This position will support the Federal Government's response
efforts to COVID-19.
This position is located at one of the various Indian Health
Service Hospitals or Clinics under the Navajo Area Office. The
primary purpose of this position is to serve as a technical expert
within the specialty area of Pediatrics.
NOTE: This is an Open Continuous announcement; applicants will
be referred when vacancies occur.
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- Responsible for the practice of medicine or direct services to
patients that involves 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 and
prevent illness, disease, or injury.
- Order, perform, interpret tests, and analyze records, reports,
and examination information to diagnose patients conditions.
- Collect, record, and maintain patient information such as
medical history, reports, and examination results. Monitor progress
of patients conditions and re-evaluate treatment as necessary.
- Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed
treatments with patients.
- Coordinate work with Nurses, Pharmacists, Social Workers, and
other allied health professionals in the provision of a variety of
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Conditions of Employment
Selectee may be subject to a probationary period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
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.
Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.
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.
On-call hours or standby duty may be required.
Maybe required to work weekends, nights, and Federal
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
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.
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.
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, 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
Licensure: For all grade levels, 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, ie., 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
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 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
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.
Additional Requirements for Grades GS-12 and Above:
GS-13 -- 3 years of graduate training in the specialty of the
position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.
GS-14 -- 4 years of graduate training in the specialty of the
position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.
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,