| 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 is an Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) and allows acceptance of applications with eligible applicants referred for consideration. Candidates with a complete application will be considered for vacancies that match the geographic locations, specialties, and/or job preferences. Positions may be filled at ANY of the grade levels indicated in this announcement, with or without promotion potential as vacancies occur. This vacancy is being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority. The following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be made available to the Selecting Official for consideration. Hiring preference will be given to qualified Native American and Alaska Native applicants, but Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to these vacancies.Organizational Location: Indian Health Service (IHS), Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PIMC), Nurse Practitioner (Advance Practice) Nursing Services, Phoenix, ArizonaPeriod of Eligibility: Applications will remain eligible for three (3) months from the time the application is received.Who May Be Considered: US Citizens, current and former Competitive Service Federal employees, Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and eligible Indian Preference candidates.Position Details: Permanent, Temporary, or Term with tour of duty of Full-Time, Part-Time or Intermittent. The Agency has the option of extending Term Appointments for up to a maximum of four years.Salary Range: GS-11 - $69,081 - $84,624 (annually)GS-12 - $80,731 - $99,361 (annually)GS-13 - $88,618 - $110,776 (annually) |
This is an "Open Continuous Vacancy Announcement" and applications will be referred when vacancies occur.
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.