Supervisory Medical Officer (Administration)
Indian Health Service - Yuma, AZ

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Title 38 Salary and Hiring Incentives Available and Federal Benefits Package

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of Indigenous Americans! At IHS you can make a difference in the lives of Native Americans and Alaska Natives around the Country.

These vacancies are being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority. The following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be made available to the Selecting Official for consideration. Hiring preference will be given to qualified Native American and Alaska Native applicants in accordance with the INDIAN PREFERENCE ACT, TITLE 25, US CODE, SECTION 472 & 473. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to these vacancies.

This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.

Who May Be Considered : All sources, applications will be accepted from US Citizens, current and former Competitive Service Federal employees, Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and eligible Indian Preference candidates.

Position Details : 1 Permanent Full-time Supervisory Medical Officer (Administration) position for the Fort Yuma Service Unit, Clinical Services in Yuma, Arizona.

Salary Range : Title 38 Market Pay

Years of Experience (post MD/DO) Primary Care Specialties:
$170,000 - 0-3 Years (Board Eligible)
$175,000 - 0-3 Years (Board Certified)
$180,000 - Over 3 - Under 6 Years (Board Eligible)
$185,000 - Over 3 - Under 6 Years (Board Certified)
$185,000 - Over 6 - Under 9 Years (Board Eligible)
$190,000 - Over 6 - Under 9 Years (Board Certified)
$190,000 - Over 9 Years (Board Eligible)
$195,000 - Over 9 Years (Board Certified)

Salary listed above includes a $20,000 adjustment for Clinical Directors as authorized under Title 38 Market Pay.

Promotion Potential : GS-15

Relocation Expenses : Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid. You will be required to sign a one year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one year agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses.

Housing : Private Housing only

Bargaining Unit : Exempt

This position requires that you obtain and maintain clinical privileges. If they are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal Service.


Position subject to background investigation.

As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.

If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)

Must be a US Citizen to apply.

Copy of current license required during the hiring process

DUTIES: Back to top

Serves as the Clinical Director overseeing the delivery of diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic health care services for the Fort Yuma Service Unit and as a member of the Service Unit’s executive management group.

Exercises full managerial responsibility for the planning, development, organization, integration, administration, and evaluation of clinical services.

Collaborates on a day to day basis with Division supervisors and other key staff members in management discussions and policy making and sharing full accountability in management actions.

Ensures direct patient care is in accordance with medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations. Credentials maintained in order to keep in compliance with CMS and AAAHC standards.

Organizes and directs clinical staff activities including staff meetings, committee activity, medical audit and other activities required to maintain Accreditation for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) accreditation or certification requirements for AAAHC, Medicare, and other regulatory agencies.

Provides direct care including comprehensive, therapeutic and preventive health services to pediatric, geriatric, adolescent and adult patients, their families and patient groups in a clinic setting as a primary health source.

Provides consultation and supervision where needed for other doctors, physicians assistants, and advanced nurse practitioners.


All applicants must meet the qualification requirements of this position by Midnight Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the job announcement: Tuesday, February 05, 2013.

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: Prior to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, eligible physician candidates must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting.

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: 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.

Completed 4 years if residency training in a Primary Care specialty (e.g. Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Pediatric Medicine) or have equivalent specialist experience and training, OR

One (1) year of appropriate experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level performing program and administrative management of medical programs and activities of a health care facility utilizing comprehensive knowledge of institutional and regional health care systems, maintaining regulatory compliance, direct, organize, and evaluate policies and services in a clinical setting, identify new opportunities to develop new services within the organization, create and sustain an organizational culture to ensure a healthy work environment encouraging others to provide the quality of service essential to high performance.

Completed 5 years of residency training in a Primary Care specialty (e.g. Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Pediatric Medicine) or have equivalent specialist experience and training,

One (1) year of appropriate experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level performing program and administrative management of medical programs and activities of a health care facility utilizing comprehensive knowledge of institutional and regional health care systems, plan and develop work groups and committees to assess and manage health care issues, develop and establish policies as guidance for communication, review, and identification of resources in management of clinical and public health issues, improving access to care, enhancing efficiency and meeting clinical health care, public health care and preventive medicine objectives through strategic planning, collaborating with other federal, state, and local agencies and organizations to improve service and access to service unit populations and increase third party collections.

SELECTIVE FACTOR (SCREENOUT ELEMENT): Candidates must be board eligible or board certified in Family Practice, Internal Medical or Pediatrics by an American Specialty Board.

NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels and positions for which both education and experience are acceptable.

You must provide the required information during the online application process;

Resume complete in USAJOBS
Responses to Questionnaire
Applicable Supporting Documentation (see Required documents section in this announcement for more details) including OF 306 Addendum

These vacancies are being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority. The following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to this vacancy.

For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category.

The HHS Careers system simplifies the Federal application process by replacing the former KSA job-element statements with on-line self assessment questions. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications requirements will be invited to complete an on-line questionnaire assessing the following:

Medicine - Patient Care: Practice of medicine or direct service to patient; diagnosis and treatment of illness, disease, including preventive health care measures.
Administration and Management: Knowledge of comprehensive health care delivery system and health service administration.
Influencing and Negotiating: Persuades others; develops networks and coalitions; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals; negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions; build consensus through collaboration.
Conflict Management: Manages and resolves conflicts, confrontations, and disagreements in a positive and constructive manner to minimize negative personal impact.
Creative Thinking: Develops new insights to situations and applies innovative solutions to make organizational improvements; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes.

BENEFITS: Back to top

The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at .

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well qualified with a score of at least 85 for this position. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:

Candidates must meet qualification requirements, licensure requirements (possess and maintain a current, valid, active State license/registration as a Medical Officer), performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 .

Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

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.

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HOW TO APPLY: Back to top

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following parts:

Assessment Questionnaire
Required Documents (Specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. An applicant may not be considered if proper documentation is not received.)

Option A: Online application process (USAJOBS to Application Manager) the preferred method to receive automatic updates on your application status.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button on this page to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: .

Your Application Package status must be Complete by Midnight Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, February 05, 2013, the closing date of this announcement.

Option B: Fax

If it is not possible for you to use the USAJOBS Account to Application Manager Account online application process (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can apply for this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead. Please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Follow these steps:
Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline. View Occupational Questionnaire . You can obtain the OPM1203fx form at this URL .
You may submit the OPM Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), résumé, and/or any supporting documents by fax.

If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number 790068
Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, Trudy Begay, (602)364-5219, TRUDY.BEGAY@IHS.GOV. "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis."

Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may result in you losing consideration for a position.

You must provide the required information during the application process; if any of the following are missing when the announcement closes your application may be considered incomplete:

Completed Resume
Copy of current License
Responses to Questionnaire
Completed Childcare Addendum (available to download at: )
Copy of Official Transcripts
BIA 4432 (if claiming Indian Preference)

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