Community Health Nurse

Federal Job Information

Closing Date: 12/31/2018

Department: Health and Human Services

Pay Scale & Grade: GS 9-11

Job Location: Tucson, AZ

Salary: $58,477 to $86,673 per year

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Permanent


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 Permanent Full-Time Community Health Nurse for the Nursing – Public Health Nursing Department at the Whiteriver Service Unit (WRSU) in Whiteriver, Arizona. 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.

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.


Conduct epidemiological and community surveys, field investigations, and research studies to appraise health needs.

Assess and diagnose needs and set up a plan of action; participate with interdisciplinary team; and work with Tribal, State and County agencies in planning related activities.

Plan and provide comprehensive nursing services to individuals, families, and communities; provide skilled nursing services to individuals and families in homes, schools, and/or outreach clinics.

Provide patient teaching services and/or outreach clinics.

Provide patient teaching services and assist with understanding, accepting, and adjusting to the implications and responsibilities of medical care, diagnosis, and treatment.

Travel Required


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This Job Post will close at 10:22am on Monday December 31st, 2018