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Nurse ( Clinical Care Coordinator)

Company: Department Of Health And Human Services
Location: Winterhaven
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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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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Major Duties:

  • 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 assistance.
  • 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 care.
  • 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.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0610 Nurse

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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 12/31/1959

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 process.

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. OR
  • 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


Keywords: Department Of Health And Human Services, Yuma , Nurse ( Clinical Care Coordinator), Other , Winterhaven, Arizona

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