Advance Practice Nurse (Psychiatric)

Advance Practice Nurse (Psychiatric)

05 May 2020

Advance Practice Nurse (Psychiatric)

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Advance Practice Nurse (Psychiatric)Department of Health And Human ServicesIndian Health ServiceOverview

##### Open & closing dates

05/03/2019 to 05/09/2019

##### Service


##### Pay scale & grade

GS 12

##### Salary

$95,445 to $124,083 per year

##### Appointment type


##### Work schedule

Full-TimeLocation1 vacancy in the following location:-Lawton, OK 1 vacancyRelocation expenses reimbursedNoTelework eligibleNo- Videos- DutiesSummaryThis position is located within the Behavioral Health Department of

the Lawton Indian Hospital, Lawton, OK. The incumbent provides

clinical psychiatric advance practice nursing services to the

patient population of the Lawton Service Unit. This position is

supervised by the Clinical Director.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesTakes complete health and psychiatric history from the patient

and/or family member.

Performs physical examination of the patient.

Orders and performs screening and diagnostic testing and procedures

(lab studies, electrocardiograms, etc.)

Performs mental status examinations on psychiatric patients,

determines appropriate level of care, and documents clear findings

in the patients medical record.

Maintains knowledge and proficiency in medical practices through

continuing education, staff meetings,and workshops.Travel RequiredNot requiredSupervisory statusNoPromotion Potential12

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- RequirementsConditions of EmploymentSelectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period

ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period

U.S. Citizenship is required

Must pass pre-employment examination.

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after

12/31/1959Background Investigation: 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.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 pm (Eastern

Standard Time) of the closing date: 05/09/2019QualificationsTo 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: 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,

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs,

Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, or an accrediting

body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the

degree was obtained.

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.

Additional License Requirements 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.

In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the

Minimum Qualifications stated below.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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 tasks:GS-12: one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with

the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully

perform the duties of the position. Examples Include: Performs

comprehensive physical assessment within limitations of psychiatric

health care on mental status and neurological exam. Prescribes

psychotropic and related medications based on patient's diagnosis.You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the

closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the

competitive service are also subject to the 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).EducationWhen 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: 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, visit: informationAdditional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days

from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this

announcement.Federal 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 they earn

annual leave is earned.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: For questions concerning Commissioned Corps

please contact LCDR Dotson Frank at 405/951-3741.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


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For HRSA Nurse Corps - - Operated Properties are tobacco freeHow You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the

qualifications above.You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum

qualifications required and on the extent to which your application

shows that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities

associated with this position. To determine if you are qualified for

this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation

will be made and compared against the qualifications as defined in

the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement and your

responses to the assessment questions.

You will be further evaluated/rated based on the information

provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that

relate to this position) and your responses to the assessment

questions to determine your competency in the following:- - Medical Documentation

- Pharmacology

- Primary Care

- Therapy and CounselingYou will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the

assessment questionnaires. If after reviewing your resume and

responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that

you have overstated your qualifications and or experience, you may

lose consideration.The following links below provide information on how you may be

eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran,

qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a

disability, please refer to the following links below for additional

guidance. CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible for selection

priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum

qualifications for the position by attaining at least a "well

qualified" rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP and ICTAP

eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Workforce

Restructuring Career Transition website at:

CTAP/ICTAP documentation requirements are listed in the "Required

Documents" section of this announcement.Veterans , i.e. (VEOA, VRA, and 30% or more disabled) -

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) -

Interagency Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) -

Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled - here to view vacancy questions: All

documents above MUST be received by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time)

of the closing date of, 05/09/2019, to be considered.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearanceNot RequiredDrug test requiredNo- Required DocumentsRequired Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:

Resume: You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume

Builder to ensure all required information is included in your

Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any

other written form you choose then you must describe your

job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending

dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per

week, month and year of employment for each job title listed,

annual salary, and description of job duties. Include name and

address of employer; supervisor name and telephone number.

Licensure - Must submit a copy of your current, valid,

active, unrestricted license from a State or territory of the

United States or the District of Columbia. License must show

expiration date.

Transcripts - Must be provided if substituting education for

experience and/or if education is required for this position.

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts

will be required before entrance on duty.

Indian Preference Applicants: If claiming Indian preference,

applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432,

"Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and

IHS Only." Indian preference will not be given unless a properly

signed and dated form is submitted with your application,

including any verification by an authorized Tribal

Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For

detailed instructions, see form BIA-4432. Refer to BIA-4432


When an Indian Preference candidate possesses Veterans

preference the rules regarding Veterans preference apply under

ESEP and the applicant must provide documentation in order to

receive preference.

Veterans Preference:If claiming Veteran's Preference provide

a copy of your DD214 Form (Member 4 copy). To claim 10-Point

Veterans Preference, submit a SF-15 Application

( along with the

appropriate supporting documentation. For additional information

regarding Veterans Preference visit:

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career

Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): If you are claiming

CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below:

Current or former Federal employee: Include your most recent

SF-50 or if Reinstatement eligible include your Career SF-50.

Noncompetitive eligibles: submit additional documents to

prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution

recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be

credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the

attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting

institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this

vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may

affect the overall rating.- BenefitsA career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a

comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your

family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to

make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal

benefits.Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold

and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.

Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific

benefits offered.- How to ApplyTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application

Package. See required documents below.Click 'Apply' to create an account or log in to your existing

USAJOBS account.

Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and

upload required documents.

Please ensure you check the acknowledgement checkbox then click

the Submit Application button to submit your application.

Applications must be received by the closing date of the

announcement to receive consideration.

Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account,

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the status.

The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with

disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of

the application and hiring process, please notify the Human

Resources Office (Mary Bear,, and/or (580)

354-5524.) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be

on a case-by-case basis.For additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions

(FAQs) found here: contact informationMary BearPhone(580) 354-5524EmailMary.Bear@ihs.govAddressLawton Service Unit

1515 North Lawrie Tatum Rd

Lawton, OK 73507

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We may verify all information you provide in your resume and

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