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This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.
This position is located in the Behavioral Health Department at the Rosebud Service Unit located in Rosebud, South Dakota.
This position reports to the Director of Behavioral Health.
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 Merit Promotion and Excepted Service procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number ++IHS-17-GP-10057051-ESEP/MP++; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered
- Responsible for providing the full range of psychological services for patients who have emotional or family relations problems; acute or chronic mentally disturbed patients; mentally handicapped, and patients who are exhibiting unsatisfactory personal adjustments.
- Administers and interprets psychological tests and completes psychological data concerning children and adults to assist in the differentiating between organic and functional causes of mental and physical disorders and for assessment to factors of personality structure; and diagnosis as they affect findings of attitudes and interests.
- Provides consultative and advisory services to medical and nursing staff, student counselors, tribal officials, teachers, social workers, and other agencies/staff, regarding mental health matters.
- Participate in the planning and implementing of comprehensive and continuing mental health programs and projects.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.