Registered Nurse Service in Intensive Care Unit
Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service | Published December 22, 2015 - Deadline December 30, 2015
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. Navajo Area Indian Health Services, Northern Navajo Medical Center (NNMC) located in Shiprock, NM is requesting for Non-Personal Service Performance Based Contract for a Registered Nurse (RN) Services to provide uninterrupted patient care services to be performed in the Intensive Care Unit.
Services shall be performed in accordance with the attached Non-Personal Performance Based Work Statement (PBWS).
Period of Performance: January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. Obligations will be made on a quarterly basis. The assignment is through the stated period of performance or until the position is filled with a permanent direct hire. In such instances, the RN will be released from contract assignment.
The Government will consider competitive rates upon negotiations.
Housing: No government housing available. There are motels, restaurants, mall, etc. in Farmington, NM , 29 miles East of Shiprock, NM and in Cortez, CO, 41 miles North of Shiprock, NM.
The shift hours are 12 hours rotational (day or night) including weekends and Government Holidays.
The Government DOES NOT guarantee a specific shift to any individual(s). It will greatly depend on patient case load.
INITIAL APPOINTMENTS REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
Experience: The RN must have a minimum of 3 years Critical Care nursing experience and be able to work independently. The nurse needs to possess a strong basic and advance critical care nursing knowledge, clinical skill and competency. The nurse needs to be competent in the care of a comprehensive, acute and chronic critically-ill adults ranging from young adulthood to geriatrics. This may include caring for patients with postpartum complications. The RN needs to know the care of patients, who require the use of invasive hemodynamic monitoring (transducing central venous pressures, arterial lines and abdominal pressures); titration of vasopressors, anti-arrhythmic, sedatives, paralytics, etc.; care of post-operative patients, those patients requiring blood product administration, and etc. The RN needs to be competent to assist the medical provider with bedside procedures (central line placement, arterial line placement, lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, paracentesis, etc.). The RN needs to be able to problem solve, critically think, and make appropriate and immediate clinical judgment and decisions.
- Anatomy & Physiology of all age groups: young adulthood to geriatrics
- Proficient in IV cannulation/blood draws of all age groups
- Assess all ages and communicates abnormal signs and symptoms to Medical Provider appropriately
- Ability to work with Electronic Health Record & Barcode Medication Administration Scanners
- Ability to float to Emergency Room Department and/or PACU upon completion of a Float Competency Skills Checklist. This is merely a preference and not mandatory for this position.
- VIASYS ventilators
- Nihon-Khoden Cardiac monitors and telemetries
- Level 1 Rapid Infuser
- Alaris IV and PCA pumps
- SCDs (Sequential Compression Devices)
- Kangaroo feeding pumps
- LINET (4 new beds) and Hill-Rom bed (1 TotalCare bed and 1 SPO2RT bed)
- Pressure Monitoring for hemodynamic purposes
****Previous Indian Health Service employment preferred****
Licensure: Must possess and maintain current State licensure while employed with Indian Health Service (IHS).
- a valid and unrestricted State Nursing License
- a current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification with American Heart Association
- a current Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification with American Heart Association
- Preferably have TNCC and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) Certification with American Heart Association
The Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico is located in the Four Corners area of the United States where New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah meet. Northern Navajo Medical Center is one of five facilities located within the Shiprock Service Unit. The Shiprock Service Unit is the largest service unit of the Navajo Nation.
Approximately 80,837 Native Americans (mostly Navajo) are enrolled at Northern Navajo Medical Center. The inpatient load is 29 per day and the outpatient volume averages 600 per day.
A variety of services are available including internal medicine, family practice, urgent and emergency care, pediatrics, general surgery, women's health, mental health, respiratory therapy, outpatient rehabilitation services, pharmacy, optometry, dental, public health nursing, social services, health promotion/disease prevention, radiology, laboratory and benefits coordination.
Northern Navajo Medical Center employs 827 full-time employees. The medical staff consists of 50 physicians and 20 mid-level providers.
Northern Navajo Medical Staff work with a variety of other facilities both locally and nationally. Specialists are consulted both within the IHS system, as well as outside our system. We have strong relationships with private providers in the Four Corners region, as well as at University of New Mexico, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA.
Nearby are recreation opportunities that include fishing, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and alpine skiing. Telluride, Durango, Canyonlands, Grand Gulch, the Colorado River, the San Juan River, several large lakes, and the Colorado Wilderness areas are just short drives away.
This acquisition is being completed in accordance with FAR 13; the government reserves the right to issue a single award or multiple award to the Schedule contractor(s) whose quote(s) represents the best value as defined by FAR 2.101. In determining best value, the following factors will be considered: price, past performance, and qualification(s)/experience in no particular order of each proposed Registered Nurse candidate.
To be considered, you must email the following with your offer:
1. Quote (quote(s) submitted will be negotiated). The rate shall be an all-inclusive rate of travel, per diem, lodging/housing, transportation, meals, and applicable taxes (i.e. federal, state and local).
2. A complete and signed Certification Statement for Performance Work Statement (PWS) #08-01 Registered Nurse (RN). (See Attached)
3. eQIP: Required Background Investigation Information (MUST BE LEGIBLE & COMPLETED. DO NOT RE-FORMAT) PLEASE NOTE: UPON COMPLETION OF eQIP, THE SIGNATURE PAGES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT ON THE FIRST DAY OF ASSIGNMENT INCLUDING TWO FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION.
4. Profile(s) ***ONLY SUBMIT INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE AVAILABLE DURING THE PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE***
5. Three (3) current references with active telephone numbers. The references MUST be noted in a separate Word or PDF document and submitted as an attachment.
NOTE: Incomplete submission(s) of REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT be reviewed or considered including direct submission to the hospital unit managers. Due to the immediate need for Labor & Deliver and/or Post-Partum/Newborn Couplet Care services, the Government will begin to review only completed submission(s). Award may be established before the closing of this solicitation.
Email offer directly to the Contracting Officer (CO) for this action: Thomasita Wagner, Purchasing Agent, (505) 368-6088, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the solicitation number on the subject line of the email. Submit questions in writing via email to (CO) by Close of Business: December 30, 2015.
eQIP: Required Background Investigation Information
Executive Orders 10450, 12968, and HSPD-12 require a background investigation as a condition of employment. This investigation will be processed utilizing the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Electronic Questionnaire for Investigation Processing (eQIP) system. Please provide the information required so that you can be initiated into eQIP. After you are initiated you will receive an email that will include the eQIP website link, instructions and additional forms required for the investigation.
The eQIP form MUST be completed prior to beginning of assignment. Reference attached form and complete section EMPLOYEE DATA only.
Background Checks: As directed by the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall provide all requested information necessary to perform Level I and Level II background checks. The Contractor shall comply with the requirement to obtain security investigations. The Contractor shall work with the IHS to ensure that the pre-employment screening process includes the appropriate investigation questionnaires and forms to be completed. All completed forms will be reviewed by the Contractor and forwarded to the Government Personnel. The Contractor will be immediately removed from the position if at any time the investigation receives unfavorable adjudication, or, if other unfavorable information that would affect the investigation becomes known.
****FINGERPRINT CARD - FBI FD-258
Contract assignment(s) are conditional on a cleared background check.
52.249-12 TERMINATION (PERSONAL SERVICES) (APR 1984)
The Government may terminate this contract at any time upon at least 15 days' written notice by the Contracting Officer to the Contractor. The Contractor, with the written consent of the Contracting Officer, may terminate this contract upon at least 15 days' written notice to the Contracting Officer. (End of clause)
52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this address: http://www.acquisition.gov
FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (48 CFR CHAPTER 1) CLAUSES
52.203-5 Covenant Against Contingent Fees
52.203-6 Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government
52.203-7 Anti-Kickback Procedures
52.204-3 Taxpayer Identification
52.204-7 System for Award Management
52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel
52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items
52.217-8 Option to Extend Services
52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract
52.222-3 Convict Labor
52.222-26 Equal Opportunity
52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans
52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities
52.222-41 Service Contract Labor Standards
52.222-42 Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires
52.223-6 Drug-Free Workplace
52.224-1 Privacy Act Notification
52.224-2 Privacy Act
52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases
52.229-3 Federal, State, and Local Taxes
52.232-8 Discounts for Prompt Payment
52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - System for Award Management
52.233-3 Protest after Award
52.237-2 Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation
52.237-3 Continuity of Services
52.243-1 Changes - Fixed Price
52.246-4 Inspection of Services - Fixed Price
52.249-1 Termination for Convenience of the Government (Fixed-Price) (Short Form)
52.249-4 Termination for Convenience of the Government (Services) (Short Form)
52.249-8 Default (Fixed-Price Supply and Service)
FAR 52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (Jan 2011)
(a) The Contractor shall comply with agency personal identity verification procedures identified in the contract that implement Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance M-05-24 and Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) Number 201.
(b) The Contractor shall account for all forms of Government-provided identification issued to the Contractor employees in connection with performance under this contract. The Contractor shall return such identification to the issuing agency at the earliest of any of the following, unless otherwise determined by the Government:
(1) When no longer needed for contract performance.
(2) Upon completion of the Contractor employees employment.
(3) Upon contract completion or termination.
(c) The Contracting Officer may delay final payment under a contract if the Contractor fails to comply with these requirements.
(d) The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (d), in all subcontracts when the subcontractor's employees are required to have routine physical access to a Federally-controlled facility and/or routine access to a Federally-controlled information system. It shall be the responsibility of the prime Contractor to return such identification to the issuing agency in accordance with the terms set forth in paragraph (b) of this section, unless otherwise approved in writing by the Contracting Officer.
FAR 52.237-7 Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance (Jan 1997)
(a) It is expressly agreed and understood that this is a nonpersonal services contract, as defined in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 37.101, under which the professional services rendered by the Contractor are rendered in its capacity as an independent contractor. The Government may evaluate the quality of professional and administrative services provided, but retains no control over professional aspects of the services rendered, including by example, the Contractor's professional medical judgment, diagnosis, or specific medical treatments. The Contractor shall be solely liable for and expressly agrees to indemnify the Government with respect to any liability producing acts or omissions by it or by its employees or agents. The Contractor shall maintain during the term of this contract liability insurance issued by a responsible insurance carrier of not less than the following amount(s) per specialty per occurrence: *_______________.
(b) An apparently successful offeror, upon request by the Contracting Officer, shall furnish prior to contract award evidence of its insurability concerning the medical liability insurance required by paragraph (a) of this clause.
(c) Liability insurance may be on either an occurrences basis or on a claims-made basis. If the policy is on a claims-made basis, an extended reporting endorsement (tail) for a period of not less than 3 years after the end of the contract term must also be provided.
(d) Evidence of insurance documenting the required coverage for each health care provider who will perform under this contract shall be provided to the Contracting Officer prior to the commencement of services under this contract. If the insurance is on a claims-made basis and evidence of an extended reporting endorsement is not provided prior to the commencement of services, evidence of such endorsement shall be provided to the Contracting Officer prior to the expiration of this contract. Final payment under this contract shall be withheld until evidence of the extended reporting endorsement is provided to the Contracting Officer.
(e) The policies evidencing required insurance shall also contain an endorsement to the effect that any cancellation or material change adversely affecting the Government's interest shall not be effective until 30 days after the insurer or the Contractor gives written notice to the Contracting Officer. If, during the performance period of the contract the Contractor changes insurance providers, the Contractor must provide evidence that the Government will be indemnified to the limits specified in paragraph (a) of this clause, for the entire period of the contract, either under the new policy, or a combination of old and new policies.
(f) The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (f), in all subcontracts under this contract for health care services and shall require such subcontractors to provide evidence of and maintain insurance in accordance with paragraph (a) of this clause. At least 5 days before the commencement of work by any subcontractor, the Contractor shall furnish to the Contracting Officer evidence of such insurance.
Additional Health & Human Service Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR) clauses:
352.224-70 Privacy Act
352.237-70 Pro-Children Act
352.237-72 Crime Control Act - Requirement for background checks
352.239-73 Electronic information and technology accessibility
352.242-71 Tobacco-free facilities
352.242-73 Withholding of contract payments