Nurse Specialist GS-0610-11


Vacancy ID: 722022   Announcement Number: IHS-R1-OK-722022-ESEP/MP   USAJOBS Control Number: 330786500

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Vacancy Identification Number

Vacancy Identification Number: 722022

Announcement Number: IHS-R1-OK-722022-ESEP/MP


1. Title of Job

Nurse Specialist GS-0610-11
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 11.


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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

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is
026 Nurse (Infection Control/Employee Health)

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:


402750031 Lawton, OK

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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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

1. In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the degree requirements for a nurse position.

A. I have a degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by me.
B. I do not have the education as described above.

2. This position provides direct patient care; all eligible candidates must meet the registration requirement.

A. I have an active, current license as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. (Must submit copy of registration)
B. I do not meet the registration requirements as described above.

3. GS-11 Minimum Qualification 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-11.

A. I have 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education.
B. I have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent).
C. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-10 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.
D. 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-11 grade level
E. I do not meet the experience, or training as described above.

4.

GS-11 Additional Qualifications I have at least one year of specialized experience in Infection Control or Employee Health  equivalent to at least the GS-10 level as a registered nurse.

A. Yes
B. No

Ability to utilize regulatory agency, evidence-based resources, and current standards of practice to develop policies

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list below 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.

5. Develop and update Infection Control policies and procedures.

6. Develop goals/objectives for a unit/department utilizing current regulatory agencies and current nursing practice standards.

7. Incorporate Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations in the health care environment.

8. Monitor compliance with standards of care utilizing current nursing practice standards and regulatory agency standards.

9. Work with health care professionals to determine priorities.

10. Incorporate Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) standards into practice.

Based on your selections above, in regards to the previous question, please identify where in your resume you obtained education, training and/or experience.

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list below 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.

11. Actively participated in an accreditation survey for a hospital or clinic.

12. Responsible for Infection Control duties including reporting results in accordance with all regulatory requirements.

13. Participate in Employee Immunizations.

14. Conduct inspections for compliance purposes.

15. I have been an active member of APIC (Association for Professions in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.)

A. Yes
B. No

16. I have served as an active member on a Performance (Quality) Improvement Team/Committee.

A. Yes
B. No

Based on your selections above, in regards to the previous question, please identify where in your resume you obtained education, training and/or experience.

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list below 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.

17. Compile data for interpretation on health related issues.

18. Monitor the local, regional, state and national trends in health related infectious diseases.

19. Work with health professionals in identifying potential health risks.

20. Develop criteria to evaluate compliance of standards such as hand hygiene.

21. Conduct inspections or tracers to identify compliance and risk prone areas.

Based on your selections above, in regards to the previous question, please identify where in your resume you obtained education, training and/or experience.

This position requires high level of expert knowledge. Are you competent in the following activities of Infection Control and Employee Health?

A- True
B- False

22. I have experience in Joint Commission (or other regulatory agency) accreditation surveys.

23. I have held certification from or held membership with the Association for Professions in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC).

24. I have held certification from or held membership with the American Board for Occupational Health Nurses (ABOHN).

25. I have held certification from or held membership with the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN).

Based on your selections above, in regards to the previous question, please identify where in your resume you obtained education, training and/or experience.

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list below 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.

26. Prepare formal presentations for health care professionals.

27. Develop formal reports for accrediting agencies.

28. Translate data to meaningful information for all levels of health care workers.

29. Provide one on one education to lay persons or community members.

Based on your selections above, in regards to the previous question, please identify where in your resume you obtained education, training and/or experience.

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

A- I have not performed these employee health functions.
B- I have received college level instruction and training in these functions, but have not performed them on the job.
C- I have performed similar and directly related functions and my experience and training have equipped me to perform these functions successfully.
D- I have performed these functions independently as a regular part of monitoring employee health immunizations.
E- I am highly skilled at performing these functions. I have performed them routinely and have carried them out successfully following nursing standards of practice.

30. Work as an Immunization Coordinator.

31. Report On the Job Injuries utilizing appropriate forms.

32. Provide and coordinated training for prevention of on the job injuries

33. Interpret abnormal lab results.

34. Refer patients for counseling.

35. Conduct chart reviews for nursing documentation.

36. Collaborate with health care providers and other disciplines to develop appropriate plans of care for patients and their families.

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.

37. 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.