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Physician (Emergency Medicine)

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Indian Health Service
Job Site Location

Chinle, AZ 86503
Job Description
  • Duties


  1. Duties
  1. Summary

Positions are located in the Clinical Division under Medical Services Branch of Healthcare Facilities of Navajo Area Indian Health Service hospitals located at Chinle, and Kayenta, Arizona, and Crownpoint, Gallup, and Shiprock, New Mexico. The Physician (Emergency Medicine) provides specialty medical care in outpatient and emergency room settings to provide specialized trauma and emergency care on a 24-7 days per week. Position reports to a Clinical Director at each facility.

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  1. Responsibilities
  • Provides emergency care on a regular and ongoing basis to patients seen in the emergency room
  • Makes appropriate referrals and obtains appropriate consultations after primary evaluation and documentation has been completed
  • Recognizes and gives initial treatment of acute psychiatric problems
  • Provides emergency medicine expertise and consultation in emergency medicine to providers at the facility/ies
  • Serves as a committee member of the ER Committee, the Medical Staff Committee, the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and on other committees
  • Participates in the performance improvement program on a continuous basis and performs other duties as assigned
  1. Travel Required

Not required

  1. Supervisory status


  1. Promotion Potential


  • #### Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

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  • Requirements


  1. Requirements
  1. Conditions of Employment
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  1. 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:Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. The 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 accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained**.**

In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-additional requirements for GS-13, GS-14 and GS-15.

GS 13: 3 years of graduate training in teh 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
GS 15: 5 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training

Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: experience that included a high degree of judgment and leadership in coordinating emergency services; independently planned, organized and carried out assignments during course of patient care; recommended or implemented changes to improve the quality of Emergency Room services and working in compliance with policies, procedures and practices relating to health care delivery, etc.

Each Physician must possess and maintain a current and unrestricted license in a state. The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subjected to adverse action, up to and including removal from Federal services.

Board Certification Preferred, but not required.

  1. Education

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:

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, visit:

  1. Additional information

Additional selection(s) of candidates will be made according to vacancies as they occur at the hospitals listed.

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.

Incentives may or may not be authorized. A one year service agreement is required.

Travel and moving expenses may or may not be authorized, prior approval required before entry date.

Loan Repayment Program (LRP):
The Indian Health Service (IHS), National Health Service Corps (NHSC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have student loan repayment programs for qualifying health disciplines. This is a competitive process separate from the hiring process. Opportunities for LRP are based on agency hiring priorities and availability of funds. For additional information please visit:
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For NHSC –
For HRSA Nurse Corps –

This position has promotion potential to the GS-15 grade level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management’s discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and “Regulatory/Administrative” approval. Promotion to the next higher grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.


  • Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level

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