Nurse (Public Health Consultant)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Oct 10, 2019
Closes
Oct 17, 2019
Function
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Division of Nursing Services at the Indian Health Services, Headquarters, located in Rockville, Maryland. This position supports the core functions of the public health nursing program. The incumbent in this position reports to the Chief Nurse, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services.
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Responsibilities

    Collaboration in Developing Strategic Plans: Evaluates current data and trends in Indian health to identify the needs of the Public Health Nursing grant program; assists with the preparation of routine and special reports concerning consultation, assessment, evaluation, planning and outcomes achieved for the Public Health Nursing grant program. Analyzes and Evaluates Public Health Nursing Programs: Analyzes and evaluates Public Health Nursing grant programs. Identifies clinical and administrative best practices and advises participating Public Health Nursing grant programs on how processes could be improved and adopted. Coaches and mentors Public Health Nursing staff/teams on improvement tools and methods. Prepares reports and summaries of findings. Provides Consultation and Technical Assistance: Serves as an effective consultant and facilitator to the Public Health Nursing Grant program/team, participating in conference calls/meetings and in coordination with Indian Health Service Grant Program Specialist. Provides consultation, technical assistance and training on public health nursing principles including data collection, data management, data analysis, and other strategies and techniques for the monitoring and fulfillment of performance objectives. Evaluates Trends in Public Health Nursing: Applies expertise in a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze and evaluate Public Health Nursing practices. Applies expertise in Public Health Nursing practices to analyze and trend results and reports. Assess trends and developments in Public Health Nursing service delivery and predicts future impact on Indian Health by advocating for the collection and analysis of data from variety of sources; facilitates development of criteria/guidelines for public health studies or projects; develops proposals for public health studies;


Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Selectee may be subject to a probationary period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not to reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.

Security Clearance: 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. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. 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.

This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Upon tentative selection, selectee will be requested to complete, sign, and submit the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker Position form. 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.

The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 10/23/2019

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.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification 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.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/nurse-series-0610/

Education: A graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional nursing educational program is required. This education must have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

Licensure: For all grade levels and positions, applicants must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination. In addition, they must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

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: Promoting and encouraging continued holistic, culturally sensitive, patient/client centered health care practices. Interpreting public health nursing grant program needs in regards to implementation of national objectives, policy, legislation, and new standards of care. Experience in evaluating trends in public health nursing, and serving as a consultant or facilitator to public health nursing guidelines.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Education

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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/

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: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This is a Term Not-to-Exceed (NTE) 3 years position as a Nurse (Public Heath Consultant) with the Indian Health Service. The position may be filled by temporary promotion or temporary reassignment NTE 3 years, if a current permanent Indian Health Service employee. Temporary promotion/reassignment may be extended up to a maximum of 5 years, and may be made permanent without further competition. The position may be filled by term appointment NTE 3 years, if not a current permanent Indian Health Service employee. Term appointment may be extended up to a maximum of six years, and may be made permanent without further competition.

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

Relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a 6 month service agreement will be required.

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines. To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must substantively exceed the basic qualifications and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and any other requirements.

Your resume and any documents submitted will be retained for three months and may be used at any time during this period. After 3 months, you must reapply to this announcement in order to be considered.

Click here to view vacancy questions: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10574617 .

All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, 10/23/2019, to be considered.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:
  • Resume: You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder to ensure all required information is included in your Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed, annual salary, and description of job duties. Include name and address of employer; supervisor name and telephone number.
  • Indian Preference Applicants: If claiming Indian preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." 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. For detailed instructions, see form BIA-4432. Refer to BIA-4432 link: https://www.bia.gov/sites/bia.gov/files/assets/public/raca/online_forms/pdf/IndianPref_1076-0160_Exp3-31-21.pdf . When an Indian Preference candidate possesses Veterans preference the rules regarding Veterans preference apply under ESEP and the applicant must provide documentation in order to receive preference.
  • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf .
  • Licensure: current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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