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Are you ready to advance your career? Do you desire to travel in a different part of the country every few months? Are you wanting more time to enjoy outdoor activities? Consider taking a travel contract at an Indian Health Services (IHS) Facility.

IHS serves more than 560 federally recognized American Indian and Alaskan Native tribes, approximately 1.9 million people, throughout the United States. With over 300 hospitals and clinics nationwide, travel nurses and other medical professionals have the opportunity to work in diverse settings and specialties. A federally funded agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, IHS offers in-patient and outpatient healthcare services, clinical care, and dental and pharmacy services.

Why is Taking a Contract at Indian Health Services (IHS) a Good Idea?

If you’re ready to serve a diverse population, practice varied specialties, learn new techniques, and experience a new culture, an Indian Health Services facility may be the perfect match for you.

  1. Give Back to the Community. IHS facilities give medical professionals the opportunity to work with a unique population. They share their knowledge about common health issues like diabetes, seeing changes happen in families and the community. Because they live in the community as well as serve, our travel nurses tell us they enjoy learning about Native American culture, history, and tradition. This helps them understand how to treat, teach, and mentor patients.
  2. Good benefits. If you’re looking for a comprehensive benefits package, an IHS contract is worth considering. Our contracts offer paid medical and dental, 401(k) plan, life insurance, and weekly direct deposit making it easier to save money as a travel nurse and manage your budget.
  3. All state licenses accepted. If you’re licensed in any state, you can work for Indian Health Services. If you’re licensed in Texas and take a contract in Arizona at an IHS facility, your license will be accepted. That saves time and money, making it a simpler move for you and your family.
  4. Hiking, Scenery, and Culture. With areas across the nation, working at an IHS facility means you’re able to choose your location. If you’re looking to explore the Southwest, consider a contract with the Navajo Nation. Travel Nurse Lindsey has worked several years on the Navajo Nation and says, “Within a two-hour drive, I was able to visit and hike in and around the states that make up the four corners – Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico.” In addition to the hiking and scenery, she enjoyed her time getting to know the people, culture, and language.
  5. Strong relationships with hiring managers. AB Staffing has relationships with IHS hiring managers that can make the interview process quick for those who have an interest and qualify.
  6. Smaller patient load. In some cases, working at an IHS facility means a slower, more relaxed pace. This is great for someone that might be toward the end of their career, looking for a break, or wanting to connect more with their patients.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to serve a unique population in locations across the nation, consider taking a contract with AB Staffing at an Indian Health Services facility. If you’d like to learn more, give us a call at 888.515.3900!

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  • Bobby Carter
    Reply

    Any lab positions?

    • Travel Nurse
      Reply

      Hi Bobby – We do have several lab positions. I will have a recruiter email you to get more information.

  • James
    Reply

    Are there traveler physician opportunities, for general physicians or general surgeons? When I was in the military I spent a month in Kotzebue, AK and traveled to some of the area villages. I really enjoyed that.

    • Travel Nurse
      Reply

      Hi James – We have travel physician opportunities in all types of specialties. If you are interested, please send your CV/resume to media@abstaffing.com. In the meantime, I will pass along your email address to have a recruiter reach out to you.

  • Sherry Cooley
    Reply

    I am interested in working with Indian Reservation populations as RN contract.

  • Bonnie Gustafson
    Reply

    Hi. Any pharmacist positions available?

  • Jeannie
    Reply

    Hi,
    I am interested in working with IHS as a Medical-Surgical travel nurse. I am currently a travel nurse with Triage Healthcare Staffing. I know someone who worked with you, went Kayenta, and LOVED it.! If I come to ABStaffing, it will be by referral by one of your former workers.

  • Lynn kemna
    Reply

    Hi, I am very interested in a position with IHS, for all the reasons you mentioned and more.
    I have experience in critical care, Home Health, and Camp Nursing, as well working with troubled teens.
    I would love to hear more about the available opportunities.
    I will be traveling with my horse, so rural, horse friendly areais important to me.
    Thanks, Lynn Kemna RN

  • Samantha, RN
    Reply

    When you say IHS, is that IHS facilities only or do you also work with Tribal Health systems? I am interested in working in Tribal Health Clinics.

    • Travel Nurse
      Reply

      Would love to talk to you. Please call us at 480-345-6668.

  • Samantha Lee
    Reply

    Do you contract with Tribal Indian clinics as well as Indian Health Service facilities? I am interested in working in a Tribal Health clinic on Tribal Reservations.

    • Travel Nurse
      Reply

      Would love to talk to you. Please call us at 480-345-6668.

  • Cassandra Russell
    Reply

    Interested in travel op

    • Travel Nurse
      Reply

      Would love to talk to you. Please call us at 480-345-6668.

  • Monique SiouxBob
    Reply

    Looking for a travel job within the Indian health service

    • Travel Nurse
      Reply

      Would love to talk to you. Please call us at 480-345-6668.

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