This position serves as a Registered Nurse working in either an
Ambulatory Health Center or Hospital setting. The Hospitals provide
services in the following departments: emergency, general medicine
and surgery, pediatrics and outpatient services. The Hospitals are
located in either Claremore or Lawton, OK. The ambulatory health
centers are at one of the remaining locations listed within the
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- Provides comprehensive professional nursing care to
- Inputs patient care information in manual and automated record
- Performs procedures, treatments and medication
- Administers medication orally, intramuscularly, subcutaneously,
topically, intravenously, etc.
- Provides instructions to patient and/or family members.
Conditions of Employment
Selectee may be subject to a probationary period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630,
requiring contact or control over Indian children. 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 position may be subject to an alternate work schedule, call
back, rotating shifts, and nights/weekends/holidays.
The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain
licensure requirements. If licensure is not maintained during
employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to
and including removal from Federal service.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To
learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.
Background 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. 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. You may be subject
to a credit check as a part of the background investigation
Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process,
may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation
procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment
will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days
after notification of return to full operations and successfully
obtaining a favorable background investigation.
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.
This position has a positive education requirement, therefore,
you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts (official/unofficial),
OR list your education history including the type of degree(s) and
major of study, and completion or anticipated completion (month and
year) on your resume. A list of courses including titles, credit
hours completed, and grades is needed for Superior Academic
Achievement (SAA). Official transcripts are required after
tentative selection and prior to issuing an official job offer.
Degree and License Waiting Period for Impending Graduates: The
Hiring Manager/Selecting Official may elect to utilize an available
flexibility wherein applicants who are currently enrolled and
expected to complete the required education and obtain the required
licensure within 9 months of applying, may be deemed tentatively
qualified. The eligibility date is established based on the date of
application and not the closing date of the announcement or any
cut-off date used for certificates of eligible candidates.
Applicants who have not completed their education requirements
(but who are within the established timeframe for qualifying) must
- Documentation from the educational institution's registrar,
dean or other appropriate official that attests to the applicable
timeframe for completion of the professional program/coursework,
- A copy of the most recent unofficial transcript.
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.
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. (Applicants must list their
license number on their resume, along with the expiration date, OR
submit a copy of their Nursing license that includes the expiration
date. 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].)
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the
Minimum Qualifications stated below-
Your professional nursing experience and/or education must be
demonstrated in your resume and have equipped you with the
particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform
the duties of the position.
GS-5: Possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with no
OR Possess a diploma or associate degree, in professional
nursing AND one full year of professional nursing experience.
Professional nursing experiences for GS-5 level are nursing
tasks performed under close supervision of an RN. The duties
include: observing and assessing patients' clinical conditions with
the ability to identify and interpret serious situations,
formulating a nursing diagnosis appropriate to patients' needs,
setting up and operating general nursing equipment, administering
medication, and documenting nursing activities regarding direct
GS-7: Possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing AND
eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.)
provision. For information on S.A.A. go to:
OR Possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing AND at least
one full year of professional nursing experience;
OR Possess a diploma or associate degree in professional nursing
AND two full years of professional nursing experience (equivalent
to the GS-5 grade level);
OR Completion of at least one full year of graduate education in
a professional nursing educational program;
Professional nursing experiences for GS-7 level are nursing
tasks performed under general supervision, with another RN
reviewing work periodically. These duties include: contributing to
the development of a plan of care for assigned patients based on
the nursing process, providing nursing interventions based on
established plan of care and evaluating effectiveness, setting up
and operating specialized equipment, and demonstrates nursing
leadership in providing technical guidance and direction to other
nursing personnel (such as Licensed Practical Nurses and Nursing
GS-9: Possess a master's degree in professional nursing;
OR At least one 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.
Professional nursing experiences for GS-9 level are nursing
tasks performed independently. The duties include: providing
nursing care that requires the full range of professional nursing
proficiency from assessment of the needs of a wide variety of
patient illnesses, through developing a plan of care, administering
medication and operating special equipment, and initiating
appropriate measures in emergency situations. Experience also
includes demonstrating nursing leadership in providing technical
guidance and direction to other Registered Nurses and nursing
For positions requiring positive education 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.
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: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation
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,