| 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 re-advertised to solicit for additional applications. Applicants who previously applied need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.
This position is also being announced at the GS-11 grade level under Vacancy Announcement #IHS-R2-AQ-1443504-ESEP/MP for those who want to apply. Only one selection will be made at either GS-09 or GS-11 grade level with no promotion potential.
This position is located at the Albuquerque Service Unit, Albuquerque Area Indian Health Services and reports to the Administrative Officer. The incumbent is responsible for the operation of the Medical Records Department including accuracy of data entered into the Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) Patient Care Component System. The health center provides outpatient services for general medicine, ambulatory, mental health, optometry, dental and community oriented care that includes Santa Ana and Zia Health Centers.
Area of Consideration: Indian Health Service Wide |
Candidates eligible under Indian Preference appointing authority; IHS Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment; Reinstatement eligible; Veterans Preference; 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.