Physician

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
College Park, Maryland
Posted
Nov 08, 2019
Closes
Nov 17, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This Direct-Hire position is in the Food and Drug Administration, open to candidates within the Washington, DC Metropolitan area (MD, DC, & VA).

NOTE: Based on the center, specific Physician duties may vary from described duties in the announcement.

NOTE: Salary figures shown represent the OPM General Schedule Base Salary. Title 38 Physician and Dentist Pay (PDP) may be authorized in addition to base pay in order to recruit and retain highly qualified Physicians.
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Responsibilities

  • Physicians will support the administration of health programs through a variety of activities. May develop clinical rationale for the coverage of new medical services, devices, and/or diagnostic methods.
  • Monitor the post market safety and effectiveness of medical devices and/or drug/tobacco products, food safety and veterinarian medicine marked and used nationwide.
  • Support the administration of occupational health programs and safety and health initiatives, provide associated consultation services. Determine the safety or efficacy of medical products and/or consumer drugs in clinical settings.
  • Serve as a technical resident expert on various medical issues and products to include new drugs and tobacco products as well as medical devices, food safety and/or veterinarian medicine.
  • May conduct clinical reviews and analyses of the quality of Federal health programs. Provide clinical support for the analysis of potential medical device-related public risks.
  • Conduct medical review and evaluation of safety and health regulations, provide medical, toxicological, and epidemiological assistance to support safety and health investigations, etc.
  • Design, conduct, and analyze evaluation studies and surveillance projects to measure the effectiveness of scientific public health programs and strategies.
  • Establish policies regarding the analysis and interpretation of surveillance or regulation of medical devices, new drugs, generic drugs, and/or tobacco products, etc. and guidelines and performance expectations for staff members.
  • Advise on policy guidance, conduct document reviews and interpret legislation affecting medical devices and/or new drugs or tobacco products.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This position may be subject to completion of a 1-year probationary period (unless you have already satisfied this obligation).
  • Citizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National to be considered for this advertisement. Foreign nationals or legal permanent residents are not eligible for consideration.
  • Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • Background Investigation Requirement: All employees must pass a security investigation. Failing to pass the background check may be grounds for removal or legal action. If hired, you may be subject to additional investigations at a later time.
  • FDA participates in e-Verify: All new hires must complete the I-9 form; this information will be processed through e-Verify to determine your employment eligibility. If a discrepancy arises, you must take affirmative steps to resolve the matter.
  • Research Positions may require evaluation of the scientific contributions, recognition, and professional standing of the researcher, and may be subject to peer review. A writing sample or publication portfolio may also be required.
  • If you were born male, after, December 31st 1959, you must be registered with the Selective Service System, or have an approved exemption. Learn more at www.SSS.gov.
  • Additional selections may be made from this vacancy, within the same geographical area, by other organizational elements from within FDA, through shared corporate recruiting activities. Your application may be shown to multiple hiring offices.
  • You may be asked to provide additional information at a later time. All interviews requests and selection decisions are at the full discretion of the hiring office.
  • Certification of Accuracy: All information concerning eligibility and qualification is subject to investigation and verification. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection, or appropriate legal action.
  • You will be placed on a new appointment regardless of your current or previous federal employment, if hired.
  • If selected on a temporary appointment, you may be required to serve a two year trial period and successfully complete agency-specific training before eligible for conversion.
  • If selected, a security clearance may be required for this position as determined by the Center.


Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
In order be eligible for the position of Physician,
(GP-0602-14) , you must meet the following basic requirements...

BASIC REQUIREMENTS (YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS)

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 (external link) ; Association of American Medical Colleges (external link) ; Liaison Committee on Medical Education (external link) ; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association (external link) , 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 (external link) , 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.
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 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. 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. Descriptions of such programs are described below.

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 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (external link) .

A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in a hospital or an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association (external link) , (AMA) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (external link) .

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 an institution accredited in the United States for such training.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Additional requirements for GS-14 --4 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training in regulatory science and/or medical research.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login , select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.

All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 12/31/2019 . If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.

Positions are located in the Department Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties, MD and may be filled in the following Centers:

Center for Biologics & Evaluation Research (CBER) - Applicant will regulate biological products for human use under applicable federal laws, including the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Center for Drug Evaluation & Research (CDER) - Applicant will provide regulatory oversight for investigation studies during drug development and making decisions regarding marketing approval for new (innovative or non-generic) drugs, including decisions related to changes to already marketed products.

Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) -Applicants should possess excellent communication skills including outreach experience as well as experience with medical device surveillance/identification of problems with medical devices.

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) - Seeking applicants with experience in treating allergic reactions or be well-versed in the medical basis for food allergies.

Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) - Applicants should have direct patient-care related clinical experience. Experience in diagnosis and/or treatment of tobacco-related illness is beneficial and preferred.

The Office of the Commissioner (OC) - Applicant will provide centralized agency-wide program direction in management services for agency programs to ensure that FDA's consumer protection efforts are effectively managed within its regulatory framework.

Candidates may be eligible to receive Title 38 Physician and Dentist Pay (PDP), in addition to the regular General Schedule base salary. T38 PDP is determined by the FDA Center to which you may become employed. T38 PDP includes additional pay based on the following: Base Market Pay in the amount of $63,600; Clinical Specialty Pay which ranges from $0 to $40,000 and is dependent upon your medical specialty, Hematology/Oncology Clinical Specialty receives an additional $20,303; FDA-related experience pay which ranges from $0 to $10,000 based on years of FDA-related experience or exceptional qualifications pay as determined by the Center; and Board Certification pay of $2,000 for each certification held. To receive T38 PDP you must have an active unrestricted medical license.

Positions may be filled as Permanent or Temporary Appointments with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Temporary appointments are Not-To-Exceed (NTE) 1 year and may be extended or become permanent without further competition.

Education

Foreign Education
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

For more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation .

Additional information

Additional Conditions of Employment:
  • Pre-employment physical required: NO
  • Drug testing required: NO
  • License required: YES, MEDICAL LICENSE
  • Mobility agreement required: NO
  • Immunization required: NO
  • Bargaining Unit Position: To be determined by the Center
  • Financial disclosure statement, OGE-450, required: Please be advised that this position may be subject to FDA's prohibited financial interest regulation and may require the incumbent of this position to divest of certain financial interests. Applicants are advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the hiring official before accepting this position.
Additional Information:
  • If you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from 12/31/2019) as an Executive Branch political, Schedule C, or Non-career SES appointee, HHS/FDA may be required to obtain approval by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to beginning employment. You can find out if you have held one of these appointment types by looking at your Standard Form 50s in your Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), in Section 5 where the legal authorities are listed. If you have served or are currently serving, you must provide a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting this appointment. In addition, you will be required to respond to the question in the assessment and certify your responses to the questionnaire. See Political Appointee FAQ - OPM for more..
  • Reasonable Accommodation: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Center Help Desk (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (866) 539-4484; or by email quickquestions@fda.hhs.gov . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. See the Reasonable Accommodation Policy for more information...
  • Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor See the EEO Policy for more information...


How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on 12/31/2019), your resume and all supporting documents will be reviewed by HR to determine your eligibility for Federal employment and your qualification for this position specifically.

This is a direct hire announcement. Traditional rating and ranking of applications, and veterans' preference does not apply to this vacancy. We will evaluate you against the basic qualifications. Qualified applicants will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

To preview the application assessment questions, click the link below:
https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10594046


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

  • Medical License
  • Resume
  • Transcript

A document that is required must be submitted by all applicants because the document is needed to verify your qualifications, education, or other eligibility information. Failure to provide one of the documents in the list below may result in your application being considered incomplete.

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • License
  • Medical License
  • PCS Orders
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Professional Certification
  • Resume
  • Separation Notice (RIF)
  • SF-15
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript

These documents may be required for some applicants . Applicants relying on education to qualify, those seeking consideration under a special hiring authority, or those who need to verify a license or certification, will need to submit appropriate supporting documentation from this list. RESUME REQUIREMENTS:
The federal government has very specific resume requirements. If you have not written a federal resume before, you should watch this Resume Writing Tutorial video on the USAJOBS YouTube channel , or read through a helpful Resume Writing FAQ on the USAJOBS Help Site to learn what details you should, and should not, include in your resume.
At a minimum your resume should list the position title, employer, start and end dates (including month and year), salary (or grade and step), hours worked per week, and a list of duties performed or accomplishments, for EACH position listed. A CV (curriculum vitae) may not contain enough information to meet these resume requirements. Do not include a photograph or video of yourself, or any sensitive information (age, date of birth, marital status, protected health information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.) on your resume or cover letter.
We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications.

Learn more about supporting documents and documentation requirements on USAJOBS:
  • How to Understand the Required Documents Section
  • What Types of Documents May I Need?
  • How to Manage Your Documents on USAJOBS


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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