Nurse Practitioner GS-0610-09/11/12

### Indian Health Service
#### Few vacancies in the following locations:
Lawrence, KS
White Cloud, KS
Anadarko, OK
Carnegie, OK
Claremore, OK
More Locations (6)
##### Work Schedule is Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types
Opened Friday 10/28/2016 (23 day(s) ago)
Closes Friday 12/23/2016 (33 day(s) away)
## Job Overview
### Summary
The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal, and Urban operated facilities and programs.
This position serves as a Nurse Practitioner in one of the Indian Health Service Clinics or Hospitals throughout Oklahoma and Kansas. This position reports to the Clinical Director of the facility.
This Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) allows acceptance of applications throughout the year with eligible applicants being placed on the OCA register and referred for consideration when vacancies occur. Your application will expire in 3 months from application date and you must reapply to keep your application active.
IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-17-OK-1818962-ESEP/MP; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.
### Duties
?Provides direct primary, preventative and therapeutic nursing care appropriate to the age of patients served.
?Orders and/or performs screening and diagnostic tests and procedures such as lab studies, x-rays, electrocardiograms, audiograms and pulmonary function tests.
?Formulates and implements plans of care which may involve various treatment modalities, and prescription of medications.
?Performs minor surgical and invasive procedures such as suture of lacerations not involving nerves or tendons, incisions and drainage of abscesses.
?Provides direct physical and psychological care in emergencies.
### Travel Required
Not Required
### Relocation Authorized
Yes
Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid only if you are a current Federal Employee. You will be required to sign a one year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses.
## Job Requirements
### Key Requirements
The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
U.S. Citizenship is required
### Qualifications
To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience.
Basic Requirements:
Education: Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed.
AND
Registration: Applicants must have active, current, unrestricted registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
AND
GS-9 - Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR a master's or equivalent degree OR One year of specialized experience defined as providing direct and comprehensive primary, preventative and therapeutic medical and nursing care to patients related to the specialty for which you are applying.
GS-11 - Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education or completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) OR One year of specialized experience defined as serving as a Nurse Practitioner providing direct and comprehensive primary, preventative and therapeutic medical and nursing care to patients related to the specialty for which you are applying.
GS-12 - One year of specialized experience serving as a Nurse Practitioner providing direct and comprehensive primary, preventative and therapeutic medical and nursing care for patients related to the specialty for which you are applying as well as counseling and/or coordinating services and participating with other disciplines in reviewing the program.
SELECTIVE FACTOR: In addition to the qualification requirements for the OPM and IHS Excepted Service Qualifications described above, to be rated basically qualified for this position, candidates must possess current, valid, active, unrestricted professional nursing license as a professional nurse from any State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. New graduates must also possess this licensure as indicated with no grace period allowed. Applicants must have certification issued by the appropriate certifying body, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), as a Nurse Practitioner. New specialty graduates (individuals who have obtained a qualifying degree within six months of their appointment) have six months from the date they enter on duty to provide evidence of certification. During this six-month period, new nurse practitioner graduates will be assigned responsibilities under closer supervision than normally expected of a certified nurse practitioner. If certification is not obtained within the six months of appointment, you will be separated from Federal service.
This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to entering on duty. For information on Foreign Education click here. http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Friday, December 23, 2016
### Security Clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
## Additional Information
### What To Expect Next
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Applicant MUST verify the completeness and successful submission of their applications by logging into the USAJobs Application Manager to check the ?Status?. Your qualifications for the job will be reviewed against other applicants to determine, if you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.
If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant?s responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.
Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer
#### BENEFITS
You can review our benefits at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits
### Other Information
Additional selections may be made on this vacancy announcement.
A one-year probationary period is required upon selection/placement.
Recruitment Incentives: Incentives may include a recruitment or relocation incentive up to 25% (subject to eligibility and approval) and Supplemental or National Student Loan Repayment incentives.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid only if you are a current Federal Employee. You will be required to sign a one year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses.
MULTIPLE GRADE ANNOUNCEMENT: Announcement at the multiple grade interval is intended as a mechanism of providing consideration for the greatest number of potential candidates. This position may be filled at any level, dependent upon the applicant's demonstrated ability, experience, and other qualifying criteria. If the position is filled at less than the upper level, there is NO commitment for future promotions, based solely on selection resulting from this announcement. Conversely, if the employee demonstrates the ability to perform at a higher level, is recommended by the supervisor, and otherwise meets the qualifications, he/she may be promoted without further competition under the Area Merit Promotion Program, however for temporary positions, conversion without competition may not be possible unless the selectee was within reach at the higher grade on the initial certificate of eligibles. Also, no further competition is required if it becomes necessary through the reclassification process to upgrade the position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
May work an alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, and/or nights/weekends/holidays.
Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.
These positions are covered under Section 408 of the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, Public Law 101-630. The Addendum to the OF-306 (Childcare Worker Form) is required for all applicants and can be found under required documents, above.
IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free
Salary Range: $57,093.00 to $99,361.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0610-09/12
Promotion Potential: 12
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: All groups of qualified individuals
Control Number: 454758700
Job Announcement Number: IHS-17-OK-1818957-DHA d8fc3e3cd3784053978ba19c520bfce9

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