This position will support the Federal Government's response
efforts to COVID-19. This is a Direct Hire Open Continuous
Announcement (OCA) for a Physician (Emergency Medicine) for the
Emergency Department at the Whiteriver Service Unit (WRSU) in
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Responsible for the practice of medicine or direct service to
patients that involve the performance of diagnostic, preventative
or therapeutic services in hospitals and clinics. Prescribe or
administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination and other
specialized medical care to treat, prevent illness, disease or
injury. Order, perform and interpret tests and analyze records,
reports and examination information to diagnose patient's
conditions. Collect, record and maintain patient information such
as medical history, reports and examination results. Experience in
Electronic Health Record (EHR) is preferred. Monitor progress of
patient condition and re-evaluate treatment as necessary. Explain
procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with
patients. Refer patients to medical specialists or other
practitioners when necessary. Coordinate work with nurses,
pharmacists, social workers and other allied health professionals
in the provision of a variety of health services.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
position. Must have a valid driver's license.
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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
Must provide Professional Medical License.
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 have not
been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to
Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born
after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for
facility staff working in IHS health care facilities.
The selectee 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.
Alternative Work Schedule: May be required to work rotating
shifts, nights, weekends and holidays.
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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
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.
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
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 (external
link), 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
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
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
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 Accreditation
Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
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
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
Four (4) years of residency training in the medical specialty of
Equivalent training and work experience in Emergency Medicine
(e.g., a specialist with several years of experience beyond
residency training) that demonstrates the ability to provide
patient care of a very difficult and responsible level.
Final Year Residents: Applications will be accepted from
applicants who are in their final year of residency and expected to
complete their residency training within the next 12 months. Such
applicants are required to provide evidence of meeting all position
requirements before they can enter on duty
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,