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    Summary

    Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

    Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

    This is a Direct Hire Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) for a Nurse (Community Health) for the Indian Health Service within the Southwest Region. The Southwest Region provides health care and community health services through a network of health care facilities in the tri-state area of Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah. Arizona locations include the Colorado River Service Unit, which encompasses the Parker Indian Hospital (Parker, Arizona); the Peach Spring Clinic (Peach Springs, Arizona), the Hopi Health Care Center, (Polacca, Arizona) and the Supai Health Clinic (Havasupai, Arizona). California location is Fort Yuma Health Care Center (Winterhaven, California). Nevada location is Moapa Health Clinic (Moapa, Nevada). Utah location is Uintah & Ouray Service Unit (Fort Duchesne, Utah).

    Multiple position types may be filled from this announcement. Positions may be filled at any grade level indicated in the announcement with or without promotion potential.

    Qualified candidates with a complete application will be considered for current or future vacancies as they occur. Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to this vacancy announcement. Applications will remain eilgible for three (3) months from the time the application is received.

    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.

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    Responsibilities

    • Formulate and implement overall community health nursing programs and plans to satisfy varying patient load requirements, priorities for service and other healthcare objectives.
    • Track community health status and evaluate health trends and risk factors of population groups.
    • Investigate health problems and hazards such as communicable diseases and develop a recommended plan of action to address these issues.
    • Provide health education to individuals, families and community groups in various settings.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Status Candidates

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488777000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.