Job Overview

Summary

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 Nurse Educator at the Lawton Indian Hospital. This position reports to Supervisory Clinical Nurse.

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 Excepted Service and Merit Promotion procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-13-OK-934500-ESEP/MP number for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both.

Duties

• Plans, develops and presents mandatory education programs.
• Gathers data and assesses the educational and training needs of the nursing staff.
• Provides regular and special in-service training sessions for nursing staff.
• Develops, maintains and utilizes records and reports pertinent to staff development.