Job Overview

Summary

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.
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 at the Wind River Service Unit, Indian Health Service, Fort Washakie, WY and reports to the Behavioral Health Director.
Applicants who do not fall under any of the categories listed on this vacancy announcement or are applying under ESEP and/or MPP may apply under the "Direct Hire Authority" by following the application instructions found on the Direct Hire Authority under Job Opportunity Announcement # IHS-R2-BI-1814780-DH.

READVERTISEMENT - This position is being readvertised to solicit applicants.

OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Certificates will be issued until the position is filled. The first certificate will be issued after 04/13/17. Then the next subsequent cut-off date will be 10 working days thereafter as needed: 04/27/17; 05/11/17; 05/25/17; 06/09/17; 06/23/17.

Duties

  • Assesses, plans and provides comprehensive and therapeutic medical mental health care to individual, geriatric, adult, adolescent, and pediatric patients and their families.
  • Prescribe appropriate medications and provide ongoing monitoring of medication effectiveness (adjusting as necessary).
  • Consultation to medical providers and other entities on the proper use of psychotropic Medications.
  • Provide a multidisciplinary bridge between medical and behavioral health staff.

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

12

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be 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

This job is open to…

Candidates eligible under Indian Preference appointing authority; All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment; Reinstatement eligible; Veterans Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA); Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible; Schedule A, and/or PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel.

Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.