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.
The primary purpose is the evaluate the nursing needs of patients by developing a plan of care ,implementing and modifying it as needs change, approving or directing the provision of comprehensive nursing care delegating appropriate duties to personnel by teaching and supervising their work as needed and participating in the evaluation of the quality of patient care. This position is located at Crownpoint Healthcare Facility (CPSU), Division of Nursing Service. Women's health Unit (WHU), Crownpoint, NM.
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.
This is an Open Continuous announcement to fill permanent position/s as vacancies occur in the Department. Your application will expire in three (3) months and you will need to reapply to keep your application active.
This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service and Merit Promotion procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-17-CR-1884247-ESEP/MP; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under all hiring authorities.
The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), works to ensure that all American Indian and Alaska Native people 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 comp...rehensive, 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 carried down for generations.
IHS is hiring physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health professionals, offering three distinct career paths — the civil service, within a Tribal or Urban Indian Program or through the US Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps. 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.