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.
Applicants who do not fall under any of the categories listed on this vacancy announcement or are applying under ESEP and/or MPP may apply under the Direct Hire Authority by following the application instructions found on the Direct Hire Bulletin under Announcement # IHS-14-BI-1051144-DH.
Your application will expire in 3 months and you will need to reapply to keep your application active.
This is an open continuous vacancy announcement and applications will be referred when vacancies occur. This Announcement is intended as a mechanism of providing consideration for the greatest number of potential candidates. Candidates with a complete application will be considered for all vacancies that occur for a 3-month period or the closing date of this announcement, whichever comes first. You will be considered for those vacancies that match your desired geographic locations, skills and or job preferences. Positions may be filled at ANY of the grade levels indicated in this announcement, with or without promotion potential as vacancies occur. Applicants should specify the lowest grade (GS-level) that they will accept.
Provides comprehensive professional nursing care to patients.
Inputs patient care information in manual and automated record systems.
Performs procedures, treatments, and medication administration.
Administers medication orally, intramuscularly, subsutaneously, topically, etc.
Provides instructions to patient/significant other and/or family members.
- Occasional Travel
- May or may not be required