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Nurse (Wound Care/Ostomy Nurse) - DHA

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

Shiprock, NM 87420
Job Description

Nurse (Wound Care/Ostomy Nurse) – DHA

  1. Department of Health And Human Services

Indian Health Service


- ##### Open & closing dates

04/08/2019 to 12/31/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 11

- ##### Salary

$71,745 to $87,891 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Shiprock, NM

  1. Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in
accordance with agency policy.

  1. Telework eligible


- Duties

  1. Summary

This position is located at the Northern Navajo Medical Center
(NNMC), Nursing Administration, Shiprock, NM. The purpose of this
position is to serve as a Wound Care/Ostomy Nurse to manage
disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integumentary
systems. Incumbent serves as a clinical resource for patient care in
the areas of wounds, ostomies and skin problems. Incumbent reports
to the Chief Nurse Executive (CNE) or designee.

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  1. Responsibilities

- Initiates assessments, plans, and provides care to patient with
ostomies, draining wounds, fistulas, pressure ulcers, acute
and/or chronic wounds with orders/referrals from Medical
Provider. Provides comprehensive care and teaching to patients
and their families regarding the evaluation, selection, and
recommendation of supplies and equipment in order to provide
optimal wound and ostomy care.
- Assumes a leadership role in the implementation of nursing
practices that promote continuous quality improvement and
desirable patient outcomes. Develops standards of care and
assists in the formulation and evaluation of procedures,
protocols and policies related to wound/ostomy patient care.
- Provides guidance to staff to identify, control or eliminate
etiologic factors for skin breakdown, including selection of
appropriate support surface. Provides follow-up for patients
with ostomies and wound care. Instructs and demonstrates to
patient and/or significant other, correct procedures in
Wound/ostomy management and care.
- Analyzes stock items and recommends appropriate additions and
deletions to assure quality and cost-effectiveness of products
used for ostomy and wound care.
- Manages the Wound Clinic operations and program development with
maintenance of records, statistics and submits reports. Assists
staff to maintain current knowledge and competence in the areas
of skin, wound, and ostomy management.

  1. Travel Required

Not required

  1. Supervisory status


  1. Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

0610 Nurse

- Requirements

  1. 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

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

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.

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.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time)
of the closing date: 12/31/2019

  1. 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.


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.

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.

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.

Basic Requirements for the GS-11 (or equivalent) Grade Level***

In addition to the above requirements, applicants must meet one of
the following requirements:

Successful completion of a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from a
professional nursing educational program or related medical science
field; or at least one full year of professional nursing experience
(equivalent to the GS-9 grade level) and possession of a diploma,
associate degree, bachel

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