Indian Health Service Optometrist in Eagle Butte, South Dakota
Indian Health Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Eagle Butte, SD
Work Schedule is Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types
Opened Monday 6/20/2016 (127 day(s) ago)
** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (67 day(s) away)
About the Agency
The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal, and Urban operated facilities and programs.
The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number ++IHS-R1-GP-171765- ESEP/MP for eligibility requirements.
NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered
This position is located within the Optometry Department of the Cheyenne River Health Center Eagle Butte, South Dakota. The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct and comprehensive primary, preventive and therapeutic medical and optometric care to individuals across the lifespan. This position reports directly to the Optometrist Supervisor.
This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.
- Examine eyes, using observation, instruments, and pharmaceutical agents, to determine visual acuity and perception, focus and coordination and to written material diagnose diseases and other abnormalities such as glaucoma or color blindness. Diabetes, etc.
- Treats visual disorders through prescription of corrective lenses such as glasses, contact lenses, or low vision aids, vision therapy, and written material pharmacological means; Treats unusual visual disorders through application of advanced optometric techniques; Consults and Refers patients to other health care practitioner if additional medical treatment is necessary.
- Provides vision and eye care education and counseling to patients.
- Records all patient care examinations and procedures in health record.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel may be required for training and/or other work related duties.
- The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
- investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
- If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
- U.S. Citizenship is required
To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience.
Degree: Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) accredited by the Council on Optometric Education.
Licensure: Current license to practice optometry in a State, the District of Columbia, or a territory is required, except for those research positions that do not entail patient care responsibilities.
Applicants who meet the basic requirements qualify for GS-09.
Additional Requirements for Grades GS-11 and Above:
GS-11:One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-09 grade that demonstrated the ability to perform the work of a professional optometrist.
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks:
Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Applicants who have the 1 year of appropriate specialized experience, as indicated in the table, are not required by this standard to have general experience, education above the high school level, or any additional specialized experience to meet the minimum qualification requirements.
Specialized Experience for the GS-09 grade level: With close to moderate supervision; Experience providing direct and comprehensive primary, preventative, and therapeutic medical and optometric care to individuals of all ages. Experience diagnosing all optometric and ocular problems through external and internal physical evaluation of the eye and surrounding tissues; detest impairments or abnormalities of the eye or tissue surrounding the eyes. Experience providing vision and eye education and counseling to patients using appropriate and culturally specific brochures, videos, posters, eye models etc... Experience recording all patient care examination's assessments, procedures and care plans in the health/medical record and documenting in compliance with professional standards. Experience in devising and implementing projects, programs, and standards for investigation and control of particular eye hazards or vision problems within the Service Unit and discussing plans and policies with the Service Unit Director to insure optimum coordination of staff and departments. Experience providing eye care services including infractions, to patients in homes, schools, clinics, job sites and other community locations.
Specialized Experience for the GS-11 grade level: With little to no daily supervision; Experience providing direct and comprehensive primary, preventative, and therapeutic medical and optometric care to individuals of all ages. Experience diagnosing all optometric and ocular problems through external and internal physical evaluation of the eye and surrounding tissues; detest impairments or abnormalities of the eye or tissue surrounding the eyes. Experience providing vision and eye education and counseling to patients using appropriate and culturally specific brochures, videos, posters, eye models etc... Experience recording all patient care examination's assessments, procedures and care plans in the health/medical record and documenting in compliance with professional standards. Experience in devising and implementing projects, programs, and standards for investigation and control of particular eye hazards or vision problems within the Service Unit and discussing plans and policies with the Service Unit Director to insure optimum coordination of staff and departments. Experience providing eye care services including infractions, to patients in homes, schools, clinics, job sites and other community locations.
The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Public Trust - Background Investigation
What To Expect Next
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Applicant MUST verify the completeness and successful submission of their applications by logging into the USAJobs Application Manager to check the Status. Your qualifications for the job will be reviewed against other applicants to determine, if you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.
If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicants responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.
Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer
You can review our benefits at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits
Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.
A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement. (Supervisory positions only)
This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.
Recruitment incentive (may or may not) be authorized.
*CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: *
- Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.
Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.
Selectee(s) are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment
IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free
Salary Range: $64,228.00 to $86,708.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0662-09/11
Promotion Potential: 11
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: Candidates eligible under Indian Preference appointing authority; All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment; Reinstatement eligible; Veterans Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA); Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) eligible; Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible; Schedule A, and/or PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel
Control Number: 442347400
Job Announcement Number: IHS-R1-GP-1731410-DE