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.

This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-13-OK-862127-DH for those who want to be considered under Direct Hire Authority. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.

Applicants who applied to IHS-13-OK-862464-ESEP/MP  or IHS-R2-OK-862464-ESEP/MP or IHS-R3-OK-862464-ESEP/MP or IHS-R4-OK-862464-ESEP/MP you need not reapply unless updating their application or supplying additional documentation.

Appointment: Permanent Full-Time position to be filled. 

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS); Pawhuska, OK United States 1 vacancy

POSITION DETAILS: Starting Salaries: (May be adjusted for Present/Former Federal Employees)
Title 5: GS-13: $90,786.00 per Annum; GS-14: $104,458 per Annum
Title 38: Salary may range from $96,539 to $195,000.

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.

Promotion potential: None

Supervisory/Managerial Position: No

Relocation Expenses Paid: Paid, expenses will be paid in the interest of the government and not in the interest of the selected employee.

Is this a bargaining unit position? Yes

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

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

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

  • Serves as a Internal Medicine Physician performing diagnosis and treatment of adult patients.
  • Provides direct medical services including diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic services for adult patients.
  • Ensures appropriate medical records are maintained and updated.
  • Communicates effectively with patients and families with multiple health problems and of different backgrounds.