All applicants must meet the qualification requirements of this position by the closing date of the job announcement: Thursday, May 02, 2013.
1) 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).]
2) 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.
- 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, 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.
3) Licensure: For positions involved with direct 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 a Federal appointment, they must (a) obtain a license before entering on duty, or (b) meet the following provisions:
In addition to the BASIC REQUIREMENTS listed above, you must also meet the ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS for positions at the GS-12 or above:
Within Federal clinical and training programs, a distinction is made between general practice and specialist positions. Specialist positions require graduate training and experience related to the specialty and subspecialty of the position to be filled. 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.
For GS-15, 5 years of residency training in a Medical Specialty or have equivalent experience and training that demonstrates the ability to provide independent patient care.
GS-15: One year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level with professional executive leadership managing multiple clinics such as Ambulatory Care (Out Patient), Clinical Services (In Patient), Professional Services, Nursing Services, and Behavioral Health Services. Executive leadership in order to develop strategic plans; Develop long-range goals, annual objectives, and strategies to meet the healthcare goals of the organization. Develop new insights, encourages new ideas and innovation, designs and implements new programs/processes. Formulates objectives and priorities and implements plans consistent with the long term interest of the organization.
Substitution of Experience for Residency Training: Experience MAY NOT BE SUBSTITUTED for residency training that is essential for the performance of specialized duties. For example, Specialists such as Psychiatrists and Surgeons must complete the number of years of accredited residency training required in their respective specialties. An exception may be made when a peer panel of physicians (subject-matter experts) determines and documents that the knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in professional medical practice are equivalent to those acquired during the same period of time in a graduate training program.
Final Year Residents: Applications will be accepted from applicants who are in their final year of residency and expected to complete their residency training. Such applicants are required to provide evidence of meeting all qualification requirements prior to entering on duty.
NOTE: Positive Education Requirements, This position has specific educational requirements. To qualify for this position, you MUST possess the required education as noted under Qualifications.
You must provide the required information during the online application process;
- Resume complete in USAJOBS
- Responses to Questionnaire
- Applicable Supporting Documentation (see Required documents section in this announcement for more details) including OF 306 Addendum
Conditions of Employment:
- Selectee(s) are 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(s) must have documented immunity to Rubella and Measles.
- Selectee(s) may be required to satisfactorily complete a one-year probationary period.
- Selectee(s) are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment.
- Selectee(s) may be required to travel and must possess a valid driver's license.
Qualified disabled applicants (Rehabilitation Act of 1973) and disabled veterans with 30% or more disability are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified applicants with disabilities, except when doing so would impose undue hardship on the Indian Health Service. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (602) 364-5219. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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.
For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category.