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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 is a Direct Hire Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) for a Advance Practice Nurse (Clinical Nurse/Nurse Specialist) for the Indian Health Service within the Southwest Region. The Southwest Region provides health care and community health services through a network of health care facilities in the tri-state area of Arizona, Nevada and Utah.

    Multiple position types may be filled from this announcement, including, but not limited to inpatient, outpatient or case management. Positions may be filled at any grade level indicated in the announcement with or without promotion potential.

    Qualified candidates with a complete application will be considered for current or future vacancies as they occur. Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to this vacancy announcement. Applications will remain eligible for three (3) months from the time the application is received.

    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.

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    Responsibilities

    Provide specialized direct and indirect nursing care to inpatients and outpatients within a designated specialty.

    Collaborate with other health care professionals and service providers to monitor or evaluate medical conditions of patients ensuring optimal patient care.

    Observe, interview and assess patients to identify care needs the document nursing interventions, therapeutic measure administered, patient's reactions, patient teaching and understanding.

    Administers therapeutic measures as prescribed by the physician to include, but not limited to, medication administration, intravenous fluids, blood transfusions, treatments and maintains those measures taken which are ongoing in nature.

    Applies knowledge of information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries and diseases including symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions and preventive health-care measures.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488778800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.