The Indian Health Service (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.
The IHS is required by law to give absolute 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 IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-13-NN-1006097-ESEP/MP for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.
TWO VACANCIES TO BE FILLED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT:
ONE VACANCY - PEDIATRICS INPATIENT DEPARTMENT
ONE VACANCY - MEDICAL/SURGICAL DEPARTMENT
Incumbents are responsible for supervising, managing, directing, coordinating, providing leadership, and evaluating the provision of nurse care provided on the inpatient units. The positions are under the direct supervision of the Chief Nurse Executive.
Functions as the Supervisory Clinical Nurse with 24 hour responsibility for nursing services and nursing care in the inpatient unit.
Response for providing direction, leadership, guidance, professionalism, supervision, and evaluation to the inpatient nursing staff.
Responsible for the provision of nursing care on the unit, including compliance with standards of care, patient safety, and compliance with other applicable standards.
Responsible for planning work of the unit providing adequate nursing coverage for safe and effective patient care.
Evaluates daily operations and services provided to assure efficient use of resources including patient flow, work flow, productivity, and takes appropriate corrective and evaluative action as needed.
Provides supervision to subordinate employees, including counseling, disciplinary action, corrective actions, evaluation and overall management of each unit employee.
Works collaboratively with other Nursing leaders to meet Division of Nursing initiatives and goals.
Manages the unit and ensures that all hospital Joint Commission and Federal guidelines, Nurse Practice Actions, and all other applicable standards are met.