle and surgical)
  • Splint and stabilize traumatic injuries to extremities
  • Administer intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous medications as appropriate
  • Secure and maintain adequate intravenous access by peripheral and by central routes
  • Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage (DPL)
  • Bladder catherization
  • NG/OG tubes
  • Local anesthesia
  • Restraints

Contract physicians performing services under this contract shall have sufficient experience to be able to perform tasks to include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Consult with consultants appropriately
  • Provide medical advice over the telephone
  • Complete all required paperwork
  • Obtain an adequate history, physical, assessment and plan in a timely and appropriate manner on each patient and develop treatment plan
  •  Utilize paraprofessional staff as appropriate
  • Respond to cardiopulmonary arrest as appropriate and Interpret electrocardiograms
  • Direct medical care through radio communication with an ambulance


Hospital Emergency Room. The normal tour of duty in the Emergency Department is ten-hour shifts, 24/7.  Hours scheduled for shifts do not include travel time involved in reaching the emergency room.  The contractor shall fill shifts as designated by the Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine.  These shifts shall be scheduled 90 days prior to the month services are rendered or as directed by the Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine.  The times for Primary Shifts that must be filled first are: 0600-1600, 1100-2100, 1400-2400, 1600-0200, and 2030-0630 every FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY.  The Secondary (Alternate) Shifts will be made available at the discretion of the Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine after all Primary Shifts have been filled. Secondary Shifts are as follows: 0600-1600, 0800-1800, 1100-2100, 1400-2400, 1600-0200, and 2030-0630 shifts Monday-Thursday, and the 0800-1800 shifts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.   NOTE: The shift times are subject to change due to changing mission requirements and the changes will be identified a minimum of 30 days prior to the month services are rendered. 

About Cherokee Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.


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