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The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. The Indian Health Service (IHS) by law 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 the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Uintah and Ouray Service Unit, Nursing Services Division in Fort Duchesne, UT (24 miles west of Vernal, UT or 150 miles east of Salt Lake City, UT)
Promotion potential: None, position at full performance level.
Merit Promotion Position: No
Travel Required: No
Supervisory/Managerial Position: No
Relocation Expenses Paid? No, relocation/travel expenses will not be paid; expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the employee.
Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes, must submit a completed PL101 Form (see Required Documents)
Is drug testing required? No
Is government housing available? No
Is this a bargaining unit position? Yes
Alternative work schedule, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? No
WHO MAY APPLY
To be eligible for this position under Delegated Examining (DE) hiring plan, you must be a U.S. Citizen.
This position is also being announced under Announcement# IHS-12-PX-686569-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under the Merit Promotion Plan or Excepted Service Examining Plan. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.
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Practical/Vocational Nursing license required (see Qualifications)
1 year probationary period for initial appointment to competitive service
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service
Participates in patient care under the direction of the professional nurse and/or medical staff.
Provides basic nursing tasks and duties for patients with a variety of illnesses and conditions.
Provides basic age appropriate care and treatment for all patients.
Manages the nursing team when assigned as Team Leader.
Understands the basic disease process and recognizes physical, psychological, social and environmental needs of patients.
Maintains competency of relevant assigned duties and assists in developing co-workers.
Performs duties within the limits of the State Nurse Practice Act, hospital policies and procedures, and The Joint Commission guidelines.
For information about the Uintah and Ouray Service Unit please visit: http://www.ihs.gov/Phoenix/index.cfm?module=dsp_phx_hf_uo
BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must meet the following licensure requirement in order to be considered for the GS-0620, Practical Nurse Series.
Candidates must be currently licensed to practice as a practical or vocational nurse in a State or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia. Please provide a copy of your license with your application.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must the following experience requirement in order to be considered at the GS-06 level:
1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level performing moderately difficult range of nursing care which contributes to the completion of the patient's care plan. Further examples of qualifying experience may include:
Providing pre- and post- operative patient care.
Observing, recording, and reporting changes in behavior of mentally ill patients.
Providing reassurance and encouragement to mentally ill patients.
Assisting surgeons and registered nurses in operating room activities, including passing instruments, maintaining sterile conditions, and draping and positioning patients.
Setting up and operating medical equipment and apparatus.
When applying for Federal jobs eligible Veterans should claim preference by submitting the appropriate documentation (see Required Documents). Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted 5-points tentative preference on the basis of the information contained in their applications; but, they must produce a DD-214 prior to the appointment to document entitlement to preference.
For more information on Veterans Preference please visit: http://www.fedhirevets.gov
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your application to ensure you meet the qualification requirements. Applicants will be rated on the following skills or competencies: teaching others, interpersonal skills, teamwork, and external awareness.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three quality categories:
Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans Preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
- Best Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most requirements of the position.
- Well Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and meets most of the requirements of the position.
- Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not possess the relevant competencies to a substantive degree.
Please answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job.
Indian Health Service offers a comprehensive benefits package. To find out more visit the Federal Benefits Summary Page: https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits
Conditions of Employment
Selectee(s) born after 1957 are required to be immunized against Measles and Rubella and provide documentation prior to or at the time of their start date.
Selectee(s) may be required to travel and must possess a valid driver's license.
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. 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.
Additional selections of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement, for filling additional or similar positions.
Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Basis of rating for a definition of well-qualified is 'meets the minimum qualification requirements and meets most requirements of the position' (see the 'How You Will Be Evaluated' section).
Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.
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