The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provides patient-centered health services to 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives through a network of hospitals, clinics and public outreach programs across the continental United States and Alaska.
IHS offers pharmacists extraordinary opportunities to participate in high-performing, interdisciplinary teams providing care in a variety of disciplines and health care facility settings. You’ll choose from three practice options: 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.
You’ll live and work within Indian health communities rich in culture and steeped in tradition, and enjoy a structured but flexible work schedule — with ample opportunities for outdoor recreational pursuits in some of the most beautiful areas of the country.
Another key benefit is the IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP), which offers health professionals practicing at Indian health facilities an opportunity to pay off all of their health education student loans in addition to receiving competitive salaries and benefits. Participants are eligible to receive up to $20,000 per year and can extend their contract annually until all of their loans are paid off.
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.
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