Job Overview


The Indian Health Service (IHS) provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Join us in our Mission to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.

Future Appointments: May be Permanent, Temporary, or Term with tour of duty of Full-Time, Part-Time or Intermittent. The Agency has option of extending 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.


ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS); HOSPITALS:  Claremore and Lawton in Oklahoma.

POSITION DETAILS: Starting Salaries: (May be adjusted for Present/Former Federal Employees)
Title 5: GS-14: $104,458 per Annum; GS-15: $113,735 per Annum
Title 38: Salary may range from $96,539 to $220,000.

Recruitment Incentives: Incentives may include a recruitment or relocation incentive up to 25% (subject to eligibility and approval) and Supplemental or National Student Loan Repayment incentives.

Relocation Expenses: 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.

Supervisory/Managerial Position: No

Promotion Potential: None

Is this a bargaining unit position? Depending on the location

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? Yes  

FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION: Contact Keith Bohanan, at (405)951-3789, Email, or John Farris, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at 405-951-3776, Email


  • Serves as a Medical Officer by performing diagnosis and treatment of patients seen in the Emergency Room.
  • Provides direct medical services including diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic services within an Emergency Room setting to inpatients and outpatients.
  • Ensures appropriate medical records are maintained and updated.
  • Communicates effectively with patients and families with multiple health problems and of different backgrounds.