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  • 1. 2008 DHHS / Dept of Interior / Tribal Self-Governance Annual Conference Las Vegas, Nevada Breakout session on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 .. Panel on I/T/U recruitment and retention and IHS scholarships Phillip L. Smith, M.D., MPH Director, DPER Office of Public Health Support Indian health Service [email_address]
  • 2. Introductions
  • 3. Objectives
    • IHS - general overview
    • Current Recruitment’s Activities and Future Plans
    • Retentions activities
    • Overview of IHS scholarship program
    • Question and answer
  • 4. Indian Health Service
    • To raise the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.
  • 5.
    • More than 560 federally recognized tribes in 35 states.
    • Indian Health Service provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for approximately 1.8 million of 3.3 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. Its FY 2006 appropriation is approximately $3.1 billion. Inpatient: 60,645; Outpatient: 9,434,282; Dental: 954,570
    • Federal system – 33 hospitals, 53 health centers, 38 health stations, 34 urban Indian health projects serving 600,000 American Indians (direct, CHS)
    • Tribal system – 15 hospitals, 221 health centers, 97 health stations, 176 Alaska village clinics (contract, compact).
    • Indian Health Service clinical staff - 2,700 nurses, 950 physicians, 370 engineers, 500 pharmacists, 320 dentists, 150 sanitarians, and physician assistants, allied health professionals - nutritionists, health administrators, medical records administrators and other types of support staff all totally about 17,000 employees nationwide.
    A QUICK LOOK AT INDIAN HEALTH
  • 6.  
  • 7.
    • Real Diversity
    • Among the many
    • Native tribes
    • and
    • communities
  • 8.  
  • 9. I.H.S. Vacancy Crisis
    • Nation-wide shortage of health care providers
    • Unique nature and location of our clinical services
    • Lack of funding
    • Disjointed recruiting and retention services
  • 10. Vacancy Rates and Totals 65 11% Pharmacist 22 13% Optometrist 181 17% Physician 612 18% Nurse 131 31% Dentist Total Vacancies 1/2008 Vacancy Rate 1/2008 Profession
  • 11. Our Vision – All vacancies filled by qualified dedicated professional These plug-ins may be required for the content on this page:                                                                            
  • 12. Specific Recruitment Improvements
    • IHS marketing campaign
    • Improved website design
    • IHS job vacancy database upgrade
    • Improving our ability to assessing vacancy rates (through IT application and HR modules)
    • Working more closely with HR and provide conduit for information regarding HR products (e.g., Direct Hire, Quick Hire)
  • 13. Majority of health professional locate their next job through the web Physician Recruitment Website www.careers.ihs.gov www.dental.ihs.gov New
  • 14. Local Recruitment
    • Local recruitment activities are the key
    • Headquarters, Area Office and discipline recruiters can provide contacts and applicants to the site
    • Local staff follow-up is what makes the applicant want to go to a particular site.
    • Professionals want to know what community their family are joining
  • 15.
    • All Working Together Towards a Common Goal
  • 16. www.loanrepayment.ihs.gov Loan Repayment Website and Brochure
  • 17. Retention
  • 18. Improvement of Retention Tools
    • IHS CEO Smart People
    • IHS CEO Boot Camp
    • Improvement of salaries both commissioned corps and civil service
  • 19. Where are we also looking for health providers ?
  • 20. www.scholarship.ihs.gov
  • 21. INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEW
  • 22. HEALTH PROFESSIONS PREPARATORY SCHOLARSHIP (103)
  • 23.
    • DESCRIPTION
    Provides financial assistance for AI/AN students to enroll in courses that will prepare them for acceptance into health professions schools. Courses may be either compensatory (required to improve science, mathematics, or other basic skills and knowledge) or pre-professional (required in order to qualify for admission into a health professions program).
  • 24.
    • PRIORITY HEALTH CAREER CATEGORIES
    • Section 103
    PreClinical Psychology PreSocial Work PreOccupational Therapy PreDietetics PreSanitarian PrePharmacy PreEngineering PreMedical Technology PrePhysical Therapy PreNursing
  • 25. HEALTH PROFESSIONS PREGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP (103-P)
  • 26.
    • DESCRIPTION
      • Provides financial assistance for AI/AN students to enroll in courses leading to a Bachelor’s degree in specific pre-professional areas (premedicine and predentistry)
  • 27. HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP (104)
  • 28.
    • DESCRIPTION
    Provides financial assistance for AI/AN students who are members of federally recognized tribes enrolled in health professions and allied health professions programs. For this program, there are service obligation and payback requirements that the recipient incurs upon acceptance of the scholarship funding . Priority is given to Graduate Students and Junior and Senior level students unless otherwise specified.
  • 29. Today
  • 30.
    • PRIORITY HEALTH CAREER CATEGORIES (104 )
    BS Degree Dietitian Certificate, Associate, and BS Diagnostic Radiology Technology BS Degree Environmental Health & Engineering BS Degree Dental Hygienist DDS or DMD Dentistry PhD Program Counseling Psychology Certificate Coding Specialist PhD Program Clinical Psychology Baccalaureate, Master’s Chemical Dependency Counseling DEGREE SUPPORTED PROFESSION
  • 31.
    • PRIORITY HEALTH CAREER CATEGORIES (104)
    BS Occupational Therapy ADN, BSN, CRNA, GER, NP, PED, PSY, WH Nurse Associate Optician MD and DO Medicine BS Degree Medical Technology Certificate Injury Prevention Specialist RHIT and RHIA Health Records Administration BS and Master’s Health Education BS and Master’s Health Care Administration DEGREE SUPPORTED PROFESSION
  • 32.
    • PRIORITY HEALTH CAREER CATEGORIES (104)
    Associate Respiratory Therapist Master’s only Public Health Nutrition Master’s only (Direct Practice & Clinical Concentration) Social Work Diagnostic Radiology Tech first Ultrasonography MPH Only (with concentration in epidemiology only) Public Health DPM Podiatry MS and DPT Physical Therapy PAC Physician Assistant PharmD Pharmacy OD Optometry DEGREE SUPPORTED PROFESSION
  • 33. Acknowledgments for information and slides used
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    • [email_address]
    • (301) 443-4242
  • 34.