Job Overview


Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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

This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service/Merit Promotion procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-R4-WR-1832322-ESEP/MP for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both ESEP/MP and DH. Prior to applying to the ESEP/MP announcement, please verify your eligible for Excepted Service or Merit Promotion by reviewing the "Who May Apply" section of the announcement. ACTIVE PHS CO'S MUST APPLY TO THE ESEP/MP ANNOUNCEMENT IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.

***This position is also announced as an OPEN UNTIL FILLED job announcement and applications will be accepted until the position has been filled***. Please ensure your application is complete and all required documents are submitted before the cut-off dates to receive full consideration. This job announcement will close once the position is filled. Eligible applicants will receive notification that the position has been filled.

This Medical Officer (Family Practice specialty) is located in an Ambulatory Care Health Facility which provides family-oriented primary medical care services at the Western Oregon Service Unit, Chemawa Indian Health Service, Salem, Oregon. This position specializes in Family Practice and assumes responsibility for the diagnosis, prevention, therapy, maintenance and rehabilitation of family members in the capacity of a senior specialist or expert. This position reports to the Clinical Director.

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.


  • Provide the full range of care by interviewing, examining, diagnosing and treating patients in Family Medicine.
  • Conduct outpatient clinics.
  • Work with local organizations and schools on community relevant health issues.
  • Maintain patient records in the electronic health record system.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid. You will be required to sign a one year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses

Who May Apply

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