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Job Title:STAFF PHYSICIAN

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Job Announcement Number:LAG-PHS-898694-LMA-039

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$60,672.00 to $103,080.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 to Wednesday, October 23, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

CC-0602-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location(s):
Pearsall, TX United StatesView Map
Florence, AZ United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

These positions are open ONLY to current U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Officers

JOB SUMMARY:

NOTE: These positions are 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. These USPHS positions are being filled at the rank of Commander (O-5).

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.

NOTE: IF YOU PREVIOUSLY APPLIED UNDER VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT LAG-PHS-898694-LMA-011 OR 019 YOU DO NOT NEED TO APPLY UNDER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO RECEIVE CONSIDERATION FOR THESE POSITIONS.

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 cyberspace 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/.

The ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) exists within the organizational structure of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security. The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers, civil service staff comprise the healthcare professional working together to provide quality healthcare services. IHSC serves as the medical experts for ICE.

The incumbent serves as a Physician for one of the healthcare facilities located across the nation for the ICE Health Service Corps. These sites provide medical care to detainees in Immigration and Custom Enforcement custody.

It is the responsibility of the Physician to adhere to policies and procedures as stated in the ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) Policies and Procedures Manual.

MISSION:The ICE Health Service Corps 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 who provides evidenced based appropriate health care in a cost effective manner.

These positions are open for Commissioned Corps Officers only!

COMPETENCIES:

1. Maintains clinical professional skills via continuing education opportunities.

2. Maintains CPR/BLS certification.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Maintain current license and meet continuing State edu requirements(if req)
  • Maintain BLS certifications
  • Competencies
  • Complete Application Package (see How to Apply Tab)
  • Relevant Experience (see Qualifications and Evaluations Tab)
  • Ability to pass background investigation

DUTIES:

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Interpretation and translation activities within the scope of the employees’ duties.
  2. Assess these employees’ language abilities to ensure their competency to perform language services for particular duties; and describe plans for enhancing employees’ language abilities.
  3. Provides specialized medical services to outpatients and provides medical care to inpatients in facilities with a short stay unit. Specific duties involve all aspects of health care delivery. The incumbent will work in concert with both facility staff and consultant specialists in various clinical areas.
  4. Performs all duties in accordance with current accepted medical practices and procedures.
  5. Conducts physical examinations, initial and follow-up assessments for acute and chronic medical condition.
  6. Collects comprehensive medical and social history to include a review of all body systems.
  7. Performs physical assessment in correlation with historical findings, records preliminary objective findings.
  8. Acts as a consultant for mid-level providers and/or registered nurses, providing oversight and direction. Incumbent will provide input for the performance rating of nurses and mid-level providers.
  9. Examines and orders appropriate diagnostic testing and provides necessary treatment and/or medications as required. Refers selected cases to consultant specialists when necessary. Refers detainees requiring hospitalization to a community hospital and to an appropriate admitting physician.
  10. For facilities with a short stay unit the incumbent will make rounds on detainees admitted to his/her care, mid-levels providers, and nursing personnel, as described in applicable local procedures. Additionally, the clinician may see detainees who are in locked/segregated status in their designated housing area or are housed in segregation units.
  11. Administers or directs administration of both curative and preventative inoculations.
  12. Prescribes medications (including narcotics and routine psycho tropics), treatments, diets, and nursing care.
  13. Renders emergency medical/surgical/mental health services as required.
  14. As the licensed provider, the incumbent provides clinical oversight. It is the incumbent's responsibility to consult with other health care providers to provide training and mentoring and to be directly involved with the evaluation and treatment of severely ill and medically complex patient care problems. Is responsible for providing direct patient care.
  15. Ensures that proper evaluations and treatments are carried out and documented. Incumbent shall constantly monitor and evaluate the quality of patient care, providing data to the departmental Performance Improvement program, and other agencies or committees as required.
  16. The incumbent will be required to provide on-call medical duty coverage as needed after regular work hours and may need to return to the facility to provide medical care.
  17. May be required to see patients on an interim basis who are not in the category of his/her expertise.
  18. May be called on to assist in the operation of other clinics, upon the absence of the regularly assigned physician.
  19. Assures proper maintenance of medical records, preparation of reports, etc., as related to the area of responsibility. Makes recommendations on matters of policy, procedures, training, personnel, and equipment as related to specific area of responsibility.
  20. Participates actively in Health Services medical in-service programs. Assists with training for mid-level practitioners, nursing staff, support services personnel, and peer professional staff.
  21. As needed, works with and is assigned to various committees. Flexible and able to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and work requirements. Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution.
  22. Provide radiological services; these services will be primarily to conduct tuberculosis surveillance i.e. digital single view chest x-rays.
  23. Follows supervisory chain of command.
  24. Other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

  1. Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or
  2. Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation.
  3. 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.
  4. Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed pre medical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).
  5. 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 AGCME or AOA 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.
  6. Evidence of board eligibility/certification is required in an appropriate primary care specialty (internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine) by an ABMS or AOA approved board.
  7. Board certified required.
  8. Certification of American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health care Providers is required.
  9. 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.
  10. Continuing education requirements must be met as required for licensing and board certification maintenance. Minimum 12 hours of continuing education annually.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  1. The work may require physical exertion such as lifting objects greater than 30 pounds.
  2. Required to perform CPR standing or kneeling.
  3. Must be able to assist patients in and out of wheelchairs.
  4. The work may necessitate some physical characteristics that will be required when responding to an emergency situation, such as running short distance, prolonged standing and working in an austere environment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applications will be evaluated against the required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities as listed in this announcement.


BENEFITS:

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Pay and benefits for PHS officers are managed through the Division of Commissioned Corps Personnel and Readiness and are comparable to the pay and allowances authorized for members of the Armed Forces. Specific information can be found in the Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation, 7000.14-R at http://comptroller.defense.gov/fmr/07a/index.html.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

DHS SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

1. DHS

2. ICE

3. ERO

HHS SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

1. Health and Human Services (HHS)

2. USPHS

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Reports to the Clinical Director or assigned supervisor.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

Your complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • You must submit your resume which shows relevant experience, education, and training. Work experience should include job title, duties, employer's name, daytime telephone number and address, starting and ending dates, hours worked per week, and indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.
  • You must submit copies of proof of licensures, degrees, certificates and all other required documentation identified in this announcement.
  • You must submit your three (3) most recent Commissioned Officer Effectiveness Reports (COER).
  • Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

    If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

    1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 898694.
    2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot complete your Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. Your complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

    To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
    2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf
    3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    You must submit all required information by TAG:Closing Date. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. A valid email address is required in order to notify you of the outcome of your application.

    Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or email. If you need further assistance, contact the Human Resources Office representative listed on this announcement at least one day prior to Wednesday, October 23, 2013 for further instructions. 

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    IHSC Recruiting
    Phone: (202)732-4600
    Email: IHSCRECRUITING@ICE.DHS.GOV
    Agency Information:
    ICE Laguna Service Center
    500 12th St SW
    Washington, DC
    20024
    USA

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    If you meet all eligibility requirements, your application package will be sent to the hiring manager for further consideration.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    LAG-PHS-898694-LMA-039

    Control Number:

    352257600