INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING A SUPERVISORY CLINICAL NURSE
Hiring Incentives Available and Federal Benefits Package
Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of Indigenous Americans! At IHS you can make a difference in the lives of Native Americans and Alaska Natives around the Country.
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.
A severe Government-wide shortage of candidates exists and/or a critical hiring need is present for this occupation as determined by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Therefore, these Federal positions are also being filled through OPM's Government-wide Direct Hire Authority (DHA). This flexible hiring authority has been authorized by the Chief Human Capital Officer Act of 2002 (Title XIII of the Homeland Security Act and codified at 5 U.S.C. § 3304). If utilizing DHA, the following is applicable: a vacancy is established, applicants who are U.S. citizens and meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration, and the "rule of three", Veteran's preference, & traditional rating/ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process (Indian Preference does apply).
INDIAN PREFERENCE POLICY: The Indian Health Service (IHS) is required by law to give absolute preference Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. Therefore, IHS is committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and Alaska Native candidates 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. In other than above, IHS is also committed to achieving full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, religion, color, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Billings Area Indian Health Service, Lame Deer Service Unit, Indian Health Center:
Lame Deer, MT United States 1 vacancy
POSITION DETAILS: >
Salary range: $67,047.00 - $82,131.00 (Annually)
Promotion potential: None
Merit Promotion Position: Yes
Travel Required: Yes; occasional
Supervisory/Managerial Position: Yes; You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
Relocation Expenses Paid:
Not Paid - Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the employee. Is drug testing required?: No
Is government housing available?: No
Is this a bargaining unit position?: No
WHO MAY APPLY:
Any U.S. Citizen.
***This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-13-BI-883893-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.*** KEY REQUIREMENTS
- visit firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on Who May Apply
Position subject to background investigation.
As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.
If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
Must be a US Citizen to apply.
Copy of current professional licensure required during the hiring process. DUTIES: Back to top
Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top
- Supervises the work of Supervisory Nurse positions, Nurse Specialist, administrative support and other nursing staff through subordinate supervisors.
- Participates with other supervisory nursing personnel in program planning; in continuous analysis and evaluation of nursing policies and procedures; in problem-solving matters; in committee activities as assigned and staff education activities.
- Plans nursing activities to facilitate efficient operation, smooth patient flow, and availability of nursing personnel, assurance that patients needs are promptly and adequately met and required nursing services are rendered.
- Responsible for maintaining nursing accreditation standards for the health center.
All applicants must meet the qualification requirements of this position by the closing date of the job announcement: Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:
Selective factors are knowledge, skills, abilities, or special qualifications that are in addition to the minimum requirements in a qualification standard, but are determined to be essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of a particular position. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET THE FOLLOWING SELECTIVE FACTOR ARE INELIGIBLE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION: A COPY OF THIS LICENSURE MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
Clinical Nurse: Must possess and maintain a valid, current, unrestricted license or certification in acy State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a terriroty of the United States.
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.)
GS-11: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level OR Completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education.
Specialized Experience: For GS-11 level, you must have one year of experience (equivalent to the GS-09) that included duties such as:
Maintains and assures currency, accuracy, appropriateness and adherence to nursing policies, procedures and standard; 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, including safety and infection control. Assures availability of appropriate levels of competent nursing staff to provide comprehensive 24 hour care. Establishes, implements, monitors and evaluates long and short terms goals, mission, program plan and policies and procedures. Evaluates and adjusts org structure to accomplish nursing department and service unit goals. Develops, implements and evaluates the nursing performance improvement plan which supports and complements the overall service unit performance improvement plan. Assures nursing participation in multi-disciplinary performance improvement activities. Hears and resolves consumer (patients, public, peers, etc.) complaints and/or reflects to CEO as appropriate. Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities and capabilities of employees. Evaluates work performance of subordinates; advise or counsel employees on work and administrative matters. Interview candidates for positions, recommend appointment, promotion or reassignment to such positions. Effects minor disciplinary measures; identify training needs of employees; approves leave. Develops and evaluates nursing budget to assure appropriate utilization of funds; plans and evaluates use of Medicaid an Medicare dollar. Develops, implements and evaluates a comprehensive staff development program. Develops, implements and evaluates the nursing emergency preparedness plan. Works with a variety of tribal and public groups to meet community expectations of nursing and health care services.
SUPERVISORY OR MANAGERIAL ABILITIES: Candidates must have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision, as listed below:
A. Assign to and review work of subordinates, train and work effectively with subordinates from a variety of backgrounds and with different levels/areas of training.
B. Accomplish the quality and quantity of work expected within set limits of cost and time.
C. Plan own work and carry out assignments effectively.
D. Communicate with others effectively both orally and in writing, in working out solutions to problems or questions relating to the work.
E. Understand and further management goals as these affect day-to-day work operations.
F. Develop improvements in or design new work methods and procedures.
IN ADDITION to the abilities required above, candidates must also possess, or have the potential to develop, the ability to:
1) Deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view.
2) Adjust work operations to meet emergency or changing program or production requirements within available resources and with minimum sacrifice of quantity of quality work.
3) Establish program objectives or performance goals and to assess progress toward their achievement.
4) Coordinate and integrate the work activities of several organizational segments or several different projects.
5) Analyze organizational and operational problems and develop timely and economical solutions.
6) Represent the activity both within and outside the organization or agency and to gain support for the agency's program goals.
Personal Attributes: Candidates for all supervisory/managerial positions must demonstrate all of the following personal qualities:
a. Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts and circumstances;
b. Capacity to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue stress;
c. Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view;
d. Capacity to "see the job through;"
e. Understanding of the ability to work with American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels and positions for which both education and experience are acceptable.
You must provide the required information during the application process;
Applicable Supporting Documentation (see Required documents section in this announcement for more details)
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
- Cover Letter
- Other Veterans Document
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 forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to this vacancy. BENEFITS: Back to top
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits . OTHER INFORMATION:
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE, & REQUIREMENTS:
- 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). Also, a security questionnaire must be completed before or on the date of hire. 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.
- Before hiring can be made final, selectee will be required to complete a Declaration of Federal Employment - Optional Form 306 to determine your suitability for Federal Employment, and to certify the accuracy of all the information in your application. Persons making false statements in any part of the application may not be hired; or fired after employment starts; or may be fined.
- Before hiring can be made final, selectee will also be required to complete an Addendum to the Declaration of Federal Employment - Optional Form 306. Under P.L. 101-630 Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, persons who have been arrested for or charged with a crime involving a child, or violent crime against a person, may not be eligible for employment with IHS.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
- The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.
- 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.
- The incumbent may be required to travel and must possess a valid drivers license.
Verification of Indian Preference: Applicants who wish to receive Indian Preference MUST submit the BIA Form 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS Only . This certifies the applicant an Indian as defined by the Indian Health Manual Chapter 7, Part 3. Indian Preference will not be given unless a proper BIA Form 4432 is attached to the application/resume.
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.
Candidates must meet qualification requirements, licensure requirements (possess and maintain a current, valid, active State license/registration as a Physician), performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements before appointment.
Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
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.
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You MUST provide the required documents listed below during the application process. IF any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:
___ Resume -You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes hours worked per week, month and year of employment.
If you choose to submit resume or other application format, you should include the following information:
Announcement number, title, and grade(s) of the job for which you are applying and duty station(s) interested in.
Full name, mailing address (with zip codes), day and evening phone numbers (include area codes), and e-mail address (if any), Country of citizenship
- High School (name, city, and state) and date of diploma or GED
- College and/or universities (name, city, and state, major, type and year of degrees received)
- Copies of college transcripts, if applicable.
Give the following for your paid and non-paid work experience related to the job for which you are applying:
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS : Give dates but do not send documents unless requested:
- Organization and Job title (if Federal, please indicate series and grade & submit SF-50)
- Duties and accomplishments
- Supervisors name, address, and phone number
- Starting and ending dates (month and year) and average hours worked per week
***If your resume or application does not provide all the information we request, you may lose consideration for a job.***
- Job related training courses (title and year) and skills
- Job related certificates and licenses (if you are a licensed medical professional, submit copy of license to practice)
- Honors, awards, and special accomplishments, for example, publications, memberships, in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, and performance awards.
WHERE TO APPLY
submit applications to:
Indian Health Service
PO Box 36600
Billings, MT 59107
Attn: Bernice Hugs
e-mail to: Bernice.Hugs@ihs.gov or fax to: 406-247-7251
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, Bernice Hugs, 406-247-7216, email@example.com . "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis." REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
You must provide the required information during the application process; if any of the following are missing when the announcement closes your application may be considered incomplete:
1. Completed Resume
2. Copy of current License
3. BIA 4432 (if claiming Indian Preference)
4. SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action (current or former federal employees who wish to be considered under direct hire.)
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