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This position is located in the Department of Inpatient/General Medical Surgical Unit, Division of Nursing Services, Zuni, New Mexico. The incumbent reports to the Supervisory Clinical Nurse. The purpose of this position is to serve as nurse trainee at the GS-4/5/7 grade levels and work under the direct supervision of a senior nurse providing limited professional nursing care to patients in the general medical surgical hospital setting. The full performance level of this position is at the GS-9 grade level. At the full performance, the nurse independently performs the full range of professional nursing care from assessment of the needs of patients with a wide variety of illnesses through administering and operating special equipment and responding to emergency situations. This position is required to rotate days/nights/weekends/and holidays. This position can be filled at any grade level.
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 position is being announced concurrently under Delegated Examining procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-17-AQ-1922759-DHA for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.
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.