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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.

To be eligible for this position under the Direct Hire (DHA) hiring plan, you must be a U.S. Citizen.
This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-13-CR-818674-ESEP/MP OC for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.


Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Crownpoint, NM United States 3 vacancies

POSITION DETAILS:  Permanent or Temporary positions to be filled.

Salary range: $67,047.00 - $96,436.00 (Annually)

Promotion potential:  GS-12

Travel Required: Yes, If "yes" 4 - 5 days per month to surrounding satellite clinics and community locations and schools.

Supervisory/Managerial Position:  No

Relocation Expenses Paid:  No Travel Expenses -Not Paid:  travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the employee. 

Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes, If "yes" (See item # 2 in the How to Apply Tab)

Is drug testing required?  Yes

Is government housing available?  Yes (depending on availability)

Is this a bargaining unit position?  Yes

Alternative work schedule, 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.

Your application will expire in three (3) months and you will need to reapply to keep your application active. 


This position is located at the 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.

  • To provide direct patient care for primary, preventive and therapeutic medical and nursing care to patients of all ages
  • Orders and/or performs screening and diagnostic tests and procedures such as lab studies, x-rays, electrocardiagrams, audiograms and pulmonary function tests.
  • Formulates and consultation of other healthcare providers.
  • Provides full range of emergency services or crisis intervention including life saving emergency procedures
  • Evaluates the medical aspects of treat plans.

Travel Required

  • Not Required