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About this position: This is a Physician position located in the Western Oregon Service Unit's clinic located in Salem, Oregon. This position specializes in family medicine or internal medicine or Meds-Peds and assumes responsibility for the diagnosis, prevention, therapy, maintenance and rehabilitation of patients in the capacity of a senior specialist or expert. This position reports to the Medical Director
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 is an OPEN UNTIL FILLED job announcement and applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.***
The first cut-off date for applications will be January 25, 2018 with subsequent cut-off dates every 10 work days thereafter; please ensure your application is complete and all required documents are submitted before the cut-off dates to receive full consideration. This job announcement will close once the position is filled. Eligible applicants will receive notification that the position has been filled.
These positions are also being announced concurrently under alternate hiring procedures for the agency's merit promotion plan (MP) and agency's excepted service examining plan (ESEP). For eligibility requirements of both ESEP and MP, review vacancy announcement number IHS-18-WR-10110115419-ESEP/MP. Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.
- Provide the full range of care by interviewing, examining, diagnosing and treating patients in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine or Internal Medicine+Pediatrics within an outpatient patient-centered medical home clinic.
- Provide emergency care as required to stabilize patient and arrange for transfer of care to an appropriate facility for the level of care needed.
- Conduct outpatient clinics.
- Work closely with allied health professionals to utilize and coordinate the services of other health care professionals in the management of a patient's medical, physiological and social issues.
- Document appropriate medical records for all patients to ensure the accumulation and organization of pertinent clinical data to provide comprehensive medical care.