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    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 Advance Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner) 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). California location is Fort Yuma Health Care Center (Winterhaven, California). Nevada locations are Elko Service Unit (Elko, Nevada) and McDermitt Clinic (McDermitt, 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 eligible 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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    • Order, perform or interpret the results of diagnostic tests.
    • Analyze and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.
    • Develop treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care and professional practice guidelines.
    • Diagnose or treat acute health care problems such as illnesses, infections and injuries.
    • Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, dosage and frequencies.
    • Counsel patients about drug regimen and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) medications and herbal remedies.
    • Recommend interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.
    • Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488777900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.