We are honored you are interested in employment with us! We’re proud to be a premier employer in the Greater Flint Hills Region of Kansas. On Team IACH, you either touch a patient or enable those who do. We care for America’s finest – both our patients and employees. Irwin Army Community Hospital is a United States Department of the Army facility. We have the great privilege of caring for Active Duty Soldiers and their dependents as well as local military retirees and their families; we are the Big Red One Hospital. We’re made up of nearly 1,500 team members; with close to 1,000 civilian employees and the other 500 being military service members and contractors.
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. As a civilian employee on Team IACH, you are a federal employee. You are not in the Army, you are not deployable, forced moved, and you do not wear a uniform. You will work alongside our men and women in uniform who also serve as healthcare professionals. You can learn more about civilian government service by visiting OPM.
Our civilian team members are eligible for full federal benefits packages which include:
- 401k (TSP, 5% match)
- Retirement pension (FERS, five years to be vested)
- Health, life, long-term, vision, and dental insurance for the employee and family members
- Competitive pay, regular cost of living and time in service base salary increases.
- Up to $60,000 in student loan repayment (eligible positions only)
- Performance awards
- Paid on-the-job training and developmental opportunities
- Ten paid federal holidays, ample vacation days, separate sick leave that does not expire
- Recruitment and retention incentives (eligible positions only)
- Paid relocation costs (eligible positions only)
- Free parking at work
- USO Airport Lounge Access
- Access to MWR services and activities which include childcare options
- Military service buy-back eligibility
You can learn more about Army Civilian Benefits.
To qualify for a job on Team IACH you must be a US Citizen. Most of our positions also require one full year of experience in that specialty to qualify. Because IACH is a federal hospital, we are able to accept health care licenses from all 50 states, so there is no need to get a Kansas license! All of our patient-care positions require an active BLS certification, endorsed by the American Red Cross. All employees must also pass a federal background investigation and some positions also require position specific pre-employment testing (drug screening, fingerprinting, physical, and credentialing) before they are eligible for a final job offer and employment start date.
About the Area
Fort Riley is an active duty Army instillation located within the Greater Flint Hills Region. We serve a population of nearly 50,000 active duty Soldiers, family members and retirees in the community. Irwin Army Community Hospital is located on Fort Riley, which is uniquely located in the rolling Flint Hills region of the Midwest. We are nestled between Junction City (pop.17,000) and Manhattan (pop. 57,000). The local area has an abundance of outdoor activities where you'll find unlimited opportunities to fish, hike, swim, and explore! Enjoy BigXII college sports and entertainment at Kansas State University; as well as a thriving night life and culinary experience. Experience travel simplified at the Manhattan Regional Airport. For international travel, Kansas City International Airport is only two hours away.
Manhattan has been recognized on the following lists for its quality of life:
- No. 3 on a list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers (Forbes)
- One of the Top 10 Places to Retire (Money Magazine)
- One of the Top 50 College Towns in America (Best College Reviews)
- Top 10 Best Places to Retire Young (CNN Money)
- Top 100 Places to Live in America (Livability)
More About IACH
Irwin Army Community Hospital is a 47-bed hospital. It was designed with the latest medical engineering technology to deliver the best care to our Big Red One Soldiers and mission partners, their families and our retirees. The hospital was smartly built to accommodate an increase in patient capacity or future growth on Fort Riley. As of summer 2016, the hospital serves 49,426 eligible beneficiaries. On a typical day, it sees 1,594 clinical patients, fills 1,805 prescriptions, runs 1,587 laboratory procedures, performs 11 surgical cases, and delivers three babies.
The new hospital incorporates Evidence-Based Design which influences modern healthcare facility design to promote patient healing and staff well-being. The L-shape design separates the inpatient care from the outpatient care clinics. The staff use their own hallways and elevators outside of the “L.” This frees up space for patients and visitors. The layout provides the shortest reasonable path from check-in to exam. It also eases the transition from one department to another should a patient require additional care. All reception areas in the outpatient side are in the atrium, giving a greater sense of openness. The atrium, or “glass wall,” lets in natural light and provides a passive solar heat in the cooler months while reducing it in hotter seasons. Irwin Army Community Hospital celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 1st Infantry Division with the opening of the new hospital in 2016.
How to Apply
To officially apply for our opportunities, candidates will need to submit applications through USAJOBS.gov. You can find our job opportunities by searching for positions at Fort Riley, Kansas. Please visit usajobs.gov/help to learn more about submitting an application.