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Job Title:Clinical Nurse/Nurse Specialist 610-9/10/11/12 (Direct Hire)

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-13-PX-817714-DHA

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$55,413.00 to $121,396.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 14, 2013 to Sunday, March 31, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0610-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Owyhee, NV United StatesView Map
Reno, NV United StatesView Map
Fallon, NV United StatesView Map
McDermitt, NV United StatesView Map
Sells, AZ United StatesView Map
More Locations  (18)

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING CLINICAL NURSE/NURSE SPECIALIST

Title 38 Salary and Hiring Incentives Available and Federal Benefits Package

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of Indigenous Americans!  At IHS you can make a difference in the lives of Native Americans and Alaska Natives around the Country.  

Who May Be Considered: US Citizens, current and former competitive service Federal employees, PHS Commissioned Corps, and eligible Indian Preference candidates.

 

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Native American Indian Candidates or Alaska Natives in accordance with the INDIAN PREFERENCE ACT. Title 25, US Code, Section 472 & 473. In other than the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Organizational Locations:  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Indian Health Service (IHS), Southwest Region, Phoenix Area Office, Human Resources Department, Two Renaissance, 40 North Central Ave., Suite 510, Phoenix, Arizona

 

*Vacancy amended to change the closing date of this annoucement from 12/31/2013.

 

Positions are filled as vacancies occur.  There MAY NOT be immediate vacancies at all locations under the Southwest Region.  As vacancy occurs may be located at any of the 15 Hospitals/Health Centers located in a 3 State area under the Southwest Region and can be filled in Federal, Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement (IPA) or by Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).  You are encouraged to identify the locations you want to be considered for. Eligible locations include:  Fort Yuma, Parker, Peach Springs, Phoenix, Polacca, San Carlos, San Simon, San Xavier, Sells, Whiteriver, AZ; Elko, Schurz, NV; Roosevelt, UT; Youth Treatment Center: AZ or NV; *Uintah & Ouray, Fort Duchesne, UT; and other Tribal locations in Nevada.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Position subject to background investigation.
  • As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • Must be a US Citizen to apply.
  • Copy of current license required during the hiring process

DUTIES:

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DUTY LOCATIONS: Positions are filled as vacancies occur and may be located at any of the 15 hospitals/health centers located in a three state area covered under the Phoenix Area and Tucson Area Indian Health Service.  You are encouraged to identify the locations you want to be considered for during the application process:

 

Arizona-Phoenix Area:

·         Phoenix Indian Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ

·         Whiteriver Indian Hospital in Whiteriver, AZ & Cibecue Health Center in Cibecue, AZ

·         Parker Indian Hospital in Parker, AZ & Peach Springs Health Center in Peach Springs, AZ

·         Hopi Health Care Center in Polacca, AZ

·         San Carlos Indian Hospital in San Carlos, AZ & Bylas Health Center in Bylas, AZ

·         Fort Yuma Indian Hospital in Yuma, AZ

·         Desert Visions Youth Wellness Center in Sacaton, AZ

Arizona-Tucson Area:

·         Sells Indian Hospital in Sells, AZ; this location also includes the Santa Rosa, San Xavier, and San Simon Health Centers

Nevada:

·         Elko Service Unit in Elko, NV; this location also includes Owyhee, NV

·         Schurz Service Unit in Schurz, NV (may also include Fallon, Pyramid Lake) & McDermitt Health Center in McDermitt, NV.

·         Nevada Skies Youth Wellness Center in Wadsworth, NV: this location includes Reno, Sparks, Carson City.

Utah:

·         Uintah-Ouray Service Unit in Fort Duchesne; Roosevelt, UT

Duties: Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may result in you losing consideration for the job. 

·     Provide direct nursing service in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care in hospitals, clinics, or other patient care facilities.

·     Positions are in a nursing specialty such as Inpatient, Outpatient, Medical, Surgical, Emergency, Float Pool, Intensive Care, Obstetrics, PACU, OB/L&D, Psych Nurse, or in Other Nursing Specialty identify for: *Community Health Nurse, *Nurse Educator, *Nurse Coordinator, etc.

·     Work is performed on a regularly assigned or rotational basis to provide continuity of patient care during evenings, nights, holidays, and weekends.

·     Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Salary Range:

GS-09, $55,413 - $67,878 per annum

GS-10, $57,979 - $71,713 per annum

GS-11, $67,047 - $82,131 per annum

GS-12, $78,355 - $96,436 per annum

 

Appointment Types: Positions maybe filled as vacancies occur to any of the following as requested:  permanent, term (maximum 4 years), or temporary appointments.  Positions to be filled as vacancies occur. 

Work Schedules: Multiple schedules may be filled; you are encouraged to identify the schedules you are willing to accept.  Eligible schedules include: full-time, part-time, rotational, or intermittent schedule.

Relocation Expenses: Travel may or may not be paid in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

Housing: Government quarters or tribal housing may not be available at certain locations, depending on occupancy; otherwise private housing only.

Promotion Potential: If a position is filled at a lower grade, an incumbent may be promoted to the full performance grade level once all legal and regulatory requirements are met; however, such promotion is neither automatic nor guarantee.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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If selected, all applicants must meet the qualification requirements at the time of appointment.

 

Basic Requirements - All nursing applicants must meet both of the following requirements:

 

Education: Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant; AND

 

Registration: Applicants must have active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. An applicant who has graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months may be appointed pending State registration as a professional nurse within 6 months of appointment. No person appointed pending registration may be retained beyond 6 months, or promoted, if registration has not been attained.

 

In other specialties, *Applicants for Community Health Nurse, etc., positions at GS-5 and above must have graduated from a baccalaureate or higher degree nursing program.

 

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  Other Specialized fields of nursing may include inpatient, outpatient, medical, surgical, emergency (ER), intensive care (ICU), obstetrics (OB), float pool (FP), Community Health Nurse, and psychiatric.

 

Work experience reflecting knowledge of current nursing principles, practices, procedures, standards of care required to provide nursing care. Work experience reflecting knowledge of hospital policy and procedures relating to patient care. Work experience managing patient care in varying medical situations.

 

To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression based on qualification standards regulated by Office of Personnel Management for the occupation in the organization.


Your education and work experience may be combined to meet the qualification requirements of this position.

 

Additional Requirements - In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, all applicants must meet one of the education or experience requirements as listed below:

 

Applicants must meet one of the following to be considered at the GS-09 level:

 

·      1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service performing developmental nursing work that equipped me with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. See descriptions of specialized experience; OR

 

·       2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or a master's or equivalent degree. Graduate-level education must have been in nursing with a concentration in a field of nursing (e.g., teaching, a clinical specialty, research, administration, etc.) or in a closely related non-nursing field directly applicable to the requirements of the position to be filled; OR

 

·      Combination of professional nursing experience and graduate education that when combined fully meet the minimum qualifications for this position. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for GS-09 grade level.

 

Applicants must meet one of the following to be considered at the GS-10 level:

 

·      2½ full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to completion of the requirements for a doctoral degree, Ph.D or equivalent. Graduate-level education must have been in nursing with a concentration in a field of nursing (e.g., teaching, a clinical specialty, research, administration, etc.) or in a closely related non-nursing field directly applicable to the requirements of the position to be filled; OR

 

·      1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service performing work that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position as described in the vacancy announcement; OR

 

·      Combination of education and experience that when combined fully meet the minimum qualifications for this position. The total percentage equals at least 100 percent to qualify for this GS-10 grade level.

 

Applicants must meet one of the following to be considered at the GS-11 level:

 

·      Completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR

 

·      1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-10 level in the Federal service performing work that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position as described in the vacancy announcement; OR

 

·      Combination of education and experience that when combined fully meet the minimum qualifications for this position. The total percentage equals at least 100 percent to qualify for this GS-11 grade level.

 

Applicants must meet one of the following to be considered at the GS-12 level:

 

·      One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service performing work that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position as described in the vacancy announcement.

You must provide the required information during the online application process;

  1. Resume complete in USAJOBS
  2. Responses to Questionnaire
  3. Applicable Supporting Documentation (see Required documents section in this announcement for more details) including OF 306 Addendum

 

Conditions of Employment:

 

- Selectee(s) are required to be immunized against Measles and Rubella and provide documentation prior to or at the time of their start date. Special consideration may be allowed to individuals who are allergic to a component of the vaccine or are currently pregnant. Selectee(s) must have documented immunity to

Rubella and Measles.

 

- Selectee(s) may be required to satisfactorily complete a one-year probationary period.

 

- Selectee(s) are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment.

 

- Selectee(s) may be required to travel and must possess a valid driver's license.

 

Reasonable Accommodation

 

Qualified disabled applicants (Rehabilitation Act of 1973) and disabled veterans with 30% or more disability are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified applicants with disabilities, except when doing so would impose undue hardship on the Indian Health Service. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (602) 364-5219. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

These vacancies are being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority.  The following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to this vacancy.

 

The HHS Careers system simplifies the Federal application process by replacing the former KSA job-element statements with on-line self-assessment questions. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications requirements will be invited to complete an on-line questionnaire assessing the following: 

Interpersonal Skills: Show understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.

Decision Making:  Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.

Attention to Details:  Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to details.

Planning and Evaluating:  Organizes work, sets priorities, determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization; monitors progress, evaluates outcomes.

Education & Training:  Knowledge of teaching, training, research, making presentations, lecturing, testing, and other instructional methods.

If found qualified, your score will range from 70-100 points (not including points that may be assigned for Veterans' Preference).  We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire.  If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.  You will be deemed well qualified if you score 85 and above.For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.   Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits.  



OTHER INFORMATION:

ICTAP/CTAP

 

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  Basis of rating for a definition of well-qualified is 'meets the minimum qualification requirements and meets most requirements of the position' (see the 'How You Will Be Evaluated' section). 

 

Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. 

 

Candidates must meet qualification requirements, licensure requirements (possess and maintain a current, valid, active State license/registration as a Registered Nurse), performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements by the the time of appointment.

 

Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

 

Pre-Employment Clearance:

 

If you are selected, you must undergo a fingerprint check.  Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire.  You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints.  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 be terminated after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.

 

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following parts:

  1. Assessment Questionnaire
  2. Résumé
  3. Required Documents (Specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. An applicant may not be considered if proper documentation is not received.)

 

Option A: Online application process (USAJOBS to Application Manager) the preferred method to receive automatic updates on your application status.

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button on this page to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/ .

 

Your Application Package status must be Complete in order to be considered and referred.

 

Option B:  Fax

If it is not possible for you to use the USAJOBS Account to Application Manager Account online application process (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can apply for this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead. Please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

 

Follow these steps:

  1. Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline. View Occupational Questionnaire.  You can obtain the OPM1203fx form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf .
  2. You may submit the OPM Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), résumé, and/or any supporting documents by fax.
  • If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
  • If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

 

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number 817714
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

 

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

 

If you need a reasonable accommodation or any inquires or questions, please notify the Nurse Recruiter, Trudy Begay, (602)364-5219, TRUDY.BEGAY@IHS.GOV.  "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis."



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may result in you losing consideration for a position.

 

·         Resume – Describe your job-related qualifications that include 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.  Cover letter optional.

·         OF306, Declaration for Federal Employment: Available to download here: http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf

·         PL101 Form - Childcare Protection (aka Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment): This form asks if you have ever been arrested for or charged with a crime involving a child and is required with your application: http://www.ihs.gov/Jobs/index.cfm?module=search&option=index&newquery=1 

·         Transcript – Copy of your transcripts related to your nursing education.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.

·         Licensure – Copy of your current registered nursing license.

·         Certification – Copy of your current Nurse certification.

·         Indian Preference – If claiming Indian Preference, provide a copy of your BIA Form 4432 - Verification of Indian Preference.  You may normally obtain this document from your tribal enrollment office. Copies of Certificate of Indian Blood and Tribal Enrollment cards will not be accepted.

 

If you have a Bachelor degree with a GPA of 3.00 or better, it is highly recommended that you submit a copy of your college transcripts for consideration of the scholastic superior academic appointment.

 

Your resume or other application format must contain the following information to allow for qualification determination.

 

·    Announcement number, title and grade(s)

·    Full Name (first, middle, last ~ include other names used, i.e., maiden name)

·    Mailing Address and email address

·    Phone Number where you can be reached

·    Country of citizenship

·    Education:  Colleges attended, type of degree (list major) received, date of degrees conferred.

·    Work Experience:  (include non-paid work as well as paid)

1.   Job Title (if Federal employment, indicate series and grade)

2.   Duties and Accomplishments

3.   Employer’s name and Address, phone number

4.   Starting and ending dates of employment (month/year)

5.   Hours of work per week (i.e., full-time/part-time/intermittent, etc.)

6.   Salary

7.   Indicate if you do not want us to contact your current supervisor (if not specified, it will be assumed that we may do so)

 

·    List job related training (title, year obtained, hours of training)

·    Honors or awards received

·    License or certificates obtained (submit with application)

·    Special accomplishments (i.e., publications, memberships, leadership and community recognition, etc.)

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Trudy Begay
Phone: (602)364-5219
TDD: (301)443-6394
Email: TRUDY.BEGAY@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS announcement.  Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement during the term of the open period.  A list of qualified applicants will be compiled and referred at the request of the selecting official upon a vacancy.  Those candidates who have complete applications on file at the time of the request will receive full consideration for the vacant position.

Your application will remain active for 90-days after date of receipt by this office.  If you want further consideration after this period, you must re-apply and update any application document as needed.

First notification : Once the online questionnaire and resume are received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successfully received. Receipt of this email does not confirm receipt of the other required document(s): copy of your license or completed OF-306 Addendum form.

 

We will review your résumé and required supporting documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification & eligibility requirements.  This position is covered under Public Law 101-630 Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.   As part of our review we will adjudicate your completed OF-306 Addendum form (see Required Documents Section).

 

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 drive status updates notification for applicants.  You can elect to activate the proactive notification from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process to sign-up for automatic alerts when there are status changes for jobs to which you have applied. 

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies in the following locations:
Owyhee, NV United StatesView Map
Reno, NV United StatesView Map
Fallon, NV United StatesView Map
McDermitt, NV United StatesView Map
Sells, AZ United StatesView Map
Polacca, AZ United StatesView Map
San Carlos, AZ United StatesView Map
Yuma, AZ United StatesView Map
Sparks, NV United StatesView Map
Fort Duchesne, UT United StatesView Map
Parker, AZ United StatesView Map
Duckwater, NV United StatesView Map
Tucson, AZ United StatesView Map
Whiteriver, AZ United StatesView Map
San Simon, AZ United StatesView Map
Schurz, NV United StatesView Map
Roosevelt, UT United StatesView Map
Elko, NV United StatesView Map
San Xavier, AZ United StatesView Map
Phoenix, AZ United StatesView Map
Peach Springs, AZ United StatesView Map
Sacaton, AZ United StatesView Map
Carson City, NV United StatesView Map

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Job Announcement Number:

IHS-13-PX-817714-DHA

Control Number:

335619200