This position will support the Federal Government's response
efforts to COVID-19.
This position is located with the Division of Clinical Services,
Medical Services Branch/Anesthesiology at one of the various
Hospitals or Clinics under the Navajo Area Indian Health Service.
The primary purpose is to provide anesthetic agents and supportive
treatments to patients undergoing a large variety of surgical,
therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
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- Assess the patient's preoperative physical status to determine
the degree of risk involved in the planned procedures.
- Induces maintains and manages general anesthesia by rectal,
parenteral, or inhalation routes, with or without endotracheal
intubation or laryngeal mask airway.
- Participates in the immediate post-anesthetic care, especially
in maintaining adequate airway, ventilation, and oxygenation.
- Participates in the retrospective evaluation of the quality of
NOTE: This is an Open Continuous announcement; applicants will
be referred when vacancies occur.
- Anesthetists, Nurse
- Nurse Anesthetists
- Nurses, Psychiatric
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, evenings, 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.
Education for Advanced Practice Nurse Positions: For Advanced
Practice Nurse (APN) positions, applicants must possess a graduate
or higher level degree in nursing from an accredited educational
program in the area of expertise or specialty indicated by the
Areas of specialties for positions include, but are not limited
to, Acute Care, Anesthesia, Community Health, Family, Geriatric,
Home Health, Midwifery, Neonatal, Oncology, Pediatric, Psychiatric,
Allergy and Immunology, Women's Health, Cardiovascular,
Dermatology, Occupational Health, Orthopedic, Respiratory, or other
specialties identified for the position.
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.
Additional License Requirements for Advanced Practice Nurse
Positions: Applicants for Advanced Practice Nurse positions must be
licensed or registered by a State, the District of Columbia, the
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States in
the clinical specialty required by the position.
GS-12: In addition to the mandatory license and education
described above under Basic Requirements:
- Applicants must have at least one or more full years of
professional nursing experience that is equivalent to the GS-11.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of Professional
Nursing Experience as an Advanced Practice Nurse (Nurse
Anesthetist) equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the
Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector
performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Managing the
patient's condition throughout surgery by interpreting data from
monitoring devices, applying appropriate supportive therapy such as
artificial ventilation, adjusting fluids and electrolyte balance.
Manage post-anesthesia care of patients providing continuity of
care from the operating room to recovery room, and managing any
complications related to the anesthetic delivered.
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,