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 (17 day(s) ago)
** Closes Tuesday 11/15/2016 (26 day(s) away)
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. This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.
OPEN UNTIL FILLED: 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 is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number ++IHS-R1-BI-1770086-ESEP/MP++; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered 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.
Assess, plan, and provide comprehensive and therapeutic medical mental health care to individual, geratric, adolescent, and pediatric patients and their families.
Prescribe appropriate medications and provide ongoing monitoring of medication effectiveness (adjusting if necessary).
Consultation to medical providers and other entities on the proper use ot psychotropic medications.
Provide a multidisciplinary bridge between medical and behavorial 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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Q - Nonsensitive
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 applicants 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
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.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Insert any conditions, for example, On-call or confined to a designated location for stand-by purposes, rotating shifts, if the position requires specific work hours, travel, drug testing, immunization, clinical privileges, credentialing, financial disclosure, etc.
- 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.
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: United States Citizens; PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply to the merit promotion announcement in order to receive consideration.
Control Number: 452300700
Job Announcement Number: IHS-R2-BI-1706548-DH