Naval Medical Command PHYSICIAN (OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE) in China Lake, California

Naval Medical Command
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • China Lake, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Thursday 5/26/2016 (147 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (11 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery provides high quality patient- and family-centered medical care in wartime and peacetime. Civilian healthcare professionals work side-by-side with military medical staff to care for active duty members, their families, and retirees at medical facilities around the globe. Every day, no matter what the environment, Navy Medicine is ready to provide world class care, anytime, anywhere.

The Occupational Medicine Physician ensures the medical readiness and improved health status of the fighting forces and civil service employees charged to sustain the fleet. The selectee applies professional medical knowledge to deal constructively with the health of employees in relation to their work (i.e. protecting employees against health hazards in their work environment, ensuring the suitable placement of individuals according to their physical capacities, mental and emotional make-up; and assuring adequate medical care and rehabilitation of the occupationally ill and injured.

Our mission at Branch Health Clinic China Lake is to support military readiness through the delivery of quality, efficient patient-centered care to those entrusted to us. We strive to meet this goal, backed by our vision, to a center of excellence for healthcare, wellness, value and readiness. Our staff holds true to the core values of the United States Navy in serving our patients and staff with honor, courage and commitment.The Occupational Medicine Physician ensures the medical readiness and improved health status of the fighting forces and civil service employees charged to sustain the fleet.


APPLY NOW!* This announcement has an early consideration date of August 12th, 2016. Candidates who apply on or beforeAugust 12th, 2016, will be referred first for consideration. Candidates who apply after that date may be referred on a periodic basis as needed.*

The purpose of this announcement is to recruit qualified individuals using OPM Government-wide Direct Hire Authority (DHA) authorized by Title 5 USC ยง3304 and 5 CFR 337 Part 337, Subpart B. The rule of three, veteran preference, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the direct hire process. For more information on OPM DHA please visit


In this position, you will perform meaningful professional work in the field of Occupational Medicine.

A typical day includes:

  • Responsible for accomplishment of a variety of physical examinations to assess the physical capabilities of a candidate in relation to job demands and/or discover physical infirmities present or incipient; examinations include: pre-employment physical exams, medical fitness for duty in current rate or proposed rate, medical surveillance and certification exams, disability retirement examinations.

  • Exercises clinical knowledge and skills to provide medical care to employees suffering from occupationally injury or disease as well as follow-up medical care and physical examinations.

  • Participates in the provision for limited medical services to employees for non-occupational conditions.

  • Performs a wide variety of medical treatment procedures (e.g. emergency treatment in cases of serious illness or injury, life-saving emergency procedures to stabilize a patient sufficiently to transport to a hospital facility, etc.).

  • Assesses and records health status of patients, interprets results of diagnostic studies, and instructs and counsels patients.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • See requirements section for additional requirements.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient education and experience to perform the duties of this position for which you are applying. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your qualifications as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID 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, philantropic, 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. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

  • MD or DO from an accredited school in the United States or Canada. Is your degree from a foreign medical school? If yes, then you must have a permanent ECFMG or Fifth Pathway Certificate. Please make sure your application includes your ECFMG or 5th Pathway Certificate number including date awarded.

  • 3 years of residency training or equivalent experience and training in* Occupational Medicine(i.e., 3 yrs. Residency and/or fellowship and/or experience)? Your resume must reflect that you have a sufficient level of expertise in *Occupational Medicine to perform the core privileges of this position at the GP -13 Level.

  • 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.

  • Satisfy BUMEDs clinical privileges requirements which, in addition to the above, includes the following:

  • Completion of a residency program in the specialtyapproved by the American specialty board or AOA, board certification, or board eligible.

  • Current clinical competence (e.g., privileged to independently practice as a Occupational Medicine 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.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click on the following link: View Assessment Questions.

Are you using your education to qualify? THIS POSITION HAS A POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your doctoral transcript(s) which includes (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). Failure to submit your transcript(s) will result in a Not Qualified rating. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:


In accordance with BUMEDINST, susceptible or occupationally exposed health care employees who have direct contact with patients will receive appropriate immunization against communicable diseases unless a current immunization, a protective titer, or a medical exemption is documented.

The incumbent must, as a condition of employment, be immunized on an annual basis against influenza.

In accordance with BUMEDINST 1500.15E employees assigned to or subject to being assigned to duties providing direct patient care, either diagnostic or therapeutic must possess and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

This position requires a 1-year probationary period.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan. More information can be found at:

Other Information
  • This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

  • This position is subject to the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

  • 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.

  • The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

*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. Policy information may be found at:

*Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: *Current DON Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) Eligible: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for this position and receive a rating in the well-qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $240,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GP-0602-13/13

Promotion Potential: 13

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 439722200

Job Announcement Number: NE60602-13-1711650PC398689H