Supervisory Physician (Psychiatry)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 12, 2021
Closes
Jan 19, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Children and Families, headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services in multiple locations through this vacancy announcement.
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Responsibilities

THE INCUMBENT WILL OVERSEE:

Mental and Behavioral Health Services Team responsible for the mental and behavioral health services delivered to unaccompanied children in the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).

Quality assurance of psychiatric care provided to children in various settings, including regular screening in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

Efforts to increase access to quality mental health care for children in ORR care.

Surveillance of mental health disease among children in ORR care.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides technical consultation to ORR staff, grantees, and other stakeholders on issues surrounding mental health, including hospitalizations and individual case review.

Conducts monitoring and quality of care audit visits of Residential Treatment Centers and ORR-funded staff-secure and secure facilities.

Reviews and concurs with individual treatment plans, as needed; discusses optimal treatment plans with psychiatric providers, case workers, and ORR staff.

Reviews mental health utilization patterns among children in ORR care.

Develops or updates ORR policies on mental health care services for children in ORR care.

Increases awareness and knowledge among ORR-funded care provider program staff of mental health issues among children in ORR care.

Advances the use of telepsychiatry programs for ORR-funded care provider programs.

Increases mental health care delivery through relationships with various professional psychiatric and psychological associations.

Develops mental health care guidance to ensure timely and appropriate follow-up care for children when discharged from ORR care.

Works with analytic team members to develop mental health surveillance activities.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service - http://www.sss.gov
  • Suitable for federal employment
  • Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. All information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.
  • Documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.


Qualifications

Basic Qualification Requirements:

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.

AND

Must have a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree 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.

AND

Additional Qualification Requirement: In addition to meeting the Basic Qualification Requirements candidates must also:
Have at least five 5 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training that includes directing, managing and supervising administrative and operational activities of epidemiologists, clinical staff, and medical services coordinators serving vulnerable or medically underserved populations; advising on clinical considerations and related matters; and overseeing efforts to increase access to quality mental health care for children.

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) .

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 , (AMA) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) .

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.

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; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.

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 further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.

Additional information

In accordance with Executive Order 12564 of September 14, 1986, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is A Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs, on or off duty, by Federal employees is inconsistent not only with the law-abiding behavior expected of all citizens, but also with the special trust placed in such employees as servants of the public.

Travel and transportation expenses may be paid. No

Bargaining Unit Position: No

Drug Screening Required: No

Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No

Student loan repayment incentive may be authorized: No

Annual leave for non-federal service may be authorized: No

Physician and Dentist Pay (PDP) may be authorized: Yes

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Information about CTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap .

CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action'', documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action'', documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

For Most Effective Resumes Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Most_Effective_Resumes .

If you are unable to apply online, please go to https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information for more information on our alternate application method.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic you may be authorized to telework remotely. The Federal government will begin a phased transition to normal operations in line with the national guidelines to Open Up America Again. HHS will make operating decisions based on State or locality of duty stations and other factors.

Additional selections may be made for similar positions across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) of the location identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s) at HHS. Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions across HHS.

Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines. Veteran's Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this announcement will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.

To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10992768

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , Credentialing

Required Documents

Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:
  • Your Resume. You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. Your resume must clearly articulate how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the qualifications section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. For each position you must describe your duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities. Your resume must also include the day, month, and year that you began and ended for each position held. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Not providing this information may result in the lowering of your assessment score or an ineligible rating. For resume writing guidance, please visit the USAJobs Resource Center or view their video tutorial .
    A complete Assessment Questionnaire.
  • Proof of licensure (as required)
  • Other proof of medical residence (as required)
  • Other Supporting Documents

Other Supporting Documents: (Only Submit if applicable to you.)
  • College transcript (if qualifying all or in part based on your education)
  • lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable. (See Other Information Section)
You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.

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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