Job Overview


The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal and Urban operated facilities and programs.

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The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants 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. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The technician receives direction from the Podiatrist within the Lawton Service Unit Podiatry department performing duties such as:  Uses electronic health record to record history and physical of new patients prior to exams, schedules appointments, records patients encounters, assists with minor and surgical procedures under the direct supervision of the Podiatrist.  Maintains clinic supplies stocks and performs daily maintenance of clinic treatment rooms. This Health Technician position is under the Clinical Service Branch of the Lawton Service Unit and is supervised by the Clinical Director. 

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·         Performs screening history and physicals of new patients for the Podiatrist prior to physician examination.

·         Performs biomechanical exams on patients that require orthotic evaluation.

·         Assists all minor procedures under the direction supervision of the Podiatrist.

·         Maintains clinic supply stocks that may weigh up to 25 lbs. and performs daily maintenance of clinic treatment rooms.

·         Utilizes the appropriate electronic medical record system for patient encounters and scheduling of patients.