Indian Health Service Physician (Administration) in United States
This position is located within the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention (DDTP). The incumbent in this position serves as the Senior Clinical Consultant in planning, managing, coordinating, and evaluating components of DDTP programs. This position reports to the Director, DDTP.
Expert Leadership and Consultation: Serve as an expert clinical advisor to the DDTP Director on diabetes clinical care and education issues affecting American Indian/Alaska Native (Al/AN) people, including legislation, research, reimbursement for care, diabetes education guidelines, policies, procedures, best practices, and diabetes standards of care. Provide national leadership and professional guidance to strengthen and improve the quality and scope of services for clinical, community, and public health services consistent with the goals of the DDTP. Develop procedures, objectives, priorities, clinical practice guidelines, best practices, training programs, national standards of care, quality improvement, and other methodologies to address diabetes management, trauma-informed care, and early life interventions in AI/AN communities. Administration: Write and edit correspondence, meeting materials, and training materials to develop Indian Health Service (IHS) public health messages for consumers and health providers. Prepare and present reports summarizing the results of diabetes research. Prepare and submit abstracts for presentation at meetings and manuscripts for publications, as requested. Training/Education and Data Analysis: Conduct and/or assist in the development and delivery of training courses including online courses. Serve as a clearinghouse of information that can be used for resource enhancement and to improve services delivered. Collect and analyze data related to diabetes. Advise in the development of public health demonstration projects and translation activities related to diabetes treatment and prevention and other related health concerns for the Indian Health System (federal, Tribal, and urban health programs).
Conditions of Employment
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Selectee may be subject to a probationary period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.
You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you. This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. 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. Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/. 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.
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. BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/medical-officer-series-0602 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. Licensure: 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. Residency Training: 5 years of residency training in a Medical Specialty OR have equivalent training and work experience in a Medical Specialty (e.g., a senior specialist with 3-4 years of experience beyond residency training) that demonstrates the ability to provide patient care of an extremely difficult and responsible level. In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Provide expert advice, guidance, and consultation on chronic disease, diabetes and its complications, and health systems consistent with the latest advances in quality care for diabetes patients. Leading, directing, planning, managing, coordinating, and evaluating a health program or organization, which includes chronic disease treatment and prevention. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
For positions requiring positive education 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. 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: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation 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.
Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 240 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement. Title 38 Market Pay may be authorized. This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit. Recruitment incentives may be authorized. At least a 6 month service agreement will be required. Telework may be authorized. The locality pay will be adjusted accordingly.
Full-Time telework is available under the IHS Flexible Workplace Arrangement Program (FWAP). The locality rate of pay will vary based on telework site and/or designated duty station location identified for workplace flexibility. The incumbent of the position MUST live in the local area of the designated position duty station locations identified. Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.