Job Application - Integrated Mission Support Services LLC

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Medical Services Director, Req 159

JOB TITLE:  Medical Services Director

JOB LOCATION:  NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, FL

Job TYPE: Regular Full time   




IMSS is seeking an experienced medical physician and leader for a challenging and unique opportunity to direct the medical, wellness and aerospace medicine services at NASA’s premier multi-user spaceport at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.


This dynamic position leads the medical team working on the front line of the rapidly developing government and commercial aerospace industry and space access programs.


This is a full-time position with full benefits, paid time off, paid holidays and company profit sharing.




Supervise, manage and administer the contract occupational health and wellness programs at NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida.  Duties will include providing occupational health and wellness services to multiple customers, and directing the operation of a large, Monday – Friday, occupational health program staffed by 35 medical professionals. The position requires significant skills in decision-making and the ability to exercise professional initiative and sound judgment.


Work activities will include senior level supervision of the planning, staffing, training, efficiency and effectiveness of all occupational health services, to include occupational and preventative medical services, patient rehabilitation, employee fitness, mental health counselling, emergency medical training, aerospace medicine research, and health promotion at the multi-user spaceport.


The position will also manage strategic and daily work plans and assignments, and ensure work completion and product quality and delivery dates are achieved.  This position requires frequent and direct interface with the senior management at the spaceport, to include briefings, group meetings and medical consultation.  Coordination with other health care agencies for events such as mass casualty response planning will also be required.


Monitors and directs medical service programs. Inspects medical facilities to determine status of equipment, material, and personnel and conformance with standards of operations, including:

  • Supervise all attending physicians and mid-level providers.

  • Provide guidance and in-service training to clinical personnel to ensure quality control in all aspects of occupational medicine.

  • Make recommendations concerning clinical services personnel support requirements, equipment, supplies and other improvements.


    Provide Emergency Medical Director oversight to the NASA KSC emergency medical services according to Chapter 64J-1 FAC (Florida Administrative codes) Emergency Medical Services in association with the NASA protective and emergency services contract:

  • Provide a physician to be available either on-site or on-call at all times.

  • Provide ambulance medications, supplies, and equipment.

  • Determine the ambulance service destination of any patient to either on-site medical facilities or to local hospitals. This determination shall be made by the onsite physician or on-duty registered nurse in consultation with a physician, or by on-call status after hours.

  • Coordinate with Fire Rescue Services provided by the Government in the provision of Triage Site and Transportation zone management and Triage Site treatment when a Triage Site is utilized for mass casualties or space vehicle contingencies.

  • Oversee Paramedic quarterly meetings and quality assurance of run sheets and care provided by Paramedics.


Support and oversee the Aerospace Medicine physicians and nurses and PhD Physiologist who are responsible for:

  • Provide support to NASA flight crew operations, including launch activities.

  • Provide medical services, as needed, to the NASA astronauts at KSC.

  • Help oversee the Paramedic launch contingency operations contract with subcontracted medical service providers.

  • Spaceflight medical operations planning and document preparation, including the Medical Operations Support Implementation Plan (MOSIP), the Emergency Medical Services Plan, and mission specific medical spaceflight support packages.


With the assistance of a dedicated finance team, develop, track and manage detailed customer costing information in order to manage costs with service delivery.


This position will be responsible for ensuring compliance with Federal, State, local, NASA, and Air Force laws, regulations and requirements. With the support of corporate human resource staff will manage collective bargaining agreements and other specialized programs.


Assist in the active implementation of HSG initiatives to ensure compliance with OSHA VPP, ISO, JCAHO, and applicable NASA and Air Force regulations and policies for the safe and efficient operations of services.







Medical Doctor, licensed to practice medicine in state of Florida.


At least five (5) years of clinical practice.


Shall possess certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in a Preventive Medicine and/or Primary Care.


Maintain medical education criteria established by the State Department of Professional Regulation (or equivalent) for licensure.


Possess a full and clean DEA license for all classes of controlled substances II-V


Certified by FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Administration) to be an examiner on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners with an active number.


Demonstrated competency in reading and performing exercise stress tests, especially under the Bruce protocol.


Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications. 


Ability to read and interpret detailed, technical information and effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills 


Ability to use modern project and office management software systems, such as the full suite of Microsoft Office and electronic medical record systems.




Previous medical management experience highly desired. 


Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Pediatric Life Support certifications.


Hearing conservation experience and certification by the CAOHC (Council of Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Administration).


Experience in safety management, quality control and process improvement (or equivalent data-driven management approach) desired.


Working Conditions:


Must thrive in a team atmosphere and effectively work with all levels of employees.  General office and clinical environment may require minor lifting and bending.


Normal daily work week schedule, may require evenings and weekends when necessary.


Complies with all Company safety policies and site-specific safety procedures. Must be willing to ensure safe operating conditions within all areas of responsibility and identify, act and report on areas of safety or hazard concerns.






Salary will be commensurate with qualifications of the applicate to this unique opportunity.


Relocation assistance is available.


IMSS offers the full range of employee benefits, including health benefits for employee and family, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, and 401K.



       We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


IMSS is a drug-free workplace.