Nurse/ Clinical Nurse GS-0610-5/7/9/10

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Department Of Health And Human Services
Candidates eligible under Indian Preference appointing authority; All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment; Reinstatement eligible; Veterans Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA); Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible and/or Schedule A. Multiple Appointment Types Full Time 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. For information on the IHS
This position serves as a Clinical Nurse in the Obstetrics Unit in one of two Indian Health Service Hospitals located at either the Lawton or Claremore Oklahoma. This position reports to the Supervisory Clinical Nurse in charge in the OB at the / for more details.
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 Direct Hire procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number insert IHS-14-OK-966480-DH for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered for both.
This Continuous Open Announcement (COA) allows acceptance of applications throughout the year with eligible applicants being placed on the COA register and referred for consideration as vacancies occur. The first Cut-off date for receipt/referral of applications to be considered for available vacant positions will be 10/04/13. Other Cut-off dates will be established based on the date requests for List of Eligibles are received to fill other vacancies. 10 pt. Veterans'' Preference ESEP applicants who submit a complete application after a Cut-off date but before the List of Eligibles is issued, will be considered and referred on the List, if qualified.
Appointment: May be Permanent, Temporary,Excepted Time-Limited, or Term with tour of duty of Full-Time, Part-Time or Intermittent. The Agency has option of extending Time-Limited and Term appointments for up to a maximum of four years. Temporary positions NTE 12 months or less are subject to termination at any time. The Agency has option of extending Temporary position appointments for up to a maximum of two years. Positions filled by Commissioned Corps will be Full Time Permanent Positions only.
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 possess and maintain a current, valid, active, unrestricted license
Performs antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum nursing care for women and newborns.
Formulates nursing diagnosis to appropriately provide care for patients.
Recognizes serious situations, prioritizes, to inform physicians and take proper action.
Develops a plan of care for individual patients.
Administers therapeutic measures as prescribed by the physician.
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 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.) Must submit copy of transcript. Applications will be considered incomplete without proof.
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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. Must submit copy of valid, unrestricted license. Applications will be considered incomplete without proof.
Additional Experience: In addition to the basic requirements, the following amount of nursing experience is required:
GS-05: Completion of a program of less than 30 months duration or associate degree AND 1 year of professional nursing, OR one year of professional nursing, or of at least GS-4 level practical nurse or nursing assistant experience under the supervision of a professional nurse OR completion of a program of at least 30 months'' duration OR 4 academic years above high school OR bachelor''s degree. Specialized Experience GS-5: is defined as functioning under the direct supervision of an RN and participating in nursing duties such as: the development and implementation of a plan of care for assigned patients. Providing nursing interventions based on established plan of care and evaluating effectiveness.
GS-07 : Completion of a professional nursing program AND One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level OR One full year of graduate education OR a bachelor''s degree with superior academic achievement. Specialized Experience GS-7: is defined as serving as a professional registered nurse performing functions under general supervision planning, scheduling and providing comprehensive antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum nursing care for women and newborns in an Obstetrical Unit.
GS-09: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR a master''s degree OR One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level. Specialized Experience GS-09: is defined as serving as a professional registered nurse independently planning scheduling and providing comprehensive antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum nursing care for women and newborns in an Obstetrical Unit. Provide technical guidance to other registered nurses.
GS-10: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level. Specialized Experience GS-10: is defined as serving as a professional registered nurse independently planning scheduling and providing comprehensive antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum nursing care for women and newborns in an Obstetrical Unit. Provide technical guidance to other registered nurses, assigning tasks to and overseeing patient care administered by nursing personnel.
EVALUATION OF EXPERIENCE: Experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.
SELECTIVE FACTOR: In addition to the qualification requirements for the OPM and IHS Excepted Service Qualifications described above, to be rated basically qualified for this position, candidates must possess current, valid, active, unrestricted professional nursing license as a professional nurse from any State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. New graduates must also possess this licensure as indicated with no grace period allowed.
SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT (SAA): SAA is based on (1) class standing - applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; (2) grade point average - applicants must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on 4 years of education, or on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR (3) honor society membership - election to membership in a national scholastic honor society.
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).
Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels and positions for which both education and experience are acceptable.
EVALUATION OF EDUCATION: At the GS-5 level, successfully completed undergraduate course work in nursing; the behavioral, physical, or biological sciences related to nursing; nutrition; public health; and maternal and child health in excess of that required for completion of an associate degree may be substituted for professional nursing experience at the rate of 1 academic year for 9 months of experience. Graduate-level education must have been in nursing with a concentration in a field of nursing (e.g., teaching, a clinical specialty, research, administration, etc.) or in a closely related non-nursing field directly applicable to the requirements of the position to be filled.
This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to entering on duty. For information on Foreign Education click here
You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Tuesday, September 23, 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:
Veterans , i.e. (VEOA, VRA, and 30% or more disabled)
Career Transitional Assistance Program (CTAP )
Interagency Transitional Assistance Program (ICTAP)
Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled
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 966492. Fax your documents to .
You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line. If you cannot apply 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 . 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 (Keith Bohanan , and/or KEITH. .) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
_Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:_
_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 detail 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
_ 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
_ Career Transitional Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Assistance Program (ICTAP) _ - If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions .
_Current or former Federal employee_: Include your most recent SF50.
_Childcare Addendum_ form must be included for this position and is available for downloading
_Qualifications_ You must provide documentation of your unrestricted current registration as a professional nurse (RN) in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. License must show expiration date.
Transcripts Education is required for this position, transcripts must be provided. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts must be recieved before entrance on duty.
Your application Package status must be complete by the date vacancies occur to be referred to selecting official.
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 (IHS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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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 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: / or contact Laura Goddard at .
Additional selections may be made on this vacancy announcement.
A two-year trial period may be required upon selection/placement (ESEP only)
Recruitment Incentives: Incentives may include a recruitment or relocation incentive up to 25% (subject to eligibility and approval) and Supplemental or National Student Loan Repayment incentives.
Relocation Expenses: 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 relocation expenses.
MULTIPLE-GRADE ANNOUNCEMENT: Announcement at the multiple-grade interval is intended as a mechanism of providing consideration for the greatest number of potential candidates. This position may be filled at any level, dependent upon the applicant''s demonstrated ability, experience, and other qualifying criteria. If the position is filled at less than the upper level, there is NO commitment for future promotions, based solely on selection resulting from this announcement. Conversely, if the employee demonstrates the ability to perform at a higher level, is recommended by the supervisor, and otherwise meets the qualifications, he/she may be promoted without further competition under the Area Merit Promotion Program, however for temporary positions, conversion without competition may not be possible unless the selectee was within reach at the higher grade on the initial certificate of eligibles. Also, no further competition is required if it becomes necessary through the reclassification process to upgrade the position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.
May work an alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays.
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