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Health Recruitment Specialist
Indian Health Service | Kayenta, Arizona
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Job Description

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.This position is located at the Kayenta Service Unit, Division of Clinical Services, Kayenta Service Unit, Kayenta, AZ. The Health Recruitment Specialist will be responsible for developing, managing, and coordinating the Clinical Division. Medical Staff Recruitment Program and the Clinical Division Retention Program. The program will market open or expected open positions and attract highly qualified applicants. The main goal of the program will be to reduce medical staff vacancy rates by increasing the pool of highly qualified applicants and streamlining the pre-application and interview process. Clinical specialties are expanding to include Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Ambulatory Care and Podiatry.Once Recruitment and Retention programs are up and running, the Health Recruitment Specialist will be responsible for developing, managing and coordination a marketing program that focuses on positive public perception of the hospital, with the goal of attracting local patients who would otherwise use competing services.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.

Qualifications

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

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.