Nurse/Operating Room Nurse GS-0610-5/7/9/10


Vacancy ID: 644008   Announcement Number: IHS-12-OK-644008-ESEP/MP   USAJOBS Control Number: 314394800

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Vacancy Identification Number: 644008

Announcement Number: IHS-12-OK-644008-ESEP/MP


1. Title of Job

Nurse/Operating Room Nurse GS-0610-5/7/9/10
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 05.


05
07
09
10

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is
001 Nurse Specialist (Operating Room)

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


400990131 Claremore, OK
402750031 Lawton, OK

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you a United States Citizen or National, who is at least 16 years old?

A. Yes
B. No

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment under the Merit Promotion or Excepted Service Examining Plan in the Indian Health Service. Please respond "Yes" or "No" to the following statements. Do not leave any section blank. NOTE: You must submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility as indicated below. Failure to provide the required documents will render you not eligible for consideration. See instructions under the "How to Apply" tab for submitting documentation.

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment under the Merit Promotion or Excepted Service Examining Plan in the Indian Health Service. Please respond "Yes" or "No" to the following statements. Do not leave any section blank.

A- Yes.
B- No.

2. Are you a current, permanent (non-temporary) civilian employee on a competitive service appointment in a Federal agency or a former civilian Federal employee who achieved career status in the competitive service; or an interchange agreement eligible; or a VEOA eligible; or a former civilian Federal employee who served on a career-conditional appointment and was separated less than three years ago without achieving career status in the competitive service? (You must submit supporting documentation).

3. Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification? (You must submit a properly completed and signed copy of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Form BIA-4432, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service," for employees claiming Indian preference.)

4. Are you an Indian Health Service scholarship recipient who has completed the necessary requirements for an approved health profession degree in accordance with your academic institution and under the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA)? (You will receive highest priority placement consideration for available vacancies within the IHS).

5. Have you held a permanent position in the competitive service at the same grade level with the same or higher promotion potential as this position; or be an Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) applicant; or be eligible for a special appointment authority such as a Schedule A for the severely disabled? (You must submit supporting documentation).

6. Are you interested in performing the duties of this position within the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps? (You must submit sufficient information to permit this office to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements, including any selective placement factor).

INSTRUCTIONS: The following section is used to determine your Method of Consideration/Referral.

7. Please indicate which of the following plans you want to be considered under: you will only be considered for those that you indicate and are within reach for referral. Do not leave this section blank.
NOTE: You must also submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility as indicated in the vacancy announcement. Failure to provide the required documents will render you not eligible for consideration.

A. I would like to be considered for Merit Promotion Plan (MP)
B. I would like to be considered for Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP)
C. I would like to be considered for both A and B (MP/ESEP)
D. I would like to be considered under the Commissioned Corps Personnel System
E. None of the above hiring plans apply to me

Thank you for your interest in this Nurse Specialist (Operating Room) position with the Indian Health Service.
We will evaluate your resume and your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.
SECTION I. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND FACTORS.
SECTION I. BASIC REQUIREMENTS AND FACTORS.

1. BASIC REQUIREMENT In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the Basic Requirements for a nurse position. Select the response that most closely and accurately describes your background which demonstrates how you meet the registration requirements.

A. I have an active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. (Must submit current registration)
B. I expect to receive State registration as a professional nurse within the next 6 months. (Must submit current registration)
C. I do not meet the registration requirements as described in the above statements.

2. Minimum Qualifications GS-05: From the descriptions below, select the response that best describes your experience which demonstrates your ability to perform the work of this position at the GS-05.

A. I have completed both a nursing program of less than 30 months' duration or an associate degree and I have at least one year of professional nursing experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level or pay band in the Federal service performing the duties of a practical nurse or nursing assistant under the supervision of a professional nurse.
B. I have completed a nursing program of at least 30 months' duration or 4 academic years above high school or a bachelor's degree in nursing.
C. I have combination of professional nursing experience and education that when combined fully meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
D. I do not have the education and/or experience as described in the above statements.

3. Minimum Qualifications GS-07:  From the descriptions below, select the response that best describes your experience which demonstrates your ability to perform the work of this position at the GS-07. Select only one response and do not leave blank.

A. I have completed both a professional nursing program and have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service performing developmental nursing work that equipped me with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. The experience is related to work of the position as described in the vacancy announcement. You will be required to submit your transcripts or nursing program documentation.
B. I have completed a Bachelor's degree in Nursing with one of the following: I graduated with at least an overall GPA of 2.95, or I graduated with at least a 3.45 GPA in my major or during the last two years of college; or I graduated in the top third of my class; or I have been a member of a national scholastic honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. You will be required to submit your transcripts or nursing program documentation.
C. I have completed at least 1 year of graduate education in nursing with a concentration in a field of nursing (e.g., teaching, a clinical specialty, research, administration, etc.), or in a closely related non-nursing field directly applicable to the requirements of this position. You will be required to submit your transcripts or nursing program documentation.
D. I am currently in an approved Nursing degree program and expect to graduate within 9 months as shown in "A" above.
E. I have a combination of professional nursing experience and graduate education that when combined fully meet the minimum qualifications for this position. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for GS-07 grade level. You will be required to submit your transcripts or nursing program documentation.
F. I do not have the education and/or experience as described in the above statements.

4. Minimum Qualifications GS-09: From the descriptions below, select the response that best describes your experience which demonstrates your ability to perform the work of this position at the GS-09.

A. I have completed both a professional nursing program and have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service performing developmental nursing work that equipped me with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. The experience is related to work of the position as described in the vacancy announcement. You will be required to submit your transcripts or nursing program documentation.
B. I have completed 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or a master's or equivalent degree. You will be required to submit your transcripts or nursing program documentation.
C. I have a combination of professional nursing experience and graduate education that when combined fully meet the minimum qualifications for this position. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for GS-09 grade level. You will be required to submit your transcripts or nursing program documentation.
D. I do not have the education and/or experience as described in the above statements.

5. Minimum Qualifications GS-10: From the descriptions below, select the response that best describes your experience which demonstrates your ability to perform the work of this position at the GS-10.

A. I have 2½ full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to completion of the requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D or equivalent) OR 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service performing work that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
B. I have a combination of education and experience that when combined fully meet the minimum qualifications for this position. The total percentage equals at least 100 percent to qualify for this GS-10 grade level
C. I do not meet the experience, or training as described above.

This position requires a nursing license before entering on duty.

6. I will have a current, valid, active, unrestricted license in any State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States before entering on duty?

A. Yes
B. No

For each task, select the statement from the list below (A-E) that best describes your experience and/or training.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

7. Provide peri-operative nursing care during surgical operations as the scrub or in the circulating role.

8. Takes the patient's vital signs such as weight, temperature and blood pressure.

9. Explains any discharge instructions to the family and patient, and prepares them to take over care at home.

10. Administers medication and injections as directed by the attending physician.

11. Knowledge and experience in the care of day surgery patients.

12. Served as a Charge Nurse or Team Leader in the Operating Room.

For each nursing procedure, select the statement from the list below (A-E) that best describes your experience and/or training.

13. Assisting with endotrachial intubations in the Operating Room.

14. Positioning patient in the Operating Room.

15. Assisting with central line placement in the Operating Room.

16. Operating a Sterrad and/or flash autoclave in the Operating Room.

17. Performing cardiac monitoring in the Operating Room.

18. Using rapid fluid warmers/infusers or other patient warming devices in the Operating Room to prevent Hypothermia.

19. Using defibrillators in the Operating Room for emergency procedures/code situations.

20. Assembling and operating a fracture table in the Operating Room.

21. Assisting in placing and interpreting fetal monitor devices in the Operating Room.

22. Perform emergency C-sections in the Operating Room.

23. Perform preoperative teaching in the Operating Room.

Select Yes or No to questions 21-31 to indicate your experience in the following types of assessments.

A- Yes
B- No

24. I have experience performing head to toe patient assessments.

25. I have experience performing cultural patient assessments.

26. I have experience performing emotional patient assessments.

27. I have experience performing psychosocial patient assessments.

28. I have experience performing alcohol withdrawal patient assessments.

29. I have experience performing patient learning assessments.

30. I have experience performing domestic violence patient assessments.

31. I have experience performing patient assessments for depression.

32. I have experience performing patient assessments for nutrition.

33. I have experience performing age appropriate patient assessments.

34. I have experience performing skin assessments.

For each type of surgeries, select the statement from the list below (A-E) that best describes your experience and/or training.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

35. Proficient in laparoscopic surgeries.

36. Proficient in ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) surgeries.

37. Proficient in pediatric surgeries.

38. Proficient in ophthalmology surgeries.

39. Proficient in orthopedic and/or podiatry surgeries.

40. Proficient in Oral surgery

41. Proficient in IV access and site care initiation.

For each equipment, select the statement from the list below (A-E) that best describes your experience and/or training.

42. Operating infusion pumps.

43. Operating electronic thermometers.

44. Operating pulse oximeters.

45. Operating electrosurgical units.

46. Operating suction.

47. Operating various IV and blood infusion pumps.

48. Operating EKG and monitoring devices.

49. Operating electric and manual OR tables and attachments.

50. Operating laparoscopic/endoscopic video equipment.

For each task, select the statement from the list below (A-E) that best describes your experience and/or training.

51. Review and interpret laboratory and other diagnostic test data to evaluate patients and develop nursing care plans.

52. Discriminated between normal and abnormal findings, and provide appropriate care measures.

53. Utilized assessment data to determine an appropriate nursing diagnosis and develop, implement, evaluate and revise an appropriate plan of care.

54. Provide peri-operative nursing care based on interpretation of data obtained from assessment, interview, history review and lab values.

55. Completing patient assessments in accordance with standards of care and the nursing process.

56. Develop complex nursing care plans within the Operating Room.

SECTION II. CERTIFICATION OF INFORMATION ACCURACY

As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

Certification of Information Accuracy
If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

57. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.