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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:PRACTICAL NURSE

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Personnel Center

Job Announcement Number:AFPCDEO-783554-752986-YMH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$31,315.00 to $40,706.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 19, 2012 to Monday, November 26, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0620-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

05

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Shaw AFB, SC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

 

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days from the closing date.  Applicants may be referred for consideration as/if additional vacancies occur during this period.

 

IF APPLICABLE:  Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided.  The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • This position will be filled through the Delegated Examining Office
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid

DUTIES:

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·   Utilize computing resources to order and retrieve laboratory, radiology, medication and referral information requested by patients.  Assist with scheduling patient appointments as needed.

·   Prepare the procedure room and medical equipment for the procedure to be performed.  Receive that patient and review his or her medical history.

·   Calculate dosages and administer medications by oral, topical, intradermal, subcutaneous and intramuscular routes.  Initiate intravenous fluid to include heparin locks and physical and emotional reactions to the medications.

·   Teach patient and family members how patients should perform simple tests for themselves, e.g., blood sugar, hypertension or urine.  Inform patient and family members about self-care.

·   Recognize the nature of emergencies and provide first aid in accordance with emergency protocols.  Initiate and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) measures if first on the scene, until additional responders arrive.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  At least one year of specialized experience at the GS-04 grade level or equivalent.  Specialized experience is experience which may have been gained while performing diagnostic examinations, treatment procedures, patient charting and patient and family teaching.

 

 

OR

 

EDUCATION:  Successful completion of a program in practical nursing of a least 9 months' duration combined with one year of nursing assistant experience; or successful completion of a two-year degree program in an accredited community college, junior college, or college or university in practical nursing.

AND

 

LICENSURE:  Candidates must be currently licensed to practice as a practical or vocational nurses in a State or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia or must have applied for a license to practice. Applications of candidates possessing a license must be accompanied by a certified or photostatic copy of the license, a notarized statement attesting to the fact, or a citation of the license number and State issuing it.  Non-licensed candidates who have completed their training may be appointed subject to obtaining the required license during the probationary period.  Those not licensed must furnish the date on which they applied for a license and the jurisdiction involved. No person appointed pending licensure may be retained beyond the probationary period if licensure has not been attained.

 

Click on the following link to view the individual occupational requirements for this position:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0600/0620.htm

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

 

1. Knowledge of the commonly used medical equipment, supplies, and procedures.

2. Knowledge to prepare and administer commonly prescribed medications.

3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

 

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:

·        This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment and participation in random drug testing.

·        Must be a licensed LVN/LPN and fulfill recertification requirements.

·        Position requires annual certification in Basic Life Support.

·        This position may be identified as having “regular contact with children”, requiring a State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) check to be completed on any person selected for this position.

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire.  Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.

 

BASIS OF RATING:  Your application will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which the quality, depth, and complexity of your experience and educations relate to the qualifications requirement.  Additional points are not added for Veteran’s Preference; however, Veteran Preference is still applied.

 

Category 3, Best Qualified:  Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements.

 

Category 2, Highly Qualified:  Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.

 

Category 1, Qualified:  Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire.  The numeric rating you received is based on your responses to the questionnaire.   The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

 

 

 

 

 


BENEFITS:

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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.



OTHER INFORMATION:

For information on veterans’ preference click here.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 80 or above on the rating criteria for this position. 

 

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.   Click here for more information.

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE:  Click here for specific program requirements.  To request MSP hiring preference, you must submit the following documents:

 

·        Application or resume;

·        Statement requesting MSP; and

·        Copy of military sponsor's PCS orders. 

 

 

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

 

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, November 26, 2012

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 783354.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

 

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

 

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement. 

 

·        Online Application (Questionnaire)

·        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 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). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

·        Transcripts, if qualifying based on education

·       Veterans’ Preference -  a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service.  In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).

 

If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print.  The fax number is 478-757-3144

 

Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

AFPC DEO
Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 800-382-0893
Agency Information:
AFPC DEO
DO NOT WRITE OR MAIL APPLICATION
SEE INSTRUCTIONS UNDER HOW TO APPLY TAB
PLEASE FAX, TX
78150

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.


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Job Announcement Number:

AFPCDEO-783554-752986-YMH

Control Number:

331343400