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Nurse (Clinical Accountability and Metrics)
Indian Health Service    Saint Michaels, AZ 86511

Summary The position is located in the Diabetes Program within the Office of Health Program at the Navajo Area Office, Saint Michaels, AZ. The position serves as the Clinical Application Coordinator (CAC) providing technical advice and assistance to service units to improve the care of patients with diabetes or at risk for diabetes through the use of automation tools such as the computerization of clinical information to improve the standard of direct patient care. Responsibilities Serves as a specialist and integrator in the implementation, training and ongoing support of multi-service clinical software applications used in the hospital and clinic setting; uses the multiservice applications that support the Indian Health Service Electronic Health Record (EHR) and the Resource Patient Management System (RPMS) or related Electronic Health Record System. Plans, develops, implements, coordinates, and evaluates the designated EHR program. Promotes an awareness of the importance of data validity, data security, and complies with all Privacy Acts, HIPPA rules, and computer related policies and procedures; coordinates efforts to correct deficiencies and errors that occur in EHR. Provides expert advice, guidance, and consultation on the implementation, training and ongoing support of multi-service clinical software applications used in the hospital and clinic setting for the prevention and management of diabetes consistent with the latest advances in the field of nursing care for diabetes patients. Plans, directs, and facilitates meetings and conference calls with appropriate health care providers, administrative staff, and various teams and workgroups on the implementation, training and ongoing support of multi-service clinical software applications used in the hospital and clinic setting to prevent and manage diabetes. Plans, coordinates and monitors projects. Ensures the project timelines, resources, and deliverables/quality outcomes are meeting specified targets. Position Re-announced to solicit for additional applicants. Applicants who previously applied have the option to update their application during the re-announcement. Requirements 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. Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required. The selected individual is required to maintain an current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse. If 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 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. BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Employees currently assigned to positions in this occupational series as of September 2017 will be considered to have met the basic requirements for the position occupied 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. GS-12 (or equivalent) Grade Level: In addition to the mandatory license and education described above under Basic Requirements applicants must have at least one or more full years of professional nursing experience that is equivalent to the next lower grade level. Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of professional nursing 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: Experience with planning, developing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating a multi-service clinical applications program used in the hospital and clinic setting. Skill in developing software templates, tabs, forms for the use of nurses and providers in the Electronic Health Record program. Understanding of the hospital or clinic patient billing process and medical coding of procedures and diagnosis; ability to perform comprehensive professional nursing duties for the care of patients with a variety of injuries and illnesses in all age groups. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. 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: 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: Additional Information Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 240 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. Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a 1 year service agreement will be required. Government Housing not available.

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