Indian Health Service Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric) in Poplar, Montana
Indian Health Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Poplar, MT
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Monday 10/3/2016 (23 day(s) ago)
** Closes Tuesday 11/15/2016 (20 day(s) away)
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. 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. OPEN UNTIL FILLED. The first certificate will be issued after 10/17/16. The second certificate will be issued after 10/31/16. The third certificate will be issued after 11/15/16.
This position can be filled by a Medical Officer (Psychiatry), Clinical Psychologist or Nurse Practitioner (Psychiatric). This position is located within the Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service, Fort Peck Service Unit, Poplar, MT. Applicants who do not fall under any of the categories listed on this vacancy announcement or are applying under ESEP and/or MPP may apply under the "Direct Hire Authority" by following the application instructions found on the Direct Hire Authority under Job Opportunity Announcement # IHS-R2-BI-1706548-DH.
Assesses, plans and provides comprehensive and therapeutic medical mental health care to individual, geriatric, adult, adolescent, and pediatric patients and their families.
Prescribe appropriate medications and provide ongoing monitoring of medication effectiveness (adjusting as necessary).
Consultation to medical providers and other entities on the proper use of psychotropic Medications.
Provide a multidisciplinary bridge between medical and behavioral health staff.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel may be required
- Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid primarily in the interest of the government and not in the interest of the selected employee. Employee will be required to sign a one-year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one-year service agreement may require repayment of relocation expense allowances.
- 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
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. BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): 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. 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. Copy of your licensure must be provided. Additional Requirements:
CERTIFICATION: Applicants must have certification issued by the appropriate certifying body, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), as a Nurse Practitioner. New specialty graduates (individuals who have obtained a qualifying degree within six months of their appointment) have six months from the date they enter on duty to provide evidence of certification. During this six-month period, new nurse practitioner graduates will be assigned responsibilities under closer supervision than normally expected of a certified nurse practitioner. If certification is not obtained within the six months of appointment, you will be separated from Federal service. The following shows the amounts of education and/or experience required to qualify for this position: GS-9 Minimum Qualifications: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR a master's or equivalent degree OR one year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level or equivalent.
GS-9 Specialized experience: is defined as providing direct and comprehensive primary, preventative and therapeutic medical and nursing care to patients.
GS-11 Minimum Qualifications: Completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR one year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work on the position to be filled, To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level or equivalent.
GS-11 Specialized Experience: is defined as serving as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner providing direct and comprehensive primary, preventative and therapeutic medical and nursing care to patients.
GS-12 Minimum Qualifications: One year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully in the duties of the position, that is typically related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-11 level or equivalent.
GS 12 Specialized Experience: is defined as serving as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner providing direct and comprehensive primary, preventative and therapeutic medical and nursing care for patients as well as assisting other health professionals develop treatment protocols and standard policies and procedures.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: Prescribing: This position requires that your registration includes prescriptive authority up to and including Schedule II Narcotics. Please submit a copy of your registration. 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.
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).
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Q - Nonsensitive
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
You can review our benefits at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits
This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: http://www.usphs.gov/ Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.
Loan Repayment Program (LRP):
The Indian Health Service (IHS), National Health Service Corps (NHSC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have student loan repayment programs for qualifying health disciplines. This is a competitive process separate from the hiring process. Opportunities for LRP are based on agency hiring priorities and availability of funds. For additional information please visit:
For IHS - http://www.ihs.gov/loanrepayment/For NHSC - https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/
For HRSA Nurse Corps - http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/repayment/nursing/index.html
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. This position may have promotion potential to the GS-XX grade level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and "Regulatory/Administrative" approval. Promotion to the next higher grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.
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. Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a one year service agreement will be required. Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities. Emergency on-call rotation, approximately one week out of every four to six weeks Comp time for any time worked outside normal tour of duty IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free
Salary Range: $57,093.00 to $99,361.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0610-09/12
Promotion Potential: 12
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: Candidates eligible under Indian Preference appointing authority; All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment; Reinstatement eligible; Veterans Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA); Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible; Schedule A, and/or PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel.
Control Number: 452300000
Job Announcement Number: IHS-R1-BI-1770086-ESEP/MP