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Job Title:Medical Officer (Psychiatry)

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-14-AQ-956991-DH

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 $129,865.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, October 25, 2013 to Friday, November 15, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0602-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Albuquerque, NM View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Public

JOB SUMMARY:

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal and Urban operated facilities and programs.

For information on the IHS visit IHS.GOV

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service and Merit Promotion procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-14-AQ-956950-ESEP/MP number for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered

This position is located at the Albuquerque Service Unit and is under the supervision of the Supervisory Clinical Psychologist.  The incumbent provides a full range of direct psychiatric services in evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment planning to clients of all ages with an emphasis on children and adolescents.

Area of Consideration: All Sources 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
  • investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • U.S. Citizenship is required

DUTIES:

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Serves as consultant to the medical staff, residents, nurses, pharmacists, and behavioral health professionals.

Provides outpatient psychiatry services for patients presenting with all levels of mental health needs i.e. acute care, neuropsychiatric problems of severe and extreme complexity, psychosis, organic brain syndrome, and substance abuse and addictions.

Clinical services provided include but are not limited to the following:   assessments, crisis stabilization, psychotherapy, interactive therapies, behavior modification planning, group therapy, monitor medications and consultations. 

Maintains appropriate medical records and documentation of interviews, examinations, therapies, interventions and follow-up


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience. 

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):

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).]

 

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. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the Directory of Residency Training Programs and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians.

 

  • 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, general practice, 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.

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.

 

In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Clinical and Training Programs- Within Federal clinical and training programs, a distinction is made between general practice and specialist positions. General practitioners must be skilled in recognizing various medical pathologies that require referral to specialists for diagnostic and treatment procedures. Graduate training and experience must, therefore, be well rounded. Specialist positions require graduate training and experience related to the specialty and subspecialty of the position to be filled. Experience may not be substituted for training essential for performing specialized duties. 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.

 

Specialist positions for GS-14: Candidates must have 4 years of residency training in the Psychiatry specialty or equivalent experience and training.

 

Public Health Service (PHS) Licensure Policy: Each PHS physician must possess and maintain a current and unrestricted license in a State.


You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Friday, November 15, 2013

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position) and your responses to the assessment questions will be evaluated against the duties you provided in your resume, along with your submitted documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following:

  • Technical Competency
  • Diagnostic Tasks
  • Interpersonal Skills

The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:

Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions. All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, Friday, November 15, 2013, to be considered.


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:

Additional selections may be made on this vacancy announcement.

A one-year probationary period is required upon selection/placement.

Additional compensation for which a physician may be eligible, in addition to their base salary, are a Recruitment and Relocation Incentive (maximum of 25% of base pay); Initial or renewal of Retention allowance (maximum of 25% of base pay when necessary); Market Pay, and an Appointment-Above-the Minimum.

Relocation expenses are not authorized and will not be paid.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Proof of Immunity for Rubella and Measles.

Position covered by P.L. 101-630 Indian Child Protection Act.

May work extended hours and weekendsIHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.

  1. Click ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
  2. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
  3. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
  4. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
  5. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re-selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 956991. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line. If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf
  3. You are limited to selecting 10 locations.
  4. Fax 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When completing the 1203-FX, be sure to select only one response for each question. Selecting more than one response for a question may result in your application package being rated ineligible. 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.

The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (MYRON JACKSON, (505)248-4739, and/or MYRON.JACKSON@IHS.GOV). The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

For additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) found here: http://www.ihs.gov/jobs/index.cfm?module=search&option=faq



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:

  • Resume - Detail description of job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates (month/year) for each work experience, hours worked per week, etc.  Use of USAJobs online resume builder is highly recommended.
  • 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 Form BIA-4432 (expiration date 11/30/2014), “Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only.” 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. For detail instructions, see form BIA-4432. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary. Current IHS employees with a BIA form on file in their Official Personnel Folder are required to submit a copy of that form with their application. Refer to BIA-4432 link: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xbie/documents/text/idc015515.pdf
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) - or other Veterans preference (VRA and 30%or more disabled) – include a copy of your DD-214, if you're claiming Vet preference. For more information please see link at: http://fehb.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/
  • Career Transitional Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Assistance Program (ICTAP) – If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf.
  • Childcare Addendum form - must be included for this position and is available for downloading at: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/DHR/Documents/ChildcareAddendumOMBApprovedForm.doc
  • Transcripts - Transcripts must be provided due to positive education requirement.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.
  • Licensure - Copy of a current and unrestricted license as required by the PHS Licensure Policy.
  • Other - Copy of the Supplemental Qualifications Statement at: http://www.ihs.gov/albuquerque/documents/MDDDSSupQalStatement.pdf

Your application package MUST be complete by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Friday, November 15, 2013, the closing of this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

MYRON JACKSON
Phone: (505)248-4739
TDD: 3014436394
Email: MYRON.JACKSON@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
5300 Homestead Road NE
Albuquerque, NM
87110

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Applicant MUST verify the completeness and successful submission of their applications by logging into the USAJobs Application Manager to check the “Status”. Your qualifications for the job will be reviewed against other applicants to determine, if you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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 provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

~ ~ ~ Indian Health Service (IHS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Job Announcement Number:

IHS-14-AQ-956991-DH

Control Number:

353953000