Practical Nurse (Field/Tele Health)

Indian Health Service Fort Yates , ND 58538

Posted 2 months ago

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Salary Range: $49,008 to $63,711 / Per Year Open Period: 3/30/2021 to 6/30/2021 Summary:
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): Individual Occupational Requirements In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below. Licensure: Candidates must be currently licensed to practice as practical or vocational nurses in a State or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia or must have applied for a license to practice. Applications of candidates possessing a license must be accompanied by a certified or photostatic copy of the license, a notarized statement attesting to the fact, or a citation of the license number and State issuing it.

Non-licensed candidates who have completed their training may be appointed subject to obtaining the required license during the probationary period. Those not licensed must furnish the date on which they applied for a license and the jurisdiction involved. No person appointed pending licensure may be retained beyond the probationary period if licensure has not been attained.

Applicants who meet the licensure requirement are considered fully qualified for GS-3. Additional Requirements for Grades GS-4 and Above: Experience: Qualifying experience includes nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques and procedures, performing such duties as:
  • Providing pre- and post-operative patient care.

  • Observing, recording, and reporting changes in behavior of mentally ill patients.

  • Providing reassurance and encouragement to mentally ill patients.

  • Assisting surgeons and registered nurses in operating room activities, including passing instruments, maintaining sterile conditions, and draping and positioning patients.

  • Setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus. OR Education/Training:

    For GS-4: Successful completion of a program in practical nursing of a least 9 months' duration combined with 1 year of nursing assistant experience; or successful completion of a 2-year degree program in an accredited community college, junior college, or college or university in practical nursing. GS-6: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level.

    Specialized Experience For the GS-6: Experience in assisting with escorting/transporting patient's to various services areas in the health center. Experience in instructing patient's role in various procedures and assists with chaperoned examinations.

    Experience in reinforcing patient teaching given by the professional nurse and medical staff. Experience in administering oral medications, performing subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Experience in maintaining immunization inventory including ordering, logging, and reporting.

    You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to t

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