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 being announced concurrently under Excepted Service and Merit Promotion procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-14-AQ-956950-ESEP/MP number for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered

This position is located at the Albuquerque Service Unit and is under the supervision of the Supervisory Clinical Psychologist.  The incumbent provides a full range of direct psychiatric services in evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment planning to clients of all ages with an emphasis on children and adolescents.

Area of Consideration: All Sources 


Serves as consultant to the medical staff, residents, nurses, pharmacists, and behavioral health professionals.

Provides outpatient psychiatry services for patients presenting with all levels of mental health needs i.e. acute care, neuropsychiatric problems of severe and extreme complexity, psychosis, organic brain syndrome, and substance abuse and addictions.

Clinical services provided include but are not limited to the following:   assessments, crisis stabilization, psychotherapy, interactive therapies, behavior modification planning, group therapy, monitor medications and consultations. 

Maintains appropriate medical records and documentation of interviews, examinations, therapies, interventions and follow-up

Travel Required

  • Not Required