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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-17-AQ-1895027-DH for eligibility requirements. NOTE: PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online to this merit promotion (ESEP/MP) announcement in order to receive consideration.
This Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) allows acceptance of applications throughout the year with eligible applicants being placed on the OCA register and referred for consideration when vacancies occur. The first Cut-Off date of receipt/referral of applications to be considered for available vacant positions will be 02/20/2017. Other Cut-Off dates will be established based on the date requests for List of Eligibles are received to fill other vacancies. 10-Point Veterans' Preference applicants who submit a complete application after a Cut-Off date but before the List of Eligibles is issued, will be considered and referred on the list, if qualified. Your application will expire in 3 months from application date and you must reapply to keep your application active.
Appointment may be Permanent, Temporary, or TERM with tour of duty of Full-Time, Part-Time, or Intermittent. The Agency has the option of extending TERM appointments up to a maximum of four (4) years. The Agency has the option of extending temporary position appointments up to a maximum of two (2) years. Temporary positions not-to-exceed (NTE) 12 months or less are subject to termination at any time. Positions filled by PHS Commissioned Officers will be Permanent Full-Time only.
The Clinical Nurse provides professional nursing care to patients in an outpatient setting in a hospital or in a field health facility. The position reports to the Supervisory Clinical Nurse.