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.
Accredited by The Joint Commission, the Whiteriver PHS Indian Hospital is a 40-bed hospital and provides ambulatory and inpatient services for 17,000 White Mountain Apache Tribal Members and 4,000 Native Americans living in the surrounding areas. The Cibecue Health Center, located 50 miles northwest of Whiteriver, provides outpatient, urgent care, dental, and community health services to 1,800 residents of Cibecue and Carrizo.
This is a Direct Hire Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) for a permanent Full-Time, Part-Time, or Intermittent Nurse Anesthetist for the Clinical Department at the Whiteriver Service Unit (WRSU) in Whiteriver, Arizona. The Incumbent will serve as an independent licensed practitioner, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), who develops the anesthetic treatment plan, performs pre-op evaluations, selects anesthetics to be used, considers such factors as patient's condition and operation to be performed, and assesses and documents patient's recovery from anesthesia. 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.
Who May Be Considered: U.S. Citizens, Current and Former competitive service Federal employees, Active U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and Indian Preference candidates.
Incentive: Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may or may not be authorized and is subject to availability and service unit approval. If offered, you will be required to sign a one year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the service agreement will result in repayment of the incentive.
Period of Eligibility: Applications will remain eligible for three (3) months from the time the application is received.