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2/10/2016
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Medical Officer (Family Practice), DHA OC
Indian Health Service | Crownpoint, New Mexico
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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 Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures.  Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-16-CR-1609603-ESEP/MP VA number; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered. The Medical Officer (Family Practice) position is located at the Crownpoint Healthcare Facility, Division of Clinical Services, Crownpoint, New Mexico. The Crownpoint Healthcare Facility staff consists of primary care physicians and nurse practitioners, at a 20 bed hospital which consists of daily inpatient load, daily outpatient visits, OB visits and Emergency Room cases. Physicians have ample opportunities to practice all the skills they trained for in residency, in multi-specialty, but non-departmental setting with continuous back up from colleagues and excellent nursing support in all areas of the hospital. There are no major surgeries performed on-site. However, based on training, physicians perform a full spectrum of outpatient invasive and non-invasive procedures. The position works under the Clinical Director. Incumbent performs diagnostic, preventive and/or therapeutic services. For more information regarding Medical Staff vacancies, you may contact the Medical Staff Recruiter, Ms. Diane Hoy, RN at diane.hoy@ihs.gov or Dr. Charlene Avery, Clinical Director at charlene.avery@ihs.gov.    

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.