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 OPMs 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, Veterans preference, & traditional rating/ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process (Indian Preference does apply).
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Billings Area, Crow Service Unit, Indian Health Hospital, Crow Agency, MT United States 1 vacancy
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 Interiors 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.
POSITION DETAILS: Permanent position to be filled
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: Paid, expenses will be paid in the interest of the government and not in the
interest of the selected employee.
Is drug testing required? No
Is government housing available?: Yes (depending on availability)
Is this a bargaining unit position?: No
Call back, rotating shifts?: Yes
This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-12-BI-722269-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.
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 license 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
- Maintains accountability for nursing program to assure adherence to ethical, legal, regulatory and professional standards.
- Provides leadership in health care management and quality patient care.
- Provides supervision to registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurses aids, unit clerks and other nursing personnel.
- Ensure equal opportunity for all employees in the selection of employees for training, promotions, awards, and recognition and other career development opportunities and unprejudiced employment practices in the recruitment and selection of candidates.
- Provides direct patient care.
All applicants must meet the qualification requirements of this position by the closing date of the job announcement: Wednesday, August 22, 2012.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR
The following Selective Placement factor has been determined to be essential for the position.
Candidate must show possession of this factor in order to be minimally qualified.
Verification of a current, valid, active, unrestricted Nurse license in any State, the District of
Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States is required.
The following shows the amounts of education and/or experience required to qualify for
positions covered by this standard.
GS-11: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level.
Specialized Experience: For GS-11 level, you must have one year of experience (equivalent to the next lower grade) that included duties such as:
Supervises, manages, directs, coordinates and evaluate the nursing program for the Outpatient Unit. 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. Facilitates orientation, cross/training and on-going development of nursing staff. Develops, implements and assesses an on-going performance improvement (PI) program for the units. Coordinates nursing services with other health care resources/services to assure appropriateness and continuity of patient care. Responds to emergencies, disasters and other crises by appropriately implementing established emergency plans of actions. Participates in multi-disciplinary committees and work groups. Assures availability of appropriate levels of competent nursing staff to provide comprehensive, 24 hour care. Monitors staff utilization to ensure appropriate use of leave and efficient use of overtime within budgetary and staffing constraints. Plans, assigns, and prioritizes work based on level of competency, nursing standards and established multi-disciplinary plans of care. Interviews candidates for positions in the work unit; makes recommendations regarding selection, promotions and reassignments. Develops and implements on-going performance appraisal of nursing staff. Initiates disciplinary actions in accordance with federal personnel policy. Recognizes significant employee contributions and performance through established and informal procedures. Hears and resolves consumer complaints and/or refers to higher level manager as appropriate. Responsible for knowledge of, and compliance to, established labor relations contracts. Develops and implements Nursing Standards of Care. Manages a budget for the unit.
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.
Your education and work experience may be combined to meet the qualification requirements of this position.
You must provide the required information during the online application process;
Applicable Supporting Documentation (see Required documents section in this announcement for more details)
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 .
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.
If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well qualified with a score of at least 85 for this position. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:
Candidates must meet qualification requirements, licensure requirements (possess and maintain a current, valid, active State license/registration as a Medical Officer), performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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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HOW TO APPLY: Back to top
Resume or Other written application format:
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
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:
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
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS , Give dates but do not send documents unless requested:
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.
***If your resume or application does not provide all the information we request, you may lose consideration for a job.***
Submit Applications to:
Indian Health Service
PO Box 36600
Billings, MT 59107
Attn: Bernice Hugs, call (406) 247-7216
OR FAX #: (406) 247-7251
OR e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, BERNICE.HUGS@IHS.GOV. "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis."
Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may result in you losing consideration for a position.
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:
Copy of current License
Transcripts must be provided if substituting education for experience and/or if education is required for this position. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.
Completed Childcare Addendum (available to download at: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/DHR/Documents/ChildcareAddendumOMBApprovedForm-2012.doc )
BIA 4432 (if claiming Indian Preference)
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