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Job Title:Nurse Practitioner

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-14-BJ-1032568-DH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$55,969.00 to $97,399.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0610-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Cass Lake, MN View Map
Red Lake, MN View Map
White Earth, MN View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

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.

 

These vacancies are being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority.  The following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be made available to the Selecting Official for consideration. Hiring preference will be given to qualified Native American and Alaska Native applicants, but Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to these vacancies.

 

This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-14-BJ-1032609-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan.  If you wish to be considered all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.

 

Your application will expire in 3 months and you will need to reapply to keep your application active.

This is an open continuous vacancy announcement and applications will be referred when vacancies occur. This Announcement is intended as a mechanism of providing consideration for the greatest number of potential candidates. Candidates with a complete application will be considered for all vacancies that occur for a 3-month period or the closing date of this announcement, whichever comes first. You will be considered for those vacancies that match your desired geographic locations, skills and or job preferences. Positions may be filled at ANY of the grade levels indicated in this announcement, with or without promotion potential as vacancies occur. Applicants should specify the lowest grade (GS-level) that they will accept.

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required for training and/or other work related duties.

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
  • Copy of current professional licensure required during the hiring process.

DUTIES:

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·         Provides direct primary, preventative and therapeutic nursing care to patients of all age groups

·         Orders and/or performs screening and diagnostic tests and procedures such as lab studies, x-rays, electrocardiograms, audiograms, and pulmonary function tests.

·         Formulates and implements a plan of care which may involve various treatment modalities, and prescription of medications.

·         Performs minor surgical and invasive procedures such as suture of lacerations not involving nerves or tendons, incisions and drainage of abscesses.

·         Provides direct physical and psychological care in emergencies


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.

 

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. New specialty graduates (individuals who have obtained a qualifying degree within six months of their appointment) have six months from the date they enter on duty to provide evidence of certification.  During this six-month period, new nurse practitioner graduates will be assigned responsibilities under closer supervision than normally expected of a certified nurse practitioner.  If certification is not obtained within the six months of appointment, you will be separated from Federal service.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

 

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. (One year of nursing experience as a military corpsman that has been accepted by a State licensing body may be accepted in lieu of education at the GS-4 level.)

 

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. An applicant who has graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months may be appointed pending State registration as a professional nurse within 6 months of appointment. No person appointed pending registration may be retained beyond 6 months, or promoted, if registration has not been attained.

 

Transcript(s) must be submitted at time of application.  Applications received without transcripts will result in a rating of not qualified.  Transcripts must indicate conferral (completion) of degree to include major field, degree awards, and date degree awarded.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable as long as they meet the criteria above.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

 

Licensure: You must submit a legible copy of current professional licensure at time of initial application.  Failure to submit will result in a rating of not qualified.

 

The following shows the amounts of education and/or experience required to qualify for this position:

 

GS-9 Minimum Qualifications: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR a master's or equivalent degree OR 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-7 grade level or equivalent.

 

GS-9 Specialized experience is defined as providing direct and comprehensive primary, preventative and therapeutic medical and nursing care to patients.

 

GS-11 Minimum Qualifications: Completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR 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-9 grade level or equivalent.

 

GS-11 Specialized experience is defined as serving as a Nurse Practitioner providing direct and comprehensive primary, preventative and therapeutic medical and nursing care to patients.

 

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 or equivalent.

 

GS-12 Specialized experience is defined as serving as a Nurse Practitioner providing direct and comprehensive primary, preventative and therapeutic medical and nursing care for patients as well as assisting other health professionals develop treatment protocols and standard policies and procedures.

 


You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Wednesday, December 31, 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:

      ·         Technical Competence

      ·         Planning & Evaluating

      ·         Communication

        You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the Assessment questions. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration.

      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, Wednesday, December 31, 2014, to be considered.


      BENEFITS:

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      OTHER INFORMATION:

      This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers who are interested in this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online in order to receive consideration. (MP Vacancies- for applicable positions). For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: http://www.usphs.gov/

      CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

       

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

      ·         Government Housing is not available

      ·         Bargaining Unit Position

      ·         Position covered under P.L. 101-630

      ·         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.

      ·         Selectee will be required to be immunized against Measles and Rubella and provide documentation prior to or at the time of their start date. Special consideration may be allowed to individuals who are allergic to a component of the vaccine or are currently pregnant. Selectee must have documented immunity to Rubella and Measles.

      ·         Males over the age of 18, and born after December 31, 1959, are required to be registered with the Selective Service System (or have an exemption) in order to be eligible for employment with the Federal Government.

      ·         Selectee(s) are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment.

       

      OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

       

      All information provided by the candidate will be verified, reference checks will be conducted from current and past supervisors on the tentative selectee.

       

      The law prohibits public officials from appointing, promoting, or recommending their relatives.

       

      Federal annuitants (military and civilian) may have their salaries reduced.  All employees must pay any valid delinquent debt or the agency may garnish their salary.

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      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 1032568. 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 (Nathan Anderson, (218)444-0493, and/or NATHAN.ANDERSON@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
      • Transcript(s) must be submitted at time of application.  Applications received without transcripts will result in a rating of not qualified.  Transcripts must indicate conferral (completion) of degree to include major field, degree awards, and date degree awarded.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable as long as they meet the criteria above.  Late submissions will not be accepted.
      • Licensure: You must submit a legible copy of current professional licensure at time of initial application.  Failure to submit will result in a rating of not qualified.

         

       

        Your application package MUST be complete by 11:59  pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, the closing of this announcement.

      AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

      Nathan Anderson
      Phone: (218)444-0493
      TDD: 301-443-6394
      Email: NATHAN.ANDERSON@IHS.GOV
      Agency Information:
      Indian Health Service HR Center
      IHS/Division of Human Resources
      522 Minnesota Avenue
      Bemidji, MN
      56601

      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-BJ-1032568-DH

      Control Number:

      360926200