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PHYSICIAN ( OPHTHALMOLOGY )

Company: Department of the Navy, Naval Medical Command
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

This position is for an Ophthalmologist (Physician) working in the Ophthalmology Department under the Director of Surgical Services. The selectee may be assigned clinical, leadership, management, administrative and educational roles. This announcement uses the OPM Federal Wide direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service. Responsibilities You will function as a manager and team member of a collaborative health care team in the delivery of comprehensive eye care in a specialty care setting; You will perform minor and major intraocular and periocular surgical and laser procedures; You will interpret diagnostic tests and perform clinical procedures; You will be responsible for attending Ophthalmology conferences; You will be involved with teaching of Ophthalmology to rotating residents, interns and medical students. Travel Required - Not required Conditions Of Employment Must be a US Citizen. Must be determined suitable for federal employment. Must participate in the direct deposit pay program. New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326. You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination. You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal. Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing. You will be required to meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment. Up-to-date immunizations/vaccinations and a seasonal influenza required. A favorable Tier 3 background investigation is required. Qualifications APPLY NOW! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 02-21-2020 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Depending on staffing needs a 2nd cut-off date may be used. In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GP-14 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. This experience/training will include examination, diagnosis, and treatment by surgical and conservative means, injuries and disorders of the eye and/or management of ophthalmological services for infant patients to the elderly. Applicants must also be able to satisfy clinical privileges requirements which, in addition to the above, includes the following: Completion of a residency program in the specialty approved by the American specialty board or AOA, board certification, or board eligible Current clinical competence (e.g., privileged to independently practice as an Ophthalmology Physician within the past 2 years, actively practiced within the past 2 years by having encountered a sufficient number of clinical cases to represent a broad spectrum of the privileges required) No health status contraindications to granting clinical privileges Board certification is desired but not required SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS: This position has selective placement factors that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factors are: Possession of Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Certification Posession of Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) for Healthcare Providers Certification Board certification in Ophthalmology is desired buy not required. Failure to document the current certification in your resume or application documents will result in an ineligible rating. Education Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual. Applicants must possess: 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. If your Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree is from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States, you must have a permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), a Fifth Pathway Certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduated education in a foreign country, or successfully completed the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination. LICENSING: Active, permanent, full, unrestricted physician license to practice medicine in any state, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. RESIDENCY: 5 years of residency training or equivalent experience and training in Ophthalmology (e.g., 3 yrs. Residency & 2 years fellowship, experience or other training). Your resume must reflect you have a sufficient level of expertise in Ophthalmology to perform the core privileges of this position Additional information This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. This position is subject to work an uncommon tour including weekends, holidays and rotating shift work to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required. Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. In addition to meeting all minimum qualification and eligibility requirements, ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one who possesses the competencies and experience to perform the duties of the position successfully with orientation to learn/understand the activities, procedures, policies and processes. Demonstrated work experience in the occupation is typically qualifying for placement. This criterion cannot be met by education and training. Background checks, security clearance and drug testing required. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 5 - 10 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Department of the Navy, Naval Medical Command, Norfolk , PHYSICIAN ( OPHTHALMOLOGY ), Healthcare , Norfolk, Virginia

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