Nurse Specialist Clinical Coach Direct Hire Job in SHIPROCK, NM

Vacancy No. IHS-17-NN-1946124-DH Department Indian Health Service
Salary $69,769.00 to $85,465.00 Grade 11 to 11
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 4/21/2017 Close Date 5/11/2017
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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Nurse Specialist (Clinical Coach), GS-610-11 (DIRECT HIRE)

Indian Health Service

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Shiprock, NM
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 4/21/2017

Closes Thursday 5/11/2017

  • Salary Range
    $69,769.00 to $85,465.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Promotion Potential
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
  • Control Number
  • Job Announcement Number
Job Overview

Job Overview


Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

The purpose of this position is to provide a structured clinical coach preceptor program to support delivery of orientation that ensures new nurses receive adequate preparation to function independently and to facilitate their transition to assigned departments/units.  The incumbent is responsible for directing, coordinating, providing leadership and evaluating the provision of nurse care provided on the assigned unit. The incumbent reports to the Supervisory Clinical Nurse (Pediatrics).

This position is being announced concurrently under ESEP/MP procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-17-NN-1946122-ESEP/MP for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Clinical Coach Coordinator Responsibilities: Facilitates the transition of a preceptee to his/her assigned unit by providing an atmosphere conducive to the professional growth of both the clinical coach coordinator and the preceptee. Assesses the preceptee's experience, develops goals and objectives; assists the preceptee in organizing and prioritizing. Provides feedback on a daily basis, evaluates progress, acts as a role model, and provides written evaluation.
  • Direct Patient Care Responsibilities: Assists with patient care, utilize nursing process, provide skilled and comprehensive nursing care to patients. Closely observe patients and provide immediate emergency measures. Initiates treatment, medications, emergency and resuscitative measures.
  • Patient Care Coordination: Coordinates patient care activities and support activities to assure a smooth facility operation at all times. Promote patient advocacy and patient education.
  • Interpersonal Relationships: Maintains an organizational environment for open communication, trust and respect. Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Travel Required

    • Not Required

    Relocation Authorized

    • No
    Job Requirements
    Additional Information
    How to Apply
    Required Documents

    Department of Health And Human Services

    Indian Health Service


    Margaret Begay
    Phone: (505)368-6090
    TDD: 301-443-6394


    Indian Health Service HR Center

    Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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