Indian Health Service Position Opening at usajobs.gov in Pine Ridge, South Dakota

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The 45-bed Pine Ridge Hospital, serving a Sioux Indian population of more than 17,000, is the largest in the Great Plains Area. A 17-physician staff sees medical, obstetrical, pediatric and surgical patients. The facility, located in Pine Ridge, SD, includes full-service general surgery, an obstetrical ward and dental.

Pine Ridge is the most populous community in Oglala County and is the Tribal headquarters of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Oglala Lakota Tribal culture, part of the Greater Sioux Nation, still lives today on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which is the second-largest reservation in the United States. Living and working in western South Dakota provides an extraordinary opportunity to experience authentic western lifestyle. The rugged terrain features wide-open prairies and the Badlands National Park. Visitors travel to the Wounded Knee massacre site or Red Cloud Heritage Center, which houses one of the largest and finest collections of Native American art and handcrafts in the United States. The reservation is in an area of transition between mixed grass prairie to the East and to the West, the ponderosa pines and Black Hills spruce hills blanket the peaks throughout the Black Hills National Forest. There is a great variety of plant and animal life flourishing on and adjacent to the reservation while the area is also important in the field of paleontology; with one of the largest deposits of fossils of extinct mammals found anywhere in the world. Recreation opportunities abound throughout the region with the proximity of the Badland and Black Hills (www.blackhillsbadlands.com) offering four-seasons of recreational, adventure and cultural activities. The nearest communities are Hot Springs, SD to the West (www.hotsprings-sd.com), Rushville, Chadron (www.chadron.com) and Gordon, NE to the South. Rapid City, SD to the North serves as the economic center of the region to include shopping, numerous colleges and universities, festivals, rodeos, performing arts and a vibrant downtown (www.visitrapidcity.com).

OUR MISSION: To raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Services (IHS), Northern Plains Region, Great Plains Area, Administrative Department, Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

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Responsibilities

MAJOR DUTIES:

EXECUTIVE-90%

ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Receives and interprets the policies of the medical staff and reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on the performance and maintenance of quality with respect to medical staff's delegated responsibility to provide medical care.
  • Organizes and maintains medical services and committee activities as required by the Service Unit by laws, rules and regulations, and for accreditation or certification:

Medical Service-Participation in decisions relative to establishment of patient care programs, clinical services, and in operational policies. Is primarily responsible for developing work schedule of medical staff and to staff such clinical and programs.

Committee Activities-Is primarily responsible for appointment of the Chairman of all required medical staff committees, receives their reports, and takes appropriate action on recommendations. Serves as Chairman of the medical staff executive committee and is responsible for calling, presiding, documenting, and reporting all such medical staff meetings to the CEO.

  • Supervises clinical services staff which includes: (17) medical officer positions, (2) nurse practitioner positions, (2) physician assistant position, (3) podiatrist position, (1) dietitian, (1) physical therapist, (6) nurse midwives, (1) medical technologist, (1) pharmacist, (1) radiologic technologist, (1) dental officer, (1) optometrist, (1) professional services coordinator and (1) secretarial position.

Program

  • Serves as chief medical advisor to Chief Executive Officer in all matters pertaining to patient care.
  • Acts as service unit representative in recruitment of both temporary and permanent health professional requiring the writing of letters, telephoning, visiting medical schools, residency programs, medical conferences, and serving as personal guide to the physicians visiting the Pine Ridge Service Unit. Must develop a strategic physician and mid-level recruitment plan.

Quality Assurance/Improving Organizational Performance

  • Reviews credentials of all prospective employees and advises Chief Executive Officer of selection for position on medical staff.

PRIMARY PATIENT CARE-10%

  • Provides or assures the provision of primary medical care in all medical categories to include inpatient and ambulatory patients at the Service Unit. Interviews and examines patients, review past medical history, and requests and/or performs diagnostic tests and examinations deemed necessary to obtain all possible information related to each case. Makes preliminary diagnosis, directs, prescribes or provides treatment, or arrange for specialized care or patient referrals as required. Bases decisions upon information obtained, professional medical knowledge and skills, and prescribes policies and procedures. Makes notes of observations to be incorporated into clinical records. Provided definitive-management in all medical categories for cases that do not require referral.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for training and/or other work related duties.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

15

Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Candidates eligible under Indian Preference appointing authority (ESEP); All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment; Reinstatement eligible; Veterans Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA); Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible or Schedule A or PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel.

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Conditions of Employment
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation.
  • Selectee will be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • ESEP appointees typically serve two year trial period.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Sunday, December 31, 2017

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): Degree as: 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 applicants 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).

In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must possess the following residency experience: At least three years of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting (i.e., a 3-year internship or three years of a residency program in an institution accredited by such training). Include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. You must provide documentation of your residency.

In addition to the basic requirements and residency experience, applicants must possess the following license: A current, non-temporary, 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.

In addition to the basic requirements, residency experience and license, applicants must possess the following specialized experience:

GS-15- At least one full year of specialized experience to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, or, 5 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled, or, a combination of equivalent experience and training.

Examples of specialized experience include but are not limited to the following: Providing administrative management and supervision of physicians who provide direct patient care in a hospital or clinical environment. Experience with the Joint Commission or other accrediting body to include work to obtain and maintain accreditation, establishing policies, or implementing corrective actions, please list specific expereinces. Experience with independently developing and implementing hospital or healthcare system wide policies and procedures. Experience with credentialing and privileging of healthcare providers to include reviewing and making recommendations on approvals. Experience serving on a medical executive staff reviewing medical documentation and ensuring compliance with all applicable rules, regulations and laws.

Foreign education: If you are using education completed in foreign countries 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. For further information, click on http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

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Additional information

This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: http://www.usphs.gov/

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 annual leave is earned.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Security Clearance: 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. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. 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.
  • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.
  • Government housing is available.
  • 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.
  • Drug testing is not required.
  • Selectee(s) are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment.
  • A one-year trial period may be required upon selection/placement (ESEP only)
  • Recruitment and relocation incentive maybe authorized.
  • 1 year Supervisory probation period maybe required.
  • Relocation expenses are approved and will be paid. An additional 25% recruitment or relocation incentive is available to well qualified individuals. Incentives above 25% up to a maximum of 50% will be considered for exceptional candidates. Federal housing is available on-site.
  • This position is being announced concurrently under Delegated Examining procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number ++IHS-17-GP-1912272-DH++; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the knowledges, skills, and abilities associated with this position. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against the qualifications as defined in the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement and your responses to the assessment questions.

You will be further evaluated/rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position) and your responses to the assessment questions to determine your competency in the following:

Medicine - Patient Care

Interpersonal Skills

Leadership

Managing Human Resources

Planning and Evaluating

You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the assessment questionnaires. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration.

The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:

  • Veterans , i.e. (VEOA, VRA, and 30% or more disabled)
  • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP )
  • Interagency Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)
  • Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled

Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions. All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, Sunday, December 31, 2017, to be considered.

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Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:

  • Resume - You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder to ensure all required information is included in your Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed, annual salary, and description of job duties. Include name and address of employer; supervisor name and telephone number.
  • Indian Preference Applicants - If claiming Indian preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For detailed instructions, see form BIA-4432. Refer to BIA-4432 link: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xois/documents/document/idc1-029504.pdf. When an Indian Preference candidate possesses Veteran's preference the rules regarding Veterans' preference apply under ESEP and the applicant must provide documentation in order to receive preference.
  • Veteran's Preference – If claiming Veteran's Preference provide a copy of your DD214 Form (Member 4 copy). To claim 10-Point Veteran's Preference, submit a SF-15 Application (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdffill/SF15.pdf) along with the appropriate supporting documentation. For additional information regarding Veteran's Preference visit: www.fedshirevets.gov Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) – If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctapguideline.pdf.

  • Current or former Federal employee: Include your most recent SF50 or if Reinstatement eligible include your Career SF-50.

  • Noncompetitive eligibles – submit additional documents to prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy.
  • COPY of current unrestricted licensure.

Your application package MUST be complete by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Sunday, December 31, 2017, the closing of this announcement.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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You can review our benefits at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.

  1. Click ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
  2. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
  3. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
  4. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
  5. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re-selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 1911766. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line. If you cannot complete your application package online:

  1. Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdffill/OPM1203fx.pdf
  3. You are limited to selecting 10 locations.
  4. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: When completing the 1203-FX, be sure to select only one response for each question. Selecting more than one response for a question may result in your application package being rated ineligible. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section.

The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, Mr. Troy Bad Moccasin, Human Resources Staffing Officer, PHONE: (605) 226-7217, E-MAIL: troy.badmoccasin@ihs.gov "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis."

For additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) found here: http://www.ihs.gov/jobs/index.cfm?module=search&option;=faq

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Tracey Bement
Phone

(605)867-3018

TDD

(301)443-6394

Email

TRACEY.BEMENT@IHS.GOV

Address

Indian Health Service HR Center East Higway18 Pine Ridge, SD

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Next steps

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources (HR) office posting this announcement.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/464067100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 02/09/2017 to 12/31/2017

Salary: $100,957 to $385,000 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 15

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Permanent