Indian Health Service Nurse Consultant (Diabetes Consultant) in United States

Job Overview

Job Overview

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 position is located in the Indian Health Service (IHS), Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS), Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention (DDTP). The mission of the IHS/OCPS/DDTP is to document and sustain clinical and public health efforts to treat and prevent diabetes in the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. DDTP is a national program that focuses on implementing evidence-based and culturally relevant prevention and treatment strategies into practice for American Indian and Alaska Native adults, children, and youth. The incumbent plans, manages, coordinates, and evaluates nursing components of the DDTP programs, as well as provide leadership and consultation.

The incumbent reports to the Deputy Director, DDTP. 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.

  • Leadership and Consultation: Provide expert advice, consultation, and guidance on chronic diseases, diabetes, and health systems consistent with the latest advances in the field of nursing care for diabetes patients.
  • Administration: Write and edit correspondence, meeting materials, and training materials to develop IHS public health messages for consumers and health providers. Prepares and presents reports summarizing the results of diabetes research.
  • Training: Plans, directs, and facilitates meetings and conference calls with appropriate health care providers, administrative staff, and various teams and workgroups to obtain, develop, and disseminate diabetes treatment and prevention information. Coordinates face-to-face and virtual training sessions on diabetes and related conditions.
  • Project Management: Plan, coordinate, and monitor national for DDTP. Ensure project timeliness, resources, and deliverables/quality outcomes are meeting specified targets. Establishes a progress reporting system to the DDTP Director and Deputy Director. Serves as a lead for project evaluation and dissemination activities.
Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-3 Nights Per Month
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid. Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid. 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.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

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); Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) eligible; Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible; Schedule A, and/or PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel.

Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation.
  • Selectee will be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • ESEP appointees typically serve two year trial period.
  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.


In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks:

Providing expert advice, guidance, and consultation on chronic diseases, diabetes, and health systems consistent with the latest advances in the field of nursing care for*diabetes patients; writing and editing correspondence, meeting materials, and training materials to develop public health messages for consumers and health providers; planning, directing, and facilitating meetings and conference calls with appropriate health care providers, administrative staff, and various teams and workgroups to obtain, develop, and disseminate diabetes treatment and prevention information; and planning, coordinating and monitoring national projects.* 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).

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Monday, July 31, 2017

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources (HR) office posting this announcement.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Other Information

This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the Merit Promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at .

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligible applicants was issued for this announcement.

A two-year trial period may be required upon selection/placement (ESEP).

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.

Full-Time Telework is available. The locality pay will be adjusted accordingly.

Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. 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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Open & closing dates: 2017-07-17 to 2017-07-31

Salary: $112,021 to $145,629 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

Series: 0610 Nurse

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: IHS-17-HQ-1985908-ESEP/MP

Control number: 474592600