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This position is located in Lawton, Oklahoma, at the Lawton Indian Hospital. The incumbent serves as a Medical Officer (Emergency Medicine) Physician in the Emergency Department. Incumbent reports to the Clinical Director.
This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not reapply 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.
This position is being announced concurrently under Direct Hire Authority procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-R1-OK-1942546-DHA; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both announcements.
The city of Lawton-Ft. Sill, only 85 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, has a population of roughly 100,000. Surrounded by mountains and small lakes, the city enjoys a stable economy, largely due to the 26,000 service personnel on active duty at Fort Sill and an equal number of former Army members who chose to make Lawton their home after retiring from the service. The Lawton Indian Hospital is a modern facility with 15 staffed beds and a staff over 35 full time medical providers. The facility offers inpatient care including general surgery, gynecology, internal medicine, and pediatrics, as well as outpatient services in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory, nursing, optometry, podiatry, and audiology to name a few. There is also a community health staff of nurses, educators, social workers, and environmental health specialists. Please download this pdf brochure for more information. http://go.usa.gov/3dtMh
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.