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Job Title:Nurse Specialist (Data Anallyst/Data Abstractor), GS-0610-11

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-14-PI-1019429-DH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$67,720.00 to $82,957.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 09, 2014 to Thursday, January 23, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0610-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Phoenix, AZ View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

 

Position Details: One Permanent full-time position to be filled in the Performance Improvement Department.

Salary range:

GS-11, $67,720.00 - $82,957.00 (annually)

Promotion potential:  None, position is at the full performance level.

Merit Promotion Position: Yes

Relocation Expenses Paid:  Relocation expenses are not authorized, and will not be paid.

Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes, (see item #2 in the Required Documents Tab)

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? No

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
  • investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • U.S. Citizenship is required

DUTIES:

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·         Serves as the Data Abstractor for the Performance Improvement (PI) Program.

·         Responsibility for independently reviewing, extracting, aggregating complex medical and patient care information.

·         Analyzes organizational processes from clinical data captured from the medical record and evaluates, validates, measures, and processes for accuracy and validity.

·         Provides feedback to appropriate personnel.

·         Assists with program activities to meet hospital CMS and other program reporting requirements.

·         Abstracts data from medical records and other predetermined clinical and medical criteria, performs objective assessments, interprets complex data, performs reviews and compiles and presents statistical data in an effective manner.

·         Incumbent performs other duties as appropriate to this position.  


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):

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. 

Licensure: All 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 United States.

In addition to the Basic Requirements: for the GS-11, applicants must have 52 weeks of professional nursing experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level, such as analyzing documented paper record of an electronic output for validity and accuracy.  Experience working with abstract data from medical records and other sources.  Experience interpreting complex data according to clinical and medical criteria and experience developing and maintaining computerized databases.  Data collection; Data aggregation; Data analysis; Reporting of the medical found within the record; and formulation of appropriate corrective actions, based on the performance improvement model.


You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Thursday, January 23, 2014

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position) and your responses to the assessment questions will be evaluated against the duties you provided in your resume, along with your submitted documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following:

  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Technical Competence in patient care
  • Education and Training
  • Reasoning

 

The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:

Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions. All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, Thursday, January 23, 2014, to be considered.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Insert any conditions, for example, On-call or confined to a designated location for stand-by purposes, rotating shifts, if the position requires specific work hours, travel, drug testing, immunization, clinical privileges, credentialing, financial disclosure, etc.

 

  • Security Clearance: 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.
  • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.
  • 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. See required documents below.

  1. Click ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
  2. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
  3. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
  4. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
  5. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re-selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf  using the following 1019429. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line. If you cannot complete your application package online:

  1. Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf
  3. You are limited to selecting 10 locations.
  4. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: When completing the 1203-FX, be sure to select only one response for each question. Selecting more than one response for a question may result in your application package being rated ineligible. 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.

The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (Aaron Arviso, (602)248-4180, and/or AARON.ARVISO@IHS.GOV.) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

 

For additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) found here: http://www.ihs.gov/jobs/index.cfm?module=search&option=faq 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:

  • Resume:  You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder.
  • 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 Form BIA-4432 (expiration date 11/30/2014), “Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only.” 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. For detailed instructions, see form BIA-4432. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary. Current IHS employees with a BIA form on file in their Official Personnel Folder are required to submit a copy of that form with their application. Refer to BIA-4432 link: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xbie/documents/text/idc015515.pdf
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) or other Veterans preference (VRA and 30% or more disabled) - include a copy of your DD-214, if you're claiming Vet preference. For more information please see link at:http://fehb.opm.gov/StaffingPortal/vetguide.asp
  • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) – If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf.
  • Current or former Federal employee: Include your most recent SF50.
  • Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available for downloading at: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/DHR/Documents/ChildcareAddendumOMBApprovedForm.doc
  • Licensure: Copy of your Registered Nurse License is Required.
  • Transcripts: Copy of your transcripts related to your education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.
  • Your application package MUST be complete by 11:59  pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Thursday, January 23, 2014, the closing of this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Aaron Arviso
Phone: (602)248-4180
TDD: (301)443-6394
Email: AARON.ARVISO@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
4212 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ
85016

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Applicant MUST verify the completeness and successful submission of their applications by logging into the USAJobs Application Manager to check the “Status”. Your qualifications for the job will be reviewed against other applicants to determine, if you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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 provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

~ ~ ~ Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer ~ ~ ~


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Job Announcement Number:

IHS-14-PI-1019429-DH

Control Number:

358916400