Nurse (Clinical Care Coordinator)
Nurse (Clinical Care Coordinator)
Salary: $78,659 to $111,630 per year
You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Department of Health & Health Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Southwest Region, Phoenix Area -Nursing Administrative Services, Colorado River Service Unit, Parker Indian Health Center. Position is located in Parker, Arizona and Supervised thru Supervisory Nurse for Outpatient Nursing Services. Primary function is to ensure patients receive quality patient within the outpatient, urgent care, specially care and medical home care teams.
- Implements and initiates standardized disease management and health prevention guidelines across the patient care continuum. Assess patient's needs individually and/or as a group with the care team. Collects subjective and objective health status data from multiple sources, which includes the patient, family members, team members and documented records. Assists with triage of patients, including triaging telephone calls and walk-in patients. Assesses patient needs, asks appropriate questions, and uses clinical judgment, knowledge and experience in directing patients. Utilizes standards of care when providing self-care advice, referring to primary care provider or specialist, making an appointment or instructing the patient to seek emergency medical 911 assistance.
- Develops a plan of care with the care team according to clinical practice guidelines with the patient, family, caregiver(s) and significant other(s). Identifies resources to integrate additional clinical practice guidelines to support continuity of care.
- Evaluates the outcomes of patient care and modifies the plan of care based on outcomes, individually or with the team. Evaluation includes documentation of the reassessment of patient status, evidence of patient and family participation and responses, and the rationale for the revisions in the plan of care. Participates in designing improved clinical care delivery systems and identifies opportunities and set priorities to continuously improve nursing and organizational performance through data collection and monitoring activities set by nursing, the care team and the Service Unit. Initiates therapeutic interventions and administers medications as prescribed by medical providers.
- Lead Duties: Manages and works with clinical and non-clinical health care staff to ensure improvements in access to care. Proactively develops relationships with clinical and non-clinical health care staff. Communicates efficiently with clinical, non-clinical health care staff, and patients.
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.
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.
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS- GS-610-10:
- (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: Develops and maintains patient registries based on disease, health condition and/or health prevention initiatives. Ensures complete pre-visit planning for patients and coordinates referrals and outside services received or needed by patients.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS- GS-0610-11:
- (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: Care management involving patient assessment, initiating, and maintaining individualized multidisciplinary plan of care involving patients and their families to give optimal care. And/or
- Completed a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from a professional nursing educational program or related medical science field.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
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.
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.
IHS selectees whose duties and responsibilities require them to work permanently, temporarily, or occasionally, in a federally-operated hospital, clinic, or health station must receive at least one of the two doses of COVID-19 vaccine in a two-dose series, or one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in a single-dose before entry on duty to their position or have IHS approve a medical or religious exemption. If an exemption is approved then wearing a face mask and regular testing is required. Anyone in violation of this condition of employment may face disciplinary action up to and including removal from federal service.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.
This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.
Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a one year service agreement will be required.
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.
This position has promotion potential to the GS-0610- 11 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.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Additional selections may be made for similar positions across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) of the location identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at HHS. Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions across HHS.
Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines. To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must substantively exceed the basic qualifications and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and any other requirements.