Supervisory Clinical Nurse GS-0610-11/12 (Direct Hire)


Vacancy ID: 835998   Announcement Number: IHS-13-PX-835998-DHA   USAJOBS Control Number: 338622700

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1. Title of Job

Supervisory Clinical Nurse GS-0610-11/12 (Direct Hire)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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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

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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

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001 Supervisory Clinical Nurse

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:


040340012 Parker, AZ
040370013 Phoenix, AZ
040382017 Polacca, AZ
040416007 San Carlos, AZ
040421019 San Xavier, AZ
040424003 San Simon, AZ
040425019 Sells, AZ
040530019 Tucson, AZ
040565017 Whiteriver, AZ
040620027 Yuma, AZ
320075007 Elko, NV
320090001 Fallon, NV
320135013 McDermitt, NV
320155007 Owyhee, NV
320185021 Schurz, NV
490507047 Fort Duchesne, UT
491640013 Roosevelt, UT

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 Delegated Examining or Direct Hire Authority in the Indian Health Service. Please respond "Yes" or "No" to the following statements. Do not leave any section blank.

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment under the Delegated Examining or Direct Hire Authority 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 eligibility as indicated below.  Failure to provide documents will render you not eligible for the consideration.  See instructions undert the "How to Apply" tab for submitting documentation.

A- Yes.
B- No.

2. 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.)

3. 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).

4. Are you a former competitive service employee who was separated by a Reduction in Force (RIF) to be considered eligible as a Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or an Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) applicant or placed on the agencies Reemployment Priority List (RPL) based on a RIF or separated because of work related injuries? (You must submit the appropriate supporting documentation).

Thank you for your interest in this Supervisory Clinical Nurse 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.

1. In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the Basic Requirements for nurse position. Select the response that most closely and accurately describes your background which demonstrates how you meet the education and registration requirements. Select only one response and do not leave blank.

A. I have successfully completed a degree or diploma from a professional nursing program which was approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time my program was completed. In addition, 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 transcripts and current registration)
B. I have graduated from an approved nursing educational program as shown in "A" above in the past 12 months and expect to receive State registration as a professional nurse within the next 6 months. (Must submit transcripts and current registration)
C. I have completed undergraduate course work in nursing. For example behavioral, physical, or biological sciences related to nursing; nutrition; public health; and maternal and child health. I do not have an active, current registration as a professional nurse, nor do I expect to receive registration within the next 6 months. (Must submit transcripts)
D. I am currently in an approved Nursing degree program and expect to graduate within 9 months as shown in "A" above.
E. I do not have the education and/or experience as described as described in the above statements.

2. GS-11 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. Select only one response and do not leave blank.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade 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. Specialized experience is defined as administering, coordinating and directing clinical nurse activities.
B. I have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education 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.
C. My experience is not reflected in the above statements.

3. GS-12 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-12. Select only one response and do not leave blank.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade 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. Specialized experience is defined as administering, coordinating and directing varied clinical nursing activities.
B. I do not meet the experience or training as described above.

This position requires a nursing license before entering on duty.

4. 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 in the following group, select the response that best describes your experience as a Supervisor.

A- Yes
B- No

5. I have experience supervising Obstetrics nursing staff.

6. I have experience supervising Emergency Room nursing staff.

7. I have experience supervising Intensive Care Unit nursing staff.

8. I have experience supervising Ambulatory Care nursing staff.

9. I have experience supervising Medical/Surgical nursing staff.

10. I have experience supervising Peri-Operative/Operating Room nursing staff.

11. I have experience supervising Pediatrics nursing staff.

12. I have experience supervising Public Health Nursing staff.

13. I have experience supervising Acute clinical nursing staff.

14. I have initiated awards for employees.

15. I have conducted Performance Evaluations on employees.

16. I have ensured compliance with nursing competencies

17. I have initiated disciplinary Actions

18. I have implemented Policies and Procedures

19. I have ensured compliance with nursing practice guidelines

For each task in the following group, select the response that best describes your experience as a nurse in the following healthcare facilities.

A- Yes
B- No

20. Community Hospital

21. Hospice Care

22. Laboratory

23. Nursing Home

24. Sub acute Care

25. Occupational Health Department

26. Outpatient Clinic

27. Private Physician Office

28. Research Facility

29. School

30. University Medical Center

For each task in the following group, select the response that best describes your experience performing administrative functions you have regularly performed as a nurse.

A- Yes
B- No

31. I have coordinated nursing activities to minimize duplication of services and improve utilization of total resources available.

32. I have coordinated nursing services and assess needs in order to execute improvement programs.

33. I have developed and reviewed nursing guidelines and/or standard operating procedures.

34. I have maintained quality assurance, preventive maintenance and safety, and other nursing programs.

35. I have made qualitative evaluations of nursing services.

36. I have developed and/or revised guidelines and standards for use by operating personnel.

37. I have incorporated new technology in nursing programs.

38. I have prepared budget staffing estimates and/or reports.

39. I have review and approve new nursing methodologies

40. I have scheduled nursing personnel

41. I have selected equipment to purchase

42. I have supervised other medical staff

For each task below, select the appropriate response that best reflects your experience level. Please select only one response. Your resume and/or supporting documentation must support your response.

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.

43. Provide routine and administrative first line supervision

44. Assign work to employees

45. Evaluate employees work performance

46. Implements performance elements and standards.

47. Advise, counsel and instruct employees on administrative matters

48. Resolve grievances and/or complaints

49. Respond to changing conditions in a stressful environment.

For each task in the following group, select the response that best describes your experience and/or training in quality assurance activities.

A- Yes
B- No

50. I have participated in Performance Improvement projects/activities.

51. I have complied with instituting safety measures.

52. I have participated in Risk Management Activities.

53. I have complied with Infection Control.

Do you have experience with the following health care accreditation requirements?

54. I have experience in complying with The Joint Commission (TJC)

55. I have experience in complying with Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)

56. I have experience in complying with Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)

57. I have experience in complying with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

58. I have experience in complying with Privacy Act

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training I collaborated with co-workers, peers, subordinates and supervisors.

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 during this task because of my expertise.

59. Collaborates with co-workers, peers, subordinates and supervisors.

60. Deals with cultural issues that may impact the implementation of public health or public health related programs in Native American populations.

61. Ability to work responsibly with physicians and other members of the medical team to provide quality patient care.

62. Work with people from different cultural orientation to improve the delivery of health care services.

63. Interviews patients to obtain diagnostic information and/or a clinical history.

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

A- Yes
B- No

64. I have the ability to plan program activities for a nursing unit.

65. I have the ability to organize a perform improvement for a nursing unit.

66. I have the ability to manage a budget for a nursing unit.

67. I have the ability to set work priorities for a nursing unit.

68. I have the ability to manage and adjust workflow for a nursing unit.

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

I have working knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity laws, regulations, polices, and procedures.

A- Yes
B- No

69. I have the ability to work with individuals and groups to resolve problems.

70. I have the ability to work with individuals and groups to analyze alternatives.

71. I have the ability to work with individuals and groups to negotiate differences.

72. I have the ability to work with individuals and groups to make improvement to inpatient unit.

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.

73. 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.