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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Billings Area
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Recruitment


Contacts – Career Opportunities

The Billings Area Indian Health Service values our commitment to our patients, customer service, employees, and Tribal consultation.

Indian Health Service is the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) agency responsible for addressing the health needs of over 1.8 million American Indians and Alaska Natives in over 230 hospitals and clinics in 35 states. The Billings Area Indian Health Service is seeking dedicated health care practitioners and employees for our two hospitals and four clinics in Montana and Wyoming. We have state-of-the-art facilities, job stability, excellent pay and benefits, a Loan Repayment Program, and the chance for advancement. You will have an opportunity to care for patients from culturally diverse backgrounds and be a part of a dedicated, motivated and highly competent health care team that serves a vital mission. To check for career opportunities in the Billings Area, click on the Job Vacancies link on the menu to the left (by click the link you will be leaving the Billings Area website).

Employment applications and individual job announcements can be downloaded at the Job Vacancies website. There are also some positions that can be applied for online. Each professional discipline has different pay scales and incentives so the medical, nursing, pharmacy, and dental recruiters provide additional information on practice opportunities and personnel systems. For further information the following recruiters can be contacted.


Physician and Mid-Level Contact Information:

Area Professional Recruiter
Phone: (406) 247-7126 or 800-277-5997
Fax: (406) 247-7224


Nursing Contact Information:

Area Nurse Consultant
Phone: (406) 247-7109 or (406) 247-7137
Fax: (406) 247-7224


Pharmacy Contact Information:

Erik Chosa, RPh
Area Pharmacy Consultant/CAC
Phone: (406) 247-7122
Fax: (406) 247-7231
E-mail: erik.chosa@ihs.gov


Dental Contact Information:

Dr. Richard B. Troyer
Area Dental Recruiter
Crow: (406) 638-3471 or 3470
Billings: (406) 247-7120 or 7113
Fax: (406) 247-7231
Home: (406) 665-1607
E-mail: richard.troyer@ihs.gov

Dr. James Vesbach
Area Dental Consultant
Phone: (406) 247-7120 or (406) 247-7113
Fax: (406) 247-7231
E-mail: james.vesbach@ihs.gov

Travis Fisher, RDH, MPH
Director, MT/WY Tribal Support Center
Pablo Dental
P.O. Box 278
Pablo, MT 59855
Phone: (406) 275-4904
Fax: (406) 275-4815
E-mail: travis.fisher@ihs.gov


All Other Job Opportunities:

Human Resources Office
Phone: (406) 247-7100
Fax: (406) 247-7245
E-mail: bilbahr@ihs.gov


To be eligible for employment candidates must be a U.S. citizen. Preference in hiring is given to qualified American Indians in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 24, U.S. Code, Sections 472 and 473). Applicants claiming Indian preference must submit verification of Indian blood certified by his or her Tribe of affiliation or other legally acceptable documentation of American Indian heritage. There are two personnel systems for health care professionals: Civil Service and Commissioned Corps (Uniformed Service).