Indian Health Service
Published
February 4, 2020
Location
Chinle, Arizona
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Duties

Summary

This position is located at one of the various Indian Health Service Hospitals or Clinics under the Navajo Area Office. The primary purpose of the position is to serve as a technical expert within the specialty area of Orthopedic Surgery; the incumbent assumes responsibility for the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients.

NOTE: This is an Open Continuous announcement; applicants will be referred when vacancies occur.

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Responsibilities

  • Interviews and examines patients, reviews past medical history, and requests and/or performs diagnostic tests and examinations deemed necessary to obtain all appropriate information related to each case.
  • Makes preliminary diagnoses, directs, prescribes or provides treatment, or arranges for specialized care in the field of General Surgery or patient referral as required.
  • Provides urgent and emergency care as required.
  • Refers patients to appropriate contract medical or other government facilities.
  • Responds to acute emergency interventions, working closely in consultation with members of other medical departments.
  • Serves as an expert in the specialized area and assumes appropriate administrative duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

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