Job Overview


The Indian Health Service (IHS) provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Join us in our Mission to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.


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-AQ-878535-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.


Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Zuni, NM United States 3 vacancies


This position is located at Zuni Service Unit (ZSU), Zuni, New Mexico, under the supervision of the Supervisory Clinical Nurse.  The purpose of this position is to independently plan and provide comprehensive nursing care for patients on the obstetrical unit by providing antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum nursing care. Provides nursing care to the newborn infant during recovery and post-recovery.  Provides nursing care on the inpatient and outpatient units when census is low in the obstetrical unit.  Shift rotation of days, nights, holidays and weekend is required.
Area of Consideration: All Sources

Salary range: $57,979.00 - $71,713.00 (Annually)

Promotion potential: None

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.   

Is position covered by PL 101-630(Child Care Position)? Yes 

Is drug testing required?  No

Is government housing available? Yes (depending on availability) 

Is this a bargaining unit position? Yes 

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? Yes



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  • Provides nursing care to the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum patients, administering medications, performing vaginal checks for dilation, effacement, station, presenting part, position, status of membranes, operating fetal monitors, interpretation of fetal monitor strips, and neonatal monitoring devices.
  • Provides nursing care to the newborn infant during recovery and post-recovery.
  • Utilizes the nursing process in identifying individual patient problems and in developing, implementing and evaluating patient care plans using standard of care.
  • Operates and monitors specialized equipment safely and correctly.
  • Administers therapeutic measures as prescribed by the physician