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2/10/2016
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Medical Officer (Administration)
Indian Health Service | Rockville, Maryland
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Job Description

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.This position is being announced concurrently under Direct Hire Authority procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-16-HQ-1669705-DHA for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered. Additional compensation such as recruitment/relocation incentives, physician comparability allowance or market pay under Title 38, Physician and Dentist pay, may be available based on qualifications and subject to eligibility, recommendations, and approval. This position Medical Officer (Administration) is located within the Indian Health Service (IHS), in the immediate Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS), Headquarters (HQ), Rockville, MD. OCPS serves as the primary source of national advocacy, policy and program development, budget development and allocation for clinical, preventive, community, and public health programs for the IHS, Area Offices and Service Units.  The role of the Emergency Medicine Program is to provide overall direction and leadership for the IHS in establishing goals and objectives consistent with those of the HHS mission critical elements of emergency medical services. The incumbent advocates and coordinates support for Federal and Tribal emergency medical services programs including training and equipment. The position reports to the Director, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services    

Qualifications

Candidates eligible under Indian Preference appointing authority; All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment; Reinstatement eligible; Veterans Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA); Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) eligible; Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible; Schedule A, and/or PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel.

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.