Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: Indian Health Service
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The 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 located in the Improving Patient Care (IPC) Program in the Office of the Director, within the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The IPC Program provides national leadership, professional and technical training, consultation, and evaluation for clinical performance improvement for the IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian health Programs. The IPC Program also implements strategies within the Indian Health System (Federal, Tribal, and Urban Health Programs) that improve the delivery of health services and health status of patients and populations affected by chronic conditions while reducing the prevalence and improving prevention of those conditions. As a result, the IPC Program is creating a Medical Home for the IHS. The incumbent of this position serves in the capacity as a Collaborative Director, and he/she is responsible for various projects and initiatives. As such, the Collaborative Director functions as the primary guide and mentor for one or more Improving Patient Care Collaboratives and provides management support for the IPC Program. Specifically, the Collaborative Director serves as a team leader in providing program leadership, management, coaching, training, clinical and nursing consultation, and technical expertise for the IPC Program, over 127 care teams, and staff. The incumbent of this position also provides training to health care providers, nurses, and administrative officials at health care facilities participating in the IPC Program throughout the Indian Health Service, tribal, and urban (I/T/U) health system.
The incumbent reports to the Director, Improving Patient Care Program and in his/her absence, to the Supervisory Nurse Consultant (Supervisory Collaborative Director) within the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services.
***This postion is being Re-advertised to solicit additional applicants. Previous applicants that applied to announcement number IHS-14-HQ-1000904-ESEP/MP MUST reapply for consideration.***
See http://www.ihs.gov/jobsatihs/ for more details.
- Not Required
- Position subject to background investigation.
- As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.
- If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)