Indian Health Service Medical Officer/Supv. Med. Officer (Open Cont.) (Direct Hire) in Fort Yates, North Dakota
Indian Health Service
Few vacancies in the following locations:
- Fort Yates, ND
- Winnebago, NE
- Fort Thompson, SD
- Lower Brule, SD
- McLaughlin, SD More Locations (2)
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Monday 6/13/2016 (133 day(s) ago)
** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (68 day(s) away)
The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal, and Urban operated facilities and programs.
The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The positions are located within the Great Plains Area IHS. There MAY NOT be immediate vacancies at all locations. Interested applicants should check with the local Administrative Office concerning immediate employment needs. Positions may also be filled at other IHS locations including the Great Plains Area Office and Tribe Organizations as vacancies occur. The purpose of this position is to provide comprehensive care to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients within the Great Plains Area.
This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number ++IHS-16-GP-1726246-ESEP/MP++; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered
DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT: These positions are eligible to be filled through Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority [DHA]. The Direct Hire Authority has been authorized by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and Part 337, Subpart B, Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations [5 CFR]. If filled utilizing DHA, the following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. The "rule of three," Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process. Indian Preference does apply.
Exceptional recruiting difficulty may result in payment of a recruitment or relocation incentive/bonus.
- Advises, administer, supervise and/or performs professional work in general medicine.
- Performance of general diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic services to patients in hospitals, clinics, or diagnostic center.
- Performs deliveries in obstetrical cases and arranges for proper postpartum treatment and care; Works with other patients requiring special care.
- Prepares clinical reports and correspondence.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel may be required for training and/or other work related duties.
- YES; Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid. You will be required to sign a one-year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses.
- The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
- investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
- If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
- U.S. Citizenship is required
- May include weekends, evenings, and or Holidays; Rotating Shift Basis.
- A copy of Current Unrestricted License is required (submit a photo-copy).
To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience.
DEGREE: Doctor of Medicine; OR, Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accredited body in the year of the applicant's graduation. A Doctor of medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided educational and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a Fifth Pathway certificate for Americans who completed pre medical education in the United States and graduate in a foreign country).
GRADUATE TRAINING: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine; OR, Doctor of Osteopathy Degree, a candidate MUST have had at least one (1) year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting (i.e. a 1 year internship or the first year of residency program in an institution accredited for such training). For purpose of this standard graduate training programs include only those internships residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accredited bodies recognized within the United States or Canada.
- An internship program involves broadly based clinical practices in which physicians acquire experience in treating a variety of medical problems under supervision (e.g. internal medicine, surgery, general practice, obstetrics-gynecology and pediatrics). Such programs are in hospitals or other institutions accredited for internship training by a recognized body of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
- A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association (AMA) or ADA.
- A fellowship program involves advance training beyond residency training) in a given medical specialty in either a clinical or research setting in a hospital or other institution accredited in the U.S. for such training.
LICENSURE: For positions involving patient care, candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. Applications will be accepted from physicians who are not currently licensed; however, if selected for appointment, they must (a) obtain a license before entering on duty, or (b) meet one of the following provisions:
- Waiver of Licensure Requirement: An agency may waive the licensure requirement for positions not involving direct patient care, e.g., positions performing disability evaluations, positions performing solely research, or administrative program managers. If the agency does not waive the license requirement for these kinds of positions, candidates may be appointed subject to obtaining a license within 1 year.
- Appointments Pending Meeting Licensure Requirement: Individual circumstances may warrant appointments pending meeting the licensure requirement (e.g., when a candidate has a temporary license to practice until the next regular session of the licensing board). Persons appointed pending licensure may not be retained beyond 1 year of appointment if they do not obtain the license.
Clinical and Training Programs: Within Federal clinical and training programs, a distinction is made between general practice and specialist positions. General practitioners must be skilled in recognizing various medical pathologies that require referral to specialists for diagnostic and treatment procedures. Graduate training and experience must, therefore, be well rounded. Specialist positions require graduate training and experience related to the specialty and subspecialty of the position to be filled. Experience may not be substituted for training essential for performing specialized duties. The length and content of residency programs depends upon the specialization and requirement of recognized accrediting American medical specialty boards. These boards are authorized to conduct examinations to determine the competence of physicians in the specialty, to issue certificates of qualification, to participate in evaluating the quality of residency programs, and to determine the requirements for certification.
GENERAL PRACTICE POSITIONS:
For GS-13 Three (3) years of graduate training or equivalent experience and training.
For GS-14 and above-- In addition to the requirements for GS-13 grade level, One (1) year of appropriate experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.
FOR SUPERVISORY POSITIONS: Experience leader or Supervisor of a Medical Department by assigning and evaluating work. Experience evaluating performance and conduct and knowledge of creating a work schedule.
For GS-13 Three (3) years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.
For GS-14 Four (4) years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.
For GS-15 Five (5) years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.
This position requires that you obtain and maintain clinical privileges. If they are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal service.
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Saturday, December 31, 2016
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If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicants responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.
Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer
You can review our benefits at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.
- Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.
- Additional selections may be made on this vacancy.
- Relocation expenses may be authorized.
- Government housing may be available - depending on availability.
- This position requires that you obtain and maintain clinical privileges. If they are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal service.
- A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
- A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free
Salary Range: $140,000.00 to $260,000.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0602-13/15
Promotion Potential: 15
Supervisory Status: Yes
Who May Apply: ANY UNITED STATES CITIZEN
Control Number: 441546400
Job Announcement Number: IHS-16-GP-1726284-DHA