SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11 or equivalent. Specialized experience is experience which may have been gained while performing comprehensive and advanced level nursing care services in the assessment, treatment, counseling, guidance and education concerning pediatric care for newborns through adolescent patients and providing extensive follow-up and preventative health care, planning intervention and evaluation of patients care methods for a variety of pediatric and related issues and problems.
EDUCATION: A 2- or 4-year degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated state accrediting agency at the time the program was completed.
REGISTRATION: 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.
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): 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 an extensive range of professional nursing care theories, principles, practices and procedures of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners in accordance with evidence based practice.
2. Knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents to prescribe for patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects and complications of their use.
3. Knowledge of administrative requirements for proper documentation of patients health and medical conditions including explanation of procedures to patients and their parents, acknowledgement of teaching and follow up care.
4. Ability to assess patients needs via critical thinking and diagnostic skills in clinical decision making, comprehensive health history, physical assessment and interviews.
5. Ability to provide guidance to other professionals, paraprofessionals and students and to share clinical expertise as consultant and instructor.
6. 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
· Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
· Travel on military or commercial aircraft may be required in the performance of temporary duty.
· Must maintain a valid, unrestricted registered nurse license and a Certified Register Nurse Practitioner license (with no limitations, stipulations, or pending adverse actions) in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
· Must maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Any additional advanced life support certifications are dependent on the location, requirements of the position at that particular location.
· This is a testing designated position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program. Incumbent(s) of this position is subject to random drug testing.
· This position has been identified as having "regular contact with children. In accordance with Public Law 101-647 Section 231, and Public Law 102-190, Section 1094, a Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) fingerprint and State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) Check will be completed on any person selected for this position.
· Work requires the incumbent to be able to hear, have good vision, above average agility and dexterity with use of fingers and hands, and have rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously to operate emergency equipment (life support).
· This position may be designated as mission essential based on local conditions. Mission essential personnel report for duty at normal times when the base is closed or delayed reporting, and remain on duty during phased or early release.
· As an employee of the United States government, the PNP will maintain a professional appearance and demeanor, complying with military treatment facility (MTF) policies for dress and appearance.
· Incumbent will share on-call duty during weeknights, weekends, and/or holidays on a rotational basis as required consistent with other providers the same specialty performing like duties. On-call duty consists of the provider being accessible by telephone in order for patients to receive telephone triage anytime the MTF is closed (this does not include admitting patients for inpatient care).
· Administrative time to complete additional duties will be consistent with other like providers; however, incumbent may be asked to perform direct patient care during unusual hours to maintain clinic access during times when active duty providers are performing military unique training requirements, e.g. medical readiness for deployment missions and mass casualty disaster training.
· May be required to work rotating shifts.
· Incumbent will be working with the military and be required to learn the Special Needs Identification and Assignment Coordination process.
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 Veterans 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.