Practical Nurse-Outpatient (Open Continuous)


Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services

Lawrence, KS - Jul 20, 2022 via USAJobs

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This position will serve as a Practical Nurse (Outpatient) in one of the Ambulatory Health Centers located within the Oklahoma City Area IHS.

This Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) allows acceptance of applications throughout the year with eligible applicants being placed on a register and referred for consideration when vacancies occur.

Your application will expire in 3 months.

You must reapply at least every 3 months to keep your application active for this vacancy.

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.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): License: Applicants must be currently licensed to practice as practical or vocational nurses in a State or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia or must have applied for a license to practice.

Acceptable verification of licensure includes a print out from a State Board of Nursing website or other applicable license verification website that reflects your licensure status along with an expiration date.

Applications of candidates pending a license must be accompanied by documentation of a citation of the license number and State issuing it.

Evidence of meeting the license requirement must be provided and verified prior to entrance on duty.

In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: GS-05: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks as a Practical Nurse: Observing, recording and reporting changes in behavior of patients; carrying out nursing procedures according to guidelines and a nursing plan of care; providing instructions to the patient and/or family of the patient; taking vital signs and measurements; setting up medical equipment for procedures; and assisting physicians and registered nurses with procedures.

GS-06: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks as a Practical Nurse: Observing, recording and reporting changes in behavior of patients and taking action to alleviate problems; initiating a plan of action to carry out a nursing plan of care; providing education to patients and families of patients; performing a range of treatment procedures such as inserting catheters, sterile dressing changes, administering medications, obtaining peripheral IV access, giving immunizations; and assisting physicians and registered nurses with procedures.



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