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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.Accredited by The Joint
Commission, the Whiteriver PHS Indian Hospital is a 40-bed hospital and
provides ambulatory and inpatient services for 17,000 White Mountain Apache
Tribal Members and 4,000 Native Americans living in the surrounding areas. The
Cibecue Health Center, located 50 miles northwest of Whiteriver, provides
outpatient, urgent care, dental, and community health services to 1,800
residents of Cibecue and Carrizo.
PERIOD OF ELIGIBILITY: Applications will remain eligible for
three months from the time the application is received.
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: U.S. Citizens, current and former
Competitive Service Federal employees, active U.S. Public Health Service
Commissioned Corps, Indian Preference candidates, and Veterans Preference
APPOINTMENT: Positions may be filled as Permanent,
Term, or Temporary appointments. The Agency has the option of extending Term
appointments for up to 4 years.
WORK SCHEDULE: Positions may be filled as Full-Time,
Part-Time, or Intermittent work schedules. Positions may be Rotating Shifts,
Nights, Weekends, or Holidays.
GS-09 - $57,093 - $69,936
GS-10 - $59,734 - $73,882
GS-11 - $69,081 - $84,624
RECRUITMENT BONUS: Recruitment bonus, up to 25%, may be
authorized subject to availability and approval. If offered, you will be
required to sign a one year service
agreement. Failure to fulfill the service agreement may result in repayment of
GOVERNMENT HOUSING: Government housing may be available. |
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.