Clinical Director

Job Series Number: 0602

Health Services at the BOP

Clinical Directors (Medical Officers) are responsible for clinical care provided at the institution. As the licensed provider, the Clinical Director provides clinical oversight and is responsible for all health care delivered. It is the incumbent's responsibility to consult with other health care providers to provide training and mentoring and to be directly involved with the evaluation and treatment of severely ill and medically complex patient care problems.

Duties may include:

  • Reviewing applications and credentials for membership to the medical staff
  • Interviewing prospective physicians and mid-level providers
  • Implementing and monitoring in-house Continuing Professional Education (CPE) training
  • Maintaining the quality of health records
  • Supervising Medical Officers (if applicable)
  • Evaluating patient care through an ongoing quality assurance program that identifies problems and their resolution

Pay Levels GS-14, GS-15

Education

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 your graduation. A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).

Licensure

You must be in possession of 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. If you are not currently licensed you must obtain a license before entering duty. For example, you may be selected for appointment pending meeting the licensure requirement; however, you must obtain a license before entering on duty.

Experience

Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy 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 an institution accredited for such training. (This 1 year of supervised experience may be waived for research or administrative positions not requiring direct patient care.)

For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the Directory of Residency Training Programs and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians.

For consideration at the GS-14 level

Applicants must be skilled in recognizing various medical pathologies that require referral to specialists for diagnostic and treatment procedures. Graduate training and experience must, therefore, be well rounded. Applicants must have three years of graduate training or equivalent experience and training, and one year of appropriate experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Examples of this qualifying experience are:
  • Examines and treats ambulatory patients at community hospital and appropriate admitting physician.
  • Provides medial and/or minor surgical treatment to patients.
  • Writes prescriptions, including those for narcotics. Conducts examinations of personnel as required for appointment, separation, food handling, disability retirement, etc.

For consideration at the GS-15 level

Applicants must be skilled in recognizing various medical pathologies that require referral to specialists for diagnostic and treatment procedures. Graduate training and experience must, therefore, be well rounded. Applicants must have three years of graduate training or equivalent experience and training, and one year of appropriate experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Examples of this qualifying experience are:
  • Experience in making decisions relative to consultation with members of medical and institutional staff.
  • Experience in providing clinical care, interviewing prospective physicians and mid-level providers, supervising Medical Officers, and evaluating patient care through an ongoing quality assurance program that identifies problems and their resolution.
  • Experience in providing clinical oversight and is responsible for all health care delivered.

We are hiring for this position at many locations across the country.

Normally when a vacancy is announced, it's for a job opening at a specific location. However, because this position is in high demand it's considered an "open-continuous" announcement. That means you get to choose your top two facilities that you want to work at. Here's how it works:

  • Apply for this position using the usajobs.gov website as you would do with any other federal job.
    Clinical Director Open-Continuous Announcement
  • Select any two locations that you want to work at.
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  • After your application is accepted, you will be added to a standing register of qualified candidates.
  • When a position becomes available at one of the facilities that you selected, you will be considered for that position, and if you are selected we will contact you with an offer.

It's that simple!

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We value your unique contribution to our collaborative team medicine approach of providing health care. Come and experience a level of clinical diversity and continuity of care not commonly available in the private sector.

We offer:

  • A supportive, safe, and secure environment with opportunity for growth and advancement.
  • A competitive federal government salary and benefits, including health care and retirement.
  • Potential for loan repayment.
  • Potential for recruitment incentives.
  • Flexible work options.

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