ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Department of Health & Health Human
Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Southwest Region,
Phoenix Area - Clinical Services Division, Colorado River Service
Unit - Moapa Health Clinic, located in Moapa, Nevada . Position is
supervised by the Supervisory Physician ( Clinical Director).
Primary responsibility for position to provide primary care and
administrative services to the local community.
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Clinical Services- 75%
- Diagnosis, prevention, therapy, maintenance and rehabilitation
of patients. Provides independent diagnostic, preventive and
medical services for patients of varying complexity and advanced
nature utilizing advanced clinical and analytical skills. Maintains
a process for systematic follow-up by; determining the
effectiveness of the treatment plan with documentation of patient
care outcomes, reassigns and modifies the plan with the patient and
family as necessary to achieve health and medial goals.
- Completes comprehensive evaluation, management, and follow-up
of chronic and acute conditions in the ambulatory care setting,
including complex conditions.
- Provides health education and treatment plans to patients and
- Completes patient charting and patient referrals thru
electronic health records ( EHR).
Program Development/Leadership and Administrative
- Provides clinical consultation during provision of patient care
and works with medical team in designing and implementing specific
protocols and manages selected populations.
- Participates in Quality Improvement Programs and completes peer
reviews, monthly report and attendance for required meeting for
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
0602 Medical Officer
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
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.
A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be
required upon selection/placement.
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.
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/.
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 40 hours per week.
You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.
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.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 , 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 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
- An internship programinvolves 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 programinvolves 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
Education (ACGME) .
- 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.
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the
Minimum Qualifications stated below-
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS GS-0602-15:
- 5 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position
to be filled or equivalent experience and training AND
- 1 year of supervisory or leadership experience that is
equivalent to at the least the GS-14 grade level performing the
following duties or tasks: Coordinate the day-to -day clinical
functions of an outpatient clinic; manage work schedules of
subordinate staff; participate and advise in personnel matters
relating to the staff including; recruitment , promotions,
performance plans and conducting staff meetings. Provides
assistance to the clinical director with policies /procedures and
compliance for medical services.
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,