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Job Detail for Medical Officer (Internal Medicine) - DH
### Indian Health Service
#### 1 vacancy in the following location:
* Kayenta, AZ
##### Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Wednesday 1/18/2017 (1 day(s) ago)
** Closes Sunday 12/31/2017 (346 day(s) away)
## Job Overview
Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.
Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.
This position is located in the Division of Clinical Services of the Kayenta Health Center. Incumbent serves as a Medical Officer (Internal Medicine) at Kayenta Health Center, which involves performance of adult oriented health and medical care services in hospitals, health centers, clinics or other designated health care facilities.
Primary assignments include providing comprehensive and continuing health and medical care services for patients of all ages in outpatient, inpatient, or urgent care settings. The health care provided requires recognition of diseases and injuries including those that are difficult to discover or identify which may require referrals. Assignments include providing consultation to other in the same specialty or other specialties. Incumbent also has the responsibility for supervising mid-level providers in the clinical setting.
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 Examing Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement IHS-17-KA-1898581-ESEP/MP; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.
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:
* Interviews and examines pediatric patients, reviews past medical history, and requests and/or performs diagnostic tests and physical examinations deemed necessary to obtain all possible information related to each purpose of visit. Makes preliminary diagnosis, directs, prescribes, or provides treatment or arranges form specialized care or patient referral as required. Decisions are based upon information obtained, professional medical knowledge, skills and prescribed polices and procedures.
* Conducts pediatric outpatient clinics making observations appropriate to the outpatient's underlying disease and treatment plan, including current symptoms. Reviews the patient's medication, therapy course, adherence to management plan, patient observations. Modifies regimen as indicated, instructs and counsels patients as required. Performs or assists other physicians in the performance of minor surgery.
* Refers pediatric patients to appropriate contracted medical or other government facilities, providing full clinical information for care and diagnostic procedures that cannot be adequately provided at local IHS facilities. Coordinates and integrates information obtained into the ongoing Health Care Program at the Service Unit and assures the provision of timely follow-up care as required.
* Assures preparation of appropriate medical records for pediatric patients seen to assure the accumulation and organization of all pertinent clinical data needed to provide comprehensive medical care. Dictates clinical reports and correspondence concerning patients under his/her care to physicians, hospitals, and other individuals and facilities.
### Travel Required
* Occasional Travel
* Travel may be required to attend meetings and/or trainings.
### Relocation Authorized
## Job Requirements
### Key Requirements
* Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check
* Selectee will be subject to a background investigation
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* U.S. Citizenship is required
* Selectee will be subject to a probation/trial period
* More than one selection may be made from this announcement
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific 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.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
**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).]
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below:
**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.
**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:**
**GS-14:** 3 years of graduate training or equivalent experience and training; 1 year of appropriate experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.
**GS-14**: 4 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.
When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution. Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
**Foreign Education:** If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) of the closing date: Sunday, December 31, 2017
### Security Clearance
Q - Sensitive
## Additional Information
### What To Expect Next
You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.
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 ~ ~ ~**
You can review our benefits at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits
**Loan Repayment Program (LRP):** The Indian Health Service, National Health Service Corps (NHSC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have student loan repayment programs for qualifying health disciplines. This is a competitive process separate from the hiring process. Opportunities for LRP are based on agency high priorities and availability of funds. For additional information please visit:
* For IHS: http://www.ihs.gov/loanrepayment
* For NHSC: https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment
* For HRSA Nurse Corps: http://hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/repayment/nursing/index.html
### 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.
Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned.
This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: http://www.usphs.gov
This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.
**Other additional Compensation: (Subject of availability, eligibility and approval)**
* Market Pay
* Appointment Above the Minimum (AAM)
* Recruitment/Relocation Incentive
* Creditable Service based on Non-Federal experience for Annual Leave Accrual
* Shipment of Household Goods
**CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:**
* Incumbent works on regularly assigned, rotation or call back basis to provide continuity of medical services during evenings, nights, holidays, and weekends.
* Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. 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. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.
* The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any license requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal services.
**IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free**
*Salary Range:* $100,957.00 to $225,000.00 / Per Year
*Series & Grade:* GS-0602-14/14
*Supervisory Status:* No
*Who May Apply:* United States Citizens
*Control Number:* 462654400
*Job Announcement Number:* IHS-17-KA-1898583-DHA