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Headquarters, Air Force Space Command PHYSICIAN (PEDIATRICS) in Peterson AFB, Colorado

Summary

Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to provide general pediatric medical care in accordance with guidelines established by the American Academy of Pediatrics at a Military Treatment Facility (MTF).

Responsibilities

Serves as a pediatrics physician performing diagnostic and treatment procedures involving a full range of cases from those where the patients have common ailments to the very difficult.

Provides specialized medical care concerned with the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood.

Serves as member of the professional medical staff and complies with hospital plans and policies to meet accrediting agencies', Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) or TJC, requirements.

Participates in local disaster training exercises as directed by the Chief of the Medical Staff (SGH) or MTF Commander; responds to real-world disaster situations.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions and Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the GS-0602, Physician Series. 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 (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. NOTE: You must submit a copy of Transcripts and License. OR

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. NOTE: You must submit a copy of Transcripts and License. WITH

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 States. NOTE: You must submit a copy of Transcripts and License. WITH

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. AND

EDUCATION: FOUR YEARS OF GRADUATE TRAINING in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training. NOTE: You must submit a copy of Transcripts and License. AND

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-13) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include: professional Pediatric Medicine practices, principles, and theories to carry full responsibility for medical care of a wide range of childhood illnesses and injuries; clinical decision making principles, population base management strategies, and principles of disease management through the use of clinical path guidelines and the community resource/referral system; universal infection control guidelines and practices and accrediting agencies' (e.g., AAAHC, JCAHO, HSI) medical practice standards; evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide variety of childhood diseases and medical conditions in performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as phlebotomy, lumbar puncture, endotracheal intubation, intraosseous and intravenous infusion, circumcision, placement of umbilical catheters, needle thoracatomy, removal of minor skin lesions such as warts and skin tags, etc. (NOTE: This same experience must be well-described in the application/resume that you complete and submit in addition to answering this questionnaire. Additionally, you MUST submit a copy of your official transcripts AND a copy of your license). FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-13 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-14 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of professional Pediatric Medicine practices, principles, and theories to carry full responsibility for medical care of a wide range of childhood illnesses and injuries.

  1. Knowledge of clinical decision making principles, population base management strategies, and principles of disease management through the use of clinical path guidelines and the community resource/referral system.

  2. Knowledge of universal infection control guidelines and practices and accrediting agencies' (e.g., AAAHC, TJC, HSI) medical practice standards.

  3. Skill in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide variety of childhood diseases and medical conditions in performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as phlebotomy, lumbar puncture, endotracheal intubation, intraosseous and intravenous infusion, circumcision, placement of umbilical catheters, needle thoracatomy, removal of minor skin lesions such as warts and skin tags, etc.

  4. Ability to collect, organize, record, and communicate, in a meaningful way, data relevant to pediatric health assessments including a detailed family and medical history, physical examination, and laboratory tests. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional Information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11036529 If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.

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