Nurse (Obstetrics)

Veterans Employment and Training Services

Job Description

Summary

This is a Direct Hire Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) for Nurse (Obstetrics) in the Women Infant Service Line (WISL) at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona and will report to the Supervisory Nurse onsite. Obstetrical Nurses apply established professional nursing concepts, principles, and practices to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care of pre-natal, laboring, post-partum, and newborn patients presenting in triage and inpatient settings.

Responsibilities

Utilizes the nursing process to identify individual patient needs and to develop, implement and evaluate plans of care for Obstetric and Newborn patients. Provides professional skilled, competent nursing care specific to age of the patient (adult, obstetric, pediatric, neonate) to meet physical, emotional, spiritual and social-cultural needs of the patient, by means of direct care and teaching. Initiates specific measures to intervene, especially when the well-being of mother and baby are threatened. This may include emergency delivery of the baby, delegation of assignments, and assuming responsibility in emergency situations. Documents observations, nursing interventions, responses to therapeutic measures and status of coordinated activities between nursing and other professional disciplines utilizing the approved hospital format. Administers therapeutic measures as prescribed by the physician to include, but not limited to, medication administration, intravenous fluids, and blood transfusions. Operates and monitors specialized equipment such as external and internal fetal monitoring equipment, oxygen therapy equipment for obstetric and neonatal patients, cardiac monitors, IV pumps and regulators, suction, blood glucose monitors, etc.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Selectee may be subject to a probationary period

U.S. Citizenship is required

Must pass pre-employment examination.

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 Security Clearance: 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. Alternative Work Schedule: May be required to work rotating shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays to provide continuity of patient care. Selectee may be required to travel and must possess a valid driver license. Must have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment. You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 12/31/2020

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. 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 (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. 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. 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. Basic Requirements for the GS-9 (or equivalent) Grade Level

ln addition to the above requirements, applicants must meet one of the following requirements: Possession of a master's degree in professional nursing; or At least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-7 grade level or above) and possession of a diploma, associate degree, or bachelor's degree in Nursing from a professional nursing program. In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below for the GS-09 grade level. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: GS-09 Grade Level: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) least one full year of specialized professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-07 grade level) performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Professional nursing experience in the independent assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive nursing care for a variety of acutely ill patients; develop plans of care to meet the needs of assigned patients; recognize adverse signs and symptoms and reacting swiftly in emergency situations. The nurse will progressively assume increasingly complex responsibilities to care for perinatal, obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal patients. In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below for the GS-10 grade level. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: GS-10 Grade Level: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) least one full year of specialized professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-09 grade level) performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Specialized nursing experience managing the care of perinatal, obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal patients with a wide variety of conditions. Experience in assessing the needs of high risk OB patients, prioritizing care, and working in a collaborative interdisciplinary team to address identified care needs. Experience coordinating and organizing a comprehensive nursing plan of care from admission through discharge. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Education

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.

Additional Information

Additional 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 is covered by a Bargaining Unit. Recruitment or relocation and/or Permanent Change of Station may be authorized and is subject to availability and service unit approval. If offered, you will be required to sign a one (1) year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the service agreement will result in repayment of the incentive. 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 visit:

For IHS - http://www.ihs.gov/loanrepayment/

For NHSC - https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/

For HRSA Nurse Corps - https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships/nursecorps This position has promotion potential to the GS-10 grade level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and "Regulatory/Administrative" approval. Promotion to the next higher grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied. IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

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