An Indian health career offers health professionals a rewarding and personally fulfilling career providing comprehensive, patient-centered care. Our clinicians live and work in the communities they serve — in some of the most scenic areas of the country abundant with recreational and cultural opportunities. You will have a life-changing career experience and receive competitive pay, bonuses, health coverage and great benefits, including eligibility for the IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP).
The IHS Division of Oral Health (DOH) offers opportunities for dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants to be part of a cutting-edge national organization that provides necessary dental care and community prevention programs to 2.56 million American Indians and Alaska Natives at more than 400 sites across the country. As an IHS dental professional, you’ll discover a unique cultural experience, gaining insight into the beliefs and values of American Indians and Alaska Native people.
The Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) works with Tribal and Urban Indian organizations to manage and administer behavioral health, alcohol and substance abuse and family violence prevention programs for American Indian and Alaska Native people. We aim to provide integrated health and wellness programs that are holistic, encompassing all aspects of the mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the individuals, families and communities we serve.
The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), works to ensure that all American Indian and Alaska Native people receive comprehensive health care services. All Indian health facilities are staffed by well-trained, compassionate, committed health care professionals.
IHS offers extraordinary career opportunities that provide comprehensive, patient-centered care in a variety of disciplines and health care facility settings. A career with IHS offers dedicated practitioners a chance to live and work within Native communities, providing a unique opportunity to learn about the heritage of the Tribe, discover the traditions that have been handed down for generations and gain cultural insight into Native beliefs and values.
IHS is hiring physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, behavioral health professionals and other health care practitioners. We offer a choice of three options for health care professionals to practice their specific 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 option offers career flexibility, competitive salaries and benefits and ample opportunity for advancement. Applicants must be US citizens.
IHS also 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). IHS has openings available nationwide right now!
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. – less