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Optometrist (Resident)
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Indian Health Service | Chinle, AZ
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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 ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS. APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED PREVIOUSLY NEED NOT REAPPLY UNLESS SUBMITTING UPDATED AND/OR MISSING INFORMATION.This also amend the Job Announcement to read 7 vacancies and omit the following location: Tuba City and Sacaton, Arizona.The Optometry Residency training opportunity is open to candidates who have or will be completing formal education with a Degree in Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) The IHS is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 residency year. There are IHS Optometry residency programs in the following locations:Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility, Chinle, ArizonaCrownpoint Health Care Facility, Crownpoint, New MexicoGallup Indian Medical Center, Gallup, New MexicoNorthern Navajo Medical Center, Shiprock, New MexicoZuni Hospital, Zuni, New MexicoSanta Fe Indian Hospital, Santa Fe, New MexicoIHS residences offer an excellent opportunity to learn in a progressive practice setting how to help improve the healthcare of Native Americans. Enjoy learning in a multidiciplinary and friendly team environment. The practice setting, cultural diversity, and recreational opportunities will make this your most rewarding optometry experience!Salary range is subject to change.


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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.