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    Summary

    Serve as a Supervisory Nurse for the Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PIMC) Operating Room (OR), located in Phoenix, AZ. The incumbent will coordinate all aspects of nursing care within the OR and will provide leadership, direction, and technical expertise in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of delivery of nursing services for the OR. The incumbent is key to creating a Culture of Excellence in the OR. The position reports to the Director of Integrated Surgical Services.

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    Responsibilities

    THIS POSITION IS BEING RE-ANNOUNCED TO SOLICIT ADDITIONAL CANDIDATES.

    APPLICANTS WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT NEED NOT RE-APPLY UNLESS SUBMITTING UPDATED INFORMATION AND/OR MISSING FORMS

    • Assign work to various staff members within the OR, including circulating nurses, scrub technicians, and health techs, while monitoring performance of staff.
    • Assure adequate training for all staff consistent with their position descriptions, including compliance with standards of care, patient safety, and other applicable standards.
    • Order equipment and supplies to make sure necessary items are ready and available to the providers, while maintaining cost containment.
    • Perform the duties of circulating nurses and scrub technicians, while being the model for leadership, team work, and excellence in performance.
    • Implement personnel management procedures, training and career development plans, grievance procedures, safety practices, and specific orientation.
    • Work with the hospital performance improvement coordinator to assure compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC) standards.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Selectee may be subject to a probationary period
    • U.S. Citizenship is required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
    This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Upon tentative selection, selectee will be requested to complete, sign, and submit the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker Position form. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.

    Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

    The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.

    Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.

    You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 04/26/2021

    Qualifications

    To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

    BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):

    Education: A graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional nursing educational program is required. This education must have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

    Degree from Foreign Nursing School: Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.

    Licensure: For all grade levels and positions, applicants must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). In addition, they must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

    In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    GS-12: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector.

    Specialized experience is defined as: Providing leadership and expertise in operating room nursing practice, including scrubbing and circulating nursing services; direction, and technical expertise in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the delivery of nursing services; promoting the professional practice of nursing using evidence-based practice principles and professional peer review.

    Selective Placement Factor: The credential listed below has been identified as a Selective Placement Factor and is a requirement for the position. Failure to provide proof of meeting this requirement with your application packet will result in the loss of consideration.
    • Certification as a Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) by the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI).

    Education

    When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution. Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

    Additional information

    Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.

    Applicants Unable to Obtain a Completed Form BIA-4432, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." We understand that some applicants with Indian Preference (IP) have been unable to obtain a signed Form BIA- 4432 from their Tribes to demonstrate that they are an enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Tribe, since many Tribal Government Offices have closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indian Health Service will make an exception enabling applicants to provide a Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) or other Tribal enrollment documentation when initially applying for the position. This will allow Indian Health Service hiring officials to select and bring the applicant on board without delay. However, once the COVID-19 period officially ends and full operations have been restored, Indian Health Service will require applicants to obtain and submit the signed, official Form BIA-4432, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." within 60 days. If the new employee fails to obtain the signed enrollment form, Indian Health Service will terminate the employee.

    Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave is earned.

    Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a 1 year service agreement will be required.

    **Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process, may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days after notification of return to full operations and successfully obtaining a favorable background investigation.

    The Indian Health Service (IHS), National Health Service Corps (NHSC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have student loan repayment programs for qualifying health disciplines. This is a competitive process separate from the hiring process. Opportunities for LRP are based on agency hiring priorities and availability of funds. For additional information please visit:
    For IHS - http://www.ihs.gov/loanrepayment/
    For NHSC - https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/
    For HRSA Nurse Corps - https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships/nursecorps

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines. To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must substantively exceed the basic qualifications and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and any other requirements.

    Click here to view vacancy questions: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10781807. All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, 04/26/2021, to be considered.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

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    Required Documents

    RESUME: You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder to ensure all required information is included in your Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed, annual salary, and description of job duties. Include name and address of employer; supervisor name and telephone number.

    Required as applicable for the purposes of specific eligibility and appointment claim(s), and position requirements:

    • Indian Preference Applicants: If claiming Indian preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For detailed instructions, see form BIA-4432. Refer to BIA-4432 link: https://www.bia.gov/sites/bia.gov/files/assets/public/raca/online_forms/pdf/IndianPref_1076-0160_Exp3-31-21.pdf. When an Indian Preference candidate possesses Veterans preference the rules regarding Veterans preference apply under ESEP and the applicant must provide documentation in order to receive preference.
    • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf.
    • Transcripts, Degrees, Licensure, Certifications: Copies of Transcripts (Official or Unofficial), Degrees, Licenses, and/or Certifications are not required at the time of application. Applicants must list their education history including the type of degree(s) and major of study, and completion or anticipated completion (month and year) on their resume. If a position requires a certain number of credit hours in specific course work for qualification purposes, applicants must submit a transcript (official/unofficial) or provide documentation/list the relevant courses on their resume. Applicants for positions not requiring a certain number of credit hours but a degree may submit a copy of their official/unofficial transcripts or a list of courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades (needed for SAA) but they are not required. However, official transcripts are required after tentative selection and prior to issuing an official job offer. Applicants should list their license/certifications on their resume, along with the expiration date, if applicable.
    • Credentials: You must provide proof of meeting relevant credentials as listed in the "Selective Placement Factor" section of the announcement.
    • SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: Requires proof of a copy of the Certification as a Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) by the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI).

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.

    1. Click 'Apply' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
    2. Follow the prompts to upload your resume and/or supporting documents.
    3. Read all Eligibility questions and respond accordingly. .
    4. Complete the assessment questions.
    5. Verify all required documentation is included in your application package.
    The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (Angelita Murphy, angie.murphy@ihs.gov, and/or (602) 248-4180 X4129.) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

    For additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) found here: http://www.ihs.gov/jobs/index.cfm?module=search&option=faq.

    Agency contact information

    Angelita Murphy

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    Phoenix Service Unit
    1616 E Indian School Rd Suite 360
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    US
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    Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients. Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of over 2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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    Next steps

    You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.

    You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

    If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566763200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.