2020 RADM Michael R. Milner Junior Physician Assistant of the Year awarded to PHSAPA member LCDR Gina Tomkus


LCDR Gina C. Tomkus, MS, PA-C, CCHP, RD

LCDR Tomkus currently serves as the National Infectious Disease (ID) Advanced Practice Provider  (APP) for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Health Service Corps (IHSC). Under  direct supervision of the National Infectious Disease Consultant, LCDR Tomkus provides specialty  infectious disease and transgender consultant services to detainees located at any of 20 IHSC staffed detention facilities across the United States. LCDR Tomkus also ensures evidence-based  infectious disease resources are delivered to agency providers. Her main responsibilities include:  teleconsultation on patients with suspected or confirmed infectious diseases, drafting and  delivering training to peers, participation in the development and updating of clinical guidelines  and policies affecting the management of patients with infectious diseases, and projects to  provide quality assurance and process improvement. 

LCDR Tomkus is a nationally certified Physician Assistant (PA) with over six years of correctional  health care experience. LCDR Tomkus completed her PA training from the Philadelphia College of  Osteopathic Medicine in 2014. LCDR Tomkus was selected as a SRCOSTEP during her final year of PA training and she began her PHS career with the Bureau of Prisons where she served for  two years. In 2016, she transitioned to IHSC as a provider at Florence Service Processing Center,  and in 2018 she was selected for her current role as the National ID APP for the agency. She is  currently a doctoral candidate with A.T. Still University’s Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc)  program and expected to graduate in 2021. LCDR Tomkus is also a Certified Correctional Health  Provider (CCHP). Prior to her service as a Commissioned Corps officer and PA, she was a  Registered Dietitian (RD) in a variety of settings. LCDR Tomkus has a passion for serving  underprivileged populations and promoting health and wellness to communities in need.

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A Message from the IHSC Chief of Administration

 

To All IHSC Personnel

October 16, 2020

 

IHSC Civil Service Job Announcement

 

IHSC is pleased to announce civil service clinical director (GP-0602-15) opportunities. The positions are posted on USAJOBS.USA JOBS

 

When

This position announcement opened on October 16, 2020, and closes on October 30, 2020.

 

These positions are filled through the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Direct Hire Authority. The rule of three, category rating, and veteran’s preference do not apply to this vacancy. For more information, please see OPM’s Direct Hire Fact Sheet.

 

Salary is set following the Title 38 special pay authority for physicians and dentists, instead of locality pay. Final salary (non-negotiable) will be decided by the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Chief Human Capital.

 

How

Interested candidates may apply one of two ways:

  1. Apply online via 

    A Message from the IHSC Chief of Administration

     

    To All IHSC Personnel

    October 16, 2020

     

    IHSC Civil Service Job Announcement

     

    IHSC is pleased to announce civil service clinical director (GP-0602-15) opportunities. The positions are posted on USAJOBS.

     

    When

    This position announcement opened on October 16, 2020, and closes on October 30, 2020.

     

    These positions are filled through the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Direct Hire Authority. The rule of three, category rating, and veteran’s preference do not apply to this vacancy. For more information, please see OPM’s Direct Hire Fact Sheet.

     

    Salary is set following the Title 38 special pay authority for physicians and dentists, instead of locality pay. Final salary (non-negotiable) will be decided by the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Chief Human Capital.

     

    How

    Interested candidates may apply one of two ways:

    1. Apply online via USAJOBS. Ensure you establish an account and upload the required documents listed in the job announcement for consideration.
    2. Alternatively, submit the required application documents listed below directly to the Chief of Administration before the announcement closeout date for consideration. Candidates are not required to apply via USAJOBS.

     

    Required application documents:

    1. Current curriculum vitae.
    2. Copy of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree.
    3. Copy of current licensure.
    4. Proof of graduate training. Applicants must have five years of graduate training or equivalent experience and training in family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, occupational medicine, and/or preventive medicine leading to board eligibility in that field, with board certification preferred.
    5. Copy of cardiopulmonary resuscitation or basic life support certification.

     

    Note: Applications will not be accepted after the closeout date.

     

    Please contact Ms. Tracey Coleman-Rawlinson, Chief of Administration, at Tracey.Coleman-Rawlinson@ice.dhs.gov, with any questions.  

     

    DO NOT REPLY to this email address. This mailbox is used for outgoing IHSC communications only, and it is not monitored for any content, including responses. If you have any questions, please contact a member of the IHSC Communications Unit (ICU).

     


    Ensure you establish an account and upload the required documents listed in the job announcement for consideration.
  2. Alternatively, submit the required application documents listed below directly to the Chief of Administration before the announcement closeout date for consideration. Candidates are not required to apply via USAJOBS.

 

Required application documents:

  1. Current curriculum vitae.
  2. Copy of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree.
  3. Copy of current licensure.
  4. Proof of graduate training. Applicants must have five years of graduate training or equivalent experience and training in family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, occupational medicine, and/or preventive medicine leading to board eligibility in that field, with board certification preferred.
  5. Copy of cardiopulmonary resuscitation or basic life support certification.

 

Note: Applications will not be accepted after the closeout date.

 

Please contact Ms. Tracey Coleman-Rawlinson, Chief of Administration, at Tracey.Coleman-Rawlinson@ice.dhs.gov, with any questions.  



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