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Job Title:  Clinical Nurse (OB/GYN), ESEP/MP OC
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Indian Health Service
Job Announcement Number:  IHS-14-CR-1074105-ESEP/MP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$55,969.00 to $68,560.00 / Per Year
Friday, March 14, 2014 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types
1 vacancy in the following location:
Crownpoint, NM View Map
All groups of qualified individuals
Q - Sensitive


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 Delegated Examining procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-14-CR-1074307-DHA for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered or Direct Hire.

To provide Clinical Nursing services to a wide variety of obstetrical patients on Women's Health Unit (WHU). The incumbent reports to Supervisory Clinical Nurse.  This position is located at Crownpoint Healthcare Facility (CPSU), Division of Nursing Services, Women's Health Unit (WHU), Crownpoint, NM.

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  • Not Required


  • No


  • 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
  • Must have active, current licensure registration


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  • Provides nursing care to the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum patients, obstetrical triage, non-stress tests, administering medications, performing vaginal checks for dilation, effacement, station, presenting part, position status of membranes, operating fetal monitors, interpretation of fetal monitor strips and neonatal monitoring devices.
  • Provides nursing care to the newborn infants during recovery and post-recovery, provide nursery care to Level 1 special care nursery of newborn infants.
  • Utilizes the nursing process in identifying individual patient problems and in developing, implementing and evaluating patient care plans using standard of care.
  • Operates and monitors specialized equipment safely and correctly.
  • Administers therapeutic measures as prescribed by the physician.


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All applicants must meet the qualification requirements of this position by the closing date of the job announcement: Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

LICENSURE: Applicants will be required to verify they possess a current, valid, unrestricted license in any State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a Territory of the United States.

You must meet all of the BASIC REQUIREMENTS listed below:

1. 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. Must provide official Nursing transcripts.

2. 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.

In addition to the above, you must also meet the following minimum requirements for the grade level you wish to be considered for:

GS-9: 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or a master's degree OR 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience must have equipped the applicant 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 in professional knowledge in nursing principles, practices, and procedures providing patient care to high-risk and complicated patients. Knowledge of application and use of fetal monitoring equipment, knowledge of physical assessment, disease processes, and interventions. Knowledge of proper practices and procedures in emergency situations, etc.

This is an open continuous announcement. Your application will expire in three (3) months and you will need to reapply to keep your application active.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).


You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Wednesday, December 31, 2014


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: 

  • Provide comprehensive obstetrical nursing care to the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum patients.
  • Plans and implements obstetrical nursing care plans.
  • Patient and Family Education
  • Obstetrical Equipment
  • Administers Therapeutic Measures

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.


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This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at:  

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

A two-year trial period may be required upon selection/placement (ESEP only)


Promotion Potential:  None
Relocation Expenses Paid:  Travel and relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid only if you are a current Federal employee.  You will be required to sign a one year service agreement.  Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment of a relocation expenses.
Is position covered by PL 101-630?  Yes, If "yes" (complete childcare addendum form)
Is drug testing required?  No

Is this a bargaining unit position?  Yes
Is government housing available?  Yes, depending on availability.
Alternative work schedule, call back, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays?  Yes
Immunization Record - Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectee born after 1957.

  • 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.


IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free


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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 using the following 1074105. 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
  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 (Berlincia Benally, (505)786-6201, and/or BERLINCIA.BENALLY@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:


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:/
  • 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:
  • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) – If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below:
  • 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:
  • Must submit a copy of current RN license which shows an expiration date, and any other certifications, i.e., ACLS, BLS, PALS, etc., official or unofficial transcripts showing degree awarded and date.  For Commissioned Officer submit a copy of your latest Personnel Order (PO).
  • Your application package MUST be complete by 11:59  pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, the closing of this announcement.


Berlincia Benally
Phone: (505)786-6201
TDD: (301)443-6394
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
PO Box 358
Crownpoint, NM


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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