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Physician (General Surgery)

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

Whiteriver, AZ 85941
Job Description

Physician (General Surgery)

  1. Department of Health And Human Services

Indian Health Service


- ##### Open & closing dates

04/08/2019 to 12/31/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 15

- ##### Salary

$103,395 to $400,000 per year

- ##### Appointment type

Multiple Appointment Types

- ##### Work schedule

Multiple Schedules


Few vacancies in the following location:


Whiteriver, AZ

  1. Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in
accordance with agency policy.

  1. Telework eligible


- Duties

  1. Summary

This is a Direct Hire Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) for a
Permanent Full-Time Physician (General Surgery) for the Clinical
Department at the Whiteriver Service Unit (WRSU) in Whiteriver,

Qualified candidates with a complete application will be considered
for current or future vacancies as they occur. Veteran’s Preference
and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to
this vacancy announcement.

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  1. Responsibilities

- Conduct clinical examination of patients assigned.
- Perform major and minor surgical operations on the
integumentary, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and
skeletal systems.
- Fully responsible for the decision to operate, when to operate
and all technical operative procedures.
- Consult with other surgeons and physicians on surgical problems.
- Oversee the pre-operative treatment of the patient, as needed
and administration of anesthesia and post operative treatments.

  1. Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

  1. Supervisory status


  1. Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

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- Requirements

  1. 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

Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.

Selectee will be subject to a background investigation.
Copy of Board Eligible or American Specialty Board Certification or
residency certificate(s).

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

This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630,
requiring contact or control over Indian children. Upon tentative
selection, selectee will be requested to complete, sign, and submit
the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker
Position form. 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.

Alternative Work Schedule: May be required to work rotating shifts,
nights, weekends, and holidays to provide continuity of patient

  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.

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 obtained.

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 (external
link), 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 Examination.

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 described

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 prog

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