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.

For information on the IHS visit IHS.GOV

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.

This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-13-OK-882191-DH, JOA for those who want to be considered under Direct Hire. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.

This position serves a Staff Physician in the Emergency Room of the Claremore Indian Hospital, located in a 10 bed Emergency Room where specialized trauma and emergency care is provided on a 24 hour basis and serves as a major referral center.  The position reports to the Chief of Emergency Room Services.

Title 5: GS-13: $90,786.00 per Annum; GS-14: $104,458 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 Paid: Expenses will be paid in the interest of the government and not in the interest of the selected employee.  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.

Who may apply:

- Excepted Service Examining Plan Candidates (ESEP) 

- Merit Promotion Plan Candidates (MPP)

- Veteran's Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunity Act Candidates (VEOA)  
- Commissioned Corps Candidates


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