Nurse (Infection Control)

Indian Health Service - Department of Health And Human Services

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):
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: 13 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 GS-12 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 developing policies and procedures for infection control to ensure compliance with accreditation requirements. Knowledge of professional nursing principles, practices and procedure to adequately apply infection control practice to nursing and clinical programs. Knowledge of Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration, Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center of Disease Control and Occupational Safety Health Association’s policies and guidelines. Ability to analyze data, conduct rounds and initiate the appropriate action with the findings. Skill in research methodology including design, data collection, and analysis required for interpreting current research articles and reports. Experience with conducting educational training on infection prevention in a large group setting. Skill with providing oversight, direction and coordination of projects and investigations related to infection control services. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
This position will support the Federal Governments response efforts to COVID-19. This position is located in the Branch of Quality Management within the Office of Health Programs at the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, Window Rock, AZ. The employee provides oversight area wide leadership to all Service Units, Health Centers, and Clinics throughout Navajo Area with the implementation, training, and ongoing support of the Infection Control programs.