Job Title:Nurse Specialist
Department:Department of Defense
Agency:TRICARE Management Activity
Job Announcement Number:MD-DHL-13-668
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year|
|Tuesday, November 13, 2012 to
Friday, November 30, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy -
Bethesda, MD United StatesView Map|
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
The Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical (JTF CapMed) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dilorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.
About the Position:
- This position is for a Nurse Specialist under the Deputy Commander for Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Subspecialties located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Maryland.
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
- This is a Direct Hire Solicitation
- Moving Expenses will NOT be paid.
DUTIES:Back to top
You will provide nursing expertise in the Pediatric Specialty clinic and serve as primary nurse in specialty clinic/backup nurse in Pediatric Primary care depending on patient demand and workload. You must be familiar in multiple specialty areas such as Pediatric Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, infectious disease, etc. A special emphasis will be with the care and coordination of Cystic Fibrosis patients. You will assess patient conditions, document healthcare advice given, and initiate follow-up. Prioritize patient care problems and recommend tests or procedures the patient requires. Assist physicians during physical exam, medical procedure, and tests to diagnose patient's condition. Interpret physical exam, laboratory reports, and obtain patient medical history to develop nursing plan/protocol.
Monitor patient's condition during procedures, treatments and recovery period. Inform patient/ family members on treatment plans, tests and procedures. Develop educational materials to assist patients/family with self-help, self-treatment, and home healthcare equipment. Develop courses and conduct nursing practice training to medical students, interns and residents in their area of specialization that rotate through the clinic. Assign work to professional care providers and clerical personnel in the employee's area of specialization, ensuring completion of assigned tasks. Monitor emergency, fire, safety and infection control policies and procedures. Develop and implement nursing protocols. Collaborate with all levels of the health care team. Assist in planning and resolving problems within the Department of Pediatrics.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
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.
Specialized Experience: You MUST clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower level, as a Registered Nurse, assessing patient conditions; interpreting diagnostic tests; developing nursing care plans; and educating patients on treatment plans in a Pediatric Clinic in a Medical Treatment Facility.
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 full years of progressively higher level graduate education. 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.
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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.
This is an Inclement Weather Essential position.
Shift work may be required.
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.