Job Overview


This position is located in an Obstetrical Unit.

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At HHS you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  Join HHS and help make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.

The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.  The IHS provides a comprehensive health services delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives with opportunity for maximum tribal involvement in developing and managing programs to meet their health needs.

To be eligible for this position under the Direct Hire (DHA) hiring plan, you must be a U.S. Citizen.
This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-13-OK-852929-ESEP/MP if you are a Commissioned Officer and for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.

This Continuous Open Announcement (COA) allows acceptance of applications throughout the year with eligible applicants being placed on the COA register and referred for consideration as vacancies occur. The first Cut-off date for receipt/referral of applications to be considered for available vacant positions will be 03/26/13. Other Cut-off dates will be established based on the date requests for List of Eligibles are received to fill other vacancies. 10 pt. Veterans' Preference ESEP applicants who submit a complete application after a Cut-off date but before the List of Eligibles is issued, will be considered and referred on the List, if qualified.

Appointment: May be Permanent, Temporary,Excepted Time-Limited, or Term with tour of duty of Full-Time, Part-Time or Intermittent. The Agency has option of extending Time-Limited and Term appointments for up to a maximum of four years. Temporary positions NTE 12 months or less are subject to termination at any time. The Agency has option of extending Temporary position appointments for up to a maximum of two years. Positions filled by Commissioned Corps will be Full Time Permanent Positions only.


Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS),

Claremore, OK United States Many vacancies
Lawton, OK United States Many vacancies

Possible other locations throughout Oklahoma and Kansas.

FACILITIES: The two Oklahoma City Area Hospitals located in Claremore and Lawton, range from 25-50 beds. Full services are available at all the hospitals including general medicine and surgery, pediatrics, and outpatient service. Health Centers located throughout the Area provide ambulatory care service. Public Health Nursing programs are located within each of the hospitals and health center.


Salary range: $46,625.00 - $71,713.00 (Annually)

Recruitment Incentive: Possibility of Recruitment Incentive up to 25% of base pay (subject to eligibility and approval).

Promotion potential: GS-10

Travel Required: No

Supervisory/Managerial Position: No

Relocation Expenses Paid: Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid only if you are a current Federal Employee.  You will be required to sign a one year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses. Paid expenses will be paid in the interest of the government and not in the interest of the selected employee.

Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes (See item # 2 in the How to Apply Tab)

Is drug testing required? No

Is government housing available? No

Is this a bargaining unit position? Depends on location

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? Depends on location.

Who may apply section

Any U.S. Citizen

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FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION:  contact Manon Tillman, Nurse Recruiter at 405-951-3819, Email  


Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job.

  • Performs antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum nursing care for women and newborns.
  • Formulates nursing diagnosis to appropriately provide care for patients.
  • Recognizes serious situations, prioritizes, to inform physicians and take proper action.
  • Develops a plan of care for individual patients.
  • Administers therapeutic measures as prescribed by the physician