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Company: Department Of Health And Human Services
Location: Warm Springs
Posted on: June 7, 2021

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The position is a Registered Nurse. Works at an ambulatory health care center as part of a team with physicians and other healthcare specialists.

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 following:

  • 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.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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.

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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 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 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

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.


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 nursing schools.


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 experience; or
  • 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 procedures; or
  • 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; or
  • 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:

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:

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