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    The U.S. Department of State is developing a rank-ordered list of eligible hires for a limited number of Foreign Service Medical Provider (MP) (Family Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants) positions. A Recruitment Incentive of 10 percent of annual salary is available. Learn more about Foreign Service medical careers at https://careers.state.gov/med.

    Joining the Foreign Service is more than just salary. Refer to the Benefits section for more information.

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    The Bureau of Medical Services (MED) maintains and promotes the health of employees and their eligible family members who represent U.S. government agencies abroad. The Department assigns Medical Providers (MPs) to posts overseas. Many of these posts have significant health risks and local medical care that is inadequate by U.S. standards.

    A Medical Provider works either independently or as a member of a team of Medical Specialists to provide medical support. A Medical Provider is considered “essential personnel” and is expected to be available on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MPs duties may include, but are not limited to:

    Providing Primary Health Care Services

    • Collects medical information from patients.
    • Performs adult and pediatric medical examinations.
    • Provides prenatal care.
    • Performs medical clearance examinations.
    • Orders and analyzes diagnostic tests.
    • Prescribes treatment.
    • Writes prescriptions.
    • Performs therapeutic procedures.
    • Documents patient information and keeps medical records.
    • Uses other computer software to provide services.
    • Consults with healthcare team.
    • Advises patients on all medical concerns and acts as patient advocate when needed.
    • Helps employees with adjustment to lifestyle and culture.
    • Offers mental health support in conjunction with the Regional Psychiatrist.
    • Provides routine and travel vaccinations and manages immunization program.
    • Provides emergency care for those on U.S. government property.
    • Evaluates local medical resources.
    • Coordinates local medical care.
    • Establishes professional networks of local healthcare providers.
    • Maintains own credentials, licensure, and continuing medical education.

    Managing Occupational Health and Preventive Medicine Programs

    • Identifies endemic conditions.
    • Provides disease prevention programming and guidance.
    • Performs health maintenance.
    • Establishes wellness programs.
    • Acts as the occupational health advisor in conjunction with Post’s Occupational Safety and Health Officer.
    • Maintains basic life support certification and conducts training.
    • Ensures safe drinking water and monitors food safety in consultation with Laboratory Specialists.
    • Oversees the pre-employment or fitness for duty of local employees.
    • Orients new personnel.
    • Updates post medical information.
    • Adheres to quality assurance procedures.
    • Submits reports.

    Administering Health Unit Functions

    • Manages health unit resources.
    • Supervises health unit staff.
    • Exercises fiscal responsibility.
    • Follows laboratory protocols.
    • Participates in post’s family advocacy program.
    • Facilitates military access to care.
    • Advises consular personnel.

    Coordinating Emergency Medical Response

    • Provides emergency medical care.
    • Provides medical leadership in crises.
    • Advises post leadership.
    • Initiates medical evacuations.
    • Updates the emergency action plan.
    • Manages the medical unit’s emergency response programs.
    • Provides emergency medical training.
    • Coordinates post’s epidemic medical response.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Medical Providers generally spend the majority of their career assigned to the Department of State’s overseas missions and at times, live away from family and/or in difficult or isolated conditions. Selected applicants will be notified of an Oral Assessment (OA) requirement in Washington D.C. For the selected applicants, all travel and other expenses incurred in connection with the OA are the sole responsibility of the applicant.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613247400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.