Cornea/External Disease, Other, Refractive Surgery
This position is for an Ophthalmologist working in the Ophthalmology Department under the Medical-Surgical Directorate. The selectee may be assigned clinical, leadership, management, administrative and educational roles.
This announcement uses the OPM Federal Wide direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.
You will function as a manager and team member of a collaborative health care team in the delivery of comprehensive eye care in a specialty care setting.
You will perform minor and major intraocular and periocular surgical and laser procedures.
You will interpret diagnostic test and perform clinical procedures.
You will be responsible for attending Ophthalmology conferences.
You will be involved with teaching of Ophthalmology to rotating residents, interns and medical students.
Travel Required - Not required
Relocation expenses reimbursed - No
Conditions Of Employment
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to 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/.
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
You will be required to meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment.
Up-to-date immunizations/vaccinations and a seasonal influenza required.
PPD and MMR required.
APPLY NOW! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date of 8/9/2019. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 8/9/2019 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Depending on staffing needs a 2nd cut-off date may be used.
Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess:
LICENSING: Active, permanent, full, unrestricted physician license to practice medicine in any state, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
RESIDENCY: 5 years of residency training or equivalent experience and training in Ophthalmology (e.g., 3 years residency & 2 years fellowship, experience or other training). Your resume must reflect a sufficient level of expertise in Ophthalmology to perform the core privileges of this position. This experience/training will include examination, diagnosis, and treatment by surgical and conservative means, injuries and disorders of the eye; and/or management of ophthalmological services.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position has two selective placement factors that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factors are possession of Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Certification and Experience in Corneal Refractive Surgery. Failure to document the current certification and experience in Corneal Refractive Surgery will result in an ineligible rating.
Applicants must also be able to satisfy clinical privileges requirements which, in addition to the above, includes the following:
Completion of an accredited residency approved by the Accredited Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
Current clinical competence (e.g., privileged to independently practice as an Ophthalmology Physician within the past 2 years, actively practiced within the past 2 years by having encountered a sufficient number of clinical cases to represent a broad spectrum of the privileges required).
No health status contraindications to granting clinical privileges.
Board certification is desired but not required.
Applicants must meet the following Basic Education Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess:
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 (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, 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.
This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.
A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.
The selectee will be required to take part in a rotating schedule for carrying a pager for emergent surgical procedures that may extend normal working hours as necessary.
If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.
In addition to meeting all minimum qualification and eligibility requirements, ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one who possesses the competencies and experience to perform the duties of the position successfully with orientation to learn/understand the activities, procedures, policies and processes. Demonstrated work experience in the occupation is typically qualifying for placement. This criterion cannot be met by education and training. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/
Background checks, security clearance and drug testing required
How to Apply:
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