The position is located within a hospital or health center in
the Billings Area Indian Health Service, Division of Nursing
Services. The position reports to the Supervisory Nurse or
Position is also announced concurrently under Excepted Service
Examining & Merit Promotion procedures. Please review vacancy
announcement number IHS-21-BI-11023445-ESEP/MP; for eligibility
requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each
announcement in order to be considered.
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- Provide comprehensive professional nursing care to
- Input patient care information in manual and automated record
- Perform procedures, treatments and medication
- Administer medication orally, intramuscularly, subcutaneously,
- Provide instructions to patient and/or family members.
This position will support efforts related to the COVID-19
public health emergency
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
Conditions of Employment
Selectee may be subject to a probationary period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
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.
This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630,
requiring contact or control over Indian children. Upon tentative
selection, selectee will be requested to complete, sign, and submit
the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker
Position form. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that
persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or
pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.
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.
On-call hours and/or rotating shifts may be required.
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern
Standard Time) of the closing date: 01/01/2022
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: A graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree,
associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional
nursing educational program is required. This education must have
been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,
or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education at the time the degree was obtained.
Degree from Foreign Nursing School: Official certification from
the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required
for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.
Licensure: For all grade levels and positions, applicants must
have passed the National Council Licensure Examination. In
addition, they must possess a current, active, full, and
unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse from a
State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico,
or a territory of the United States.
Experience: The work experience must have equipped the applicant
with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to
successfully perform the duties of the position. At the GS-9 and
above grade level, many positions may require experience in a
specialty area of nursing.
In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the
Minimum Qualifications stated below.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of
specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade
level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or
public sector performing the following type of work and/or
Basic Requirements for the GS-5 (or equivalent) Grade Level: To
qualify at the GS-5 (or equivalent) grade level, applicants must
meet one of the following qualification requirements:
- Possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with no
- Possession of a diploma or associate degree in professional
nursing and one full year of professional nursing experience.
Basic Requirements for the GS-7 (or equivalent) Grade Level: In
addition to the above Basic Requirements, applicants must meet one
of the following requirements:
- Possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and
eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement provision;
- Possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and at
least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent
to the GS-5 grade level);
- Possession of a diploma or associate degree in professional
nursing and two full years of professional nursing experience;
- Completion of at least one full year of graduate education in a
professional nursing educational program.
Basic Requirements for the GS-9 (or equivalent) Grade Level: In
addition to the above requirements, applicants must meet one of the
- Possession of a master's degree in professional nursing;
- At least one full year of professional nursing experience
(equivalent to the GS-7 grade level or above) and possession of a
diploma, associate degree, or Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing
from a professional nursing program.
Examples of specialized experience for GS-5: Receive orientation
and guidance on nursing policies, regulations, techniques and
procedures and general functions of the unit to which assigned.
Provide limited nursing care for patients. Administer drugs
prescribed for patients. Obtain blood specimens. Measure
temperature, pulse, respiration, height, weight and blood
Examples of specialized experience for GS-7: Receive orientation
and guidance on nursing policies, regulations, and general
functions of the unit to which assigned. Plan and provide nursing
care for individual patients. Perform venipuncture for the purpose
of obtaining blood specimens. Record case histories; measure
temperature, pulse, respiration, height, weight and blood pressure.
Provide patient education to all ages and update patient chart in
an electronic health record.
Examples of specialized experience for GS-9: Observe patient's
conditions, assess nursing needs, provide required nursing care,
instruct patients and family in proper health care of patients.
Administer prescribed oral medications and hypodermic injections.
Observe and record temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration
data and effects of medication. Prepare patients for tests,
examinations and treatment. Prepare and review records, laboratory
sheets, etc. Direct the work of aides, assistant, LPN's and trainee
nurses. Participate and direct Quality Assurance activities such as
nursing audits, discharge planning, infection control and nursing
When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using
education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts
(unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that
you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by
accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at
the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in
foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification
requirements, you must show that the education credentials have
been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in
interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has
been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S.
education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at
a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information,