Indian Health Service Nurse/Clinical Nurse (DHA) (Open Cont)(Outpt/Inpt/OR/OB) in Rosebud, South Dakota

Indian Health Service
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Rosebud, SD
Work Schedule is Multiple Schedules - Permanent

Opened Friday 8/12/2016 (75 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (66 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal, and Urban operated facilities and programs.

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.

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.

This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement numbers IHS-16-GP-1600543-ESEP/MP; IHS-16-GP-1608405-ESEP/MP; IHS-16-GP-1608430-ESEP/MP; IHS-16-GP-1608444-ESEP/MP for eligibility requirements.

NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered

Nurse/Clinical Nurse-Provides professional nursing care within the various departments such as: Outpatient, Inpatient, OB/GYN, and Operating Room. Routine duties shall include providing nursing care services to individuals eligible for services provided by the Indian Health Service. This position will report to the Clinical Nurse Manager in the specified department such as: Outpatient, Inpatient, OB/GYN, Operating Room.


Provides professional nursing care within the Outpatient, Inpatient, OB/GYN and Operating Room Departments. Ability to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results. Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately. Maintains accurate and continued nursing documentation including patient histories, conditions, treatments, responses and assessment of changes. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, performance improvement program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and the proper functioning of equipment. Demonstrates the ability to assist physicians with procedures in the various nursing departments. Orientates new employees to the various departments. Assists the department Managers in the development, implementation and evaluation of performance improvement indicators to improve patient outcomes and the work environment. Provides escort service as outlined in escort policy. Routine duties shall include providing nursing care services to individuals eligible for services provided by the Indian Health Service.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required for training and/or other work related duties.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid. You will be required to sign a one year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
  • investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Must possess and maintain a current unrestricted Medical Officer Licensure.

To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience.


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. (One year of nursing experience as a military corpsman that has been accepted by a State licensing body may be accepted in lieu of education at the GS-4 level.)

REGISTRATION: Applicants MUST HAVE 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.

In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below:

The following shows the amount of education and/or experience required to qualify these positions

*GS-04: *One (1) year of nursing experience as a military corpsman OR an Associates Degree (or completion of less than 30 months' duration)

GS-05: *Completion of a program of less than 30 months' duration; OR, One (1) year of professional nursing (or at least a GS-04 grade level practical nurse or nursing assistant experience under the supervision of a professional nurse); OR, Bachelor's degree or four (4) academic years above high school (or completion of a program of at least 30 months duration). *GS-07: Completion of a professional nursing program; AND, One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level; OR, Bachelor's degree with 'superior acedemic achievement', OR, One (1) full year of graduate education. GS-09: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level; OR Master's or equivalent degree; OR two(2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education.

GS-10: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE DEFINED: May require experience in a certain field of nursing depending on the position being filled; in this case Specialized Experience in the Inpatient department in the following; Experience with the 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. Experience developing or participating in the developing of a plan of care to meet the needs of assigned patients. Experience planning and directing the work of others staff to provide quality nursing care to patients. Experience recognizing adverse signs and symptoms and to experience reacting swiftly in emergency situations. Experience working with pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects and complications of their use. Experience assess patients of all ages and with a variety of medical or surgical problems. Experience working with and operating specialized medical equipment. Experience working with the principles and methods of continuous quality improvement measures and oversight. Experience insuring compliance with accrediting bodies. EVALUATION OF EDUCATION: At the GS-05 level, successfully completed undergraduate course work in nursing; the behavior, physical, or biological sciences related in to nursing; nutrition; public health; and maternal and child health in excess of that required for completion of an associate degree may be substituted for professional nursing experience at the rate of one (1) academic year for nine (9) months of experience. 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-9 grade level and above, many positions require experience in a specialty area of nursing.

The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.

See Qualifications

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

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Applicant MUST verify the completeness and successful submission of their applications by logging into the USAJobs Application Manager to check the “Status”. Your qualifications for the job will be reviewed against other applicants to determine, if you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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

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

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement. (Supervisory positions only)

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.

Recruitment incentive (may or may not) be authorized.


  • Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. 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.
  • May work an alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights or overnights/weekends/holidays.
  • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.
  • This position is covered under Section 408 of the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, Public Law 101-630 and is considered a Child Care Worker position. The Addendum to the OF-306 (Childcare Worker Form) is required for all applicants and can be found under required documents.
  • This position will require that you obtain and maintain clinical privileges. If they are not obtained and maintained during employment, the incumbent may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal service

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

Salary Range: $43,785.00 to $73,882.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0610-04/10

Promotion Potential: 10

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: This is an "Open Continuous Vacancy Announcement" and applications will be referred as vacancies occur. **Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a one year service agreement will be required.

Control Number: 447534400

Job Announcement Number: IHS-16-GP-1763065-DHA