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.

For information on the IHS visit IHS.GOV

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.

The Supervisory Community Health Nurse is responsible for the supervision of the public health nursing services which includes program planning and management, staff development, assessing, and evaluating the public health nursing program; Supervises Community Health Nurses, Motor Vehicle Operators, Nursing Assistants and secretarial staff. Indirectly provides technical assistance to Tribal Health Workers. The Supervisory Community Health Nurse reports to the Health Systems Administrator.

See for more details.


This position is located in the Public Health Nursing Department with Crownpoint Healthcare Facility, Crownpoint, NM.

  • Develops and interprets philosophy, goals, and objectives, policies and procedures and nursing standards for the Public Health Nursing program which is in line with the service unit program with varying patient load requirements, priorities for services and other health objectives.
  • Continuously reviews and evaluates services to patients, families, and identified groups and proposes and/or implements changes and improvements, when necessary.
  • Determines staff and other resources necessary to provide comprehensive, culturally sensitive, age specific care in the preventive of illness, and the promotion and maintenance of health status for individuals, families, and identified groups. Establishes or approves individual work schedules and determines individual or group work assignments.
  • Conducts staff meetings with subordinates to explain work requirements, methods and procedures as needed; provides special instructions on difficult of different activities and answers technical questions about work assignments.
  • Within the jurisdiction of the immediate organizational unit supervised, the incumbent is responsible for the application and implementation of EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) Program guidelines and the achievement of tangible EEO program and results relative to minorities and women.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Yes, to assigned service as scheduled within the Crownpoint surrounding communities.

Relocation Authorized

  • No