Indian Health Service Health System Specialist in Anadarko, Oklahoma

Indian Health Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Anadarko, OK
Work Schedule is Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

Opened Wednesday 10/5/2016 (19 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (2 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

This position is being announced concurrently under Delegated Examining procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-17-OK-1816631-DE for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered

The purpose of this position is to manage the facilities continuing Performance Improvement/Quality Improvement Program, Risk Management Program, Survey Readiness/Compliance Program, and provide Administrative oversight as delegated. The incumbent will report to the Facility Unit Director of the Anadarko Indian Health Center.

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.

  • Provides overall management for the Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement Program. Provides education for Performance Improvement Initiatives. Coordinates/aggregates surveys data.
  • Responsible for risk management activities pertaining to clinical aspects of patient care.
  • Oversees the Compliance Program, functioning as an independent and objective body that reviews and evaluates compliance issues/concerns within the organization.
  • Monitors all clinical objectives as part of the IHS Government Performance and Results Act. Overseeing the collection and transmission of data for timely reporting.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation.
  • Selectee will be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • ESEP appointees typically serve two year trial period.
  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • This is a Public Trust position; credit check is required

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. 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; social). 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.

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: For GS-11: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This experience is demonstrated by performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Directing, coordinating and executing an accreditation review in a hospital or ambulatory care setting; experience with health care accreditation and regulatory processes and standards, e.g. The Joint Commission, Center for Medicare and Medicaid services, focused Standards Assessment; critical analyzing and interpreting patient care data retrieved from electronic health records and/or interviews from health care providers; develop, conduct, implement, facilitate and evaluate adult and workplace training programs to meet accrediting agency requirements; proficient in the use of all Microsoft Office applications and web-based computer programs (such as icare & Healthpic software); and prepare reports utilized for quarterly Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) reports.

This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following:

  • Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems;
  • Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and
  • Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement.

OR You must have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related. Major study must have been in hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration.

OR A combination or experience and graduate level education as described above. Only graduate education hours in excess of the first 36 hours can be combined with the appropriate level of experience to qualify.

Special Provision for Inservice Placement: Successfully completing an agency-sponsored on-the-job training program that may be substituted for qualifying experience, provided it included a formal individualized training plan. Such a training program must have been conducted in an operating health care system and included:

  • Assignments providing a knowledge of basic health system administration philosophies, practices, and procedures, and basic government administrative policies and requirements;
  • Practical assignments providing an opportunity to apply health system administration skills and principles (as the individual progresses, work assignments must be characteristic of the grade level to which he or she is assigned); and
  • Oversight by an experienced health system administrator with periodic evaluation of the individual's progress and appropriate adjustment of the training program.

Indian Preference applicants applying under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP) will be rated in accordance with the Indian Health Service Excepted Service Qualification (Preston) Standards. Applicants under this provision must also possess: Management ability to delegate authority, evaluate and oversee people and programs, recognize and adapt to changing priorities; and Knowledge of the interrelationships and interdependencies among various medical and administrative services and programs.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on foreign education.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources (HR) office posting this announcement.

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 applicant's 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


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Other Information

This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: or contact LCDR Dodson Frank at (405) 951-3741.

Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned.

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. 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. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

Salary Range: $59,246.00 to $77,019.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0671-11/11

Promotion Potential: 11

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Candidates eligible under Indian Preference authority; Federal employee serving on career/career-conditional appointments; reinstatement eligibles; applicants eligible for non-competitive appointment; VEOA/VRA/30% disabled veterans; CTAP/ICTAP; Schedule A eligibles; PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel

Control Number: 452601500

Job Announcement Number: IHS-17-OK-1816515-ESEP/MP