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Nurse

Company: Department Of Health And Human Services
Location: Lawton
Posted on: June 8, 2021

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Summary

This position serves as a Registered Nurse in the Operating Department Lawton Indian Hospital located in Lawton, Oklahoma. This hospital offers full services, including general medicine and surgery, pediatrics, and outpatient services. This position reports to the Supervisory Clinical Nurse in charge.

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Responsibilities

  • Performs professional Nursing duties in the perioperative, intraoperative and postoperative phases of surgery.
  • Formulates nursing diagnoses to appropriately provide care for patients.
  • Develops a plan of care for individual patients.
  • Recognizes, identifies, and interprets serious situations, prioritizes to take proper action to inform the physician.
  • Operates, arranges, and monitors a variety of surgical drapes, instruments, equipment, and supplies.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

10

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0610 Nurse

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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 12/31/1959

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 selected individual is required to 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.

Position may be subject to an alternate work schedule, call back, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays.

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 process.

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.

Qualifications

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 submit:

  • 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, AND

A copy of the most recent unofficial transcript.

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.

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.

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License: 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-

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Your resume must demonstrate the education and/or work experience listed below for the specific grade level(s) you are applying to. Your work experience must be equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the type of work and/or tasks as stated for the grade level(s) you are applying to:

GS-5: Possess a bachelor's degree in Nursing with no experience;

OR Possess a diploma or associate degree in professional nursing AND have one (1) full year of professional nursing experience. This experience includes: implementing a plan of care for assigned patients; providing nursing interventions based on developed plan of care; and evaluating the effectiveness of the plan of care.

GS-7: Possess a bachelor's degree in Nursing AND have eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) provision. For information on S.A.A. go to: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=General-Policies.

OR Possess a bachelor's degree in Nursing AND at least one (1) full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-5 grade level). Examples of experience include: developing, implementing, and evaluating a plan of care for assigned patients, assisting medical providers with procedures; setting up a sterile field; providing patient discharge instructions; monitoring vital signs and body system devices such as a cardiac monitor or pulse oximeter for sudden changes in conditions.

OR Possess a diploma or associate degree in professional nursing AND two (2) full years of professional nursing experience. Examples of experience include: developing, implementing, and evaluating a plan of care for assigned patients, assisting medical providers with procedures; setting up a sterile field; providing patient discharge instructions; monitoring vital signs and body system devices such as a cardiac monitor or pulse oximeter for sudden changes in conditions.

OR Completion of one (1) full year of graduate education in a professional nursing educational program.

GS-9: Possess a master's degree in professional nursing;

OR One (1) full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-7 grade level or above) AND possess a diploma, associate degree, or bachelor's degree in Nursing from a professional nursing program. Examples of experience include: developing, implementing, and evaluating a plan of care for assigned patients within the peri-operative and post-operative phases of surgery; initiating emergency care in acute life-threatening situations such as cardiac and respiratory failure management; providing patient and family education on surgical diagnosis and care.

GS-10: Possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from a professional nursing educational program or related medical science field.

OR One (1) full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-9 grade level) AND possess a diploma, associate degree, or bachelor's degree in Nursing from a professional nursing program. Examples of experience include: developing, implementing, and evaluating a plan of care for assigned patients within the perioperative, operative and post-anesthesia areas; circulating and scrubbing for various surgeries; maintaining the aseptic and sterile field; following all special safety standards and precautions in the operating room; operating, monitoring and interpreting results for not only general nursing equipment but also specialized equipment found in the peri-operative environment such as C-arm, warming and cooling units, sterilization equipment, video equipment and EKG machines.

The selected individual is required to 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.

Education

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, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Keywords: Department Of Health And Human Services, Lawton , Nurse, Other , Lawton, Oklahoma

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