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JOB TITLE: Medical Officer (ER) (ES/MP) (Open Cont)
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: IHS-16-GP-1614962-ESEP/MP
SALARY RANGE: $110,000.00 to $300,000.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Saturday 1/30/2016 to Sunday 1/29/2017
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0602-15/15
WHO MAY APPLY: This is an "Open Continuous Vacancy Announcement" and applications will be referred as vacancies occur. **Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a one year service agreement will be required.
- Medical Officer (Emergency Medicine)-Within Specialty area, assumes responsibility for the diagnosis, prevention, therapy, maintenance and rehabilitation of patients of all ages. Will write initial admitting orders for the on-call physician but this is not a requirement.
- Examines and diagnoses the health related conditions of individuals requesting care, refers individuals for consultation when appropriate, prescribes and carries out, or directs others in carrying out, appropriate therapy in conformance with approved clinical privileges.
- Educates individuals in the nature of health related conditions, recommended, and in the general promotion of health and the prevention of disease.
- Records patient-provider transactions in the problem oriented medical record format and completes required data collection instruments, referrals, and medical records as required.
- Attends the beneficiaries of Quentin N Burdick Service Unit in the Inpatient/Outpatient facilities assigned, (visits assigned inpatients and records their progress in their medical record on a daily basis when the position includes inpatient duties), serves on Medical Staff and Service Unit committees as assigned, and serves as the director of various medical services of the Service Unit as assigned.
- Assists in the provision of continuing education, on-the-job training, and orientation of Indian Health Service and Tribal staff as requested. Assists in the provision of technical assistance to Tribal and community groups as requested.
- Routine duties shall include providing medical care and public health services to individuals eligible for services provided by the IHS in homes, schools, clinics, job sites, and other community locations within the service unit.
- Physician's job necessitates providing appropriate, timely assistance and instruction, and advising other medical officers or other health care professionals on patient care safety, recommended diagnostic testing and medical care decision making and treatment. Works constructively and collaboratively with other health care professionals in attaining high standards of health care in compliance with IHS regulations and directives.
- Develops effective relationships with patients, maintaining cultural sensitivity when treating or assisting in patient care, or discussing any complaints from patients relating to treatment and standards of care.
- Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
- Selectee will be subject to a background investigation.
- Selectee will be subject to a probationary/trial period.
- ESEP appointees typically serve two year trial period.
- More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
- U.S. Citizenship is required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS (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. (This 1 year of supervised experience may be waived for research or administrative positions not requiring direct patient care.) 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. Applications will be accepted from physicians who are not currently licensed; however, if selected for appointment, they must (a) obtain a license before entering on duty, or (b) meet one of the following provisions:
WAIVER OF LICENSURE REQUIREMENT: An agency may waive the licensure requirement for positions not involving direct patient care, e.g., positions performing disability evaluations, positions performing solely research, or administrative program managers. If the agency does not waive the license requirement for these kinds of positions, candidates may be appointed subject to obtaining a license within 1 year.
APPOINTMENTS PENDING MEETING LICENSURE REQUIREMENT: Individual circumstances may warrant appointments pending meeting the licensure requirement (e.g., when a candidate has a temporary license to practice until the next regular session of the licensing board). Persons appointed pending licensure may not be retained beyond 1 year of appointment if they do not obtain the license.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADES GS-12 AND ABOVE:
FOR GS-14 AND ABOVE: In addition to the requirements for GS-13, 1 year of appropriate experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.
For GS-15: Five (5) years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.
The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.
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).
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