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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-OK-857159-ESEP/MP 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.

This Continuous Open Announcement (COA) allows acceptance of applications throughout the year with eligible applicants being placed on the COA register and referred for consideration as vacancies occur. The first Cut-off date for receipt/referral of applications to be considered for available vacant positions will be 03/26/13. Other Cut-off dates will be established based on the date requests for List of Eligibles are received to fill other vacancies. 10 pt. Veterans' Preference ESEP applicants who submit a complete application after a Cut-off date but before the List of Eligibles is issued, will be considered and referred on the List, if qualified.

Appointment: May be Permanent, Temporary,Excepted Time-Limited, or Term with tour of duty of Full-Time, Part-Time or Intermittent. The Agency has option of extending Time-Limited and Term appointments for up to a maximum of four years. Temporary positions NTE 12 months or less are subject to termination at any time. The Agency has option of extending Temporary position appointments for up to a maximum of two years. Positions filled by Commissioned Corps will be Full Time Permanent Positions only.


Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS)

Lawrence, KS United States Few vacancies
Anadarko, OK United States Few vacancies
Claremore, OK United States Few vacancies
Clinton, OK United States Few vacancies
El Reno, OK United States Few vacancies
Lawton, OK United States Few vacancies
Pawhuska, OK United States Few vacancies
Pawnee, OK United States Few vacancies
Wewoka, OK United States Few vacancies


Possible other locations throughout Oklahoma and Kansas.

FACILITIES: The two Oklahoma City Area Hospitals located in Claremore and Lawton, range from 25-50 beds. Full services are available at all the hospitals including general medicine and surgery, pediatrics, and outpatient service. Health Centers located throughout the Area provide ambulatory care service. Public Health Nursing programs are located within each of the hospitals and health center.


Salary range: $67,878.00 - $114,517.00 (Annually)

Recruitment Incentive: Possibility of Recruitment Incentive up to 25% of base pay (subject to eligibility and approval).
Promotion potential:  GS-12

Travel Required: No

Supervisory/Managerial Position:  No

Relocation Expenses Paid: Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid only if you are a current Federal Employee. 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? No

Is this a bargaining unit position? Depends on Location

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? Depends on Location

Who may apply section

Any U.S. Citizen

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FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION:  Contact Tracie Patten, Pharmacy Consultant at 405-951-6035, email


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.

      • Performs a variety of complex functions in the pharmacy area of clinical pharmacy and pharmacotherapy.
      • Develops, plans, organizes, implements, maintains and performs annual outcome measurements of all pharmacy based clinical services.
      • Develops patient education programs to promote safe and effective use of medications.
      • Provides drug information to patients and providers.
      • Presents outcome data at local and national meetings

  • Additional Duty Location Info

    Few vacancies in the following locations

    • Anadarko, OK United States
    • Pawhuska, OK United States
    • Lawrence, KS United States
    • Clinton, OK United States
    • Claremore, OK United States
    • Lawton, OK United States
    • Wewoka, OK United States
    • El Reno, OK United States
    • Pawnee, OK United States