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Medical Officer Pediatrics, Groton, CT

Primary Care Clinic of NAVAL HOSPITAL


Groton, CT

June 6, 2019

You will serve as a Medical Officer (Pediatrics) in the Primary Care Clinic of NAVAL HOSPITAL. The selectee is responsible for the practice of Pediatric medicine in the Primary Care Clinic, NBHC Groton and inpatient care where privileged at our partnership hospitals.


You will perform examination, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries of children, including complex problems with exceptional family member status.
You will treat pediatric patients presenting with acute or chronic illnesses.
You will provide for all immunizations for the pediatric beneficiary population.
You will manage well newborns, as well as caring for urgent/emergent cases.
You will provide pediatric specialty duty coverage when assigned.
You will participate on medical staff committees as required.

Travel Required - Not required

Conditions Of Employment

Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.

Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.

You will be required to meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment.

Up-to-date Immunizations, Vaccinations, Seasonal Flu Influenza required.
A favorable Access National Agency Check with Inquiries (ANACI) investigation is required.


This announcement is being used to recruit qualified individuals, under the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Direct Hire Authority, authorized by 5 United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 3304 and 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 337, Subpart B. The Rule of Three, Veteran's Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process. For more information on OPM Direct-Hire Authority, please review this link:

Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess:

DEGREE: Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada that is accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time my degree was obtained. A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States.

RESIDENCY: 3 years of residency training or equivalent experience and training in Pediatrics. Your resume must reflect you have a sufficient level of expertise in Pediatrics to perform the core privileges of this position.

LICENSING: 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 BUMED clinical privileging requirements which, in addition to the above, includes the following:

Completion of a Pediatric residency approved by the American specialty board or AOA, board certification, or board eligible.

Current clinical competence (e.g., privileged to independently practice as a Pediatric 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.

In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of experience at or equivalent to the GP-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: perform examinations, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries of children, including complex problems with exceptional family member status.


This position has a selective placement factor that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factor is: Possession of Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) Certifications. Failure to possess this factor WILL result in an ineligible rating. Possession of the factor must be verifiable via your resume or support documents.


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.

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:

Additional information

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

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

PCS, recruitment and relocation incentives are not 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.

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

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.

In addition to meeting all minimum qualification and eligibility requirements, ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one who possesses the competencies and experience to perform the duties of the position successfully with orientation to learn/understand the activities, procedures, policies and processes. Demonstrated work experience in the occupation is typically qualifying for placement. This criterion cannot be met by education and training.

Background checks and security clearance required.
Drug testing required.


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

  • Benefits for federal employees
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

Please visit to learn more. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply: This is the fastest way! Please email your resume (no pictures or SSN, please) including beginning and ending datres, month and year, a detail description of duties performed for all experiences directly to and insert vacancy number HCN10362803 in the subject line.

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