Director - Office of Clinical and Preventative Services (Physician)

Wallops Island, Virginia
Oct 05, 2022
Oct 12, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

This Supervisory Physician (Administrative) position is located in the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS), Office of the Director (OD), Indian Health Service (IHS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Duty Station is Rockville, Maryland. The Supervisory Physician serves as Director, OCPS, as the principal advisor to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), IHS and as the primary source of national advocacy, development, budget-development and allocation for clinical, preventive, and public health programs for the IHS.

The OCPS has responsibility for the IHS patient care policy and program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. OCPS carries out this responsibility through several broad functional activities provided by five divisions to include Behavioral Health, Clinical and Community Services, Nursing Services, Oral Health, and Diabetes Treatment and Prevention.
  • Responsible for the overall direction and management of the OCPS. Serves as the principal advisor to the CMO, IHS on health care issues, policies and programs.
  • Provides leadership and direction for the OCPS and is responsible for the determination, development, promulgation, and evaluation of policies and procedures for IHS health care service delivery programs.
  • As a member of the Headquarters Leadership Team, participates in formulating overall IHS policy, plans and program objectives.
  • Coordinates the health care and health-related services provided by the IHS with Public Health Service (PHS) programs, and other Federal, State, local, and private agencies and organizations.
  • Serves as the chief advocate and medical spokesperson for health care providers within the IHS, to agencies outside IHS, including international health agencies, communicating their views, needs, concerns and recommendations regarding policies, problems, practices, and procedures which could affect the quality of health care rendered.


Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period
  • This position requires completion of public financial disclosure report.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates.

A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

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.

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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.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification 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.


BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): All Physicians must meet the following basic requirements:

Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country.

Graduate Training Subsequent to Degree: 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., 1 year internship or the first year of a residency program. This graduate training must by approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the U.S. or Canada.

Licensure: Active, unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the U.S.

Residency Training: 5 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 and responsible level.

Note: Within Federal clinical and training programs, a distinction is made between general practice and specialist positions. Specialist positions require graduate training and experience related to the specialty and subspecialty of the position to be filled. Experience may not be substituted for training essential for performing specialized duties. The length and content of residency programs depends upon the specialization and requirements of recognized accrediting American medical specialty boards.

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:
  • Indian Health Care Improvement Act, the Indian Self-Determination Act, as well as Federal Health Care Delivery Systems including the Indian Health Service system (federal, tribal, and urban).
  • Evaluating policy options, forecasting cost, benefits, and long-term results.
  • Formulating, implementing, and evaluating high-impact policies, programs, and projects advising the senior executive of a large organization on the options for resolving problems caused by existing or proposed policies or conditions.
  • Disseminating information to customers and the general public, including Tribal Governments, Tribal organizations and Indian community organizations.
  • Effectively managing a comprehensive and complex interdisciplinary health program targeted to serve American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  • 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

    Telework: The position is compatible with a telework arrangement, up to full-time, contingent upon the selectee meeting eligibility and participation criteria outlined in Part 7, Chapter 6, "Telework Arrangement Program," Indian Health Manual (IHM).

    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.

    Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a 6 month service agreement will be required.

    The Indian Health Service (IHS), National Health Service Corps (NHSC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have student loan repayment programs for qualifying health disciplines. This is a competitive process separate from the hiring process. Opportunities for LRP are based on agency hiring priorities and availability of funds. For additional information please visit:
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