Federal Job Information

Closing Date: 12/31/2018

Department: Health and Human Services

Pay Scale & Grade: GS 10

Job Location: Phoenix, AZ

Salary: $61,177 to $75,667 per year

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Permanent – Multiple


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 Nurse (Same Day Surgery/Post Anesthesia Care Unit/Operating Room) for the Integrated Surgical Services department at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona and will report to the Supervisory Nurse onsite. Nurse will assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and document nursing care for a diverse patient population of surgical patients, with minimal supervisory assistance when giving direct patient care.
Qualified candidates with a complete application will be considered for current or future vacancies as they occur. Veterans’ 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.


-Develops and participates in patient care plans involving assessment and evaluation of patient needs.

-Selects, prepares, and processes supplies, instruments and special equipment for specific procedures; anticipating possible complications.

-Functions as a scrub or circulating nurse on all types of procedures, providing care by meeting the physical, psychological and technical needs of the patient during surgical intervention.

-Must demonstrate the ability to administer procedural sedation.

-Meets the needs of the surgeon and anesthesia personnel by assisting with induction and problems during the course of surgery.

Travel Required


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This Job Post will close at 10:13am on Monday December 31st, 2018