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Physician (General Practice)

Company: Department Of Homeland Security
Location: Batavia
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




This announcement hasa first cut-off date. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date 1-MAR-2021 will receive first consideration for the vacancy. Depending on staffing needs a2nd cut-off date of 1 APR-2021 may be used and every 30 days thereafter.

Note: One or more positions may be filled using this announcement. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

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This position serves the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Health Service Corps (IHSC). As a General Practice-Staff Physician, you will provide on-site direct medical care to detainees in ICE custody. You will conduct a program of primary medical care with responsibility for examination, diagnosis and treatment, and emergency care of patients. Duties involve working in concert with both facility staff and consultant specialists in various clinical areas such as:

  • Provide and oversee care appropriate to patient needs, severity of disease, condition, impairment or disability within the scope of care provided in the detention setting (medical housing unit care and/or ambulatory car/or dispense required medication to patients as needed by the facility operation; provide patient education.
  • Order and interpret all laboratory and other diagnostic tests, formulate differential diagnoses.
  • Refer patients with medical needs beyond the scope of the on-site medical housing unit to an off-site hospital for care and/or consultation to medical, surgical, dental, or other adjunct services as needed to ensure necessary medical care.
  • Make recommendations on matters of policy, procedure, training of personnel and medical equipment needs as related to areas of responsibility.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

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  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • You must successfully pass a drug screen.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service.
  • Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.



  1. Degree: You must have graduated with a 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, 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. 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, 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. COPY OF YOUR DOCTOR OF MEDICINE DEGREE IS REQUIRED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

  2. 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. Graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. PROOF OF TRAINING AND BOARD CERTIFICATION (IF APPLICABLE) IS REQUIRED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

  3. Licensure: You must possess 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. Your license must be maintained in a permanent, full, and unrestricted status during the term of employment. Continuing education requirements must be met as required for licensing. A COPY OF YOUR CURRENT LICENSURE IS REQUIRED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

AdditIonal Requirements:

You qualify at GP-14 if you possess -- 4 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training: This position requires completion of three (3) years of medical specialty training in Family medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine, or Preventive Medicine leading to board eligibility in that field, with board certification preferred AND at least 1 year of directly related, professional experience (equivalent to the GS-13 level in the federal service) performing professional or scientific work in a field of medicine that my involve providing direct patient-care services. Examples include:

  • diagnose illnesses and prescribe and administer healthcare treatment for people suffering from injury or disease.
  • examine patients; obtain medical histories; and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests.
  • counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare practices.

CPR Certification: You must possess and maintain CPR and BLS certification with either the American Red Cross (CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers) or American Heart Association (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers). A COPY OF YOUR CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

English Language Proficiency: Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Qualified employees will undergo a credentialing process prior to employment. This process includes validation of medical examinations, education, internship and residency.

Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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, student, 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.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps, VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.


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.

Keywords: Department Of Homeland Security, Rochester , Physician (General Practice), Other , Batavia, New York

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