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    Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

    Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

    This position is located within the Indian Health Service, Crow/Northern Cheyenne Service Unit, Lodge Grass Health Center, Lodge Grass, MT. The incumbent reports to the Supervisory Clinical Nurse, Director of Nursing.
    Selectee(s) may be eligible for recruitment and relocation incentives, credit for annual leave, and/or loan repayment opportunities.
    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-18-BI-10085824-ESEP/MP++; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.
    DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT: These positions are eligible to be filled through Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority [DHA]. The Direct Hire Authority has been authorized by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and Part 337, Subpart B, Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations [5 CFR]. If filled utilizing DHA, the following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. The "rule of three," Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process. Indian Preference does apply.

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

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    Maintain accountability for the nursing program to assure adherence to ethical, legal, regulatory and professional standards. Assures nursing compliance to hospital/service unit, Area, Indian Health Service, federal and other (e.g. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations/JCAHO) laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards.
    Provide direct supervision and effective leadership to assigned subordinates within the health center. Plan, set priorities, provide direction and maintain day to day responsibility of care, treatment and/or services provided. Responsible to coordinate and develop nurse specific training to assist employees to improve and maintain competencies.
    Ensure compliance with accreditation requirements, performance improvement/quality assurance. etc.
    Provide direct patient care utilizing outpatient visit planning, including triage, and the nursing process as indicated.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


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    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488236000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.