Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: Indian Health Service
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Rockville, MD United StatesView Map
Who may be considered:
U.S. Citizens, who are:
Current or former Civil Service employees; OR
PHS Commissioned Officers; OR
American Indians with no prior federal experience; OR
Veterans applying under VEOA
The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal and Urban operated facilities and programs. For information on the IHS visit IHS.GOV.
The Indian Health Service is required by law to give 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 Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is located in the Indian Health Service (IHS), Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS). The OCPS serves as the primary source of national advocacy, policy and program development, budget development and allocation for clinical, preventive, community, and public health programs for the IHS, Area Offices and Service Units. The responsibilities of OCPS include, but are not limited to the following: (1) Providing leadership, consultation, and technical support to clinical and public health programs; (2) Developing, managing, and administering patient care policy and program development through five divisions to include Behavioral Health, Clinical and Community Services, Health Promotion/Disease Prevention, Nursing Services, Oral Health, and Diabetes Treatment and Prevention; (3) Investigating service delivery and community prevention evidence-based and best practice models for dissemination to community service locations; (4) Monitoring, evaluating, and analyzing IHS efforts in a variety of quality assurance and improvement activities including the Emergency Medicine Program; and (5) providing program oversight and direction for the facilities planning and construction process.
The incumbent of this position serves in the capacity as a senior nurse consultant and advisor for Emergency Medicine Services for Children Program. This program serves as a source of national advocacy and leadership for emergency medicine, trauma, and injury prevention programs for IHS, Area Offices, and Service units. This position reports to the Director, Emergency Medicine within the OCPS.
- The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
- investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.