This position will support efforts related to the COVID-19
public health emergency.
This position is located at one of the various Indian Health
Service Hospitals or Clinics under the Navajo Area Office. The
primary purpose is to provide the requirements of the full range of
professional nursing proficiency in Intensive Care Units (ICU) at
the Hospitals and/or clinics. Consults with physician on medical
problems not covered by the protocols of care or within scope of
training and capability.
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- Initiates treatments, medication, emergency and resuscitative
measures based on appropriate standing orders and protocols
- Administers therapeutic measures as prescribed by the
- Observes and assesses critically ill patients' health status by
physical assessment, examination and interviews patients
- Provides nursing care to meet the physical, emotional,
spiritual and cultural needs of critically ill patients
- Operates and monitors specialized equipment
NOTE: This is an Open Continuous announcement; applicants will
be referred when vacancies occur.
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
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.
Maybe required to work weekends, nights, and Federal
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/.
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. 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. 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.
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.
Note: Employees currently assigned to positions in this
occupational series as of September 2017 will be considered to have
met the basic requirements for the position occupied.
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.
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.
GS 09: In addition to the above requirements, applicants must
meet one of the following requirements:
- Possession of a master's degree in professional nursing;
- 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. Your resume must demonstrate at least
one (1) year of Professional Nursing Experience to at least the
GS-07 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the
private or public sector performing the following type of work
and/or tasks: Provide professional nursing duties according to
established professional nursing principles, practices, and
procedures in an ICU setting, provides pre-operative and
post-operative nursing care to patients, operating specialized
equipment such as resuscitators, mechanical ventilation,
thermodilution catheters, swan-ganz and central lines, cardiac
monitoring systems, multiples fluid infusion system, etc.;
recognize, identify and interprets serious situation and
immediately decides proper intervention according to standing
orders, initiates appropriate measures, i.e. resuscitation;
operates and monitors specialized equipment; document observations,
nursing interventions taken and emergency measures
GS 10: In addition to the mandatory license and education
described above under Basic Requirements:
- Applicants must have at least one full year of professional
nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or above)
and possession of a diploma, associate degree, bachelor's degree or
master's degree in Nursing from a professional nursing program.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of Professional
Nursing Experience 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: Independently provide
professional nursing duties according to established professional
nursing principles, practices, and procedures in an ICU setting,
utilizing knowledge of electrophysiology of the cardiac system,
fluid and electrolytes balance, physiology and interpretation of
invasive monitoring systems; develop or participate in development
of patient care plan, knowledge of pharmaceuticals, desired
effects, side effect and complications of their use and knowledge
of a wide variety of medical disorders, the normal course of
disease, anticipated complications and indicated therapeutic
interventions; provide guidance and leadership to other nursing
personnel; document observations, nursing interventions taken and
emergency measures administered and communicate and interact with
multidisciplinary health care team.
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
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in
foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification
requirements, you must show that the education credentials have
been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in
interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has
been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S.
education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at
a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information,