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2/10/2016
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Dietitian (DE)
Indian Health Service | Chinle, Arizona
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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. The purpose of this position is to provide nutrition expertise in planning, implementing and evaluating outpatient nutrition care, education and prevention with special emphasis on family-oriented education of the recently diagnosed diabetics; provides medical nutritional services to other outpatient clinics and not limited to Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Surgical, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, etc.; plans, controls and responsible for the medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education and participates in the continuous quality improvement process, meeting nutrition care standards of Indian Health Service and JCAHO and other regulatory agencies.  Position/s reports to a Supervisory Dietitian at a PHS Hospital in Chinle, AZ, Gallup and Shiprock, NM or Health Clinics at Pinon or Tsaile, Arizona.  This is an "open continuous" announcement to fill permanent position/s as vacancies occur at the sites noted above.  Issuance of certificates will not occur until 15 days after the 'opening date'. This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures.  Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-16-NJ-1611063-ESEP/MP; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

Qualifications

United States Citizens

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.