Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.
Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.
This is a Community Health Nurse Direct Hire Open Continuous Announcement (OCA). Our nursing career opportunities are available in rural and urban locations throughout the states of Arizona, California and Utah. Most facilities are located on Indian reservations.
Arizona locations include the Colorado River Service Unit, which encompasses the Parker Indian Hospital (Parker, AZ), the Peach Spring Clinic (Peach Springs, AZ), and the Hopi Health Care Center, ( Polacca, AZ).
Additional locations include the Fort Yuma Health Care Center (Winterhaven, CA), and the Uintah & Ouray Service Unit (Fort Duchesne, UT).
Multiple position types may be filled from this announcement during the term of the open period. Qualified candidates with a complete application will be considered for current or future vacancies as they occur. Positions maybe filled at any grade level indicated in the announcement, with or without promotion potential. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to this vacancy announcement. Your application will remain active for three (3) months after date of receipt by this office.
The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants 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. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), works to ensure that all American Indians and Alaska Natives receive comprehensive health care services and that all Indian health facilities are staffed with well-trained, compassionate, committed health care professionals.
IHS offers an extraordinary career opportunity to provide comprehen...sive, patient-centered care in a variety of disciplines and health care facility settings. An Indian health career offers dedicated practitioners a chance to live and work within Native communities, learn about the culture and heritage of the Tribe and discover traditions that have been handed down for generations.
IHS is hiring physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health professionals, offering a choice of three options to practice their specific health profession discipline: working as a federal civil service employee, as an Officer in the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service (USPHS) or directly for a Tribal or Urban Indian program. Each career option offers career flexibility, competitive salaries and benefits and ample opportunity for advancement. Applicants must be US citizens.
IHS provides for the education, recruitment and retention of health care professionals through the IHS Scholarship Program, the IHS Extern Program and the IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP).
The policy of the IHS is to provide absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are suitable for federal employment in filling vacancies within the IHS. IHS is an equal opportunity employer.