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The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. The Indian Health Service (IHS) by law is committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and Alaska Native candidates 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. In other than the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Crownpoint, NM United States 1 vacancy


Appointment:  May be filled permanent, term or time-limited or temporary appointments.  Positions are filled as they occur.

Salary range: $90,786.00- $170,000.00 ( Annually)

Salary is negotiable....Other additional compensation which may be available:  Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentives; Market Pay (Title 38); Appointment Above the Minimum/Creditable Service Based on non-Federal experience for Annual Leave Accrual. 

Promotion potential:  Yes, to GS-15.

Merit Promotion Position:  Yes

Travel Required:    Yes, to surrounding satellite clinics.  

Supervisory/Managerial Position:  No

Relocation Expenses Paid:  Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid.  You will be required to sign a one year service agreement.  Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses.

Is position covered by PL 101-630?  Yes,  If "yes" (See item # 3 in the How to Apply Tab)

Is drug testing required?  No

Is government housing available?  Yes (depending on availability)

Is this a bargaining unit position? Yes

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? Yes

This position requires that you obtain and maintain clinical privileges. If they are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal service.


Who may apply section

Excepted Service Examining Plan Candidates (ESEP)  

Merit Promotion Plan Candidates (MPP)

Veteran's Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunity Act Candidates (VEOA)

Commissioned Corps Candidates

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As per the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan: Current employees and eligible applicants are considered under merit promotion only, unless they provide an appropriate Standard Form (SF)-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," and indicate under which plan they are applying. Please indicate on your resume and during the online assessment process which hiring plan you want to be considered under: Merit Promotion and/or the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan. See for more details.


This position is located in the Division of Clinical Services, Medical Staff with Crownpoint Healthcare Facility, Crownpoint, NM.   Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job.

·        Gives total patient care including prevention, health maintenance, early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up services to patient.

               ·        Assumes responsibilities for the dignosis, care and treatment of patients within their physician

                   speciality area.

·        Conducts clinics making observations appropriate to the patient's underlying disease and treatment plan, including current symptons.

               ·        Assures preparation of appropriate medical records of all patients seen to assure the accumulaton

                  and organization of all pertinent clinical data to provide comprehensive medical care.

·        Refers patients to appropriate medical or other facilities, providing full clinical information for care and diagnostic procedures.

·        Works closely with allied health professionals in the provision of board health program services.

·        Interviews and examines patients.

·        Instructs and counsels patients.