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Nurse (Inpatient)

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC140684200
Company Name
Indian Health Service
Job Site Location

Whiteriver, AZ 85941
Job Description

Summary

This is a Direct Hire Open Continuous for Nurse (Inpatient) for the Family Care Unit-Nursing department at the Whiteriver Service Unit and will report to the Supervisory Nurse onsite. Nurse performs care to assess acute and chronic conditions, recognize, identify and interpret serious situations, administer therapeutic measures such as medication, intravenous fluids, blood transfusions, nasogastric tubes, central lines, etc.

Responsibilities

Performs professional nursing care of medical, surgical, orthopedic patients. Performs administrative and clinical duties. Administers therapeutic measures such as medications, intravenous fluids, blood transfusions, etc. Operates and monitors specialized equipment. Maintains professional knowledge and proficiency continuing education

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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 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. This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Upon tentative selection, selectee will be requested to complete, sign, and submit the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker Position form. 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. 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. Alternative Work Schedule: May be required to work rotating shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays to provide continuity of patient care. You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 02/01/2020

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: 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. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below: GS-05 Grade Level: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing with no experience; or At least one full year of professional nursing experience and possession of a diploma, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a professional nursing program. Experience in the application of nursing care principles, practices and procedures required to assess nursing needs of assigned general medical and surgical patient based on age-specific components; ability to develop a nursing plan and collaborate in development of multidisciplinary care plans to address patient needs; ability to recognize and implements proper action in response to changes in patient medical condition. GS-07 Grade Level: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement provision; or At least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-5 grade level or above) and possession of a diploma, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a professional nursing program. Experience in the application of nursing care principles, practices and procedures required to assess nursing needs of assigned general medical and surgical patient based on age-specific components; ability to develop a nursing plan and collaborate in development of multidisciplinary care plans to address patient needs; ability to recognize and implements proper action in response to changes in patient medical condition. GS-09 Grade Level: In addition to the above Basic Requirements, applicants must meet one of the following requirements: Master’s degree in professional nursing; or At least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-7 grade level or above) and possession of a diploma, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a professional nursing program. Experience in the independent application of nursing care principles, practices and procedures required to assess nursing needs of assigned general medical and surgical patient based on age-specific components; ability to develop a nursing plan and collaborate in development of multidisciplinary care plans to address patient needs; ability to recognize and implements proper action in response to changes in patient medical condition. Experienced providing guidance and direction to other nursing staff members, and including planning, allocation and adjustment of resources in response to workload and priority changes. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification is required for all Inpatient Registered Nurse positions.

Education

When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are requ


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