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Employment Type:
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Posted:
2/10/2016
Job Category:
Nursing
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
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Indian Health Service | Gallup, New Mexico
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Job Description

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-16-GA-1608454-ESEP/MP; for eligibility requirements and for forms required. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered To perform beginning level duties in the specialty units.  Incumbent must have some introduction to specialty units and must have the basic knowledge and skills of a trainee nurse.  To enhance the trainee nurse skills for a career in specialty unit and for retention of staff interested in the area of nursing.  This position reports to Supervisory Clinical Nurse in the assigned units.  This position is located at Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Indian Health Service, (IHS), Navajo Area Indian Health Service (NAIHS), Gallup Indian Medical Center (GIMC), Division of Nursing Services, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Operating Room/Perioperative Unit, Labor & Delivery/Post Partum Unit, and Emergency Room Department, Gallup, NM. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT NURSE RECRUITER:  Myra Cousens at 505-726-8549 or myra.cousens@ihs.gov, ALTERNATE:  Supervisory Clinical Nurses for above Units by calling 505-722-1000.

Qualifications

All groups of qualified individuals

About Indian Health Service

The Indian Health Service (IHS) works to ensure all American Indian and Alaska Native people receive comprehensive health care services and all Indian health facilities are staffed with well-trained, compassionate, committed health care professionals. IHS’ Division of Health Professions Support (DHPS) provides for the education, recruitment and retention of health care professionals through the IHS Scholarship Program, the IHS Extern Program and the IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP).

An Indian health career offers clinicians an extraordinary career opportunity to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care in a variety of disciplines and health care facility settings. An Indian health career offers dedicated practitioners a chance to live and work within Native communities, providing them with a unique opportunity to learn the heritage of the Tribe, discover the traditions that have been carried down for generations and gain cultural insight into the beliefs and values of this deserving and appreciative patient population.

IHS is hiring physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health professionals, offering three distinct career paths — the civil service, within a Tribal or Urban Indian Program or through the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Applicants must be US citizens, board eligible and board certified. For more information, visit www.ihs.gov/careeropps.

The policy of the IHS is to provide absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are suitable for federal employment in filling vacancies within the IHS. IHS is an equal opportunity employer.