Rockville, Maryland
May 17, 2022
May 23, 2022
Full Time

    Program Management: Serve as the Liaison, representing IHS managing the IHS-USUHS MOU. Coordinate with USUHS SOM the complex task of development programs for physician medical physician students. Make a variety of decisions that relate to conduct, coordination, ad inter-relationship partnerships. Provide consultation and advice on the IHS-USUHS program processes and other program initiatives. May be considered for an academic appointment in subject matter expertise (Physician Specialty), serving as faculty advisor and clinician. Serves IHS USU USPHS SOM Physician expertise on the training of USU medical students. Provide expert advice regarding requirements of the CC of the USPHSIHS-sponsored USPHS medical students and medical residents. Provide direct oversight of funding for the IHS-USUHS-MOU. Mentors and develops future military physicians. Mentor and provide medical training advice to medical students at USUHS participating under the IHS-USUHS MOU. Recruitment, Liaison and Outreach Activities: Serve as Point of Contact (POC) for all USU applicants interested in PHS spots at USU-SOM (School of Medicine). Facilitate sponsorship/funding for PHS spots at USU-SOM - coordinating communication with all stakeholders (OPDIV, Dean of Admissions, CCHQ). Coordinate processing of all USU applicants accepted to USU who designate PHS as first choice for service selection (PHS applicants) ~ 55 applicants per year. Provide consultation to USU Admissions on ways to streamline commissioning process which allowed seamless transition. Lead monthly meeting with CCHQ Commission Corps Headquarters Call to Active Duty Team (CAD) to facilitate onboarding of all PHS medical students. Coordinate expedited Medical qualification for all PHS applicants- work closely with CCHQ Medical Affairs Branch. Administrative Support: Provide guidance on matters related to PHS medical trainees (medical students and residents). Directly assists USPHS medical students who are traveling to their clinical rotations worldwide by answering their travel-related questions and ensuring travel orders, vouchers, and Government Travel Charge Cards (GTCC) are completed or paid on time. Supervise and manages additional administrative aspects of the program including, but not limited to: financial management, accountability, career development counseling, remedial physical fitness, medical and dental readiness requirements, inter-service transfers, service accessions, voluntary and non-voluntary service separations, drug and alcohol testing, sexual assault and harassment prevention program, equal opportunity program, and breaches in standards of conduct and discipline. Plan and coordinate curriculum of Office bridges the academic, military, and professional development among USPHS. The incumbent plans, coordinates, and executes the officer professional development program and military education of the USUHS SOM medical students. Member of Students Promotion's Committee providing guidance on the disposition of medical students experiencing academic, professional and/or integrity difficulties. Coordinate in processing and orientation for newly matriculated medical students. Coordinate PHS out-processing and transition for graduating medical students.


Conditions of Employment

This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not to reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.

Must pass pre-employment examination.
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
You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.

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.

Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957 and seasonal influenza immunization is required for all 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 .

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 process.


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.


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.

Licensure: 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 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.

Residency Training: 3 years of residency training in a Medical Specialty OR have equivalent training and work experience in a Medical Specialty (e.g., a senior specialist with 3-4 years of experience beyond residency training) that demonstrates the ability to provide patient care of an extremely difficult.

In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-

Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: direct involvement with managing, developing and coordinating a comprehensive clinical, preventive, and public health approach to health programs with USU SOM students and staff. Developing and implementing guidelines, standards, policies, and procedures on instructing students within a clinical environment. Demonstrated knowledge in clinical management principles in order to effectively engage, instruct, and recruit students, while achieving Agency objectives and managing Agency resources. Provide guidance, advice and expertise in a team environment.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.


This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.

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: .

If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit .

Additional information

Per IHS policy (SGM 21-04) IHS selectees to positions located in Federally operated hospitals, health centers, and clinics must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entry on duty or have IHS approve a medical or religious exemption. If an exemption is approved then wearing a face mask and regular testing for COVID-19 will be required. Your Human Resources Specialist will provide a list of documents acceptable as vaccination proof and instructions on how to submit your vaccination documentation or how to request a medical or religious exemption, if needed.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

This position is eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the HHS Workplace Flexibilities policy. l .

Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

Relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a 6 month service agreement will be required.

Title 38 Market Pay may be authorized.

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