Job Title: Supervisory Clinical Nurse (Pediatric Nurse Manager)-CC-DHJob Announcement Number: NIH-CC-DH-13-794042
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: National Institutes of Health
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 to
Friday, December 07, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Bethesda, MD United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.
This supervisory nursing leadership position is located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center (CC), in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The position reports directly to the Service Chief for Neuroscience, Behavioral Health and Pediatrics and serves organizationally as the Nurse Manager for the Pediatric Program of Care, overseeing nursing services for the pediatric inpatient unit, day hospital and outpatient clinical areas.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center (CC), is the 240-bed research hospital and ambulatory care research facility in Bethesda, Maryland that supports the Intramural Research Program (IRP) of the National Institutes of Health. It is the largest inpatient facility in the country devoted exclusively to clinical research, and provides a full range of services from ambulatory care to critical care and special procedures. The focus at the CC on early phase and first-in-human clinical trials and on the study of rare diseases makes it possible to rapidly translate scientific observations and laboratory discoveries into new approaches for diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease.
The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center leads the nation in implementing a specialty practice model for Clinical Research Nursing which defines the roles and contribution of nurses providing care to research participants. If you want to play a significant role leading the vision at the Clinical Center in leading the Nation in implementing a specialty practice model for Clinical Research Nursing, then consider joining our executive leadership team! For more information, visit http://www.cc.nih.gov/.
The ideal candidate will possess experience leading a pediatric program of care at the manager or director level, including designing care delivery systems to meet the unique needs of pediatric populations, determining resource requirements, supporting a research-intensive practice environment, and interacting beyond organizational boundaries to influence specialty practice development.
- U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
- Position is subject to a background investigation.
- Pre-employment medical screening may be required.
- Emergency/essential position.
DUTIES:Back to top
If you are selected for this position your responsibilities will include:
Assessing, planning, directing executing and evaluating a broad program of nursing activities in administration, practice, education and research within the defined area, providing clinical research nursing care for patients and their families.
Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing administration and nursing practice for the pediatric clinical areas. Identifies short term and long term program goals in conjunction with departmental objectives, organizational strategic plan and annual operating budget. Supports the development of policies. Advises senior staff on issues and trends and the implication for nursing operations on a local and national level.
Continuously manages program performance to assure all requirements and patient care needs are met. Manages critical patient care situations for assigned areas; collaborates and consults with medical and interdisciplinary staff in problem solving. Monitors and manages clinical quality, customer service and operational efficiency within budgetary requirements.
Plans, executes monitors and evaluates internal and external education activities and programs designed to educate and inform patient care staff. Provides guidance and counseling to staff for professional growth and career planning.
Supervises clinical administrative and clerical staff, through subordinate clinical leaders, related to research protocols and specialty programs, ensuring competency completion related to program of care. Evaluates and summarizes annual performance. Responsible for selecting and hiring subordinate non supervisory positions, making recommendations for subordinate leader positions
Collaborates with Institute stakeholders to define the major subspecialties supported by the unit. Meets regularly with institutes and branches to review and plan for protocols, evaluate progress of the research and the impact on clinical operations to suggest operational changes as needed.
Actively participates in leadership and committee activities at the program and departmental level. Acts as an expert resource on nursing and other health related issues, networking with CC Department Heads and institute leaders to determine the need for organizational changes and improvements formulating strategies to support these initiates. Provides consultation and guidance in area of expertise. Maintaining intimate familiarity and extensive understanding of theory and practice related to independent function of patient care.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
A Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time I completed the program.
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. An applicant who has graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months may be appointed pending State registration as a professional nurse within 6 months of appointment. No person appointed pending registration may be retained beyond 6 months, or promoted, if registration has not been attained.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Government. Examples of qualifying experience include: planning and managing care for patients in multiple clinical specialty areas; monitoring patients responses to clinical treatments and reporting potential adverse actions; managing clinical resources and support activities for a nursing program; developing the annual plan, goals, and operating budget for a nursing program; evaluating the effectiveness of a nursing program; training nursing staff in the administration of clinical programs. View Assessment Questions
This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education . If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines. Veteran's Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this bulletin will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.