ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Department of Health & Health Human
Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Southwest Region,
Phoenix Area - Outpatient Nursing Services, Fort Yuma Service Unit,
located in Winterhaven, California. Position is supervised by the
Supervisory Nurse ( Deputy) .
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- Implements and initiates standardized disease management and
health prevention guidelines across the patient care continuum.
Assess patient's needs individually and/or as a group with the care
team. Collects subjective and objective health status data from
multiple sources, which includes the patient, family members, team
members and documented records. Assists with triage of patients,
including triaging telephone calls and walk-in patients. Assesses
patient needs, asks appropriate questions, and uses clinical
judgment, knowledge and experience in directing patients. Utilizes
standards of care when providing self-care advice, referring to
primary care provider or specialist, making an appointment or
instructing the patient to seek emergency medical 911
- Develops a plan of care with the care team according to
clinical practice guidelines with the patient, family, caregiver(s)
and significant other(s). Identifies resources to integrate
additional clinical practice guidelines to support continuity of
- Evaluates the outcomes of patient care and modifies the plan of
care based on outcomes, individually or with the team. Evaluation
includes documentation of the reassessment of patient status,
evidence of patient and family participation and responses, and the
rationale for the revisions in the plan of care. Participates in
designing improved clinical care delivery systems and identifies
opportunities and set priorities to continuously improve nursing
and organizational performance through data collection and
monitoring activities set by nursing, the care team and the Service
Unit. Initiates therapeutic interventions and administers
medications as prescribed by medical providers.
- Lead Duties: Manages and works with clinical and non-clinical
health care staff to ensure improvements in access to care.
Proactively develops relationships with clinical and non-clinical
health care staff. Communicates efficiently with clinical,
non-clinical health care staff, and patients.
Conditions of Employment
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Selectee may be subject to a probationary period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630,
requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this
requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these
positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere
or guilty to certain crimes.
Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.
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.
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.
On-call hours or standby duty may be required.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To
learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday thru 40 hours per week.
You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.
Background Investigation: 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. 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. You may be subject
to a credit check as a part of the background investigation
Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process,
may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation
procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment
will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days
after notification of return to full operations and successfully
obtaining a favorable background investigation.
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.
Education: A graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree,
associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional
nursing educational program is required. This education must have
been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs ,
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education or an accrediting
body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the
degree was obtained.
Degree from Foreign Nursing School: Official certification from
the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required
for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.
Licensure: For all grade levels and positions, applicants must
have passed the National Council Licensure Examination . In
addition, they must possess a current, active, full, and
unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse from a
State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico,
or a territory of the United States.
Experience: The work experience must have equipped the applicant
with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to
successfully perform the duties of the position. At the GS-9 and
above grade level, many positions may require experience in a
specialty area of nursing
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the
Minimum Qualifications stated below-
- (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the
GS-09 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the
private or public sector performing the following type of work
and/or tasks: Develops and maintains patient registries based on
disease, health condition and/or health prevention initiatives.
Ensures complete pre-visit planning for patients and coordinates
referrals and outside services received or needed by patients.
- 1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the
GS-10 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the
private or public sector performing the following type of work
and/or tasks: Care management involving patient assessment,
initiating, and maintaining individualized multidisciplinary plan
of care involving patients and their families to give optimal care.
- PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from a professional nursing
educational program or related medical science field.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of
the closing date of the announcement.
For positions requiring positive education 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.
When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using
education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts
(unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that
you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by
accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at
the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation