Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: Immigration and Customs Enforcement
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NOTE: This position is in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps and you will be referred as a Commissioned Corps personnel and not as a candidate to a permanent GS career or career-conditional appointment. This USPHS position is being filled at the rank of Captain (O-6).
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: ONLY USPHS OFFICERS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THESE POSITIONS BASED ON THE APPLICANT'S YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND THE NEEDS OF THE LOCATION.
Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyber space and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
This is a key position within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE utilizes the government's second largest cadre of law enforcement officers to ensure our nation's economic, transportation and infrastructure security. ICE enforces immigration and customs laws. Our talented and courageous workforce identifies criminal activities and eliminates vulnerabilities that pose a threat to our nation's borders.
ICE is the primary investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. With more than 19,000 employees in 400 offices around the world, ICE is a key component of the DHS layered defense approach to protecting our nation. For additional information about ICE and career opportunities go to http://www.ice.gov/.
ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) exists within the organizational structure of the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps officers, civil service staff, and contractors comprise the health care professionals working together to provide quality health care services for detainees in ICE custody.
IHSC has a multi-sector, multidisciplinary workforce of more than 900 employees, including U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) commissioned officers, federal civil servants, and contract staff. IHSC provides on-site direct patient care to ICE detainees at 21 detention facilities throughout the country and manages the provision of off-site medical care for detainees housed in approximately 250 additional facilities. The ICE detainee population is approximately 34,000 detainees on a daily basis, with an average length of stay of about 30 days, and over 400,000 detainees annually. IHSC also provides medical support during ICE enforcement operations in the air, on the ground and at sea.
IHSC protects America by providing health care and public health services in support of immigration and customs law enforcement. This is accomplished through maintaining a committed, effective and efficient workforce to provide evidenced-based appropriate health care to detainees in a cost-effective manner.
The Associate Medical Director serves as the Unit Chief of the Medical Services Unit. The medical, dental, pharmacy, nursing, and mid-level provider programs are encompassed in this Unit.
1. Maintains clinical professional skills via continuing education opportunities.
2. Certification of American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health care Providers is required.
3. The employee must be Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certified, in accordance with the American Red Cross or American Heart Association. The employee must possess and submit a copy of certification.
4. 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. The license must be maintained in a permanent, full, and unrestricted status during the term of employment. Continuing education requirements must be met as required for licensing and board certification maintenance.
5. Board Certification: Board certification in family medicine, internal medicine, or related primary care specialty is required to maintain employment. Upon entry on duty, the employee must submit a copy of their requisite American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) board certification. To continue employment, board certification(s) must be renewed and continuing medical education requirements must be maintained based on the requirements of the relevant specialty board.
6. Cultural Competency.
7. Good Oral/Written Communication Skills.
- Maintain current license and meet continuing State edu requirements(if req)
- Maintain BLS certifications
- Complete Application Package (see How to Apply Tab)
- Relevant Experience (see Qualifications and Evaluations Tab)
- Ability to pass background investigation