Job Title: Student ExternJob Announcement Number: IHS-13-HQ-833645-ESEP/MP
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: Indian Health Service
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/ Per Year
Monday, February 04, 2013 to
Friday, July 12, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Internships NTE 120 Days
Many vacancies in the following location:
Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
WHO MAY APPLY:
Student/Internship Program Eligibles
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.
Applications are now being accepted for the Indian Health Service Summer 2013 (Approximately June 2013 - August 2013) and Winter 2013 (Approximately December 2013 - January 2014) Externship Program for the Indian Health Service.
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.
Depending on availability of P.L. 94-437 scholarship funds, applications are being accepted from Students enrolled in various health fields and/or health related fields of study. Due to limited resources, employment opportunities may not exist in all disciplines or grade categories.
This position is being filled under the Excepted Service. The IHS Extern Program is an opportunity to gain hands-on instructive experience in a clinical setting before you graduate.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must be enrolled in an academic health, allied health professional program
- or career track
- Must be at least 16 years old
- Must be in good academic standing with a 2.0 grade point average or above
- Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service
DUTIES:Back to top
Students will be assigned to an IHS healthcare delivery system (IHS clinic, Urban Indian clinic or health program, Tribal clinic or health program) and will participate in a full range of activities in their respective health disciplines or fields. The duties will vary depending on the profession or field entered, year in school, prior experience, etc.
- Gain working knowledge and experience in your chosen health profession or field with Indian Health Service during non-academic periods for up to 120 work days per calendar year.
- Assist preceptor in daily duties in field of their academics.
- Assist and prepare reports on assigned projects.
- Assist on day to day administrative operations by performing tasks related to their office department functions.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
GS-3: one (1) year of education above high school level (30 semester hours/45 quarter hours).
GS-4: completed 60 semester hours/90 quarter hours.
GS-5: completed bachelor's degree (120 semester hours/180 quarter hours).
GS-7: completed first year of graduate school (18 semester hours of graduate education, 27 quarter hours of graduate selection).
GS-9: completed Master's or equivalent graduate degree; or two (2) full years of progressively higher graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D. if related to a health or allied health profession program.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the cut-off dates listed in the supporting document section.
You may be asked to provide an updated transcript history if it becomes apparent that you have completed additional coursework after submitting your application.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applications will be evaluated to determine educational requirements as described above. Thereafter you will be invited to complete an occupational questionnaire of the following competencies:
- Technical Competence
- Self Development
- Job Knowledge
- Team Work
- Problem Solving
You will be rated based on the number of credit hours completed to determine the grade level you are qualified for. Adjustments may be made at time of appointment.
Externship locations will be based on availability and/or the selectee's preference.
For questions regarding the IHS Extern Program for the location you are interested in contact:
- IHS Headquarters: Michelle Bowser, (301)443-6520
- Navajo Area: Aletha John, (928)871-1360
- Aberdeen Area: Kim Annis, (605)226-7466
- Bemidji Area: Tony Buckanaga, (218)444-0486
- Billings Area: Delon Rock Above, (406)247-7215
- Albuquerque Area: Cora Boone, (505)248-4418
- Oklahoma Area: Keith Bohanan, (405)951-3789
- Nashville Area: Marla Jones (615)467-1576
- Phoenix and Tucson Areas: Trudy Begay (602)364-5219
- Alaska Area: Courtney Bridges (907)729-1917 or Tasha Hotch, (907)729-1913
- California Area: Mona Celli, (916)930-3981 ext. 311
- Portland Area: Eugenia Parker, (503)414-7745