**This is an Open Until Filled job announcement.** The first certificate of eligibles will be pulled 10 business days after the opening date (08/14/17) and every two weeks thereafter until the position has been filled. Please ensure your application is complete and required documents are submitted before the cut-off dates to receive full consideration.
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.
This position serves as a clinical dental hygienist who provides services for the Clinton Service Unit. The incumbent will also serve as the Service Unit dental disease prevention coordinator. This position reports to the Dental Chief.
The Clinton Service Unit is located in Western Oklahoma which varies in landscape from scenic rolling hills to wide-open spaces. The Service Unit consists of three facilities which are located in Clinton, El Reno and Watonga. Clinton is host to the Oklahoma Route 66 museum, the Cheyenne Cultural Center and indoor Water-Zoo park. Western Oklahoma is also home to magnificent golf courses, unique restaurants and towns which are rich in history. The local school districts are great and Southwestern Oklahoma State University is located in nearby Weatherford, Oklahoma. The Clinton Service Unit is within a short driving distance to Oklahoma City.
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 Delegated Examining procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-17-OK-10031342-DE; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both announcements.
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.