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Job Title:Medical Officer (Internal Medicine) GS-0602-13/14

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-R5-OK-862464-ESEP/MP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$104,458.00 to $195,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, July 11, 2013 to Wednesday, July 24, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0602-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Pawhuska, OK United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

The Indian Health Service (IHS) provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Join us in our Mission to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.

This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-13-OK-862127-DH for those who want to be considered under Direct Hire Authority. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.

 

Applicants who applied to IHS-13-OK-862464-ESEP/MP  or IHS-R2-OK-862464-ESEP/MP or IHS-R3-OK-862464-ESEP/MP or IHS-R4-OK-862464-ESEP/MP you need not reapply unless updating their application or supplying additional documentation.

 

Appointment: Permanent Full-Time position to be filled. 

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS); Pawhuska, OK United States 1 vacancy

POSITION DETAILS: Starting Salaries: (May be adjusted for Present/Former Federal Employees)
Title 5: GS-13: $90,786.00 per Annum; GS-14: $104,458 per Annum
Title 38: Salary may range from $96,539 to $195,000.

Recruitment Incentives: Incentives may include a recruitment or relocation incentive up to 25% (subject to eligibility and approval) and Supplemental or National Student Loan Repayment incentives.

Promotion potential: None

Supervisory/Managerial Position: No

Relocation Expenses Paid: Paid, expenses will be paid in the interest of the government and not in the interest of the selected employee.

Is this a bargaining unit position? Yes

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? Yes

 

Who may apply section

 

  • Excepted Service Examining Plan Candidates (ESEP)
  • Merit Promotion Plan Candidates (MPP)
  • Veteran's Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunity Act Candidates (VEOA)
  • Commissioned Corps Candidates

 

FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION: Contact Keith Bohanan, at  (405)951-3789, Email keith.bohanan@ihs.gov, or John Farris, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at 405-951-3776, Email john.farris@ihs.gov.

 

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)

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.

  • Serves as a Internal Medicine Physician performing diagnosis and treatment of adult patients.
  • Provides direct medical services including diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic services for adult patients.
  • Ensures appropriate medical records are maintained and updated.
  • Communicates effectively with patients and families with multiple health problems and of different backgrounds.

  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Applicants must possess and provide documentation of the following basic requirements:

    A Degree as a 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 applicants 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).] Must submit official or unofficial copy of transcripts showing doctorate degree conferred. If applicable, must supply ECFMG or fifth pathway certificate.

    AND

    Residency Certification: At least three years of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting (i.e., 3 years of residency or internship in a Internal Medicine training program in an institution accredited for such training). Include only those internships, residencies, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Must submit copies of internship, residency, and/or fellowship certificates totaling three years.

     

    Applicants that are currently enrolled in their 3rd year of residency in a Internal Medicine training program and are within 9 months or less of graduation may be referred out. In this circumstance applicants must submit a letter from their internship, residency, or fellowship program stating they are in good standing and their expected graduation date.

    AND

    Medical License:
    A current, non-temporary, 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.

    AND

    GS-13: The requirements for Residency Certification above, meet the qualifications listed for the GS-13 grade level.

    OR

    GS-14: At least one full year of specialized experience practicing as a Internal Medicine Physician providing comprehensive medical care to adult patients.

    Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed at least one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).


    This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to entering on duty. For information on Foreign Education click here http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    As per the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan: Current employees and eligible applicants are considered under merit promotion only, unless they provide an appropriate Standard Form (SF)-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," and indicate under which plan they are applying.  Please indicate on your resume and during the online assessment process which hiring plan you want to be considered under: Merit Promotion and/or the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan.  See jobs@ihs.gov for more details.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    The HHS Careers system simplifies the Federal application process by replacing the former KSA job-element statements with on-line self-assessment questions. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications requirements will be invited to complete an on-line questionnaire assessing the following: 

     

    • Internal Medicine
    • Planning Patient Care
    • Interpersonal Skills

     

    If found qualified, your score will range from 70-100 points (not including points that may be assigned for Veterans' Preference).  We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire.  If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.  You will be deemed well qualified if you score 85 and above.

    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 time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), 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 by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. 

    Measles and Rubella immunizations required for selectees born after 1957.

    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.

    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. The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants.  The Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

     



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    For questions concerning Commissioned Corps please contact Laura Goddard at 405/951-3742.

     

    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/

     

    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 862464
    • 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.

    PLEASE NOTE: In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.

    Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, Keith Bohanan, (405)951-3789, KEITH.BOHANAN@IHS.GOV.  "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis."

     



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    You must provide the required documents listed below during the online application process either through the document upload process or fax using instructions outlined in Section B above.

    • ___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 include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.
    • ____Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available to download at:  http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/DHR/Documents/ChildcareAddendumOMBApprovedForm-2012.doc
    • ____Indian Preference applicants If claiming Indian preference for the first time, or if you have no previous documentation of preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the current Form BIA -4432, Expiration Date: 11/30/2014, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only."  The current form expiration date, 11/30/2014, does not need to be used if an older Form BIA-4432 is submitted with a signature that predates the expiration date on the form. Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA official of tribal enrollment records, documentation of lineal descent, state or academic records that document you posses one-half degree Indian blood from a tribe indigenous to the United States, as well as official records that establish your degree of Indian blood, such as census records. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary.   (See the form for detailed instructions for the completion of the BIA form 4432 located at:  http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xbie/documents/text/idc015515.pdf or please contact your tribal enrollment officer or your local BIA Office for your most current form.)
    • ___Qualifications -- Medical License - Applicants must provide a copy of a current (must show expiration date) non-temporary, 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 considered incomplete without proof. Residency Certificates - Applicants must provide copies of residency certificates to verify completion of three years of Internship, Residency Training and/or Fellowship. Applications will be considered incomplete without proof.
    • ___Transcripts - Education is required for this position, transcripts must be provided. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty. If applicable, applicants must supply ECFMG or fifth pathway certificates.
    • ___Veteran's Preference-If claiming Veteran's Preference, include a copy of DD-214 Form, and SF-15 if claiming 10 point Veteran's Preference http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.
    • Response to Assessment Questionnaire.

    Applicants may submit optional documents and place these under Miscellaneous: such as performance reviews, copies of job-related certifications, cover letter, letters of recommendation, SF-50. Suggest documents submitted are job-related and current.

     

     

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Keith Bohanan
    Phone: (405)951-3789
    TDD: (301)443-6394
    Email: KEITH.BOHANAN@IHS.GOV
    Agency Information:
    Indian Health Service HR Center
    701 Market Drive
    Oklahoma City, OK
    73114

    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).

    Second notification: You will be notified of your status when the list of candidates has been referred to the hiring manager for employment consideration.

    Additional notifications: for those referred to the hiring manager. We will keep you updated on the status using the online alert system. When a tentative offer is made, the selectee must undergo a fingerprint check.  Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire.  The "tentative" new employee will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. 

    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-R5-OK-862464-ESEP/MP

    Control Number:

    347337300