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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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$67,265.00 to $84,391.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, November 13, 2012 to Friday, November 30, 2012




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy - Bethesda, MD United StatesView Map


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


  • This is a Direct Hire Solicitation
  • Moving Expenses will NOT be paid.


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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.


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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.
  • 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 - and
  • 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.
  • This is an Inclement Weather Essential position.
  • Shift work may be required. 



    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


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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.


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    • 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

    • 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

    • Bethesda, Maryland is located just northwest of our nation’s capital Washington DC. In 2009 Forbes ranked Bethesda second on its list of “America’s Most Liveable Cities.” Rich in history there are many museums and landmarks to visit throughout the city. The area commonly known as "Downtown Bethesda" is centered at the intersection of Bethesda Avenue and Woodmont Avenue. There is public transit both rail and bus at two primary locations. For more information about Bethesda go to:
    • All federal agencies in the National Capital Region offer qualified employees a monthly stipend as a transit or vanpool subsidy to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. Generally, staff members who take part must give up their parking permits to receive the subsidy. Federal (civil service) employees who use public transportation or van pools to Bethesda are entitled to a free MetroChek pass which can be used to save up to $230 per month in transit costs.


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    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 Friday, November 30, 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 Friday, November 30, 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.


    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present).
    • License: Resume must contain the State in which you currently hold and Active and Unrestricted RN license. Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference, 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 fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

    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.


    Matthew C. Mausser
    Phone: (309)782-6091
    Agency Information:
    CHRA-NC Region
    1 Rock Island Arsenal
    Rock Island, IL


    To check the status of your application, please visit

    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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