The position is a Registered Nurse. Works at an ambulatory
health care center as part of a team with physicians and other
This open continuous announcement allows acceptance of
applications throughout an open period with eligible applicants
being placed on a standing register and referred for consideration
as vacancies occur. The Portland Area is accepting applications at
multiple grade levels and multiple locations for recruitment of the
greatest number of candidates.
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The duties of the position is to provide nursing care of
patients who receive treatment on an outpatient basis including the
- Assess patient care needs through analysis of data gained
through interviews, review of health record, patients response and
consultation with physician and other staff members.
- Plan and implement nursing care plan by providing or directing
comprehensive nursing care based on assessment of physical, mental,
emotional and spiritual needs of patients.
- Administer therapeutic measures as prescribed by the physician.
For example: medications, treatments, intravenous fluids,
naso-gastric suction, or irrigation, etc.
9 - Promotion to the next grade level is at management's
discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the
higher level duties. It is not guaranteed.
- Nurses, Registered
Conditions of Employment
Must pass pre-employment examination.
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 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.
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/.
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.
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/certification/registration with 1 month(s) of
applying, may be deemed tentatively qualified,
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
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.
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the
Minimum Qualifications stated below-
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (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. 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-5 (or equivalent) Grade Level
To qualify at the GS-5 grade level, applicants must meet one of
the following qualification requirements:
- Possession of a bachelor's degree in Nursing with no
- Possession of a diploma or associate degree in professional
nursing and one full year of professional nursing experience.
Examples of work experience: work that demonstrates the ability to
perform tasks such as assess patients conditions, record patients
medical histories and symptoms, observe patients and record the
observations, administer patients medicines and treatments, set up
plans for patients care or contribute information to existing
plans, consult and collaborate with doctors and other healthcare
professionals, operate and monitor medical equipment, help perform
diagnostic tests and analyze the results, teach patients and their
families how to manage illnesses or injuries, explain what to do at
home after treatment.
Basic Requirements for the GS-7 (or equivalent) Grade Level
In addition to the above Basic Requirements, applicants must
meet one of the following requirements:
- Possession of a bachelor's degree in Nursing and eligibility
under the Superior Academic Achievement provision; or
- Possession of a bachelor's degree in Nursing and at least one
full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the
GS-5 grade level); Examples of experience include: work experience
that uses knowledge gained as a registered nurse to give
professional nursing care to patients, reviewing medical records
and administering medication in accordance with instructions, and
assisting physicians with procedures; or
- Possession of a diploma or associate degree in professional
nursing and two full years of professional nursing experience
Examples of experience include: work experience that uses knowledge
gained as a registered nurse to give professional nursing care to
patients, reviewing medical records and administering medication in
accordance with instructions, and assisting physicians with
- Completion of at least one full year of graduate education in a
professional nursing educational program.
Basic Requirements for the GS-9 (or equivalent) Grade Level
In addition to the above requirements, applicants must meet one
of the following requirements:
- Possession of a master's degree in professional nursing;
- Possession of 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. Examples of experience
include: work experience as a registered nurse that is based on a
broad knowledge base of nursing and health sciences, and applied
clinical expertise rooted in the nursing process to nursing care of
patients who receive medical treatment in a health care setting;
work experience in using use evidence based information across a
variety of health care settings to achieve and ensure patient
safety and quality of care while improving patient outcomes or
nursing care that includes those clinical, organizational and
professional activities engaged in by registered nurses with and
for individuals, groups, and populations who seek assistance with
improving health and/or seek care for health-related problems.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of
the closing date of the announcement or by the cut-off date.
Cut-off dates are established based on the date the human resources
office receives management request for a list of eligibles.
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,