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ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: This position is located in the Behavioral Health Department of the Ft. Thompson IHS Health Center. The position is that of a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with an emphasis and experience in individual and family-centered preventive and intervention approaches, mental health, and substance abuse, and family practice. Serves on an interdisciplinary treatment team and the behavioral health and primary care integration of care approach in the ambulatory health care setting that provides a therapy-oriented program for community-based patients and for inpatients to smooth their transition from total to partial hospitalization.
"This position requires the selected individual to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service."
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/MPP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement ++IHS-R2-GP-1862682-ESEP/MP++ for eligibility requirements.
NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.
**ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED ** Applications will be reviewed starting on March 17, 2017 and every 10 business days thereafter until filled.
This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.
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.