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Job Title:  Physician (Pediatrics)
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  U.S. Army Medical Command
Job Announcement Number:  MD-DHL-13-1070

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$110,000.00 to $210,000.00 / Per Year
Friday, December 28, 2012 to Friday, February 15, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

This position requires board eligibility or board certification in Pediatrics with a subspecialty in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics.  Board certification is preferred.

Recruitment or relocation bonus may be paid.

Medical malpractice liability insurance is not required for federal civilian healthcare providers as they are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. § 1346(b)) while acting within the scope of their employment.

On January 1, 2013, Madigan Healthcare System will become a tobacco free campus. This includes all tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery devices such as "e-cigarettes."  As part of this new policy and Madigan's commitment to employees and their health, newly hired staff may take advantage of one free tobacco cessation class.


Who May Apply:

  • All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.
  • You may apply online by Clicking Here
  • You may check your status online at

    • Moving expenses will not be paid.
    • This is a Direct Hire solicitation.
    • This is an inclement weather essential position.


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    You will serve as a Physician (Pediatrics), responsible clinician member of the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics(DBP) Division’s interdisciplinary team, faculty to the DBP Fellowship training program, and researcher and/or research mentor for trainees. You will maintain accurate and up-to-date records, including daily man-hour and diagnosis logs, maintain and advance own expertise with attendance at professional conferences, participation in in-house continuing education, reading evidence based peer reviewed journals, and research.

    As a developmental behavioral pediatrician, you will participate in the practice of developmental behavioral pediatrics encompassing the use of diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic services to provide the highest quality care to patients and their families. You will demonstrate unique professional expertise in the formulation of a full range of new diagnosis and treatment programs and prognosis determinations in those patients presenting with unusual or difficult developmental problems, administer and interpret developmental tests as well as conduct comprehensive evaluations of children ages newborn to 21. You will review and evaluate medical evidence and information to improve and coordinate programs and services in the fields of maternal and child health and developmental behavioral disabilities with little technical guidance from other professionals, evaluate chronic medically handicapping conditions of children and young adults using record review and/or results of the physician's own history, physical, x-ray, and/or laboratory evaluation, evaluate impact of disease on the patient's social adjustment and on their family, formulate a treatment plan to include medication, therapies, educational planning and other modalities, and follow patient’s response to treatment plan, modifying treatment plan when necessary. You will have knowledge of indications, contraindications, and complications of various treatment and diagnostic modalities used, inform other members of the DBP interdisciplinary team of important new advances in the care of the chronically ill child through review of literature and/or attendance at conferences, and provide advice to the local EFM coding team on severity, feasible treatment plans and expected course of diseases.

    As fellowship faculty, you will assist in the development of various training programs regarding developmental testing and chronic illness in children, demonstrate clinical training sessions for fellows, as well as interns and residents in pediatrics and family practice, on developmental testing and assessment administration, supervise, participate in, and evaluate trainees administering these tests and services within this highly specialized field of expertise, and have final responsibility for the work of trainees ensuring the current accuracy of medical assessments, diagnosis, and recommendations. You will review and update fellowship curriculum as part of a faculty review committee, function as a responsible member and/or faculty mentor of the interdisciplinary teams at Madigan Army Medical Center, a major medical referral center, to assess and code the medical, educational and developmental disabilities of patients.

    You will Initiate or participate in ongoing research projects approved by supervisor, conduct, supervise or direct clinical research in developmental disabilities in conjunction with fellow trainees and may also do the same for resident trainees. In collaboration with, or as, the Fellowship Director of Research, alternate with the Program Director of the fellowship and meet with the fellows routinely throughout their fellowship training to discuss and facilitate scholarly activities. You will assist with fellow orientation in establishing a research timeline, provide oversight and mentorship during the continuous process of scholarship, as trainees develop their research skills, complete research projects, and present results. You may also be requested to be on a Scholarly Oversight Committee of a fellow to determine whether a specific research project is appropriate to meet the American Board of Pediatrics guidelines, ensure successful completion of the project, evaluate the fellow’s progress of scholarly activity, meet with the fellow to present/defend the project, and advise Program Director on the fellow’s progress.

    You will work independently in the general pediatric outpatient clinic managing acute and follow-up care of patients with general pediatric problems, independently order and interpret lab tests and x-rays, prescribe medication, and follow patient’s response to treatment plan, modifying treatment plan when necessary. You will use consultant services appropriately, serve as preceptor to medical students, interns and residents in the general pediatric clinic, attend hospital committee meetings where DBP input is necessary, and perform telephone triage for pediatric patients after normal duty hours and on the weekend.



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  • 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 applicants 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.
  • Licensure/Certification: 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.
  • Specialized Experience: Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess 4 years of residency/fellowship training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training in the specialty of Pediatrics with a subspecialty in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. This required Pediatric experience/training will include skills such as, but not limited to, a wide range of medical duties specializing in all aspects of pediatric care for pediatric patients presenting with unusual or difficult developmental problems, such as advanced examination, diagnosis and treatment to ensure effectiveness of treatment, post discharge. At least one year of this experience must have been equivalent to the next lower level, which would involve independent treatment of complex cases requiring advanced skills.

  • Other Requirements:
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  • Personnel security investigation required.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • A medical examination is required prior to employment.
  • Immunization screening is required.
  • Hepatitis B immunization is required (direct patient care).
  • This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is therefore subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations.
  • This position requires a Childcare Background Check (CNACI).
  • This position is covered by the Drug Abuse Testing Program. Pre-employment drug testing and random drug testing will be required.
  • If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted.
  • If selected, candidate must provide documents for credentialing for health care positions.
  • All Health Care Providers must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification Current Advanced Life Support of other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.

    Basis for Rating: Your application package (resume and supporting documents) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, as described in this Job Announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the position. Your resume will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at



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    The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.


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    The preferred method of application is the Online Application process. To apply for this position, click the hyperlink above to access the Online Application procedures through the Medcell website. PLEASE NOTE: if applying online, the complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (CST) on Friday, February 15, 2013.

    If you are unable to apply online, you may mail your resume via surface mail to:

    PECH-NCR-B, CHRA-NC Region
    Bldg 104, Medcell
    1 Rock Island Arsenal
    Rock Island, IL 61299

    If submitting your resume by mail, you must include the Job Announcement number, your Social Security Number, and your Geographic Location Preferences. Failure to include this information will result in an Ineligible rating. PLEASE NOTE: if applying by postal mail, the complete Application Package must be received in our office by Friday, February 15, 2013.

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


    The following documents are required:

  • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material (e.g. photos), you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain full dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
  • Veterans Documentation/Military Spouse Documentation: If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
  • If you are currently serving on active duty: A certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.


    Monica A. Fetter
    Phone: (309)782-8068
    Agency Information:
    CHRA-NC Region
    1 Rock Island Arsenal
    Rock Island, IL


    To check the status of your application, please visit

    Resumes of qualified candidates will be referred as they are received.

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