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Physician​/Medical Officer

Job in MA Massachusetts - USA , 01434
Company: Department Of Justice
Contract position
Listed on 2021-01-26
Job specializations:
  • Healthcare
    Medical Specialist
  • Doctor/Physician
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Physician (Medical Officer)
Location: Fort Devens
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Summary

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

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Responsibilities

Serves as a Physician at a Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) federal correctional facility.

Provides professional health care services for the federal prisoners confined at facility.

Performs complete physical examinations.

Collects comprehensive medical and social history to include a review of all body systems.

Performs physical assessment in correlation with historical findings, records preliminary objective findings.

Examines and orders appropriate diagnostic testing and provides necessary treatment and/or medications as required.

Refers selected cases to consultant specialists when necessary.

Refers inmates requiring hospitalization to a community hospital and to an appropriate admitting physician.

Administers or directs administration of both curative and preventative inoculations.

Prescribes medications, treatments, and fully utilizes health services for treatment, rehabilitative, and diagnostic modalities.

Assures proper maintenance of medical records, preparation of reports, etc., as related to the area of responsibility.

Makes recommendations on matters of policy, procedures, training, personnel, and equipment as related to specific area of responsibility.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff's correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

15


* Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

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Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship is Required.
* See Special Conditions of Employment Section
* Selective Service Requirement: Go to: https://(Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below)

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1)this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.

Basic Requirements:

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, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed pre-medical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.

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Licensure: 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 States.

NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit proof of current, active, full and unrestricted license as a Physician, and proof of successful completion of an accredited graduate training internship, fellowship, or residency program for verification at the time you apply.

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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.

All qualified successful candidates will undergo a credentialing process. This process includes validation of examinations, education, internship and residency. Please electronically upload these documents along with your required supporting documentation at the time you apply.

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In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above:

Training and/or Experience:

GS-14: Applicant must have 4 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.

GS-15: Applicant must have 5 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.

Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

GS-14:

* Experience examining and ordering diagnostic testing and providing necessary treatment and/or medications.
* Experience conducting examinations of personnel for pre- employment physicals. Approves or disapproves examinees in such cases from a medical viewpoint and in accordance with current established medical standards for employees.
* Experience prescribing medications, treatments, and fully utilizing health services for treatment, rehabilitative, and diagnostic modalities.

GS-15:

* Experience providing inpatient and outpatient medical care in all aspects of health care delivery in accordance with current accepted medical practice and procedures.
* Experience providing physical examinations, physical assessment in correlation with historical findings, records preliminary objective findings.
* Experience providing treatment, emergency medical/surgical services as required, treat severe trauma cases, rehabilitative, diagnostic modalities and prescribing medication.

If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.

Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.

Education

See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.

Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.
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