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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 position is located at the Wind River Service Unit, IHS Health Center, Fort Washakie, WY. Incumbent reports to the Director of Nursing.

    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 Direct Hire procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-18-BI-10186074-DH; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

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    Responsibilities

    • Provide direct care for ambulatory care patients of all ages with diverse nursing and medical diagnoses and health care/maintenance needs.
    • Collect data on the health status of the patient using established assessment skills to identify immediate health care/maintenance and nursing needs.
    • Assess changes in patients' conditions and implements appropriate interventions and/or reports changes to the supervising registered nurse as appropriate.
    • Provide instruction to patients on basic procedures, use of equipment, collection of lab specimens, etc., and in accordance with educational plans.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    6

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    0620 Practical Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496499700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.