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.
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
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, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.