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    Radiology, Supervisory Physician (Radiology) - DHA

    Indian Health Service
    Shiprock, NM 87420
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Job Description

    This position is in the Radiology Department within the Division of Clinical Services at Northern Navajo Medical Center, Shiprock Service Unit. The purpose of this position is to serve as a Medical expert within the specialty area of Radiology, the incumbent assumes responsibility for program develop, provision of quality care in the evaluation, diagnosis, care and management of patients. The incumbent reports to the Clinical Director.


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    Interviews and examines patients, reviews past medical history, and requests and/or performs diagnostic tests and examinations deemed necessary to obtain all appropriate information related to each case. Makes preliminary diagnoses, directs, prescribes or provides treatment, or arranges for specialized care knowledge, skills, and prescribed policies and procedures. Makes notes of observations to be incorporated into clinical records. Provides urgent and emergency care as required. Provides definitive management of emergency care cases that do not require referral. Provides full-scope care in the Radiology/Inpatient/Outpatient and ICU settings.

    Refers patients to appropriate contract medical or other government facilities, provides full clinical information for care and diagnostic procedures that cannot be adequately provided by local IHS facilities. Coordinates and integrates information obtained into the ongoing Health Care Program at the Service Unit and assures that timely follow-up care is arranged.

    Responds to acute emergency interventions, working closely in consultation with members of other medical departments as deemed appropriate by the clinical problem. Works with allied health professionals, i.e. Community Health Nurses, Social Workers, Health Educators, etc., in the management of the patient's medical, psychological and social problems.

    Manages and directs the Department of Radiology including strategic planning, policy formulation, budget management, human resource management, performance improvement, quality management, accreditation readiness, information management, equipment and supplies management and planning and management of specialty clinics. The work supervised is complicated by the multitude of patient conditions including medical and surgical issues affecting patients ranging in age from adolescent to elderly.

    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 12/31/1959

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Works on a rotational basis to provide continuity of medical services during days, nights, weekends and holidays.

    You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) of the closing date: 12/31/2020

    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 (external link); Association of American Medical Colleges (external link); Liaison Committee on Medical Education (external link); Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association (external link), or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) 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.

    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 States.

    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 below.

    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 programs are in hospitals or other institutions accredited for internship training by a recognized body of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (external link).

    A residency program involves 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 (external link), (AMA) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (external link).

    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:

    For GS-15 - 5 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.Public Health Service (PHS) Licensure Policy: Each PHS physician must possess and maintain a current and unrestricted license in a State.

    Public Health Service (PHS) Licensure Policy: Each PHS physician must possess and maintain a current and unrestricted license in a State.

    Supervisory or Managerial Competencies: Candidates should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency on these competencies prior into a supervisory position:
    1. Accountability
    2. Customer Service
    3. Decisiveness
    4. Flexibility
    5. Integrity/Honesty
    6. Interpersonal Skills
    7. Oral Communication
    8. Problem Solving
    9. Resilience
    10. Written Communication

    You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

    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:

    Posting ID: 584021160Posted: 2020-11-02