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.

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 Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures.  Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-14-CH-1033571-ESEP/MP; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered

The purpose of this position is to perform limited nursing care services for ambulatory patients in the following clinics:  Family Medicine, General Medicine and Surgical, OB/GYN, Pediatrics and field clinics as needed.  This position is located in the Nursing Services of the Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility, Chinle, AZ.


  • Assess patients' conditions by reviewing all systems and patients' health record.
  • Monitors and identifies and interprets serious situations.
  • Administers medications.
  • Observes patients for adverse conditions and reactions.
  • Operates and maintains specialized equipment.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Three (3) days per month

Relocation Authorized

  • No