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Job Title:Nurse Consultant (Chronic Disease)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:MD-DHL-13-702

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$85,631.00 to $108,745.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 19, 2012 to Wednesday, November 28, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0610-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Sam Houston, TX 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:

  • Management prefers candidates that have their Master’s degree in Nursing.

  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Army authority concerning the field of evidence-based practice (EBP) in chronic disease management and technical expert and functional project manager for chronic condition interdisciplinary VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG). Evidence-based Practice ensures maximal penetration of clinical trials research into the field in a decision support matrix and the highest quality patient care for Soldiers and MHS beneficiaries.
  • This position may require you to be in a business travel status up to 20% of your time per year.

  • 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 be responsible for supporting functional development, implementation, and evaluation of chronic disease CPGs in the field, including full understanding of the applicable clinical evidence base, grading of evidence, and implementation support. Serves as consultant to all levels of DoD health care and administrative leadership concerning chronic disease CPG and Population Health data, data application, and health care delivery quality improvement issues aligned with CPG. Indirectly oversees and continuously reviews development and support of local programs and facilitates communication on best practices and solutions to functional problems in health care delivery as well as improvement of local programs. Evaluates treatment processes and optimizes process improvement using clinical outcomes data, CPG metrics, and Population Health data.

    Responsibilities include short range and long range CPG development planning; directing and managing the centralized and local activities required to functionally deploy, operate and update CPGs; coordinating DoD-wide CPG training; and orienting and monitoring utilization of Population Health data as an indicator of CPG functioning within MTFs and RMCs. Provides expert advice and consultation pertaining to Evidence-based Practice to OTSG, Military clinical leadership, TMA leaders, MTF leadership, management officials, installation health care delivery personnel, contractors and other DA personnel.

    Develop overall plans for chronic disease CPG development and implementation including the preparation of annual plans and scheduling of individual actions and priorities to meet program objectives within established policies and funding. Define requirements for health care system modifications based on needs of the CPG user community, identification of unmet patient/population health needs and analysis of potential new program areas.


    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.
  • Specialized Experience: One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower level (GS-11) 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 which involves knowledge of managed health care data concepts and tools; particularly disease management, disease prevention, health promotion, case management, discharge planning, utilization review, demand management and customer satisfaction concepts and methodologies; ability to provide expert interpretations of regulated guidelines and their applicability to automated systems and data management.

  • 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 Wednesday, November 28, 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 Wednesday, November 28, 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:

    Charles J. Breckenridge
    Phone: (309)782-4141
    Email: CHARLES.J.BRECKENRIDGE.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-13-702

    Control Number:

    331399500