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Medical Officer (Deputy Chief of Emergency Medicine), DHA
Indian Health Service | Phoenix, Arizona
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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. One (1) permanent full-time Deputy Chief of Emergency Medicine.  This position serves as the Deputy Chief of Emergency Medicine for the Emergency Department (ED) of the Phoenix Indian medical Center, Phoenix, Az.  Assists the Chief in supervising employees in the Emergency Department.  Advises employees on performance requirements, disciplinary actions, staff development and training needs.  Maintains quality improvement programs, and ensures policies and procedures are updated.  This position reports to the Chief of Emergency Medicine.This vacancy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority.  Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this Authority.WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:  U.S. Citizens, Current and Former competitive service Federal employees, active U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and Indian Preference candidates.This position requires that you obtain and maintain clinical privileges.  If they are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal Service.

Qualifications

U.S. Citizens, Current and Former competitive serivce Federal employees, active U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Indian Preference

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.