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Job Title:Medical Officer (All Specialties)

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-13-BI-823789-DH

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$96,539.00 to $195,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 14, 2013 to Tuesday, December 31, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0602-13/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Crow Agency, MT View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING MEDICAL OFFICERS

Title 38 Salary and Hiring Incentives Available and Federal Benefits Package

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of Indigenous Americans!  At IHS you can make a difference in the lives of Native Americans and Alaska Natives around the Country.  

These vacancies are being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority.  The following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be made available to the Selecting Official for consideration. Hiring preference will be given to qualified Native American and Alaska Native applicants, but Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to these vacancies.

 

A severe Government-wide shortage of candidates exists and/or a critical hiring need is present for this occupation as determined by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Therefore, these Federal positions are also being filled through OPM's Government-wide Direct Hire Authority (DHA). This flexible hiring authority has been authorized by the Chief Human Capital Officer Act of 2002 (Title XIII of the Homeland Security Act and codified at 5 U.S.C. § 3304).  If utilizing DHA, the following is applicable:  a vacancy is established, applicants who are U.S. citizens and meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration, and the "rule of three", Veteran's preference, & traditional rating/ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process (Indian Preference does apply).

 

INDIAN PREFERENCE POLICY: The Indian Health Service (IHS) is required by law to give absolute preference Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment.  Therefore, IHS is committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and Alaska Native candidates 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. In other than above, IHS is also committed to achieving full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, religion, color, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation.


Your application will expire in 3 months and you will need to reapply to keep your application active.

This is an open continuous vacancy announcement and applications will be referred when vacancies occur. This Announcement is intended as a mechanism of providing consideration for the greatest number of potential candidates. Candidates with a complete application will be considered for all vacancies that occur for a 3-month period or the closing date of this announcement, whichever comes first. You will be considered for those vacancies that match your desired geographic locations, skills and or job preferences. Positions may be filled at ANY of the grade levels indicated in this announcement, with or without promotion potential as vacancies occur. Applicants should specify the lowest grade (GS-level) that they will accept.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Billings Area Indian Health Service, Crow Service Unit (CSU), Indian Health Hospital: Crow Agency, MT United States Few vacancies.

 

POSITION DETAILS:  

Salary range: $96,539.00- $195,000.00 ( Annually)

Promotion potential:   GS-15

Merit Promotion Position:   Yes

Travel Required:   Yes; Occasional

Supervisory/Managerial Position:   No

Relocation Expenses Paid:   Paid - Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid primarily in the interest of the government and not in the interest of the selected employee.   Employee will be required to sign a one-year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one-year service agreement may require repayment of relocation expense allowances.    

Is drug testing required?:   No

Is government housing available?:   Yes (depending on availability) 

Is this a bargaining unit position?: Yes

Call-back Overtime, rotating shifts, Weekends/Holidays?: Yes

 

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.  

 

WHO MAY APPLY:  

Any U.S. Citizen.

 

***This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-13-BI-823788-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan.   If you wish to be considered all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.***

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Position subject to background investigation.
  • As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • Must be a US Citizen to apply.
  • Copy of current professional licensure required during the hiring process.

DUTIES:

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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.

 

MAJOR DUTIES:

·         Serves as a physician and provides outpatient care. 

·         Conducts regular outpatient clinics, general medical and pediatric, for examination diagnosis and treatment of patients.

·         Determines when the services of a specialist are needed to treat unusual cases.

·         Make necessary arrangements for the admission of hospital patients to appropriate hospital.

·         Analyzes the clinical records of new inpatients to determine preliminary diagnosis, affords professional care to patients confined, obtains necessary consultation for cases presenting difficulty in diagnosis or treatment, and authorizes admission of patients to contract hospitals for emergency medical care and surgery.

·         Participates in service unit and area meetings to develop new, modify existing, and evaluate medical procedures relative to patient care with objective of improving and increasing the degree of patient care given to patients.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: Selective factors are knowledge, skills, abilities, or special qualifications that are in addition to the minimum requirements in a qualification standard, but are determined to be essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of a particular position. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET THE FOLLOWING SELECTIVE FACTOR ARE INELIGIBLE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION: A COPY OF THIS LICENSURE MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

Medical Officer/Physician: Must possess and maintain a valid, current, unrestricted license or certification in a State.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

 

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-12 -- 2 years of graduate training or equivalent experience and training.
For GS-13 -- 3 years of graduate training or equivalent experience and training.
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.

Specialist positions

For GS-13 -- 3 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.

For GS-14 -- 4 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.

For GS-15 -- 5 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.


You must provide the required information during the application process;

  1. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
       ·Resume

    Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
       ·Cover Letter
       ·DD-214
       ·Other
       ·Other Veterans Document
       ·SF-50
       ·Transcript

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

These vacancies are being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority.  The following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to this vacancy.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.   Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits.  



OTHER INFORMATION:

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE, & REQUIREMENTS:

·         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).  Also, a security questionnaire must be completed before or on the date of hire.   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.

·         Before hiring can be made final, selectee will be required to complete a “Declaration of Federal Employment – Optional Form 306” to determine your suitability for Federal Employment, and to certify the accuracy of all the information in your application. Persons making false statements in any part of the application may not be hired; or fired after employment starts; or may be fined.

·         Before hiring can be made final, selectee will also be required to complete an “Addendum to the Declaration of Federal Employment – Optional Form 306.  Under P.L. 101-630 Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, persons who have been arrested for or charged with a crime involving a child, or violent crime against a person, may not be eligible for employment with IHS.

 

OTHER:

·         The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure 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 service.

·         Selectee will be required to be immunized against Measles and Rubella and provide documentation prior to or at the time of their start date. Special consideration may be allowed to individuals who are allergic to a component of the vaccine or are currently pregnant. Selectee must have documented immunity to Rubella and Measles.

·         Males over the age of 18, and born after December 31, 1959, are required to be registered with the Selective Service System (or have an exemption) in order to be eligible for employment with the Federal Government.

·         Selectee(s) are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment.

·         The incumbent may be required to travel and must possess a valid driver’s license.

 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Verification of Indian Preference:  Applicants who wish to receive Indian Preference MUST submit the BIA Form 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS Only.  This certifies the applicant an Indian as defined by the Indian Health Manual Chapter 7, Part 3.  Indian Preference will not be given unless a proper BIA Form 4432 is attached to the application/resume.

 

All information provided by the candidate will be verified, reference checks will be conducted from current and past supervisors on the tentative selectee.

 

The law prohibits public officials from appointing, promoting, or recommending their relatives.

 

Federal annuitants (military and civilian) may have their salaries reduced.  All employees must pay any valid delinquent debt or the agency may garnish their salary.

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Candidates must meet qualification requirements, licensure requirements (possess and maintain a current, valid, active State license/registration as a Physician), performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements before appointment.

Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

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.

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HOW TO APPLY:

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You MUST provide the required documents listed below during the application process. IF any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete: 

  •  ___Resume -You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes hours worked per week, month and year of employment. 

If you choose to submit resume or other application format, you should include the following information:

JOB INFORMATION:

Announcement number, title, and grade(s) of the job for which you are applying and duty station(s) interested in.

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Full name, mailing address (with zip codes), day and evening phone numbers (include area codes), and e-mail address (if any), Country of citizenship

EDUCATION:

·         High School (name, city, and state) and date of diploma or GED

·         College and/or universities (name, city, and state, major, type and year of degrees received)

·         Copies of college transcripts, if applicable.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Give the following for your paid and non-paid work experience related to the job for which you are applying:

·         Organization and Job title (if Federal, please indicate series and grade & submit SF-50)

·         Duties and accomplishments

·         Supervisor’s name, address, and phone number

·         Starting and ending dates (month and year) and average hours worked per week

     

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Give dates but do not send documents unless requested:

·         Job related training courses (title and year) and skills

·         Job related certificates and licenses (if you are a licensed medical professional, submit copy of license to practice)

·         Honors, awards, and special accomplishments, for example, publications, memberships, in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, and performance awards.

***If your resume or application does not provide all the information we request, you may lose consideration for a job.***

WHERE TO APPLY

submit applications to:

Indian Health Service

PO Box 36600

Billings, MT  59107

Attn: SHELLY MACDONALD

or

e-mail to: shelly.macdonald@ihs.gov or fax to: 406-247-7251

 

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, Shelly MacDonald, 406-247-7196, shelly.macdonald@ihs.gov.  "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis."

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide the required information during the application process; if any of the following are missing when the announcement closes your application may be considered incomplete:

1.    Completed Resume

2.    Copy of current License

3.    BIA 4432 (if claiming Indian Preference)

4.    SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action (current or former federal employees who wish to be considered under direct hire.)

PLEASE NOTE:  IF selected, applicant may be required to submit additional documents to confirm their submitted application has met the position’s educational and eligibility requirements (if any).  These materials could include official transcripts, copy of license or certification, the Child Care Addendum Form, and/or veteran’s preference documentation, all of which are now a part of the pre-appointment process.  This means the tentative job offer would be contingent upon receipt of these materials within a 24 hour time frame or offer is subject to withdrawal.

IN ADDITION: All information provided by the candidate will be verified, Reference checks will be conducted from current and past supervisors on tentative selectees.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Shelly Macdonald
Phone: (406)247-7196
TDD: 301-443-6394
Email: SHELLY.MACDONALD@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will review your résumé and required supporting documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification & eligibility requirements.  This position is covered under Public Law 101-630 Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.


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Job Announcement Number:

IHS-13-BI-823789-DH

Control Number:

335628600