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.
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.