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Job Title:Medical Officer (Chief of Professional Services), GS-0602-15 DHA

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-13-PI-877228-DHA

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$180,000.00 to $235,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, April 19, 2013 to Thursday, May 02, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GP-0602-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Phoenix, AZ United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING MEDICAL OFFICER

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.  

This vacancy is 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.

Who May Be Considered: US Citizens, current and former competitive service Federal employees, PHS Commissioned Corps, and eligible Indian Preference candidates.

 

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Native American Indian Candidates or Alaska Natives in accordance with the INDIAN PREFERENCE ACT. Title 25, US Code, Section 472 & 473. In other than the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

POSITION DETAILS:  One Permanent full-time, Medical Officer (Chief of Professional Services) posiiton to be filled at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center.  

Salary range:

GP-15, $180,000.00 - $235,000.00 (Annually)

Promotion potential:  None, Position is at full performance level 

Travel Required:  No

Supervisory/Managerial Position:  Yes, may serve one year supervisory probationary period.  

Relocation Expenses Paid:  Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid.  You will be required to sign a one year service agreement.  Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses.    

Is position covered by PL 101-630?  Yes, must submit a completed child care addendum form (See required documents list in the how to apply section)

Is drug testing required?  No

Is government housing available?  No

Is this a bargaining unit position?  No 

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? No 

 

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.

 

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 license 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

 

  • Provide managerial and administrative program direction for the Division of Professional Service, which include all of the following; Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Pathology/Lab, Pharmacy, Emergency Services, Nutrition/Dietetics, Radiology/Medial Imaging and Patient Registration (Front Office) Services.
  • Exercises supervisory responsibility in these area which are work planning, work direction, personnel administration and responsible for the application of EEO program guidelines.
  • Responsible for the overall planning, administration, development and implementation of program documents, reports, budgets, staffing, etc., in concerns with the operation of the clinics.
  • Providing the necessary clinical leadership to and direction consistent with IHS Mission and Goals.
  • Knowledge and experience in management of clinical quality and efficiency, planning and evaluation of programs with particular reference to assessment of cost-effectiveness of programs and advocacy of sensitivity to the needs and aspirations of a diverse work force is also expected in the incumbent.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All applicants must meet the qualification requirements of this position by the closing date of the job announcement: Thursday, May 02, 2013. 

 

Basic Requirements

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 serving as an administrative management of a large multi-complex medical center.  Professional experience managing multiple clinics such as Physical Therapy, respiratory Therapy, Pathology/Lab, Pharmacy, Emergency Services, Nutrition/Dietetics, Radiology/Medical Imaging and Patient Registration (Front Office) Services.  Executive leadership experience in order to develop strategic plans, long-range goals, annual objectives, and strategies to meet the healthcare goals 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;

  1. Resume complete in USAJOBS
  2. Responses to Questionnaire
  3. 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.

 

Reasonable Accommodation

 

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.


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:

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well qualified with a score of at least 85 for this position.  For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:

http://www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/JobsAtIHS/doc/ctap.doc

http://www.hhs.gov/careers/jobs/tips/

Candidates must meet qualification requirements, licensure requirements (possess and maintain a current, valid, active unrestricted license to practice medicine), performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: Thursday, May 02, 2013.

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.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following parts:

  1. Assessment Questionnaire
  2. Résumé
  3. Required Documents (Specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. An applicant may not be considered if proper documentation is not received.)

Option A: Online application process (USAJOBS to Application Manager) the preferred method to receive automatic updates on your application status.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button on this page to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/ .

Your Application Package status must be Complete by, Midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST), Thursday, May 02, 2013, the closing date of this announcement.

Option B:  Fax

If it is not possible for you to use the USAJOBS Account to Application Manager Account online application process (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can apply for this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead. Please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Follow these steps:

  1. Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline. View Occupational Questionnaire.  You can obtain the OPM1203fx form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf .
  2. You may submit the OPM Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), résumé, and/or any supporting documents by fax.
  • If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
  • If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number 877228
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, Aaron Arviso, (602)248-4180, AARON.ARVISO@IHS.GOV.  "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis."



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may result in you losing consideration for a position.

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. Responses to Questionnaire
  4. Completed OF-306 (available to download at:  
  5. Completed Childcare Addendum (available to download at: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/DHR/Documents/ChildcareAddendumOMBApprovedForm.doc)
  6. BIA 4432 (if claiming Indian Preference)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Aaron Arviso
Phone: (602)248-4180
TDD: (301)443-6394
Email: AARON.ARVISO@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
4212 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ
85016

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

First notification : Once the online questionnaire and resume are received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successfully received. Receipt of this email does not confirm receipt of the other required document(s): copy of your license or completed OF-306 Addendum form.

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.   As part of our review we will adjudicate your completed OF-306 Addendum form (see Required Documents Section).

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 drive status updates notification for applicants.  You can elect to activate the proactive notification from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process to sign-up for automatic alerts when there are status changes for jobs to which you have applied. 


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Job Announcement Number:

IHS-13-PI-877228-DHA

Control Number:

342115300