| We are recruiting for a Nurse Practitioner (Family, Women's Health or Adult specialty) to serve as a Locum (PRN) who will work in the place of the regular Nurse Practitioner who is absent, or when a clinic is short-staffed. This position reports to the Portland Area Director, Division of Clinical Support, in the Portland Area Office. This position will be located in Portland, OR; however, based on the need of the health centers, incumbent will be assigned to any of the Indian Health Service Units in Idaho, Washington or Oregon. This open continuous announcement allows acceptance of applications throughout the open period with eligible applicants being placed on a standing register and referred for consideration as vacancies occur. A submitted and completed application package will expire three (3) months after submission and you will need to reapply to keep your application active. This announcement 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 positions will be March 17, 2016. Thereafter, cut-off dates will be established based on the date a request is received from management to fill a position.If hired, you will be assigned a temporary (not-to-exceed 1 year) appointment with an intermittent work schedule which means employment is without a regularly scheduled tour of duty. You are only paid for actual hours worked. Travel and per diem costs to temporary duty station(s) will be paid according to Federal travel regulations. The agency has the option of extending temporary appointments for a maximum of 2 years. This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service/Merit Promotion procedures . Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-16-WR-1640949-ESEP/MP for ESEP/MP eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered for both ESEP/MP and DH. |
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.