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Job Title:  Health System Administrator
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Indian Health Service
Hiring Organization:  PHS Indian Hospital, Rapid City Service Unit, Rapid City, SD.
Job Announcement Number:  IHS-14-GP-1135611-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:
$114,872.00 to $149,333.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Thursday, June 05, 2014 to Wednesday, June 18, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-0670-15
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
15
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Rapid City, SD View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Candidates eligible under Indian Preference appointing authority (ESEP); All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment; Reinstatement eligible; Veterans Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA); Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible or Schedule A or PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel.
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

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 Job Opportunity Announcement has been amended to keep the original close date of June 18, 2014.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Northern Plains Regional Great Plains Area, PHS Indian Health Hospital, Rapid City, S.D., Office of the Chief Executive Officer.  This position reports to the Deputy Area Director.

Rapid City Service Unit is located in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.  Rapid City is a regional center with a population of 80,000 people and offers several commercial connecting flights each day to Denver, the Twin Cities, and Salt Lake City.  There is great shopping, numerous restaurants, various cultural activities, popular tourist attractions, and many outdoor activities (including hiking, climbing, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing/boarding).  It has excellent public schools, 1 university, 1 private college, and 1 technical school, and is the home to Ellsworth Air Force Base.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • 25% or Greater
  • Frequent travel is required.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • YES--Relocation expenses WILL BE 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.

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
  • Position requires level 5 background investigation to include credit check

DUTIES:

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Major Duties:

  • Overall responsibility for corporate compliance, planning, organization, direction, implementation, execution, measurement and correction of a comprehensive health services program that is cost effective while improving clinical outcomes for the Rapid City Service Unit including direct health care, indirect health care and community health services.
  • Assures that all appropriate Healthcare Professionals qualify and have completed the credentialing process before they are permitted to practice at the facility. Working in coordination with the entire professional staff, establishes and maintains standards of care relevant to a satisfactory level of preventive, rehabilitative, and therapeutic medical services.
  • Ensures business compliance; develops the Service Unit Operating Plan Authority (budget) within guidelines and funding constraints established by IHS and the Department. Administer the funds according to the stated purpose of the Operating Plan Authority; Service Unit program plans; developed in coordination with the Health Board, have priority within existing resources.
  • Responsible for the compliance and administration of the contract health services program within the contract care budget. Coordinate patient benefits, Federal, State, County and private insurance resources. Responsible for case management, access and continuity as well as the follow-up care. Meets with the Health Advisory Board to insure effective and viable communications and input.


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.

 

Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration.

OR

GS-15: 1 year specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-14 level managing all activities of a health care delivery system that included progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility of higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following:

· Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems;

· Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and

· Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement.

Applicants must also possess:

· Management ability to delegate authority, evaluate and oversee people and programs, recognize and adapt to changing priorities; and

· Knowledge of the interrelationships and interdependencies among various medical and administrative services and programs.

 

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


You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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:

  • Administrative & Management: Knowledge of comprehensive health care delivery and health service administration; planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production.
  • Organizational Awareness: Knows the organization’s mission and functions, and how it’s social, political, and technological systems works and operates effectively within them: this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization.
  • Healthcare Management: Knowledge of the laws, regulations, policies, standards, and instructions that govern good medical practices and the ability to apply them in a medical setting.
  • Planning and Evaluating: Organizes work, sets priorities, determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization; monitors progress, evaluates outcomes. Knowledge of the full complement of budgetary operations and procedures. Prepares, justifies, and/or administers the budget for program areas; plans, administers, and monitors expenditures to ensure cost-effective support of programs and policies; assesses financial condition of an organization.
  • Influencing/Negotiating: Persuades others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change their behavior; works with others towards an agreement; negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions. Builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.

You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the Assessment questions. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration.

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, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, to be considered.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: http://www.usphs.gov/

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.

A two-year trial period may be required upon selection/placement (ESEP only)

A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

This position is NOT covered by a Bargaining Unit.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. 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.
  • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.
  • Government housing is not available.
  • Drug testing is not required.
  • Position is covered by PL 101-630 and is considered a Child Care Worker position.
  • No promotion potential.

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. 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 1135611. 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 complete your application package 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, Mr. Troy Bad Moccasin, Human Resources Staffing Officer,  PHONE: (605) 226-7217, E-MAIL: troy.badmoccasin@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:  You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder.
  • 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 detailed 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/StaffingPortal/vetguide.asp
  • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition 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.
  • Current or former Federal employee: Include your most recent SF50.
  • Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available for downloading at: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/DHR/Documents/ChildcareAddendumOMBApprovedForm.doc
  • Copy of Transcripts if qualifying with education.  Original transcripts will be required if selected.
  • Your application package MUST be complete by 11:59  pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, the closing of this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Denise Kester
Phone: (605)226-7209
TDD: (301)443-6394
Email: DENISE.KESTER@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
Federal Building Room 309
Aberdeen, SD
57401

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer ~ ~ ~


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