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 Supervisory Community Health Nurse in charge of the Public Health Nursing Program at Pawnee Indian Health Center. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer of the facility.

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-970630-ESEP/MP number for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered for both.


  • Directs the public health nursing program, health education, employee health activities, prevention of disease and promotes the maintenance of health for individuals, families, and community.
  • Assesses individual and family health needs.
  • Coordinates and plans health care services to provide nursing care to individuals and families throughout health/illness continuum in home and clinic.
  • Participates in quality improvement evaluation and development.