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.

RE-ADVERTISEMENT: This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not Re-Apply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.

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 position is located in the Division of Community Health Services, Health Promotion Disease Prevention Department, Community Uranium Exposure/Journey to Healing Branch at the Northern Navajo Medical Center, Shiprock, New Mexico.

This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures.  Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-14-NN-1026535-ESEP-MP; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP) and Merit Promotion (MP).

Serves as Program Director of the Community Uranium Exposure - Journey to Healing, a Navajo Area Indian Health Service program.  Address health and health care issues related to non-occupational exposure to uranium. Position reports to the Diabetes Control Officer.


  • Provides direction to program staff and exercises full supervisory responsibilities for planning and developing program objectives and goals; Oversee, assign, and/or arrange for the details of the community events; develop and maintain working collaborative relationships with service units, tribal facilities, and other agencies.
  • Determines needs in the health screening program in collaboration with medical director and other advisors; includes health education and promotion topics at community events; and arranges for and provides health screening in a variety of settings.
  • Presents the  program and related information to the public, staff, other federal agencies, etc.; consult and collaborate with medicine people individually and with medicine people organizations; works in collaboration with researchers doing community uranium exposure-related studies.
  • Oversees the program’s budget assuring funds are appropriately spent and accounted for; submits annual budget request.
  • Provides patient care independently to patients of all ages and genders in a variety of settings, clinical, office, community; Secures health and medical history from patients, record findings, and makes clinical evaluation; Examines patients and performs initial work-up and assessment of patients care and treatment; Determines the need for and orders laboratory tests, X-rays, and other procedures necessary to complete assessment of the patient.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No