Job Overview


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The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. The Indian Health Service (IHS) by law is committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and Alaska Native candidates 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. In other than the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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-857494-ESEP/MP 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 3/27/13. 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' Preferences 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 the 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 the option of extending Temporary position appointments for up to a maximum of two years. Positions filled by Commissioned Corps Officers will be Full Time Permanent Positions only.


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

Lawrence, KS United States Many vacancies
White Cloud, KS United States Many vacancies
Anadarko, OK United States Many vacancies
Claremore, OK United States Many vacancies
Clinton, OK United States Many vacancies
El Reno, OK United States Many vacancies
Lawton, OK United States Many vacancies
Pawhuska, OK United States Many vacancies
Pawnee, OK United States Many vacancies
Watonga, OK United States Many vacancies
Wewoka, OK United States Many vacancies

Other locations throughout Oklahoma and Kansas may be possible.

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.


Salary range: $24,933.00 - $40,706.00 (Annually)

Recruitment or Relocation Incentive: Possibility of Recruitment or Relocation incentive up to 25% of base pay which will require a one year service agreement (subject to eligibility and approval).

Promotion potential: designate GS-05

Travel Required: No

Supervisory/Managerial Position: No

Relocation Expenses Not Paid: Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the 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? Depending on location

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

FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION: Contact Manon Tillman, Nurse Recruiter at (405)951-3819 or 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.

  • Provide non-professional nursing care to patients in a general hospital or ambulatory setting
  • Participates in the assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating of nursing care
  • Assist with screening, admitting and discharging patients
  • Prepares and administers medications and therapeutic treatments
  • Perform simple treatments and simple laboratory tests

  • Additional Duty Location Info

    Many vacancies in the following locations

    • Lawton, OK United States
    • Claremore, OK United States
    • Lawrence, KS United States
    • Anadarko, OK United States
    • Clinton, OK United States
    • Wewoka, OK United States
    • Watonga, OK United States
    • White Cloud, KS United States
    • Pawhuska, OK United States
    • El Reno, OK United States
    • Pawnee, OK United States