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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), Kayenta Service Unit, Kayenta, AZ, Inscription House Health Center, Shonto, AZ, Clinical Services Department

POSITION DETAILS: Positions May be filled under Permanent, Term or time-limited and/or Temporary appointments. Positions are filled as vacancies occur.

Salary range: $140,000 - $195,000 Annually

Promotion potential: Positions may be filled at either grade levels. The highest gradel level for this position is GS-15, if selected at the lower grade levels.

  • GS-13
  • GS-14
  • GS-15

This position has Promotion potential to the GS-15. Promotion to the next grade level is at Management's discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for higher level duties, and administrative approval.

Travel Required: Yes, Occassional Travel MAY be Required

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, (See item # 2 in the How to Apply Tab)

Is drug testing required? No

Is government housing available? Yes (depending on availability at the time of hire)

Is this a bargaining unit position? Yes

Alternative work schedule is dependant upon Management approval, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? Yes

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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  • Gives total patient care including prevention, health maintenance, early diagnosis, treatment and followup services to patient. Assumes responsibility for the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients within their physician specialty area.
  • Conducts clinics making observations appropriate to the patient's underlying disease and treatment plan, including current symptoms.
  • Refers patients to appropriate medical or other facilities, providing full clinical information for care and diagnostic procedures.
  • Assures preparation of appropriate medical records for all patients seen to assure the accumulation and organization of all pertinent clinical data to provide comprehensive medical care.
  • Works closely with allied health professionals in the provision of broad health program services. Interviews and examines patients. instructs and counsels patients.
  • Travel Required

    • Not Required