| 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.WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens, current and former Competitive Service Federal employees, active U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corp Officers, Indian Preference, and Veterans Preference candidates.APPOINTMENT: Positions may be filled as Permanent, TERM, or Temporary appointments. The Agency has the option of extending TERM Appointments up to a 4 year period.WORK SCHEDULE: Positions may be filled as Full-Time, Part-Time, or Intermittent work schedules.TITLE 38 MARKET PAY: $98,967 - $240,000 per annum.RELOCATION EXPENSES: May or may not be authorized subject-to-availability of funds and Management approval. If offered, you will be required to sign a one (1) year notarized service agreement. Failure to fulfill the service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses.GOVERNMENT HOUSING: Subject to availability at the Sells Hospital.Position is located at the Sells Indian Hospital, Emergency Department, in Sells, AZ. Incumbent provides diagnostic, preventative and/or therapeutic services in primary care outpatient, Emergency Department, and/or Inpatient settings to beneficiaries of the Sells Service Unit. As an expert licensed provider, the incumbent is responsible for both direct and indirect specialized child, adolescent, and adult services, administrative duties, and continuing education; reports to the Clinical Director.
Any U.S. Citizen and Status Candidates
About Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service (IHS) works to ensure all American Indian and Alaska Native people receive comprehensive health care services and all Indian health facilities are staffed with well-trained, compassionate, committed health care professionals. IHS’ Division of Health Professions Support (DHPS) provides for the education, recruitment and retention of health care professionals through the IHS Scholarship Program, the IHS Extern Program and the IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP).
An Indian health career offers clinicians an extraordinary career opportunity to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care in a variety of disciplines and health care facility settings. An Indian health career offers dedicated practitioners a chance to live and work within Native communities, providing them with a unique opportunity to learn the heritage of the Tribe, discover the traditions that have been carried down for generations and gain cultural insight into the beliefs and values of this deserving and appreciative patient population.
IHS is hiring physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health professionals, offering three distinct career paths — the civil service, within a Tribal or Urban Indian Program or through the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Applicants must be US citizens, board eligible and board certified. For more information, visit www.ihs.gov/careeropps.
The policy of the IHS is to provide absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are suitable for federal employment in filling vacancies within the IHS. IHS is an equal opportunity employer.