Indian Health Service Nurse Practitioner(Clinical-ED-Psychiatric)(ES/MP/DH)(Open Cont) in Belcourt, North Dakota

Indian Health Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Belcourt, ND
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 1/27/2016 (272 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 1/26/2017 (93 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. This position is located in the Clinical Services Section at the Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility, Belcourt, North Dakota. The primary purpose of this position is responsible for independently providing preventive, therapeutic care based on assessment of patient, family, and community needs of the Service Unit. This position will report to the Clinical Director. The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Exceptional recruiting difficulty may result in payment of a recruitment or relocation incentive/bonus.


Routine duties shall include providing medical care to individuals eligible for service provided by the Indian Health Service.

Provide complete and comprehensive medical care in a Hospital/Clinic/Emergency Room/Psychiatric care setting.

Ordering labs, x-rays, pharmaceutical medication as indicated based on medical condition/diagnosis.

Carry out all privileges per credentialing requirements and/or guidelines and Medical Staff By-Laws.

Utilizing the Electronic Health Record during course of carrying out medical care, duties and responsibilities.

Assesses plans and provides comprehensive and therapeutic medical care to individual geriatric, adult, adolescent, pediatric, and infant patients and their families.

Performs other position related duties as assigned.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required for training and/or other work related duties.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation.
  • Selectee will be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • ESEP appointees typically serve two year trial period.
  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957
  • ### 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.


EDUCATION: Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant.

LICENSURE: All applicants must have active current registration as a professional Nurse Practitioner in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. Copy of your license must be provided.

CERTIFICATION: Certification by the appropriate certifying body (such as the American Nursing Association) as a Nurse Practitioner. A copy of the certification must be provided with your application.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks:

GS-11: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level; or completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree (PH.D. or equivalent) or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education.

GS-12: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

EVALUATION OF EDUCATION: Graduate-level education must have been 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 the position to be filled.

EVALUATION OF EXPERIENCE: Experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. At GS-09 and above, many positions require experience in a specialty area of nursing.

EXAMPLES OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Serving as a Nurse Practitioner providing direct and comprehensive primary, preventive and therapeutic medical and nurisng care for all patient age groups as well as assisting other health professionals develop treatment protocols and standard policies and procedures. Work experience advance nursing care skill set. This may include assessing the health status of an individual, managing the care of selected patients, and providing various medical treatments, health teaching , counseling to individual and families throughout all age groups for the particular specialty you are applying for. Specialized experience is professional knowledge of nursing process including, principles, practices and procedures of nursing care required to assess and care for nursing needs of medical, surgical, pediatric and geriatric patients and other types of patients as assigned. Knowledge of principles and methods of continuous quality improvement and ability to apply. Knowledge of, and ability to incorporate, cultural impact on health care provision. Ensures compliance according to CMS and JCAHO. Promotes an awareness and understanding of positive and moral principles consistent with the mission, commitment and core values of the organization and those required by federal, state, law and accrediting agencies. Guide and counsel staff on immedicate problems.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

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You must meet the qualification requirement of this position by the issuance date of the selection roster.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources (HR) office posting this announcement.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Other Information

Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned.

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 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.

A copy of Current Nurse Practitioner Licensure is required (Submit a Photo-Copy).

Work is performed on regular and assigned basis. Maybe subject to nights, weekends, holidays, overtime hours.

DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: These positions are being filled through Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority [DHA]. The Direct Hire Authority has been authorized by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and Part 337, Subpart B, Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations [5 CFR]. If filled utilizing DHA, the following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. The "rule of three," Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process. Indian Preference does apply.

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Salary Range: $69,081.00 to $99,361.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0610-11/12

Promotion Potential: 12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: This is an "Open Continuous Vacancy Announcement" and applications will be referred as vacancies occur.

Control Number: 427816100

Job Announcement Number: IHS-16-GP-1611508-ESEP/MP