The Indian Health Service is a robust and multicultural community of dedicated health professionals, and the Mescalero Service Unit is no different. We recruit talented clinicians from all backgrounds who are passionate about embracing an Indian community on both a personal and professional level. This commitment guarantees the vital infusion of new talent into the great spectrum of Indian health careers.
We seek the best health professionals dedicated to delivering top-tier health care to deserving communities who need and appreciate it most. This commitment is at the forefront of fulfilling Indian health vacancies.
Share in the beauty and tranquility that is Mescalero, New Mexico! We have picturesque mountains, a pristine lake, and breathtaking trails. If the rugged outdoors don't suit you, we have a championship golf course, a casino, and plenty of entertainment options including touring comedians and famous singers. We have a deep, rich history here and a bright future.
Mescalero Apache Tribe History:
Hundreds of years ago, long before white men came to this land, these mountains, plains, and deserts belonged to the Mescalero Apaches. No other Native Americans in the Southwest caused the terror and constant fear in the settlers as the Apaches did throughout their existence. They raided Spanish, Mexican and American settlers, and were known to be expert guerrilla fighters who defended their homelands.
The Mescalero roamed freely throughout the Southwest including Texas, Arizona, Chihuahua, México and Sonora, México.
Today, three sub-tribes, Mescalero, Lipan, and Chiricahua, make up the Mescalero Apache Tribe. We live on this reservation of 463,000 acres of what once was the heartland of our people’s aboriginal homelands.
Things to Do:
The Mescalero tribe's mountainous lands present exciting opportunities for outdoor adventurers. Hunting, fishing, hiking, clay shooting and biking opportunities are found throughout the area. During the winter, plan to slide down the slopes of Ski Apache. For indoor fun, there is an arcade and a fitness room with a pool, hot tub, and exercise equipment. The Mescalero Apaches own and operate the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort, which offers first-rate golf with a course rate 35th best in the nation by Golf Week Magazine. The resort also operates the Casino Apache and Ina Da Card Room for those who like to partake in Las Vegas-style gambling. The Inn also hosts concerts by nationally known recording acts. The tribe recently opened the 50,000-square-foot Casino Apache Travel Center on U.S. 70 about a mile west of Ruidoso. The entertainment complex includes a convenience store, restaurant, smoke shop, gas station and truck stop with showers and laundry services.