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Join dedicated outpatient clinical staff whose joint efforts with individuals, families, and communities prevent and treat illness. The Indian Health Service in the Pacific Northwest provides healthcare to American Indians and Alaska Natives living in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
This position is primarily designed to serve as a Locum Pharmacist who works in the place of the regular and specialist pharmacist when that pharmacist is absent, or when a clinic is short-staffed working at one of our health care centers. The Locum Pharmacist must able to fill in for pharmacy assignments in all clinics, despite the transient nature of the position.
The Locum Pharmacist is assigned an intermittent work schedule which means employment is without a regularly scheduled tour of duty; on call, whenever needed, and only paid for actual hours worked. Travel and per diem costs to temporary duty station will be paid according to Federal travel regulations. Assigned salary is based upon meeting qualifications at specific grade level and/or possession of superior qualifications
If hired, you will be assigned to a Temporary, Excepted Temporary, Excepted Time-Limited, or Term appointment. The Agency has option of extending Time-Limited and Term appointments for up to a maximum of four years. Temporary positions not to exceed 12 months or less are subject to termination at any time. The Agency has option of extending Temporary position appointments for up to a maximum of two years.
The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. The Indian Health Service (IHS) by law is committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and Alaska Native candidates 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. In other than the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This Open Continuous Announcement allows acceptance of applications throughout the year with eligible applicants being placed on a standing register and referred for consideration as vacancies occur. A filed and completed application package will expire in three (3) months and you will need to reapply to keep your application active.
The first Cut-off date for receipt/referral of applications to be considered for available vacant positions will be 02/22/2012. Other Cut-off dates will be established based on the date requests for List of Eligible is received to fill other vacancies.
To be eligible for this position under the Direct Hire (DHA) hiring plan, you must be a United State Citizen. This position is also being announced under IHS-12-WR-605677-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan or Excepted Service Examining Plan. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application for both announcements.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Portland Area Office, Portland, OR United States 1 vacancy
POSITION DETAILS: Multiple openings may be available
Salary range: $29.20- $45.24 (Hourly)
Incentive: A rate above the minimum for the grade must be justified by the applicant's unusually high or unique qualifications
Promotion potential: None
Merit Promotion Position: No
Travel Required: Yes
Supervisory/Managerial Position: No
Relocation Expenses Paid: Expenses not paid for permanent relocation. If hired, expenses associated with temporary duty assignment are paid according to travel regulations.
Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes (See Childcare Addendum Form in the How to Apply Tab)
Is drug testing required? No
Is government housing available? No
Is this a bargaining unit position? No
This position requires that you obtain and maintain clinical privileges. If they are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal service.