This is a Direct Hire Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) for permanent Full-Time, Part-Time, or Intermittent Clinical Nurse/Nurse Specialist/Community Health Nurse positions in the following Departments: Nursing-Ambulatory Surgery, Central Nursing Office, Community Health Nursing Department, Nursing-Diabetes Management Department, Nursing-Emergency Department, Nursing-Family Care Unit, Nursing-Obstetric Department (Birthing Center), and Nursing-Outpatient Department at the Whiteriver Service Unit (WRSU) in Whiteriver, Arizona. Qualified candidates with a complete application will be considered for current or future vacancies as they occur. Veteran's Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to this vacancy announcement.
Who May Be Considered: U.S. Citizens, Current and Former competitive service Federal employees, Active U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and Indian Preference candidates.
Incentive: Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may or may not be authorized and is subject to availability and service unit approval. If offered, you will be required to sign a one year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the service agreement will result in repayment of the incentive.
Period of Eligibility: Applications will remain eligible for three (3) months from the time the application is received.
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.