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Job Title:  Nurse Consultant (Emergency Medicine)
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Indian Health Service
Job Announcement Number:  IHS-HQ-13-826273-ESEP/MP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
Thursday, January 24, 2013 to Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Rockville, MD United StatesView Map
All groups of qualified individuals



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). The OCPS serves as the primary source of national advocacy, policy and program development, budget development and allocation for clinical, preventive, community, and public health programs for the IHS, Area Offices and Service Units. The responsibilities of OCPS include, but are not limited to the following: (1) Providing leadership, consultation, and technical support to clinical and public health programs; (2) Developing, managing, and administering patient care policy and program development through five divisions to include Behavioral Health, Clinical and Community Services, Health Promotion/Disease Prevention, Nursing Services, Oral Health, and Diabetes Treatment and Prevention; (3) Investigating service delivery and community prevention evidence-based and best practice models for dissemination to community service locations; (4) Monitoring, evaluating, and analyzing IHS efforts in a variety of quality assurance and improvement activities including the Emergency Medicine Program; and (5) providing program oversight and direction for the facilities planning and construction process.


The incumbent of this position serves in the capacity as a senior nurse consultant and advisor for Emergency Medicine Services for Children Program. This program serves as a source of national advocacy and leadership for emergency medicine, trauma, and injury prevention programs for IHS, Area Offices, and Service units. This position reports to the Director, Emergency Medicine within the OCPS.


  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
  • investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.


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·    Serves as nurse consultant and advisor to the Emergency Medicine Services (EMS) for Children Programs, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to fulfill mutual goals and objectives.   This role includes budget management; preparation of routine and special reports concerning consultation, assessment, evaluation, planning and outcomes achieved; submission of regular progress reports to the IHS and HRSA leadership; and establishment and maintenance of any interagency agreements and other contracts.    


·    Leads, oversees, monitors, assesses, reviews, and evaluates IHS efforts to improve the quality of care provided to children in emergency settings.   This work includes policy development and assessments for new or revised standards and guidelines related to nursing to ensure that they are consistent with IHS goals, current issues, and standard and future practices; identifying the need for research; conducting demonstrations and special studies related to health care delivery; devising methods to resolve clinical problems affecting nursing and patient care provided by the IHS, or developing new hypotheses and theories affecting the quality and type of patient care; and reviewing, interpreting, and analyzing the results or outcomes of actions to ensure that goals and objectives are met.


·    Collaborates with HRSA, states, universities, contractors, tribal, national and regional EMS agencies and organizations, and Indian Tribal, and Urban (I/T/U) leadership and staff to fulfill program objectives. This work includes development, review, and alignment of strategic goals, policies, and activities.   


·    Coordinates and conducts training, consultation, and technical assistance to enhance pediatric emergency readiness and injury prevention for hospital staff and communities.            




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To be considered qualified for this position; applicants must be able to clearly demonstrate in their application, resume and self-assessment questions, specialized experience (below) and competency in the following areas: 

·          Planning and Evaluating

·          Interersonal Skills

·          Technical Competency

·          Written and Oral Communications

The basic qualifications for this position are in the Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions click on the link below:

BASIC REQUIREMENT – EDUCATION : In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the education and registration requirements for a nursing position. Select the response that most closely and accurately describes your background and which demonstrates how you meet the education requirements. Select only one response and do not leave blank.

A degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated state accrediting agency at the time the program was completed.


Licensure/Certification - An 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.


Specialized Experience Required for this Position: 

You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: analyzing and evaluating emergency medicine delivery care services data; preparing and presenting emergency medicine care evaluations and reports; conducting or providing training on the aspects of emergency medicine or injury prevention for patients; leading or participating in health care improvement programs/projects; developing, implementing, and reviewing policies, and procedures for emergency medicine care services; and providing advice, guidance and expertise in a team environment.


You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Applications will be evaluated to determine whether they document the specialized experience requirements above, by answering questions to document the applicant’s competencies.  In order to receive credit for qualifying, specialized experience, the applicant’s resume MUST support their responses to the assessment questions with clear examples. 


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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.   Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at  


Relocation Expenses:


    - Relocation expenses are not authorized and will not be paid


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To apply for this position, you must provide the following:


1.       Completed Assessment Questionnaire –           View Occupational Questionnaire                 

2.       Resume – include sufficient details to support answers to assessment questions

3.       Required Documentation for eligibility and preference categories

Option A:  Online application process:

Option B: If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

1.         View Occupational Questionnaire             

2. or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850; after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.  Fax number is 1-478-757-3144.   

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office at the contact number at the end of these instructions.   The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.


Required documentation for eligibility and preference:


·      Indian Preference - See link below to obtain a copy of the BIA Form 4432 -

·      Veterans Preference – If claiming VEOA, you must include a copy of your DD-214 Form.


·      CTAP/ICTAP – If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions found at the following links – 


·      Current or former Federal employee: Include your most recent SF50


·       Male applicants born after 12/31/1959 must demonstrate proof of Selective Service registration.


All documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement in order to ensure that you receive proper credit for eligibility and/or preference categories.  


Joan McIver
Phone: (301)443-6520
TDD: 301-443-6394
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center


You may check your status online at USAJOBS.   We will notify you when the recruitment process is completed, or sooner if you are selected for an interview.   Please make sure your contact information on your application is current.

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