| 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-NJ-1611419-ESEP/MP; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.
Your application will expire in 3 months and you will need to reapply to keep your application active.This is an open continuous vacancy announcement and applications will be referred when vacancies occur. Qualified Candidates with a complete application will be considered for all vacancies that occur within the time period of this announcement. You will be considered for those vacancies that match your desired geographic locations. Positions may be filled at ANY of the grade levels indicated in this announcement, with or without promotion potential as vacancies occur. Applicants should specify the lowest grade (GS-level) that they will accept.The Staff Dental Officer, Advanced Clinical, is located at one of the various Indian Health Service Hospitals or Clinics under the Navajo Area Office. Assists the Chief, Service Unit Dental Program, in implementing and operation of the dental program that includes preventive, educational, and corrective dental services. The Dental Program provides emergency, preventive, restorative, rehabilitative and community services in a highly complex and diverse setting to American Indian and other Native American beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries. Incumbent reports to Supervisory Dental Officer at respective health facility.Position Details: Permanent position(s) to be filledPromotion Potential: GS-12Merit Promotion Position: YesSupervisory/Managerial Position: NoIs Position covered by PL 101-630? Yes, see Item #3 in the How to Apply Tab.Is Drug Testing Required? NoIs Government Housing available? Yes, depending on availability and duty station. |
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.