Nurse (Clinical/Ambulatory

Department of Defense
Full time Full day
Fort Meade, MD

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Summary


About the Position:


This position is located at Fort Meade, Maryland


A recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized.


Salary negotiation may be available for those candidates who are new to Federal service.


This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.


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Responsibilities



  • Perform independent, comprehensive telephone and clinical triaging, and facilitates care coordination through a multidisciplinary approach.

  • Assist clinic with patient and staff education.

  • Prepare and administer oral, subcutaneous, intra-muscular and intravenous medications.

  • Assist health care providers with examinations and procedures.

  • Participate in hospital and clinic meetings, and performance improvement activities as assigned.


Travel Required


Not required


Supervisory status


No


Promotion Potential


None



  • Job family (Series)


0610 Nurse



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Conditions of Employment



  • May require rotating shifts (i.e. work schedule that requires employees to continuously rotate from one shift to another at predetermined intervals).

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

  • Selectees will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.

  • This position is a Testing Designated Position subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Selectees will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing.

  • A pre-placement medical examination is required.

  • Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through American Red Cross. Advanced certification (e.g., ALS) does not supersede BLS.

  • Applicants must be able to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges.

  • This position has specific initial background investigation and periodic re-verification requirements since its duties require interaction with children and youth under the age of eighteen (18) years of age on a recurring basis.

  • Position is designated as Inclement Weather Essential. The incumbent must make every attempt to report for work on time and/or remain on duty during severe weather conditions.


Qualifications


Who May Apply: US Citizens


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.


Basic Requirement for Nurse (Clinical/Ambulatory):


Degree: 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. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.).


Licensure: 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; and you must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination.


Foreign Degree: A degree from a Foreign Nursing School. Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.


Exemption: You are exempt from the basic requirements above if you are a current federal employee occupying a position in the 0610 occupational series and have been continuously employed in this occupational series since September 27, 2017 or before. Applicants claiming this exemption must meet the requirement below. Note: You will be required to provide appropriate documentation to the respective Human Resources Office to validate your status.


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.


Active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.


In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:


Education/Experience: A diploma, associate degree, or bachelor's degree in Nursing from a professional nursing program and possession of at least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-9 grade level or above) which includes providing comprehensive ambulatory nursing care to patients, performing various administrative/floor duties and providing staff or patient education.


OR


Education: A PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from a professional nursing educational program or related medical science field.


Exemption: You are exempt from the qualification requirements above if you are a current federal employee occupying a position in the 0610 occupational series and have been continuously employed in this occupational series since September 27, 2017 or before. Applicants claiming this exemption must meet one of the requirement below. Note: You will be required to provide appropriate documentation to the respective Human Resources Office to validate your status.


Completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) from a professional nursing program.


OR


Three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education from a professional nursing program.


Education


See the Qualifications section for education requirements.

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