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Physician (Family Practice), GP-0602-14

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Apply for this exciting position to support the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.
For over two centuries the USCG has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.
These positions are located in Assistant Commandant for Human Resources (CG-1), Health, Safety and Work-Life Directorate (CG-11) and there will be mulitple locations in Alameda, CA, Cape May, NJ, New London, CT, San Juan, PR, and Washington, DC.
NOTE REGARDING SALARY: As a qualified physician, you may receive market based pay. The USCG is committed to offering a competitive salary that aligns with the health care labor market, your qualifications, and your credentials.
NOTE: This announcement is considered an open continuous announcement and will have one cut-off dates of July 20, 2018 and August 19, 2018. Applications received by July 20, 2018 and August 19, 2018 midnight will be reviewed for consideration. Those deemed qualified will be referred to management for consideration after these cut-off dates. The announcement will close September 18, 2018 and applications received after the cut-off date and prior to the closing date will be reviewed for consideration after the closing date.
Applicants who applied before the first and second cut-off dates and received a status code from USAJOBS may submit additional information to support their application package after the cut-off date but prior to the closing date will receive consideration of having their application reviewed an additional time.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
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Responsibilities
The Coast Guard provides medical care for over 42,000 active duty and reserve personnel. The incumbent serves as a Family Practice Physician responsible for providing health care to active duty and reserve personnel to ensure they are operationally ready to perform their missions.
Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.
Serves as a Family Practice Physician whose services include, but are not limited to, examination, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of medical, surgical, obstetric, gynecological, and orthopedic care.
Exercises independent judgment with full responsibility for professional diagnosis, treatment, referral and disposition of patients.
Leads a multi-disciplinary team of individuals who collectively take responsibility for the ongoing care of patients.
Coordinates and/or integrates care across all elements of the health care system (e.g., subspecialty care, hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes) and the patient's community (e.g., family, public and private community).
Completes required records pertaining to all medical services provided in accordance with specified procedures and regulations.
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
No
Promotion Potential
14
Who May ApplyThis job is open to?U.S. Citizens. Subject position(s) will be filled through Direct Hire Authority (DHA)
All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for further consideration. The "Rule of Three", Category Rating, Veterans Preference, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy.
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
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Requirements
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
A physical examination may be required.
May be required to work weekend and night call duties.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Position subject to pre-employment and periodic drug testing.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
Qualifications
To be considered eligible for this position, you must meet the basic and additional requirements below:
To meet the basic requirements, you must meet the following 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 (ECFMG). ECFMG through a program of certification, to determine if international medical graduates (IMGs) are ready to enter residency or fellowship programs in the U.S. that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). ACGME requires IMGs who enter ACGME-accredited programs to be certified by ECFMG. ECFMG Certification is also one of the eligibility requirements for IMGs to take Step 3 of the three-step United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Medical licensing authorities in the United States require that IMGs be certified by ECFMG, among other requirements, to obtain an unrestricted license to practice medicine. The requirements have included examinations in the medical sciences, evaluation of English language proficiency, and documentation of medical education credentials.
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.
Graduate Medical Education: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, a candidate must have completed, at minimum, a residency training program in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Occupational Medicine at an institution accredited for residency training by a recognized body of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Board certification in one or more of the three specialties listed above is preferred but not required.
In addition to the Basic Requirements above, you must meet the following additional requirement to be considered for the GP-14: Applicant must have three (3) years of graduate training in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Occupational Medicine or equivalent experience and training in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Occupational Medicine.
Education
This position does have a positive education requirement. Please see Qualifications and Required Documents sections for details. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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. For further information on the evaluation of foreign education, refer to the U.S. Department of Education's web site at click here



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