Indian Health Service Nurse Specialist in Wolf Point, Montana

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

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 within the Fort Peck Service Unit, Division of Clinical Services, Wolf Point, MT. The incumbent reports to the Supervisory Nurse Specialist.

This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications and to change to Open Until Filled. FIRST CUT-OFF DATE: 8/23/17, Applications received by the first cut-off date will be referred first. Applications of qualified applicants received after the first cutoff date will be referred to the selecting official every 20 days; 9/21/17, 10/20/17, 11/17/17, 12/18/17,until the closing date of 12/31/2017 or once a selection is made. Applicants who applied previously need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.

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 Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number ++IHS-R2-BI-1907781-ESEP/MP-++; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered

DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: This position is being filled through Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority [DHA]. The Direct Hire Authority has been authorized by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and Part 337, Subpart B, Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations [5 CFR]. If filled utilizing DHA, the following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. The "rule of three," Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process. Indian Preference does apply.

Duties

Promote the efficient and effective use of health care services Coordinate multidisciplinary patient care conferences for high risk or medically complex patient. Facilitate interagency implementation of care for patients who may receive or require services form other professional services Maintain a working liaison with tribal entities, local facilities, and community groups.

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

11

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid. You will be required to sign a one-year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one-year service agreement may require repayment of relocation expense allowances.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
Qualifications

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.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):

Education: Baccalaureate or higher degree from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant. 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. An applicant who has graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months may be appointed pending State registration as a professional nurse within 6 months of appointment. No person appointed pending registration may be retained beyond 6 months, or promoted, if registration has not been attained. The following shows the amounts of education and/or experience required to qualify for positions covered by this standard. GS-9: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or a master's or equivalent degree.

To qualify based on specialized experience for GS-09 level, you must have one year of experience (equivalent to the GS-07) level that included duties such as: Review all IHS empaneled patients in contract hospitals to monitor the medical necessity of admissions, timely transitions, intensity of service, severity of illness, as well as allocation and utilization of resources for patient care. Coordinate multidisciplinary patient care conferences for the high risk or medically complex patient. Promote the efficient and effective use of health care services, to insure that resources are not wasted and to expedite high quality patient care. Maintain as working liaison with tribal entities, local facilities, community groups, and others whose interests are in helping and protecting beneficiaries, their families, and their representatives.

GS-11: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 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

To qualify based on specialized experience for GS-11 level, you must have one year of experience (equivalent to the GS-09) level that included duties such as: Review all IHS empaneled patients in contract hospitals to monitor the medical necessity of admissions, timely transitions, intensity of service, severity of illness, as well as allocation and utilization of resources for patient care. Apply case management essential activities including assessment of care, planning of care, implementing care, coordinating care, and monitoring of care. Evaluate outcomes across the continuation of the patient (s) care. Manage any follow up patient care after discharge. Essential activities are provided throughout the continuum of care, and span multiple environmental settings with diverse systems, providers, and levels of care. Facilitate interagency implementation of care for patients who may receive or require services from other professional services. Ensure essential activities are provided throughout the continuum of care, and span multiple environmental settings with diverse systems, providers, and levels of care. Interface with other organizations to ensure patient issues are fully captured and researched to ensure optimum policy and procedures are instituted as needed. Maintain and update the Cancer Registry/MT Breast and Cervical Program.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Sunday, December 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 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 *

BENEFITS

You can review our benefits at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits

Other Information

This position is covered under a Bargaining Unit.

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:http://www.usphs.gov/ (http://www.usphs.gov/). The Indian Health Service (IHS), National Health Service Corps (NHSC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have student loan repayment programs for qualifying health disciplines. This is a competitive process separate from the hiring process. Opportunities for LRP are based on agency hiring priorities and availability of funds. For additional information please visit: For IHS - http://www.ihs.gov/loanrepayment/For NHSC - https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/ For HRSA Nurse Corps - http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/repayment/nursing/index.html This position has promotion potential to the GS-11 grade level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and "Regulatory/Administrative" approval. Promotion to the next higher grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.

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 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.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities. Selectee(s) are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/475563700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-27 to 2017-12-31

Salary: $57,671 to $85,465 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 09 - 11

Series: 0610 Nurse

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: IHS-R2-BI-1912372-DH

Control number: 475563700