Job Overview


The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal and Urban operated facilities and programs.

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This position serves as a Dietician at the Lawton Indian Health Center. This position reports to the Supervisory Nurse Educator. 

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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 insert IHS-13-OK-933750-DE for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both.


• Educate the patient on appropriate, culturally sensitive nutritional therapy.
• Implement, evaluate and report results of the clinical quality improvements.
• Provide nutritional education to individuals, families, health care team and community groups.
• Develop, coordinate, and evaluate nutrition educational materials.