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.
Insert brief description of the position (include no more than 6 lines), the approved functions of the organizational component in which the vacancy resides, and who position reports to. For example, the first line of the job summary should state the position and where it is located "This position is the Deputy Director of the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS) in IHS Headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. The incumbent reports to the Director, OCPS.
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 Merit Promotion and Excepted Service procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number ++IHS-R1-GP-1836137-ESEP/MP++; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered
ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Services (IHS), Northern Plains Region, Great Plains Area, Optometry Department,Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Position reports to the Optometrist Supervisor.
This position is being re-advertised to solicit additionalapplications. Applicant who applied previously need not reapply unless submittingupdated and/or missing information.
Cut-off dates will be established based on the date requests for List of Eligibles are received to fill other vacancies. 10 pt. Veterans' Preference ESEP applicants who submit a complete application after a Cut-off date but before the List of Eligibles is issued, will be considered and referred on the List, if qualified.1st cut-off 02/11/17, 2nd cut-off 03/03/17, 3rd cut-off 03/23/17, 4th cut-off 04/12/17 and 5th cut-off 05/02/17, 6th cut-off 05/22/17, 7th cut-off 06/11/17, 8th cut-off 07/01/17, 9th cut-off 07/21/17, 10th cut-off 08/10/17, 11th cut-off 08/30/17, 12th cut-off 09/19/17, 13th cut-off 10/09/17, 14th cut-off 10/29/17, 15th cut-off 11/18/17, 16th cut-off 12/08/17, 17th cut-off 12/28/17.
The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), works to ensure that all American Indians and Alaska Natives receive comprehensive health care services and that all Indian health facilities are staffed with well-trained, compassionate, committed health care professionals.
IHS offers an extraordinary career opportunity to provide comprehen...sive, 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, learn about the culture and heritage of the Tribe and discover traditions that have been handed down for generations.
IHS is hiring physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health professionals, offering a choice of three options to practice their specific health profession discipline: working as a federal civil service employee, as an Officer in the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service (USPHS) or directly for a Tribal or Urban Indian program. Each career option offers career flexibility, competitive salaries and benefits and ample opportunity for advancement. Applicants must be US citizens.
IHS 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).
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.