| 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 Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MP)procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-16-WR-1618818-ESEP/MP; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered. ***This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS job announcement and applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.*** The first cut-off date for applications will be 12/30/2016 with subsequent cut-off dates every 15 work days thereafter. Please ensure your application is complete and all required documents are submitted before the cut-off dates to receive full consideration. The job announcement will close once the position is filled. Eligible applicants will receive notification that the position has been filled.This is a permanent, full-time, Nurse Practitioner position with the Yakama Indian Health Service Unit located in Toppenish, Washington. As a Nurse Practitioner who works under Physicians with specialty in Family Practice, you will provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic medical care and services to patients and family members in clinics, homes, and schools on Indian Reservations or in other Indian Health Service facilities. This position reports to the Clinical Director. GS-11, $69,081- $84,624GS-12 $80,731- $99,361 |
**OPEN CONTINUOUS** U.S. Citizens; Candidates eligible under Indian Preference appointing authority; Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment; Reinstatement eligible; Veterans Preference eligible including VEOA; CTAP eligible; ICATP eligible; PHS Commissioned Corps; and Schedule A
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.