IHS is streamlining the recruitment process with a new Global Recruitment initiative. Global Recruitment will make it easier for health professionals to find and apply for jobs thus allowing hiring officials to fill critical vacancies faster. This new recruitment strategy is a top priority for the Office of Human Resources and IHS senior leadership.
The first Global Recruitment job announcement will be posted on October 3rd for Medical Officer (Family Practice) positions.
Currently, every IHS vacancy across the country is posted as a separate job advertisement. In early September, for example, USAJOBS.gov listed 68 IHS Medical Officer job opportunity announcements for family practice physicians.
Using a single global job announcement, those 68 vacancies would be consolidated into one, listing the participating IHS locations and salary ranges. Additionally, Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers will be able to apply outside of USAJOBS through a simplified email process. (USAJOBS includes only federal job listings; tribal and urban Indian program jobs will still be listed at ihs.gov/jobs.)
Global Recruitment allows for efficiencies in hiring for both human resources and hiring managers, reduces redundancy for commonly recruited positions and attracts a greater pool of qualified candidates. Applicants will only need to apply to one job announcement and will be able to identify those areas they are interested in working by simply checking off locations.
After the first Medical Officer (Family Practice) job announcement, the Global Recruitment team will continue rolling out global job opportunity announcements in other high-demand health professions. Please check back on October 3rd for links to apply!
To find out how to participate, please email Global Recruitment at IHSGlobalRecruitment@ihs.gov.
Lisa Gyorda is the Acting Director of the Office of Human Resources for the Indian Health Service where she is responsible for providing strategic guidance and leadership for all aspects of the human resources function. Ms. Gyorda is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation.