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Optometrist (Clinical) ESEP/MP (OC)
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Indian Health Service | Chinle, AZ
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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.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 Delegated Examining procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-16-NJ-1612220-DE; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be consideredThis is an open continuous job opportunity announcement and applications will be referred when vacancies occur. The open continuous job opportunity announcement allows this office to accept applications/resumes on a year round basis. Your applicant eligibility will be set for three (3) months. Applications that are eligible in accordance with the outlined Agency application procedures will be referred to fill any current and/or future vacancies. Your application will expire in 3 months and you will need to reapply to keep your application active. This position is located at one of the various Indian Health Service Hospitals or clinics within the Navajo Area Indian Health Service (NAIHS). The purpose of this position is to provide direct and comprehensive primary, preventive and therapeutic medical and optometric care to individuals across the wide spectrum of age and development within a high risk population.POSITION DETAILS:         Permanent position(s) to be filled        Promotion Potential: GS-12, depending on location        Merit Promotion Position: Yes        Supervisory/Managerial Position: No        Is Position covered by PL 101-630? Yes, see Item #3 in the How to Apply Tab.        Is Drug Testing Required? No        Is Government Housing available? Yes, depending on availability and duty station. 


Candidates eligible under Indian Preference authority; Federal employee serving on career/career-conditional appointments; reinstatement eligibles; applicants eligible for non-competitive appointment; VEOA/VRA/30% disabled veterans; CTAP/ICTAP; Schedule A eligibles; PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel

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.