Health Technician (Certified Medical Assistant - Pediatrics) GS-0640-4/5/6/7
Indian Health Service
December 19, 2017
Admin / Clerical
**This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.**
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.
Serve as a Certified Medical Assistant for the Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PIMC) Pediatric Clinic located in Phoenix, AZ. There are multiple positions to be filled. The incumbent(s) will report to the Clinic Practice Manager of the Pediatric Clinic onsite and will provide a variety of patient care and technical tasks in support of the PIMC Pediatric Clinic.
The positions could be filled at any level from the GS-4 grade to GS-7. Candidates chosen at grades below GS-7 will have promotion potential up to the GS-7 grade. The incumbent(s) may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.
This position is being announced concurrently under Delegated Examining procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-17-PI-10038036-DE for eligibility requirements. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans (internal or external) you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.
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.
**Closing date of this announcement has been extended to 9/7/17 to solicit additional candidates**
The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), works to ensure that all American Indians and Alaska Natives receive comprehensive health care services and that all Indian health facilities are staffed with well-trained, compassionate, committed health care professionals.
IHS offers an extraordinary career opportunity to provide comprehen...sive, patient-centered care in a variety of disciplines and health care facility settings. An Indian health career offers dedicated practitioners a chance to live and work within Native communities, learn about the culture and heritage of the Tribe and discover traditions that have been handed down for generations.
IHS is hiring physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health professionals, offering a choice of three options to practice their specific health profession discipline: working as a federal civil service employee, as an Officer in the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service (USPHS) or directly for a Tribal or Urban Indian program. Each career option offers career flexibility, competitive salaries and benefits and ample opportunity for advancement. Applicants must be US citizens.
IHS provides for the education, recruitment and retention of health care professionals through the IHS Scholarship Program, the IHS Extern Program and the IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP).
The policy of the IHS is to provide absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are suitable for federal employment in filling vacancies within the IHS. IHS is an equal opportunity employer.