To be ELIGIBLE FOR EMPLOYMENT, candidates must be a U.S. citizen. Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference in selection to qualified Indian preference candidates in the filling of a position by appointment, promotion, transfer, reassignment, reinstatement or any other personnel action. Eligibility for Indian Preference is determined by the current Indian Health Service policy.
There are two personnel systems for health care professionals:
Civil service is the United States government civilian personnel system.
The commissioned corps is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States government.
Each discipline has different pay scales and incentives so the dental, medical, nursing and pharmacy sites provide additional information on practice opportunities and personnel systems.
NAIHS total staff is about 3,500 of which 3,000 are civil service and 425 are commissioned officers. Positions are available for 270 physicians, 600 registered nurses, 80 dentists, advanced practice nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists, engineers, and multiple other providers.
If you are looking for a particular health specialty, please select the specific discipline area below.