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Nurse (ER)

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

Kayenta, AZ 86033
Job Description

Nurse (ER)

  1. Department of Health And Human Services

Indian Health Service


- ##### Open & closing dates

05/24/2019 to 12/31/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 5 – 10

- ##### Salary

$49,888 to $76,717 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule



10 vacancies in the following location:


Kayenta, AZ 10 vacancies

  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 in the Emergency Room of the Kayenta
Service Unit, Kayenta, AZ. The incumbent performs a variety of
nursing care procedures and treatments for Urgent or Emergency
Services to a variety of patients. The incumbent reports to the
Supervisory Clinical Nurse.

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  1. Responsibilities

- Assesses all patients for emergency care and triages patients
- Initiates treatments, medications, emergency and resuscitative
measures based on appropriate utilization of standing orders
- Administers therapeutic measures as prescribed by the physician
- Observes, assesses, and stabilizes critically ill pediatric,
adult, and geriatric patient’s health status
- Records observations, nursing interventions, therapeutic
measures, hemodynamic monitoring data, and other relevant data
- Interprets data obtained from observations, examination,
monitoring, and laboratory values
- Operates and monitors specialized equipment
- Initiates, participates, and presents cases in
multi-disciplinary care conferences
- functions as the principal care provider while patients are in
transport mode
- Maintains Emergency Nursing skills
- Collaborates in developing and evaluating Standards of Care
- Participates in planning and conducting continuing education
- Contributes to the multi-disciplinary Quality Improvement

  1. Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

  1. Supervisory status


  1. Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

0610 Nurse

- Requirements

  1. Conditions of Employment

Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period
ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Must pass pre-employment examination.
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.

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 Nursing
staff 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.

The incumbent works in a regularly assigned rotational or call back
basis to provide continuity of patient care during evening, nights,
holidays, and weekends.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern
Standard 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-5 (or equivalent) Grade Level
To qualify at the GS-5 (or equivalent) grade level, applicants must
meet one of the following qualification requirements:
- Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing with no experience;
- Possession of a diploma or associate degree in professional
nursing and one full year of professional nursing experience.

Professional nursing experiences at the GS-5 level: Performed
under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse. The duties
include: developing and implementing a plan of care for assigned
patients; and providing nursing interventions based on an
established plan of care and evaluating effectiveness.

**Basic Requirements for the GS-7 (or

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