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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.

WHO MAY APPLY: Any U.S. Citizen


Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Fort Duchesne Health Center in Fort Duchesne, UT.


Promotion potential: None, position at full performance level

Merit Promotion Position: Yes

Travel Required: No

Supervisory/Managerial Position: No

Relocation Expenses Paid: No, relocation expenses are not authorized and will not be paid.

Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes, must submit a completed PL101 Form (see Required Documents section)

Is drug testing required? No

Is government housing available? Yes, depending on availability

Is this a bargaining unit position? Yes

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


Serve as a Clinical Psychologist for the Uintah & Ouray Service Unit:

  • Serve as the department head of Behavioral Health Services for the Uintah & Ouray Service Unit.
  • Provides leadership to develop and implement a comprehensive community health, tele-behavioral health, and integrate behavioral health in the primary care setting.
  • Diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests; formulate and administer programs of treatment.
  • Provide consultative and advisory services to medical and nursing staff.

Location: Fort Duchesne is located approximately 160 miles northwest of Salt Lake City, UT or 25 miles west of Vernal, UT.  For more information regarding this service unit please visit: