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Physician (Family Practice) (Internal Medicine) (Pediatrics)

Company: Department Of Health And Human Services
Location: Towaoc
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Area of Consideration:All Sources

Contact the Albuquerque Area IHS Recruiter

Michelle Aguilar Bowser

Phone: 505-256-6731 or

Email: Michelle.AguilarBowser@ihs.gov

This Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) allows acceptance of application throughout the year with eligible applicants being placed on the register and referred for consideration when vacancies occur.

Your application will expire 3 months from application date and you must reapply to keep your application active.

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Responsibilities

The Physician positions are located within the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service, which there may not be immediate vacancies at all duty locations. The incumbent provides consultative and/or direct medical services within their specialized areas to inpatients and/or outpatients health centers or hospitals. Provides direct care/services to neo-natal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Serves on appropriate hospital committees as directed. Has a high degree of freedom for inpatient care within established guidelines, policies and concepts of good medical practice.

  • Physician duties include taking history, physical examination, ordering appropriate laboratory and x-ray procedures, interpretation and synthesis of clinical data, formulate therapeutic programs, convey information to patients and their families, support of patients and families in times of illness, and timely maintenance of adequate records detailing patient care activities.
  • Determines when services of a specialist are required to treat unusual cases; makes necessary arrangements for admission of patients to the appropriate hospital.
  • As required, makes daily rounds to assure that effective coordination of services exists and that optimum patient care is being rendered; renders care as needed, and as scheduled on call for urgent care.
  • Conducts initial and periodic health examinations for making diagnoses, and prescribes/implements treatments as required to correct these defects; administers immunizations to patients in compliance with established IHS and Albuquerque Area policy.
  • Participates in Service Unit and Area meetings to develop new, modify existing, and evaluate medical procedures relative to patient care with the objective of improving the quality of patient care; participates with the business office and credentials staff to ensure that Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and all other professional registrations remain current.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Relocation expenses may be authorized depending on approval by management at time of recruitment. When relocation expenses are authorized, 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.

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No

Promotion Potential

None

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0602 Medical Officer

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Conditions of Employment

Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period

ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period

U.S. Citizenship is required

Must pass pre-employment examination.

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. 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. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process.

Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process, may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days after notification of return to full operations and successfully obtaining a favorable background investigation.

This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Upon tentative selection, selectee will be requested to complete, sign, and submit the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker Position form. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

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.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):

NOTE: Candidates for GS-13 only can apply within nine (9) months of meeting the licensure/3-year residency program requirements. However, evidence of meeting the requirements must be provided and verified prior to entrance on duty.

Degree: Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

Degree from Foreign Medical School: A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.

Licensure

For all grade levels and positions, applicants must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

Graduate Training

Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 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 a hospital or 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. Descriptions of such programs are described below.

  • An internship program involves broadly based clinical practice in which physicians acquire experience in treating a variety of medical problems under supervision (e.g., family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics). Such programs are in hospitals or other institutions accredited for internship training by a recognized body of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
  • A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in a hospital or an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association (AMA) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
  • 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 an institution accredited in the United States for such training.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

For GS-13: Candidates must have 3 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.

For GS-14: Candidates must have 4 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled 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.

Education

When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution.

Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

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