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Job Title:Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-R1-AB-851064-ESEP/MP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$78,355.00 to $96,436.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, May 02, 2013 to Thursday, May 16, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0610-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Rapid City, SD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion), Indian Preference Candidates, and Commissioned Corps Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At HHS you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  Join HHS and help make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.

The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. The Indian Health Service (IHS) by law is committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and Alaska Native candidates 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. In other than the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicant who applied previously need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.

This position is also being announced under Announcement IHS-R1-AB-851066-DH for those who want to be considered under Direct Hiring Authority. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Northern Plains Regional Aberdeen Area, PHS Indian Health Hospital, Aberdeen Area Behavioral Health Program, Rapid City, SD United States 1 vacancy

POSITION DETAILS: 1 Permanent position to be filled

Salary range: $78,355.00- $96,436.00 ( Annually)

Promotion potential:  None

Merit Promotion Position: Yes

Travel Required: Yes, occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory/Managerial Position:  No

Relocation Expenses Paid:  No Travel Expenses -Not Paid:  travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the employee.  A Recruitment Incentive may be given up to 10% of salary.

Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes (See item # 2 in the How to Apply Tab)

Is drug testing required? No

Is government housing available? No

Is this a bargaining unit position? Yes

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, nights/weekends/holidays? Yes

Lifting involving moving patients or equipment that may weigh over 50 pounds?  Occasionally

This position requires that you obtain and maintain clinical privileges. If they are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal service.

Who may apply section

Excepted Service Examining Plan Candidates (ESEP)  
Merit Promotion Plan Candidates (MPP)
Veteran's Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunity Act Candidates (VEOA)  

Commissioned Corps Candidates

 - visit jobs@ihs.gov for more information on Who May Apply

 

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 U.S. Citizen to apply.
  • Current, valid, unrestricted professional license must be maintained.
  • State Driver's License must be maintained.

DUTIES:

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

  • Provide comprehensive and therapeutic psychiatric care to patients and their families.
  • Formulate and implement plan of care which may involve various treatment modalities.
  • Prescribe medications and surveillance of medical regimens for stabilized chronically mentally ill persons, recognizing when to refer the patient to physician or other health care team member.
  • Use an Electronic Health Record system to obtain patient information, document care, order lab tests and medications.
  • Consult with internal and external customers including hospital staff and outside providers as well as area wide mental health professionals and organizations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirement:

 

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. 

 

Qualifications

GS-12 Minimum Qualifications: One year of specialized experience that has equipped you 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. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Government.

Specialized Experience at the GS-11 is defined as serving as a Nurse Practitioner providing direct and comprehensive primary, preventative and therapeutic medical and nursing care for all patients related to psychiatry as well as prescription writing, counseling and/or coordinating services and participating with other disciplines in reviewing the program.

 

SELECTIVE FACTOR: In addition to the qualification requirements for the OPM and IHS Excepted Service Qualifications described above, to be rated basically qualified for this position, candidates must possess current, valid, active, unrestricted professional nursing license as a professional nurse from any State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. New graduates must also possess this licensure as indicated with no grace period allowed. Applicants must have certification issued by the appropriate certifying body, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), as a Nurse Practitioner.

 

This position requires the selected individual to write prescriptions and obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges.


NOTE: Your education may be used to substitute specific work requirements/experience. Your education and work experience MAY be combined to meet the qualification requirements of this position. IF selected and you are qualified based on education you MUST provide an official transcript. (SEE QUALIFICATIONS)

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. For further information, click on: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Thursday, May 16, 2013

As per the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan: Current employees and eligible applicants are considered under merit promotion only, unless they provide an appropriate Standard Form (SF)-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," and indicate under which plan they are applying.  Please indicate on your resume and during the online assessment process which hiring plan you want to be considered under: Merit Promotion and/or the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan.  See jobs@ihs.gov for more details.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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: 

  • Technical Competency
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills


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:

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well qualified with a score of at least 85 for this position.  For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:

http://www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/JobsAtIHS/doc/ctap.doc

http://www.hhs.gov/careers/jobs/tips/

Additional selections of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement, for filling additional or similar positions. However if there are no qualified Indian Preference candidates on the Certificate the vacancy must be reannounced.

Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualification requirements, licensure requirements (possess and maintain a current, valid, active State license/registration as a Nurse Practitioner), performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.

IF you are selected for this vacancy, 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 not be hired; you may be fired 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 by, Thursday, May 16, 2013, the closing date of this announcement.

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 851064
  • 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.

PLEASE NOTE: In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.

Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, Mr. Troy Bad Moccasin, Human Resources Staffing Officer , PHONE: (605) 226-7217, E-MAIL: troy.badmoccasin@ihs.gov "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis."



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide the required documents listed below during the online application process either through the document upload process or fax using instructions outlined in Section B above. If any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:

  • ___Resume -You are encouraged to use the USAJobs Online Resume Builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must 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.
  • ____Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available for downloading at: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/DHR/Documents/ChildcareAddendumOMBApprovedForm.doc
  • ____Indian Preference applicants If claiming Indian preference for the first time, or if you have no previous documentation of preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the current Form BIA -4432, Expiration Date: 11/30/2014, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only."  The current form expiration date, 11/30/2014, does not need to be used if an older Form BIA-4432 is submitted with a signature that predates the expiration date on the form. 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, documentation of lineal descent, state or academic records that document you possess one-half degree Indian blood from a tribe indigenous to the United States, as well as official records that establish your degree of Indian blood, such as census records. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary.   (See the form for detailed instructions for the completion of the BIA form 4432 located at:  http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xbie/documents/text/idc015515.pdf or please contact your tribal enrollment officer or your local BIA Office for your most current form.)
  • ___Qualifications - Copies of state driver's license, nursing license and Nurse Practitioner certification required for consideration.
  • ___Transcripts - Transcripts must be provided if substituting education for experience and/or if education is required for this position.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.
  • ___Veteran's Preference-If claiming Veteran's Preference, include a copy of DD-214 Form, and SF-15 if claiming 10 point Veteran's Preference  http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.
  • Response to Assessment Questionnaire.

Applicants may submit optional documents and place these under Miscellaneous: such as performance reviews, copies of job-related certifications, cover letter, letters of recommendation, SF-50.  Suggest documents submitted are job-related and current.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DELPHINE BRINLEE
Phone: (605)355-2500
TDD: (301)443-6394
Email: DELPHINE.BRINLEE@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
3200 Canyon Lake Drive
Rapid City , SD
57702

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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).

Second notification: You will be notified of your status when the list of candidates has been referred to the hiring manager for employment consideration.

Additional notifications: for those referred to the hiring manager. We will keep you updated on the status using the online alert system. When a tentative offer is made, the selectee must undergo a fingerprint check.  Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire.  The "tentative" new employee will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. 

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. 


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Job Announcement Number:

IHS-R1-AB-851064-ESEP/MP

Control Number:

342898800