To meet the basic eligibility requirements for this position, applicants must possess the following: Degree: Doctor of Medicine 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. 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 Medical Association (AMA).
* 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)
* 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. Additional Requirements:
At the GS-14 level, 3 years of residency in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training is required. Knowledge, skills, and abilities for work in this program area may have been acquired in occupational Medicine, family practice, internal medicine, surgery, pathology, dermatology, radiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, public health, aerospace medicine, and general preventive medicine. FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs. For more information regarding Foreign Education, please visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e4.asp
This position HAS a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
All qualification requirements must be met at the time your resume is submitted. You will be responsible for updating your resume to keep information current. You may update your resume at anytime during the open period of this announcement. You must have a current certification, licensure, or registration credentials as a Medical Officer for this position
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line self assessment questions that are based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:
1. A physician licensed to practice in any state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Ricao or a territory of the United States.
2. Board certified in Occupational Medicine and must maintain board certification and licensure.
3. Requires a very high degree of medical knowledge in order to render sound professional judgement on cases involving highly complex medical issues.
4. Knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of merchant mariners sufficient to oversee evaluations of the mariner's medical standing and its potential effect on applicant's ability to perform those duties and responsibilities in accordance with mariner medical standards.
Skill and experience in Occupational Medicine and one of the following is required; a well rounded medical background such as that attained by the completion of a clinically oriented residency program, clinical experience in primary care medicine. To preview questions please click here.