Medical Officer (Anesthesiology)-CC-DH

Washington D.C.
Apr 11, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Full Time

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This position is located in the Department of Perioperative Medicine (DPM). DPM is responsible for providing anesthesia and surgical services to actively support the mission of the Clinical Center. The DPM provides service and support for approximately 2000 surgical cases per year. The anesthesiologists in the department provide complex and high risk anesthesia care for advanced surgical oncology procedures as well as various diagnostic and therapeutic invasive interventions to patients from various institutes.

The Department of Perioperative Medicine is seeking to fill an Anesthesiologist position. The ideal candidate will be a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and have completed the following: medical school, a one-year internship, and a four-year anesthesiology residency program which is accredited by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Although not required, a pediatric anesthesiologist is preferred. 

  • Not Required

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Pre-employment medical screening may be required.
  • Shift and weekend work may be required.
  • Emergency essential.
  • 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 obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy 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 an institution accredited for such training. (This 1 year of supervised experience may be waived for research or administrative positions not requiring direct patient care.) 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. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the Directory of Residency Training Programs and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians.

    An internship program involves broadly based clinical practice in which physicians acquire experience in treating a variety of medical problems under supervision (e.g., internal medicine, surgery, general practice, obstetrics-gynecology, and pediatrics). Such programs are in hospitals or other institutions accredited for internship training by a recognized body of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). 

    A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association (AMA) or AOA. 

    A fellowship program involves advanced training (beyond residency training) in a given medical specialty in either a clinical or research setting in a hospital or other institution accredited in the United States for such training.

    Licensure: For positions involving patient care, candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

    In addition to the basic requirements listed above, you must also meet the ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    Possess 4 years of residency training in Anesthesiology OR equivalent experience and training.


    In order to qualify at the GS-14 level, the applicant must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 providing comprehensive peri-operative care for routine, complex or unusual cases across all age groups; participating in collaborative, comprehensive consultative management of acute and chronic pain; responding to emergency situations by providing airway management, administration of emergency fluids and drugs; participating in teaching and mentoring of residents and staff; keeping abreast of current research, new methods, and technological advances in the field of anesthesiology, and disseminating relevant information to staff.

    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).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Experience may not be substituted for residency training that is essential for the performance of specialized duties. For example, specialists such as psychiatrists and surgeons must complete the number of years of accredited residency training required in their respective specialties. An exception may be made when a peer panel of physicians (subject-matter experts) determines and documents that the knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in professional medical practice are equivalent to those acquired during the same period of time in a graduate training program.

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    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. Click here for information on Foreign Education

    Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

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