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 being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures.  Please review vacancy announcement number ++IHS-R3-BI-1813819-ESEP/MP++; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.
This position is located at the Wind River Service Unit, Indian Health Service, Fort Washakie, WY and reports to the Behavioral Health Director.
DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT: These positions are eligible to be filled through Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority [DHA]. The Direct Hire Authority has been authorized by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and Part 337, Subpart B, Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations [5 CFR]. If filled utilizing DHA, the following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. The "rule of three," Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process. Indian Preference does apply.

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

  • Assess, plan, and provide comprehensive and therapeutic medical mental health care to individual, geriatric, adolescent, and pediatric patients and their families.
  • Prescribe appropriate medications and provide ongoing monitoring of medication effectiveness (adjusting if 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

Yes

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…

United States Citizens; PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply to the merit promotion announcement in order to receive consideration.

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