Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.
About this position. We are recruiting board certified Medical Officer (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Pediatric Medicine) positions to serve as Locum (PRN) Medical Officers who work in the place of the regular Medical Officers who are absent, or when a clinic is short-staffed. No regular work schedule or work guaranteed. These positions report to the Chief Medical Officer in the Portland Area Office. These positions will be located in Portland, OR; however, based on the need of the health centers, incumbent(s) will be assigned to any of the Indian Health Federal Units in Idaho, Washington or Oregon.
These positions are also being announced concurrently under alternate hiring procedures for current or federal employees under the agency's merit promotion plan (MP) and agency's excepted service examining plan (ESEP). Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-17-WR-10053386-ESEP/MP for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.
These positions are also being announcement as an open continuous announcement that 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 October 6, 2017. Thereafter, cut-off dates will be established based on the date a request is received from management to fill a position.
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.
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.