Job Overview


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.
The purpose of this position is to provide comprehensive care to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients at the Northern Plains Region Aberdeen Areas.
Positions will be filled at this location as vacancies occur.  There MAY NOT be immediate vacancies at this location.  Interested applicants should check with the local Service Unit Director concerning immediate employment need. Positions may also be filled at this location as vacancies occur or are established in this area.
NOTE:  If  you would still like to be considered for this position you will need to re-apply under this vacancy and your application will remain active in the system for three (3) months for any availabilities.
To be eligible for this position under the Delegated Examining (DE) hiring plan, you must be a U.S. Citizen.
This position is also being announced under Annoucement #IHS-14-AB-1080119-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan.  If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.
ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Northern Plains Region Aberdeen Area, Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility, Dental Department, Belcourt, North Dakota.
TAG:Duty Locations
 •Salary Range:$96,539.00-$210,000.00  (Annually or Hourly)
 •Promotion Potential:12
 •Is position covered by PL 101-630:  YES--Print off and return Childcare Addendum for this position see under "How-to-Apply".
 •Housing Available: YES--Depending on Availability
 •Tour of Duty:  Full-Time/Permanent; May have alternative work schedule, Call Back, Standby, Rotating Shifts, Nights/Weekends/Holidays, 40 Hours Per Week (Possible overtime may be required).
 •Drug Testing Required: NO
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Professional Services:  Provides clinical diagnosis, evaluation, studies and treatment services of professionally acceptable quantity and quality in accordance with sound public health practices.

Education and Information:  Provides professional information and educational services to patients, other citizens of the community(s) who reside within the scope of work area assigned, and to other health service workers as appropriate.

Resource and Performance Accountability:  Provides data, reports and other information as required for dental program accountability, evaluates resource and staff performance within the scope of billet responsibility and acts in accordance with performance standards.

Professional Growth and Development:  Pursues professional growth and development experience, skills, and knowledge.

Organizational Support: Provides supervisory and teamwork services in support of the above operational unit of the Indian Health Service, the IHS, HRSA, PHS, and to the Federal Government and the dental profession at large.

Performs other position related duties as assigned.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required for training and/or other work related duties.

Relocation Authorized

  • No