Nurse (Public Health)

Department Of Health And Human Services Bloomfield , NM 87413

Posted 2 months ago

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Summary

This position is located at one of the Service Unit Hospitals or clinics under the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, in the Division of Public Health. The primary purpose of this position is to perform four major functional areas of Community Intervention, Public Health education, nursing care, and quality management.

Note: This is an Open Continuous announcement, applicants will be referred when vacancies occur.

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Responsibilities

This position will support efforts related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

  • Design program plans to mobilize community partnerships and resources for a plan of action to address emerging infectious and communicable diseases and problems.

  • Conduct and participate in community assessment to define interventions by identifying subpopulations at risk for disease and/or disability. Implement a surveillance method for community health trends and status. Evaluate health trends and risk factors.

  • Provide health education to individuals, families and community groups in various settings. Inform, educate, and empower people to make appropriate and informed decisions about health issues.

  • Develop, implements and evaluate plans of care. Consult with health care team members to administer the therapeutic measures as prescribed by the health team.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

  • Job family (Series)

0610 Nurse

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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.

  • Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.

  • Maybe required to work on a rotating shift of day, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays to provide coverage.

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.

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.

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

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):

Note: Employees currently assigned to positions in this occupational series as of September 2017 will be considered to have met the basic requirements for the position occupied.

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.

Degree from Foreign Nursing School: Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.

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:

GS-09: Applicants must possess a master's degree in professional nursing

  • OR- At least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-7 grade level or above) and possession of a diploma, associate degree, or bachelor's degree in Nursing from a professional nursing program.

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: Provide comprehensive professional nursing, public health nursing, and public health theories, principles, practices, and procedures required to provide public health nursing services in clinics, homes, schools, and community environment; perform assessment, diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses; emergency care; counseling, guidance and health instruction to patients and families; and perform home visits involving case findings, referral for treatment and follow-up care; plan and conduct community health programs; conducts surveys and studies to determine and appraise community health services; and maintain patient records and confidentiality of information.

GS-11: Applicants must have successful completion of a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from a professional nursing educational program or related medical science field;

  • OR- At least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-9 grade level) and possession of a diploma, associate degree, bachelor's degree, or master's degree from a professional nursing educational program.

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: Provide comprehensive and complex nursing care and community health nursing services in clinics, homes and schools; perform assessment, diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses; emergency care; counseling, guidance and health instructions to patients and families; perform home visits involving case-findings, referral for treatment and follow-up care; plan and conduct community health programs; conduct surveys and studies to diagnose and investigate health problems in the community to identify potential problem/outbreak situations; Implement public health principles, including; population-base service, evidence-base services, prevention, and community assessment; and maintain patient records and confidentiality of information.

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: https://www.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.



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