| 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 serves as the Chief Dental Officer of the Colville Indian Health Center's Dental Department located in Nespelem, Washington and its satellite Dental Department which is located in Omak, Washington. The official duty station of this position is Nespelem, Washington. As the Chief Dental Officer, you will perform a full range of professional dental services in connection with the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases and conditions. The Chief Dental Officer supervises all dental department staff at both the Nespelem and Omak locations and oversees the Unit's dental program including planning, scheduling, budgeting and coordinating of dental services. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.This position is Open Until Filled, which is intended as a mechanism of providing consideration for the greatest number of potential candidates. The first Cut-off date for referral of qualified candidate(s) to be considered for available vacant position will be Monday, April 11, 2016. Thereafter, Cut-off dates will be established based on the date requests for List of Eligibles are received to fill the job.This position is being announced concurrently under Merit Promotion Plan procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-16-WR-1634868-ESEP/MP; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered. |
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.