This position is located at one of the Service Units under the
Navajo Area Indian Health Service, in the Division of Nursing
Services. The primary purpose of this position is to perform
comprehensive professional nursing duties by assessing patients
conditions, evaluate nursing needs of patients, developing a plan
of care, implementing and modifying it as needs changes.
Note: This is an Open Continuous announcement to fill permanent
positions. Applicants will be referred when vacancies occur.
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This position will support efforts related to the COVID-19
public health emergency.
- Observes and assesses the patient's clinical condition,
collects and interprets data from the patient's history and
physical assessments including labs and screening data.
- Assess and treats minor health problems, such as colds,
impetigo, cuts and bruises according to standing orders.
- Administers therapeutic measures as prescribed by the physician
to include, but not limited to medication administration,
intravenous fluids, blood transfusions, and treatments.
- Teaches and educates patients and families on available
resources and coordinates appointments with social, emotional,
cultural, spiritual, and physical support.
- Maintains professional knowledge and proficiency in Pediatric
nursing knowledge and practice through continuing education to
include; Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS), attends staff
meeting, outside workshops, and/or professional nursing
Conditions of Employment
Must pass pre-employment examination.
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 any
licensure requirements. If licenses are not obtained or maintained
during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions,
up to and including removal from Federal service.
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.
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. Official certification from the Commission on
Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals
who graduated from foreign nursing schools.
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: All 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
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the
Minimum Qualifications stated below-
GS-09 Grade Level: To qualify at the GS-09 grade level,
applicants must meet one of the following qualification
- Possession of a master's degree in professional nursing;
- At least one full year of professional nursing experience
equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or above and possession of a
diploma, associate degree, or bachelor's degree in nursing from a
professional nursing program.
Professional nursing experiences at the GS-9 level: Your resume
must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience
equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal
service obtained in either the private or public sector performing
the following type of work and/or tasks: Experience in human
behavior and the ability to communicate with and provide nursing
services to patients; experience in the techniques and the
operational mechanics of medical equipment; experience with
accurately transcribing physician's orders, performing health
assessments and accurately documenting in patient's medical record;
experience with pharmacology of a wide variety of drugs, dosages,
routes of administration, therapeutic action, drug interactions,
and adverse reactions.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of
the closing date of the announcement.
For positions requiring positive education 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.
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,