About the Agency
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.
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.
Positions will be filled as
vacancies occur. There is one position
located in Rapid City, SD, available at this time.
This Open Continuous Announcement
(OCA) allows acceptance of applications throughout the year with eligible applicants being
placed on the OCA register and referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
The first Cut-off date for receipt/referral of applications to be considered
for available vacant positions will be 01/31/14. Other Cut-off dates
will be established based on the date requests for List of Eligibles are
received to fill other vacancies. 10 pt. Veterans' Preference ESEP applicants
who submit a complete application after a Cut-off date but before the List of
Eligibles is issued, will be considered and referred on the List, if qualified.
NOTE: Applicants may request to be considered under Direct Hire.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),
Indian Health Service (IHS), Northern Plains Regional Aberdeen Area, PHS Indian
Health Hospital, Behavioral Health Department. This position reports
to the Supervisory Clinical Psychologist.
- Provide comprehensive and therapeutic psychiatric care
to patients and their families.
- Formulate and implement plan of care which may involve
various treatment modalities.
- Prescribe medications and surveillance of medical
regimens for stabilized chronically mentally ill persons, recognizing when to
refer the patient to physician or other health care team member.
- Use an Electronic Health Record system to obtain
patient information, document care, order lab tests and medications.
- Consult with internal and external customers including
hospital staff and outside providers as well as area wide mental health
professionals and organizations.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel may be required for training and/or other work related duties.