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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Phoenix Area


Nurse and boy patient. Photo Courtesy of the Indian Health Service/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

What We Do

The Indian Health Service is a federal agency that provides health care to Native Americans and Alaska Natives.

Employment Systems

At IHS operated facilities we are federal government employees and can choose either Civil Service Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving or Commissioned Corps Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving employment systems.

At tribally operated facilities we are hired as tribal employees. Visit the Service Units.

Who Has Preference

Preference in hiring is given to qualified Indian candidates according to the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 NS 473). If there are no qualified Indian applicants, non-Indians will be considered according to EEO regulations.

Who We Are:

Physicians, Nurses, Public Health Nurses, Physician Assistants Dentists, Social Workers, Mental Health Staff, Environmental Health Staff, Medical Technologists, Radiologic Technologists, Pharmacists, Health Educators, Dietetic Services, and Public Health Nutritionists

Also visit the National Health Service Corps Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving

Interested in Employment?

For current positions, see:

Call the Recruitment Office at (602) 364-5219.

Employment Forms

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