Indian Health Service Supervisory Clinical Nurse (Medical/Surgical/2West) in Gallup, New Mexico

Indian Health Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Gallup, NM
Work Schedule is Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

Opened Wednesday 9/7/2016 (47 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (67 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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.

The 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-R2-GA-1725915-ESEP/MP, for eligibility requirements and forms required. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered

This position is responsible for supervision, managing, directing, coordinating, leadership and evaluating the provision of nursing care provided on Medical/Surgical Unit/2West. The position reports to Supervisory Clinical Nurse/Assistant Chief Nurse Executive-Inpatient. This position is located at Indian Health Service (IHS), Navajo Area Indian Health Service (NAIHS), Gallup Indian Medical Center (GIMC), Division of Nursing Services, Medical/Surgical Unit/2West, Gallup, NM.

This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information. OPEN UNTIL FILLED (OUF) -- Certificate will be issued after September 27, 2016. Certificates will be issued every 15 days until the position is filled.

  • Supervises, manages, directs, coordinates, provides leadership, and evaluates the provision of nursing care provided on the Medical/Surgical Unit/2West. Includes compliance with standards of care, patient safety, and compliance with other applicable standards.
  • Organizes, assigns, reviews work, administers personnel matters and manages a budget for the nursing unit.
  • Recommends, initiate various personnel actions, shifts assignments, performance awards, and disciplinary actions for employees at level of authority. Includes preparation of reports.
  • Implements personnel management procedures, training and career development plans, grievance procedures, safety practices, infection control as well as specific orientation. Participates with the hospital performance improvement coordinator to assure compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC) standards.
  • Applies and implements Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program and guidelines.
  • Performs the full range of patient care duties and assesses medical legal implication for performing practice and activities related to age-appropriate care.
  • Sets up monitors; maintains and interprets data from electronic and other medical equipment.
  • Documents care in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) per policy and standards.
  • Provides comprehensive nursing care to patients, when needed, during emergencies or crisis utilizing the nursing process.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Incumbent is required to operate a government-owned lease or private vehicle in the performance of assigned duties. A valid State Driver's License is required and must be maintained.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Travel and relocation expenses will be paid in the interest of the government and not in the interest of the selected employee. Travel and transportation expenses will be paid in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulations (FTR).
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
  • Must have active, current unrestricted license registration

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.


Education: Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant.

Registration: Applicants must have active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

SUPERVISORY OR MANAGERIAL ABILITIES: Candidates should possess proficiency, or the potential to develop proficiency, in these competencies prior to entry into a supervisory position.

Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules. Customer Service: Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement. Decisiveness: Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions. Flexibility: Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Integrity/Honesty: Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics. Interpersonal Skills: Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations. Oral Communication: Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed. Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations. Resilience: Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Written Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience. In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks: providing direction, leadership, guidance, supervision, and evaluation to the nursing staff, plans work for the Unit; includes compliance with standards of care, patient safety, and compliance with other applicable standards; monitors and corrects employee performance and instruction, orientates, timekeeping, advisory services to individual and/or group basis.

The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain an active, unrestricted nursing license from any State (U.S.). If they are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.

For GS-12, 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Friday, December 30, 2016

Security Clearance


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


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Other Information

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement. (Supervisory positions only)


Promotion Potential: None Travel Required: Yes, incumbent is required to operate a government-owned lease or private vehicle in the performance of assigned duties. A valid State Driver's License is required and must be maintained. Relocation Expenses Paid: Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized and will not be paid Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes, If "yes" (complete childcare addendum form) Is drug testing required? No Is government housing available? No Is this a bargaining unit position? No Alternative work schedule: call back, rotating shifts, days/evenings/nights/weekends/holidays? Yes Immunization Record - Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectee born after 1957.

  • Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. 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.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

Salary Range: $80,731.00 to $99,361.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0610-12/12

Promotion Potential: 12

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: All groups of qualified individuals

Control Number: 446294400

Job Announcement Number: IHS-R2-GA-1725901-DHA