Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: Indian Health Service
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Rockville, MD United StatesView Map
Who may be considered:
U.S. Citizens, who are:
Current or former Civil Service employees; OR
PHS Commissioned Officers; OR
American Indians with no prior federal experience; OR
Veterans applying under VEOA
The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal and Urban operated facilities and programs. For information on the IHS visit IHS.GOV.
The Indian Health Service is required by law to give preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is located in the Indian Health Service (IHS), Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS), Division of Nursing Services (DNS). This Division provides leadership, professional and technical expertise, evaluation, workforce development, nursing recruitment, scholarship support services, and budget oversight for Nursing Services, Women's Health, Public Health Nursing, Community Health Representative Programs, and other national nursing initiatives. The Division of Nursing services: (1) Plans, develops, coordinates, evaluates, manages, and advocates for clinical and public health nursing services, including acute care, ambulatory care, and public health nursing services, Women's Health, and Community Health Representative (CHR) Programs; (2) identifies and establishes standards for these programs; (3) provides leadership, professional guidance, and staff development; (4) plans, develops, coordinates, manages, and evaluates nursing CHR education to better meet the needs of nursing and CHRs in Indian Health Programs; (5) coordinates professional staff, including nursing recruitment, scholarship recipients, assignment and development to meet Area Office, Service Unit, and Tribal needs in accordance with IHS policies and procedures; (6) provides guidance in planning, developing, and maintaining management information systems that will benefit documentation and data collection by and for nurses and community health workers; and (7) prepares budgetary data, analysis, program evaluations, and information for program and budget presentations, as well as Congressional hearings.
The incumbent of this position serves in the capacity of a senior nurse consultant and advisor with responsibility for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the national patient safety initiatives for the IHS. The main purpose of this position is to provide consultation, technical assistance and training for the IHS pertaining to patient safety policies and procedures, patient safety research and trends, national patient safety initiatives, including leading, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and recommending national patient safety initiatives. The incumbent of this position reports to the Director, DNS within the OCPS.
- The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
- investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.