Nurse Educator
US Army Public Health Command - Fort Riley, KS

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This appointment includes but is not limited to:

- Participate as a team member in a dynamic group that delivers primary preventive services to a diverse population.

- Participate in providing six core programs (i.e., health assessment review, physical fitness, healthy nutrition, stress management, general wellness education, and tobacco education) as part of the standardized Army Wellness Center process.

-Skills required include ability to conduct evidence based health promotion programs based on behavioral change theories, proficient in public speaking, ability to provide health coaching, and knowledge of basic health sciences to include anatomy/physiology, basic exercise science, health psychology, basic nutrition, exercise programming, and counseling techniques.

-Must have excellent customer service skills and ability to function well in a fast paced team environment.


Selected Fellows/Researchers will have the opportunity to perform research on topics of interest to the U.S. Government and to interact with leading scientists performing research and/or advising at the sponsor. The extensive partnering relationships with universities and other government agencies will expose participants to a broad research community. Program participants will have the opportunity to meet government decision-makers and learn directly from them about the role of scientific research in addressing complex, real-world (i.e., operational) needs. Furthermore, fellows have the opportunity to learn how research products transition from the proof-of-concept stage to integrated production systems. Other benefits include the following:
· Stipend Payments
· Health Insurance
· Training & Travel

Local Candidates Only. Applicants should have recently completed a bachelor's or master's degree within five years of the desired starting date in nursing along with the completion of the registered nurse curriculum and current state license, or will be able to complete of all requirements for the degree within six months of the starting date. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.


Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Selections are made as openings occur throughout the year.


The participants will be selected based on academic records, recommendations, applied research interests and compatibility of background with applied research programs and projects at the host Installation. The initial appointment is for one year and may be renewed for up to four additional years based upon recommendation of the host installation and subject to availability of funds. The appointment is full time at the host installation.

The participant will receive a monthly stipend. The stipend rate is determined based upon level of education, training, and experience. Inbound travel and moving expenses are reimbursed according to established policies. Travel and other costs will also be reimbursed for training related to the project and approved by ORISE and the host installation. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. Health plans are available through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for Postgraduate Internship participants. The appointment is full time at the host installation.

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