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Medical Officer General Surgery Esep Open Continuous Job in CHINLE, AZ

Medical Officer General Surgery Esep Open Continuous Job in CHINLE, AZ

Vacancy No. IHS-17-CH-1887117-ESEP/MP Department Indian Health Service
Salary $100,957.00 to $400,000.00 Grade 15 to 15
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/13/2017 Close Date 12/31/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Medical Officer (General Surgery)-ESEP/MP-Open Continuous

Indian Health Service

Few vacancies in the following location:

  • Chinle, AZ
Work Schedule is Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

Opened Monday 2/13/2017

Closes Sunday 12/31/2017

  • Salary Range
    $100,957.00 to $400,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    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); Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) eligible; Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible; Schedule A, and/or PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel
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  • Job Announcement Number
Job Overview

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.
The Medical Officer (General Surgery) positions are located at the Indian Health Services, Division of Medical Staff, Chinle, Arizona.  The position works under the Clinical Director.  Incumbent provides diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic health services to patients and family members.  Teaches patients and family members ways to maintain or improve their health status.

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 Hiring procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number ++IHS-17-CH-1887118-DHA++; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

For more information contact Physician Recruiter, Heidi Arnholm at 928-380-6094, email address:  Heidi.Arnholm@ihs.gov  


  • Gives total patient care including prevention, health maintenance, early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up services to patient. 
  • Assumes responsibility for the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients within their physician specialty area.
  • Conducts clinics making observations appropriate to the patient's underlying disease and treatment plan, including current symptoms.
  • Refers patients to appropriate medical or other facilities, providing full clinical information for care and diagnostic procedures.
  • Assures preparation of appropriate medical records for all patients seen to assure the accumulation and organization of all pertinent clinical data to provide comprehensive medical care.
  • Works closely with allied health professionals in the provision of broad health program services.  Interviews and examines patients.  Instructs and counsels patients.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-5 DAYS A MONTH

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.
Job Requirements
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How to Apply
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Department Of Health And Human Services

Indian Health Service


Renae Ayze
Phone: (928)674-7034
TDD: 301-443-6394


Indian Health Service HR Center

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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