Indian Health Service Nurse Practitioner (Direct Hire) in Parker, Arizona
Indian Health Service
Few vacancies in the following locations:
- Parker, AZ
- Peach Springs, AZ
- Yuma, AZ
- Elko, NV
- McDermitt, NV More Locations (1)
Work Schedule is Multiple Schedules - Multiple Appointment Types
Opened Wednesday 11/11/2015 (350 day(s) ago)
** Closes Thursday 11/10/2016 (15 day(s) away)
Positions are filled as vacancies occur.
This is a Direct Hire* Open Continuous Announcement (OCA)* for anticipated or future vacancies. Candidates with a complete application may be considered for positions that match the desired geographic locations, specialties, and/or job preferences. Positions may be filled at any of the grade levels indicated in this announcement, with or without promotion potential, as vacancies occur.
Serve as a Nurse Practitioner for field hospitals and/or clinics with the Phoenix Area IHS.
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.
Amendment 1: Extend closing date to November 10, 2016, to solicit for additional candidates.
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: U.S. Citizens, Current and Former competitive service Federal employees, active U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Indian Preference and Veteran Preference candidates.
APPOINTMENT: Positions may be filled as Permanent, Term or Temporary appointments.
WORK SCHEDULE: Positions may be filled as Full-time, Part-time, or Intermittent work schedules.
RELOCATION EXPENSES: Moving expenses may or may not be authorized and is subject to availability and service unit approval. If offered, you will be required to sign a 1 year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses.
BONUS: Bonus may or may not be authorized and is subject to availability and service unit approval. If offered, you will be required to sign a service agreement.
GOVERNMENT HOUSING: Availability of government quarters varies by location; otherwise, private housing only.
- Order, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic tests.
- Analyze and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.
- Develop treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines.
- Diagnose or treat acute health care problems such as illnesses, infections, and injuries. Treat patients across the age specturm.
- Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, dosage and frequencies.
- Counsel patients about drug regimen and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, and herbal remedies.
- Occasional Travel
- Some travel for training and/or job related purposes
- U.S. Citizenship is required
- Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service
- Specific education & licensure required, see Qualifications
- Fingerprint and background check are pre-employment requirements
BASIC REQUIREMENTS - All Nurse Practitioners must meet all three (3) of the following basic requirements:
1. Degree - Graduation from a professional Nurse Practitioner educational program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed. A Masters in Nurse Practitioner is preferred.
2. Licensure - Active, current registration as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) or equivalent from a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the territory of the United States.
3. Certification -Current certification in a Nurse Practitioner specialty from a U.S. nationally recognized credentialing body such as the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - In addition to the above, Nurse Practitioners must also meet the following requirements for the GS-09 level and above.
GS-09: Applicants who meet at least one of the following requirements may qualify for positions at this grade level.
- Completion of a Master of Nurse Practitioner educational program; or
- Completion of a professional Nurse Practitioner educational program AND 1 full year of work experience as a certified Nurse Practitioner equivalent to the GS-07 level providing advanced nursing services to patients under the supervision of a physician. Assignments at this level are generally developmental for new Nurse Practitioner graduates; or
- A combination of graduate education and specialized experience as described above.
GS-11: Applicants who meet at least one of the following requirements may qualify for positions at this grade level.
- Completion of a Doctor of Nurse Practitioner educational program; or
- Completion of a professional Nurse Practitioner educational program AND 1 full year of work experience as a certified Nurse Practitioner equivalent to the GS-09 level providing providing primary and/or specialty care to individuals, families or groups. Assignments at this level are progressively more difficult, in order to expand diagnostic and therapeutic skills, with supervisor or senior employee providing assistance on unusual problems; or
- A combination of graduate education and specialized experience as described above.
GS-12: Applicants who meet the following requirement may qualify for positions at this grade level.
- Completion of a professional Nurse Practitioner educational program AND 1 full year of work experience as a certified Nurse Practitioner equivalent to the GS-11 level serving as an independent practitioner providing comprehnsive primary and/or specialty care for patients. Examples of qualifying experience may include: taking case histories, conducting physical examinations, and ordering laboratory studies during clinic visits. May carry out special procedures such as giving injections or other medication, apply or change dressing, perform lumbar punctures, or suture minor lacerations.
New Graduates: Applications will be accepted from applicants who are in their final year of their Master or Doctoral-level Nurse Practitioner program and expected to obtain the appropriate licensure and national certification within the next 6 months. Such applicants are required to provide evidence of meeting all position requirements before they can enter on duty.
Conditions of Employment
- Immunization against Measles and Rubella required; influenza vaccine is recommended.
- 1-year probationary period for initial appointment to Federal service.
- May work alternative work schedule to provide continuity of service.
- Position covered by PL101-630, Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.
- Must have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment.
- May drive U.S. Government vehicle and must have a current, unrestricted driver's license.
- Must obtain and maintain clinical privileges. If they are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal Service.
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.
Q - Nonsensitive
What To Expect Next
This is a Direct Hire Open Continuous announcement. Multiple position types may be filled from this announcement during the term of the open period. Qualified applicants will be referred at the request of the selecting official upon a vacancy. Those candidates who have complete application packets on file as of each request date will receive full consideration for the vacant position. Your name will be referred to those sites that match your job preferences.
Your application will remain active for 3 months after date of receipt by this office. It will be removed from consideration after the 3 months have lapsed and placed in the inactive file. If you want further consideration, after this period, then you must re-apply to the announcement and update any application documents as required.
- You can review our benefits at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits
- Annual continuing education available at most sites.
Non-Permanent Appointments: Agency has option of extending non-permanent appointments; term appointments may be extended up to a maximum of 4 years and temporary appointments may be extended up to a maximum of 2 years. Non-permanent appointments may be terminated at any time upon notice in writing from the employing agency.
Less than Full-time Work Schedules: Part-time employees pay a proportionately higher premium for benefits (if eligible) than full-time employees. Additionally, earned annual and sick leave balances will be pro-rated based upon the number of hours worked. Intermittent employees are not eligible for either health or life insurance coverage (subject to specific conditions) and do not accrue sick or annual leave.
IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP): The IHS has a student loan repayment program for qualifying health disciplines. This is a competitive process separate from the hiring process. Opportunities for LRP are based on agency hiring priorities and availability of funds. For additional information please visit: http://www.ihs.gov/loanrepayment/index.cfm
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: United States Citizens
Control Number: 417530600
Job Announcement Number: IHS-15-PX-1521831-OCA