Naval Medical Command Physician (Gastroenterology) in San Diego, California

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

Opened Tuesday 7/26/2016 (92 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (5 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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*The position is that of a Medical Officer (Gastroenterologist) assigned to the Gastroenterology Division, Naval Medical Center San Diego, California (NMCSD). The Medical Officer (Gastroenterologist) serves as a Gastoenterology Physician providing care and support services to the medical staff, support staff, inpatients, and outpatients of the Naval Medical Center San Diego, California. *

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APPLY NOW! This announcement has an early consideration date of August 12, 2016. Candidates who apply on or before August 12, 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

  • Performs inpatient and outpatient interventional and therapeutic Gastroenterology care and services;
  • Provides comprehensive consultation, examination, diagnosis, and treatment of gastrointestinal, hepatic, pancreatobiliary, and nutritional diseases;
  • Technically supervises, performs, or assists in the instruction of, other health care professionals, residents, interns, medical students (e.g. diagnostic and treatment procedures) in accordance with clinical privileges;
  • Prescribes and dispenses medications as delineated by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Performs duties such as colonoscopies, including biopsy and polypectomy, diagnostic abdominal laparoscopy (peritoneoscopy), with directed biopsy, EKG interpretation, and having actively practiced these skills within the last 24 months.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable command policy and available command funding.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a US Citizen
  • Accredited MD or DO, or ECFMG or Fifth Pathway certification
  • Active physician license awarded by any state
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • See Other Information section for additional requirements.

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

  • 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.

  • 5 years of residency training or equivalent experience and training in Internal Medicine*or Gastroenterology(i.e., 3 yrs. Residency & 2 yrs. fellowship and/or experience). Your resume must reflect that you have a sufficient level of expertise in *Internal Medicine*or Gastroenterologyto perform the core privileges of this position at the *GP-15 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 an Internal Medicine*or Gastroenterology* 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.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.

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 required skills for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

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 transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. 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:

All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

The candidate selected is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

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.

Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the candidate fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.

Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.

A favorable Access National Agency Check with Inquiries (ANACI) investigation is required.

Up-to-date Immunizations, Vaccinations, Seasonal Flu Influenza required.

Required to work overtime, shift, weekends and holidays.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements for which you requested consideration. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.

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, malpractice insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, a 401K-type retirement plan, and an Employee Assistance Program. More information can be found at:

Other Information

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

Recruitment and Relocation incentives may be authorized.

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

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

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:

ICTAP Applicants:

Salary Range: $120,000.00 to $310,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GP-0602-15/15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 445544600

Job Announcement Number: NE60602-15-1759516PC425874D