This Physician Open Continuous Announcement allows acceptance of
applications throughout the year, with eligible applicants being
referred for consideration when vacancies occur. The incumbent will
be a member of a health care team within the Oklahoma City Area
Indian Health Service.
There may not be immediate vacancies at all locations.
Interested applicants should contact the Oklahoma Area Health
Professions Recruiter: Kristin Young, Phone: 405-951-3721, Email:
Learn more about this agency
- Provides direct medical services including diagnostic,
preventive and therapeutic services within specialty, training,
education and experience.
- Patients served cover all age groups - prediatric, adolescent,
adult, and geriatric.
- Ensures appropriate medical records are maintained and
- Communicates effectively with patients and families with
multiple health problems and of different backgrounds.
- Alternate work schedule, call backs, rotating shifts, rotating
departments, nights/weekends/holidays may apply.
0602 Medical Officer
Conditions of Employment
Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period
ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630,
requiring contact or control over Indian children. 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.
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.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To
learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Background Investigation: 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. 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. You may be subject
to a credit check as a part of the background investigation
Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process,
may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation
procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment
will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days
after notification of return to full operations and successfully
obtaining a favorable background investigation.
Appointment may be Permanent, Temporary, Excepted Time-Limited,
or Term with tour of duty of Full-Time, Part-Time or Intermittent.
The Agency has the option of extending Time-Limited and Term
appointments for up to a maximum of four years. Temporary positions
not to exceed 12 months or less are subject to termination at any
time. The Agency has the option of extending Temporary position
appointments for up to a maximum of two years.
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.
This position has a positive education requirement, therefore,
you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts (official/unofficial),
OR list your education history including the type of degree(s) and
major of study, and completion or anticipated completion (month and
year) on your resume. Official transcripts are required after
tentative selection and prior to issuing an official job offer.
Residency Waiting Period: The Hiring Manager/Selecting Official
may elect to utilize an available flexibility wherein applicants
who are expected to complete residency within 9 months of applying,
may be deemed tentatively qualified. The eligibility date is
established based on the date of application and not the closing
date of the announcement or any cut-off date used for certificates
of eligible candidates.
Applicants who have not completed their residency program
requirements (but who are within the established timeframe for
qualifying) must submit documentation from an appropriate official
affiliated with the professional program that attests to the
applicable timeframe for completion of the professional
Degree:Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or
equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. Your
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
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 premedical
education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign
country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing
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.
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
- An internship program involves broadly based clinical practice
in which physicians acquire experience in treating a variety of
medical problems under supervision (e.g., family medicine, internal
medicine, or 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
- 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 (AMA) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical
- 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.
Your resume must demonstrate equivalent training, experience or
equivalent combination of training and experience for the grade
level(s) you are applying to:
NOTE: Candidates can apply within nine (9) months of meeting the
residency program requirements. However, evidence of meeting the
basic requirements and minimum qualifications must be provided and
verified prior to entrance on duty.
For GS-13:Applicants must have 3 years of graduate training in
the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience
For GS-14:Applicants must have 4 years of graduate training in
the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience
Time In Grade
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to
the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates
must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade
level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted
Service Examining Plan (ESEP).
For positions requiring positive education 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.
When 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
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,