Job Overview

Summary

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At HHS you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  Join HHS and help make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.

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.

This position is also being announced under Announcement IHS-13-AB-889993-DE for those who want to be considered under Delegated Examining. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Northern Plains Regional Aberdeen Area, PHS Indian Health Hospital, Behavioral Health Department,  Rapid City, SD United States 1 vacancy

POSITION DETAILS: 1 Permanent position to be filled

Salary range: $96,690.00- $125,695.00 ( Annually)

Promotion potential:  None

Merit Promotion Position:  Yes

Travel Required: Yes, occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory/Managerial Position:  Yes: You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

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 (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?  No

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

This position requires the selected individual to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements.  If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.

Who may apply section

Excepted Service Examining Plan Candidates (ESEP)  
Merit Promotion Plan Candidates (MPP)
Veteran's Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunity Act Candidates (VEOA)  

Commissioned Corps Candidates

 - visit jobs@ihs.gov for more information on Who May Apply

 

Duties

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  • Provides assessment, diagnosis, psychotherapy utilizing a broad range of assessment and therapeutic resources as indicated by the specific needs of child, juvenile and adult individuals and groups, and their families.
  • Promotes and preserves a psychotherapeutic atmosphere among the professional treatment staff, participates in developing treatment programs for patients, and advises and consults with all levels of professional staff.
  • Provides thorough and concise written documentation of evaluations, treatment and case management services, psychological test summaries, treatment plans, referrals, and correspondence.
  • Responsible for the overall direction and coordination of the services provided in Behavioral Health Department and the direct supervision of department staff members.
  • Provides direct clinical consultation services for various service units in the Aberdeen Area.