Indian Health Service Medical Officer (Administration) in Kayenta, Arizona

Indian Health Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Kayenta, AZ
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 2/29/2016 (279 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (27 day(s) away)

Job Overview
Summary

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.

This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-16-KA-1640324-ESEP/MP; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered

The position is located at the Kayenta Service Unit, Division of Clinical Services, Kayenta, AZ. The primary purpose of this position is to provide overall managerial responsibility of planning, organizing, coordinating, and controlling overall clinical ancillary operations for the Service Unit. Incumbent will also provide direct patient care that includes providing comprehensive and continuing health and health care services for assigned division and its ambulatory care centers of Inscription House Health Center and Dennehotso Health Station.

Duties

Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job. This position is located at Kayenta Health Center, Division of Clinical Services, Kayenta, AZ. The incumbent:

  • Responsible for the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients, and high acuity cases in the capacity of the staff physician; typical but not all inclusive assignments include the following: Interviews and examines patients, reviews past medical history, and requests and/or performs diagnostic tests and examinations deem necessary to obtain all possible information related to each case; makes preliminary diagnosis, direct, prescribes or provides treatment, or arranges for specialized care or patient referral as required; bases decisions upon information obtained, professional medical knowledge and skills, policies and procedures or clinical practice guidelines. Manages the giving of total patient care including prevention, health maintenance, early diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up services to patients under his/her care.
  • Routine duties shall include providing medical care and public health services to individuals eligible for services provided by the IHS in homes, schools, clinics, job sites, and other community locations within the Service Unit.
  • Serves as an advisory member of the Service Unit Executive Committee, participates in the development of strategic plans; develops long-range goals, annual objectives, and strategies to meet the healthcare goals of the organization. Develops new insights, encourages new ideas and innovation, designs and implements new programs/process. Formulates objectives and priorities and implements plans consistent with the long term interest of the organization; supports and advocates the need for change.
  • Develops and executes plans to achieve organization goals, leveraging resources to maximize efficiency and produce high quality results. Focuses on customer needs and satisfaction; develops networks and build alliances and gain cooperation to achieve common goals. Fosters an inclusive work place where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the service unit. Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride and trust and facilities cooperation to accomplish goals.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required to attend meetings and/or trainings.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • 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
Qualifications

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.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):

Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education 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 premedical education in the United States and graduate education 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 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training. (This 1 year of supervised experience may be waived for research or administrative positions not requiring direct patient care.) For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the Directory of Residency Training Programs and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians. An internship program involves broadly based clinical practice 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 AOA. A fellowship program involves advanced 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 United States 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.

Applicants who meet the basic requirements qualify for GS-11 positions.

Additional Requirements for Grades GS-12 and Above: The requirements below are grouped according to types of programs-clinical and training, aviation medical, occupational health, disability evaluation, maternal and child health, and research. 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 requirements 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-14 and above: In addition to the requirements for GS-13, 1 year of appropriate experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Saturday, December 31, 2016

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Applicant MUST verify the completeness and successful submission of their applications by logging into the USAJobs Application Manager to check the “Status”. Your qualifications for the job will be reviewed against other applicants to determine, if you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant’s 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

BENEFITS

You can review our benefits at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits

Other Information

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement. (Supervisory positions only)

Recruitment incentive (may or may not) be authorized.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Work requires some physical exertion of long periods of standing or recurring and considerable crouching, bending, standing, stooping, stretching, and walking. Work involves regular and recurring exposure to risks, discomforts of contagious diseases and infectious materials requiring special precautions of protective clothing and equipment as needed.

Incumbent will be required to drive a government vehicle that requires a current unrestricted state driver's license.

  • 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.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

Salary Range: $110,000.00 to $230,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0602-15/15

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 431165000

Job Announcement Number: IHS-16-KA-1640329-DHA