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Job Title:Nurse Consultant

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:MD-DHL-13-636

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Saturday, November 10, 2012 to Monday, November 19, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0610-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Polk, LA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

  • This position is located at the U.S. Army Medical Command, Managed Care Division at Fort Polk, LA.
  • Who May Apply:

  • All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.
  • You may apply online by Clicking Here
  • You may check your status online at http://medcell.army.mil/status.asp
  • KEY REQUIREMENTS

    • This is a Direct Hire Solicitation
    • Moving expenses will not be paid.

    DUTIES:

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    You will act as Utilization Management coordinator responsible for developing and implementing a Utilization Management program based on reimbursement of hospital costs by length of stay, Relative Case Mix Index, Program Payment System, according to USA MEDCOM, Utilization Management goals and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organization  standards.  You will be responsible for implementation of Interqual,  Milliman and Robertson screening criteria to review and document care and procedures to determine the most appropriate source of care.

     

    You will develop the Utilization Management Plan, establishing both short and long-term goals.  You will evaluate expenditures of Supplemental Care funds to ensure admissions to civilian facilities are appropriate and necessary.  You will coordinate multidisciplinary case management meeting as defined in the Utilization Management Plan. Cases are evaluated utilizing criteria for referral to area TRICARE Case Manager.

     

    You will assist in identifying strategies intended to improve provider access, reduce administrative burdens for Military Health Services System beneficiaries, and improve the cost effectiveness of the civilian/military health care delivery system.

     

    You will conduct community liaison with local, state, and federal agencies responsible for financing alternatives which Military Health Services System beneficiaries may be entitled to receive.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree: Applicants MUST have a 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. .
  • Licensure/Certification: Applicants MUST have 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. Licensure information must be cited on resume to be considered for this position.
  • Specialized Experience: One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower level (GS-10) requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience as a Registered Nurse which involves health care management principles and techniques; ability to communicate with health care provider at all levels; provide professional assistance to health care providers in identifying patients needs; knowledge of a wide range of nursing concepts, principles and practices and extended experience with medical practices and procedures to analyze the full scope of problems associated with providing the best possible care.
  • Education Substitution: If an applicant meets the basic requirements for Education and Registration/Licensure but fails to meet the required one (1) year of specialized experience; Completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education can be substituted at the GS-11 Level.

  • Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
  • Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.
  • Other Requirements:
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  • Personnel security investigation required.
  • A medical examination is required prior to employment.
  • Hepatitis B immunization is required (direct patient contact).
  • This position is covered by the Drug Abuse Testing Program. Applicant drug testing and random drug testing will be required.
  • Mandatory seasonal influenza vaccinations required annually.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • If selected, official college or university transcripts must be submitted.
  • If selected, candidate must provide documents for credentialing.
  • Must obtain and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and Certification.
  • HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Resumes will be evaluated for basic qualifications requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this Job Announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the position.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.


    BENEFITS:

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    The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
    ·  Comprehensive health and life insurance
    ·  Competitive salaries
    ·  Generous retirement programs
    ·  Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
    ·  Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
    ·  Paid employment related training and education
    ·  Possible student loan repayment
    ·  Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
    ·  Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.



    OTHER INFORMATION:

    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    YOU MAY APPLY ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE

    To apply for this position, click the hyperlink above to access the Online Application procedures through the Medcell website. PLEASE NOTE: if applying online, the complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (CST) on Monday, November 19, 2012

    The preferred method of application is the Online Application process. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail your resume via surface mail to:

    PECH-NCR-B, CHRA-NC Region
    Bldg 104, Medcell
    1 Rock Island Arsenal
    Rock Island, IL 61299

    If submitting your resume by mail, you must include the Job Announcement number, Social Security Number, and Geographic Location Preferences. PLEASE NOTE: if applying by postal mail, the complete Application Package must be received in our office by Monday, November 19, 2012

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

  • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material (e.g. photos), you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations, your resume must contain full dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
  • Veterans Documentation/Military Spouse Documentation: If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
  • If you are currently serving on active duty: A certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp. Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

  • AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Harry E. Spaulding
    Phone: (309)782-2717
    Email: HARRY.E.SPAULDING.CIV@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    DA NCR MEDCELL
    MEDCELL PECH-NCR-B
    CHRA-NC Region
    1 Rock Island Arsenal
    Rock Island, IL
    61299

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    To check the status of your application, please visit http://medcell.army.mil/status.asp

    Once this announcement closes, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the Minimum Qualifications found in the vacancy announcement. If you are found to be qualified, your application/resume may be referred to the selecting official for consideration. If your application/resume is referred to the selecting official, you may be contacted for an interview; however, this is optional. If you are selected, you will receive a tentative job offer.


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    Job Announcement Number:

    MD-DHL-13-636

    Control Number:

    330926200