Advance Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner)


Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services

Phoenix, AZ - Aug 16, 2022 via USAJobs

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This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19.

This position is a Direct Hire Open Continuous Advanced Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner) located in the Phoenix Indian Medical Center.

Incumbent independently provides direct medical care to make a diagnosis by utilizing critical thinking in the diagnostic process.

Incumbent establishes health care and patient care priorities to meet the medical needs of the individual, family, and healthcare center.

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.

Note: Employees currently assigned to positions in this occupational series as of September 2017 will be considered to have met the basic requirements for the position occupied.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Education: Applicants must possess a graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree or diploma from an accredited professional nursing educational program.

This education must have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (external link), Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (external link), Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (external link), or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained.

Degree from Foreign Nursing School: Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (external link) is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.

Advance Practice Nurse Positions: For Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) positions, applicants must possess a graduate or higher level degree in nursing from an accredited educational program in the area of expertise or specialty indicated by the position.

Area of specialties for positions include, but are not limited to: Acute Care Anesthesia, Community Health, Family, Geriatric, Home Health, Midwifery, Neonatal, Oncology, Pediatric, Psychiatric, Allergy and Immunology, Women's Health, Cardiovascular, Dermatology, Occupational Health, Orthopedic, Respiratory or other specialties identified for the position.

Licensure: For all grade levels and positions, applicants must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination (external link).

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.

Additional Licensure Requirement for Advanced Practice Nurse Positions: Applicants for Advanced Practice Nurse positions must be licensed or registered by a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States in the clinical specialty required by the position.

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.

GS-13 Basic Requirements: In addition to the mandatory license and education described above under Basic Requirements, applicants must have at least one or more full years of professional nursing experience that is equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12): Writing admission, transfer, and discharge orders; Ordering and interpreting appropriate laboratory and diagnosis; Ordering appropriate medication and treatments; Referring patients for consultation when indicated; Documentation through in-depth progress notes and dictation summaries; Provides skillful monitoring of patients for possible adverse reactions to drugs or procedures that may require emergency treatment or revision of the prescribed regimen.



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