| 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 being announced concurrently under Excepted Service/Merit Promotion procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-16-WR-1661581-ESEP/MP for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both ESEP/MP and DH. Prior to applying to the ESEP/MP announcement, please verify your eligible for Excepted Service or Merit Promotion by reviewing the "Who May Apply" section of the announcement. ACTIVE PHS CO'S MUST APPLY TO THE ESEP/MP ANNOUNCEMENT IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED. ***This is an OPEN UNTIL FILLED job announcement and applications will be accepted until the position has been filled***. The first cut-off date for applications will be April 15, 2016 with subsequent cut-off dates every 10 work days thereafter. Please ensure your application is complete and all required documents are submitted before the cut-off dates to receive full consideration. This job announcement will close once the position is filled. Eligible applicants will receive notification that the position has been filled. This Medical Officer (Family Practice specialty) is located in an Ambulatory Care Health Facility which provides family-oriented primary medical care services at the Western Oregon Service Unit, Chemawa Indian Health Service, Salem, Oregon. This position specializes in Family Practice and assumes responsibility for the diagnosis, prevention, therapy, maintenance and rehabilitation of family members in the capacity of a senior specialist or expert. This position reports to the Clinical Director. 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. |
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.