Job Title:Nurse (Clinical/Perioperative)
Department:Department of the Army
Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command
Job Announcement Number:MD-DHL-13-900
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/ Per Year|
|Friday, December 07, 2012 to
Friday, December 14, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
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.
Organization: Madigan Army Medical Center, Department of Anesthesia and Operative Services
About the Position:
You will serve as the Operating Room Floor Coordinator and Utilization Management Registered Nurse for the Department of Anesthesia and Operative Services (DOAOS) in a 14 room Operating Room Suite at a Level two trauma and teaching facility.
Recruitment bonus up to 25% may be authorized.
Who May Apply:
All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.
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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
Floor Coordinator: Coordinates the patient care for beneficiaries undergoing surgical procedures ranging from routine to high acuity or trauma cases with highly complex surgical care requirements. Delegates patient care and assigns work to other registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, operating room technicians, and nursing assistants, with consideration of the difficulty and requirements of the assignment and the qualifications and capabilities of each individual. Complexity of decision making and prioritization is increased by the requirement to provide competent workers for seventeen different surgical specialties. Make independent perioperative nursing judgments and appropriately takes action based on moment-to-moment changes in the surgical schedule and/or patients' conditions and responses. Coordinates and ensures timely arrival of patients to the operating room. Coordinates with other services/departments as required for diagnostic tests and procedures. Advises attending physicians of significant changes in a patient's condition and/or changes in the OR schedule.
Utilization Management/Process Improvement: Collaborates with staff on defining utilization management and performance improvement initiatives for the Department of Anesthesia and Operative Services. Develop department process improvement plans such as assessing surgical operations management, analyzing surgical process variability factors, and conducting patient flow assessments. Incorporates clinical and management knowledge of the perioperative process, data analysis, business process reengineering, and information management to develop metrics and analyze data. Uses data obtained to make recommendations for redesigning surgical processes and procedures to improve Operating Room process efficiency.
Supervision: Responsible for performance management of employees in the Utilization Management section to include assigning work, establishing job-related expectations, conducting performance related discussions and preparing performance appraisals.
As an expert in the nursing care of patients in the perioperative arena, you will serve as a resource and role model for other health care providers, including experienced and fully trained registered nurses and physician residents. Serve as preceptor/instructor for newly assigned nurses, Army nurses from the Army's Perioperative Nursing Course, and BSN students from local colleges.
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 your resume that you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower level, as a Registered Nurse, demonstrating expert knowledge in the nursing care of patients in the perioperative arena.
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 years of progressively higher level graduate education can be substituted at the GS-11 Level. 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.
Must obtain and maintain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification.
Position is designated as Inclement Weather Essential.
May include shift work or rotating shifts (evenings, weekends, holidays).
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.