Job Title: Nursing Assistant Department: Department Of Health And Human Services Agency: Indian Health Service Job Announcement Number: IHS-R1-AQ-454791-DE SALARY RANGE: $24,933.00 - $36,384.00 /year OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, May 12, 2011 to Wednesday, June 08, 2011 SERIES & GRADE: GS-0621-03/04 POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Multiple Appointment Types PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 04 DUTY LOCATIONS: 3 vacancies - Dulce, NM WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Public JOB SUMMARY: Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At HHS you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. Join HHS and help make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans. The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The IHS provides a comprehensive health services delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives with opportunity for maximum tribal involvement in developing and managing programs to meet their health needs. To be eligible for this position under the Delegated Examining (DE) hiring plan, you must be a U.S. Citizen. This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-R1-453610-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements. This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicant who applied previously need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information. POSITION DETAILS: This position is located at the Jicarilla Service Unit in Dulce, NM. The purpose of this position is to provide nursing assistance to providers and nurses in the care and treatment of mildly to chronically ill patients. This position provide direct care and services to neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, adolescent and adult patients. The incumbent will assist with cleaning and autoclaving instruments, restocking medical supplies and providing clerical support for the Outpatient and Urgent Care nursing areas. Area of consideration: All Sources Salary range: $24,933.00 - $36,384.00 (Annually) Promotion potential: This position has promotion potential to the GS-04 grade level. If the position is filled at the lower grade, incumbent may be promoted to the full performance grade level once all legal and regulatory requirements are met; however, such promotion is neither automatic nor guaranteed. Travel Required: No Supervisory/Managerial Position: No Relocation Expenses Paid: Travel Expenses – Not Paid Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the employee. Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes (See item # 6 in the How to Apply Tab) Is drug testing required? No Is government housing available? No Is this a bargaining unit position? No Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, weekends/holidays? Yes Who may apply section - visit firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on Who May Apply KEY REQUIREMENTS: Position subject to background investigation. As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required. If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59) Must be a US Citizen Back to top Duties Additional Duty Location Info: 3 vacancies - Dulce, NM Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job. Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, heigh, weight, head circumference and visual acuity. Performs medical procedures suck as 12-lead EKG, non-stress test, pulse oximetry, spirometry, and assist patients with nebulizers as directed. Performs complete range of treatment procedures including maintaining IV fluids, setting up and giving oxygen treatment, changing sterile dressings, applying splints, bandages and other dressings as directed. Restock exam rooms with medical supplies. Cleans unoccupied exam rooms and equipment to make ready for next patient. Back to top Qualifications and Evaluations QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements of this position by the closing date of the job announcement: Wednesday, June 08, 2011. Basic Requirements: Candidates for the GS-03 must have had 26 weeks of General Experience OR 1 year above high school with courses related to the occupation. Candidates for the GS-04 must have had 26 weeks of General Experience and 26 weeks of Specialized Experience OR successful completion of a 2-year degree program in an accredited community college, junior college, or college or university in practical nursing or in a field of study appropriate to the specialization of the position, such as education in a program for a psychology, psychiatric, or operating room technician. General Experience: (1) Any types of work that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to perform the work of the position as shown under “Duties and Responsibilities”, or (2) experience as a trainee in providing assistance to the nursing and medical staff. Adheres to general safety to transport patients within the departments or hospital. Has basic knowledge of medical terminology or anatomy and physiology to record information in patient medical records. Specialized Experience: Qualifying specialized experience includes nonprofessional nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other medical, nursing or patient care facility, or in such work as that of a home health aid performing duties such as: Providing personal nursing care such as pre- and post-operative care. Support duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus. Caring for mentally ill patients, including observing, recording, and reporting changes in their behavior, and providing reassurance and encouragement. Assisting surgeons and registered nurses in operating room activities, including passing instruments, maintaining sterile conditions, and draping and positioning patients. The HHS Careers system simplifies the Federal application process by replacing the former KSA job-element statements with on-line self-assessment questions. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications requirements will be invited to complete an on-line questionnaire assessing the following: Ability to deliver basic nursing care. Ability to conduct triage based on patient needs assessment. Ability to explain administrative procedures to patients and their families. Ability to maintain professional demeanor while working with a variety of individuals. Ability to decontaminate equipment and supplies for re-use and disposal. You must provide the required information during the online application process; if any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete: 1. Resume complete in USAJOBS 2. Responses to Questionnaire 3. Applicable Supporting Documentation (see Required documents section in this announcement for more details) HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: We will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of three quality categories: Best Qualified Category -- Meet the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most requirements of the position Well Qualified Category -- Meets the minimum qualifications requirements and meets most requirements of the position. Qualified Category -- Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but do not possess the relevant competencies to a substantive degree. Names of candidates in the Best Qualified Category will be sent to the Hiring Manager for employment consideration. If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veteran's preference you are claiming on your resume, and ensure you submit the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above qualified non-preference eligibles in your assigned category. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement, see http:www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx. For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category. Back to top Benefits and Other Info BENEFITS: The federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits. OTHER INFORMATION: If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well qualified with a score of at least 85 for this position. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, CTAP Information Displaced Federal employees ICTAP criteria. Additional or alternate selections may be made within 90 calendar days of the date the Candidate Referral Roster was issued. The positions to be filled must have the same title, series, grade, geographic location, and qualification requirements as was stated in the original vacancy announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity: Except for Indian preference, consideration will be given without regard to any non-merit factor such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, partisan politics, physical or mental handicap, marital status, age, membership or non- membership in any employee organization, or sexual orientation. Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualification requirements, licensure requirements, performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement. In accordance with Chapter 12, Indian Health Manual, IHS Employee Immunization Program, selected candidate will be required to submit proof of immunity to the following diseases: Rubella and Measles. Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period. 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. Vet Guide IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free Back to top How To Apply HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following parts: 1. Assessment Questionnaire 2. Résumé 3. Required Documents (Specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. An applicant may not be considered if proper documentation is not received.) Use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing. Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager. Your Application Package status must be Complete by, Wednesday, June 08, 2011, the closing date of this announcement. Option A: Application Manager (preferred method) To begin, choose one of these options: 1. If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the Apply Online button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created. 2. If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process Online Questionnaire Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. If you submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used. Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety. Option B: Fax If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can apply for this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method. Please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission. Follow these steps: View 1. Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline. Occupational Questionnaire. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203- FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850; after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions. 2. You may submit the OPM Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), résumé, and/or any supporting documents by fax. If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up. Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager. Or, you may click this link http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below. Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number 454791 Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application. You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page. Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144. Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed: Not using the special cover page mentioned above. Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement. PLEASE NOTE: In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, LINDSAY MOORE, (505)248-4786, LINDSAY.MOORE@IHS.GOV. "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis." REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: You must provide the required documents listed below during the online application process either through the document upload process or fax using instructions outlined in Section B above. If any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete: ___Resume -You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes hours worked per week, month and year of employment. ___Transcripts - Transcripts must be provided if substituting education for experience and/or if education is required for this position. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty. ___Veteran's Preference-If claiming Veteran's Preference, include a copy of DD-214 Form, and SF- 15 if claiming 10 point Veteran's Preference http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. ___ Indian preference applicants – If claiming Indian preference for the first time, or if you have no previous documentation of preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the current BIA form 4432 (expiration date 8/31/2011), “Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only.” The current form (expiration date 8/31/2011 does not need to be used if an older Form BIA-4432 is submitted with a signature that predates the expiration date on the form. Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA official of tribal enrollment records, documentation of lineal descent, state or academic records that document you posses one-half degree Indian blood from a tribe indigenous to the United States, as well as official records that establish your degree of Indian blood, such as census records. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary. (See the form for detailed instructions for the completion of the BIA-4432). Current IHS employees with a BIA form on file in their Official Personnel Folder are required to submit a copy of that form with their application. ____Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available at:http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/DHR/Documents/ApplicantInfo/C hildcareAddendumOMBApprovedForm-2012.doc Response to Assessment Questionnaire. Applicants may submit optional documents and place these under Miscellaneous: such as performance reviews, copies of job-related certifications, cover letter, letters of recommendation, SF-50. Suggest documents submitted are job-related and current. AGENCY CONTACT INFO: LINDSAY MOORE Agency Information: Phone: (505)248-4786 Indian Health Service HR Center Fax: (505)248-4744 5300 Homestead Road NE TDD: (301)443-6394 Albuquerque, NM 87110 Email: LINDSAY.MOORE@IHS.GOV Fax: (505)248-4744 WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT: Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement via email that your submission was successful. Approximately 45 days following the closing date of the announcement, you will receive a notice of rating with the final disposition of your resume. To protect your privacy, scores of resumes are not provided by phone.
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