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Indian Health Service Nurse (Community Health) in Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Summary This position is located within the Community Health Department at the Pine Ridge Service Unit. The purpose of this position is to provide comprehensive nursing service to individuals, families, and communities within the geographical area. Services are provided to all age groups with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention. The health program is carried out in home, office, clinic, schools, and community, where conditions and treatment are normally of a non-critical nature. Responsibilities Utilize nursing process in order to assess, plan, implement and evaluate health needs in providing nursing care to individuals and families including interventions designed to prevent complications and minimize disabilities. Teaches and supervises patients and families in techniques of positive health measures. Assists them in understanding, accepting and adjusting to the implications and responsibilities of medical or other needed care, diagnosis and treatment. Plans and evaluates the Community Health Nursing Program. Maintains proper lines of communication so the responsible parties are adequately informed. Provides continuity of patients care by initiating, planning and exchanging information with others IHS, Tribal and Community resources. Assumes personal responsibility to keep informed of current changes and trends affecting nursing care and professional nurse functions. Requirements 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 12/31/1959 You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you. 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. Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit 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 process. 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. Qualifications 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. BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Nurse Series 0610 ( In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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: GS-7 Specialized Experience: clinical nursing experience which includes planning, implementing, and evaluating a patient's health status to identify health promotion and disease prevention strategies; work with individuals, families and communities as a population focus and apply a systems level perspective to factors that impact health; provision of nursing care services and assessment in a variety of settings in homes, schools, clinics, community centers, jails, detention centers rural and remote Indian communities while focusing on improving population health in the environments where people live, work learn and play. GS-9 Specialized Experience: working with individuals, families, and communities implementing and supporting community care coordination; and interacting with health care system providers on referrals and transitions in care; and collection and analyze data as part of community assessment, implementing case management processes and mentoring colleagues. GS-11 Specialized Experience: experience in applying nursing theory and public health science to preserving and promoting the health of the population with the nature of the practice being continuous and comprehensive; development and implementation of needed health services in the community to address the well-being of the population and serving as an advocate and facilitating change; Provision of public health program activities which are based on the community needs, program resources, and establishing goals and objectives; and, identification of vulnerable groups in a community by assessing the needs of the population and tailoring services to the special needs of high risk groups. ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED - Applications will be reviewed starting on May 21, 2021 and every 10 business days thereafter until filled. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Education 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: 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, visit: Additional Information Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 240 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement. Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit. Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a 6 month service agreement will be required. The Indian Health Service (IHS), National Health Service Corps (NHSC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have student loan repayment programs 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: For IHS - For NHSC - For HRSA Nurse Corps - This position has promotion potential to the GS-11 grade level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and "Regulatory/Administrative" approval. Promotion to the next higher grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.