Cherokee Nation

Stephanie Wickliffe
Tel: 539-234-1000

The Cherokee Nation today is an active leader in education, housing, vocational training, business and economic development. It is the largest Native American tribe in the United States with more than 300,000 tribal citizens. Over 70,000 Cherokee reside within a 7,000 square mile geographical area, which is not a reservation but rather a federally-recognized, truly sovereign nation covering most of northeast Oklahoma. Its jurisdictional service area encompasses eight entire counties along with portions of six others. As one of only three such federally-recognized Cherokee tribes, the Cherokee Nation has both the sovereign right and the responsibility to exercise control and development over tribal assets, including more than 66,000 acres of land and 96 miles of the Arkansas Riverbed.

Cherokee Nation operates an accredited network of eight health centers, one hospital and multiple programs in the tribe’s 14 county jurisdictional boundaries, serving more than 130,000 eligible patients.

Cherokee Nation Health Services (CNHS) promotes and encourages a highly skilled workforce and partners with multiple residential programs, colleges, universities and technical schools to provide training opportunities for medical, nursing, dental and allied health professionals. Resident physicians, dentists and medical providers are rotated through different specialties to ensure they are prepared to care for patients throughout their life. CNHS physicians have the expertise and experience to prepare the residents to become highly qualified providers. The Cherokee Nation – W.W. Hastings Hospital (CNWWH) has been a much sought after rotation for medical students.

Key Points

Accreditation is the symbol of achieving and maintaining the gold standard of quality health care and is nationally recognized. More importantly, it shows that CNHS is committed to our patients and is a provider of state of the art health care and services. This dedication and commitment is evident in the achievement of these milestones:

1. 1st tribe to obtain accreditation by Det Norske Veritas (DNV).
2. 1st tribe and 1st in Oklahoma to achieve accreditation by Commission on Accreditation by Ambulance Services (CAAS).

Numerous other certifications are held by individual health programs, including but not limited to: Radiology, Optometry and Laboratory.

CNHS Mission

We are dedicated to working with our communities, families, and individuals to promote and improve their health.

CNHS Vision

The Cherokee people will achieve an optimal level of health resulting in healthy communities for this and future generations.

We Offer

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Profitable 401k
  • Affordable Health Insurance
  • Eleven Paid Holidays
  • Fitness Program
  • Loan Repayment (eligible to apply for IHS and NHSC)
  • and more...

Specialties Sought

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Women's Health 
  • Behavioral Health
  • Dental

Dental Recruiting

Cherokee Nation Health Services also offers dental treatment in addition to medical. We operate dental clinics at our hospital and six of the eight health centers. The dental clinics staff include General Dentist, Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistants; a few of our clinics offer specialty dental care that includes Periodontics, Pedodontics, Endodontics and even Oral Surgery at the Hospital.


Registered Nurse Recruiting

Our state does not currently recruit Registered Nurses (RNs). For Nursing opportunities, please contact:

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J1 Contact Information

Stephanie Wickliffe
Cherokee Nation
PO Box 948
Tahlequah, OK 74465

Stephanie Wickliffe
Cherokee Nation
P.O. Box 948
Tahlequah, OK 74465
Phone: 539-234-1000
Cherokee Jobs

Additional Contacts

Dianna Turtle
Tel: 918-453-5676
Fax: 918-431-4148

Ja-Li-Si Pittman

Office of Health Professional Recruiting
Tel: 918-453-5676

Stephanie Wickliffe
Tel: 918-453-5000
Fax: 918-431-4148

Tracy Doublehead
Tel: 918-772-4029


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