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Job Title:Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Personnel Center

Job Announcement Number:AFPCDEO-789247-752737-YMH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year


Thursday, December 06, 2012 to Wednesday, December 12, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




Few vacancies in the following location:
Lackland AFB, TX United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


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).


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


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·   Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases and injuries of infants and children, extending into young adulthood. Prepare and reviews case histories and clinical records of infants and children. 

·   Conduct well-baby clinic; conducts routine histories and physicals to include annual exams, sports and schools physicals, and provides preventative health measures; e.g., immunizations, laboratory tests, age specific anticipatory guidance, abstinence, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and pregnancy prevention. 

·   Teach patients and family member’s ways to maintain or improve their health status. Serve in a teaching capacity in the development of other health care workers.

·   Perform procedures, treatments, and orders medication based on assessment results and standards of care. Educate patients and parents on diagnosis, discusses treatment options and makes recommendations, and ensures patients/parents have information required to provide informed consent for treatment.

·   Provide surveillance of adherence to medical and nursing regimens to stabilize chronically ill patients; adjusts regimens within established protocols recognizing when to refer the patient to the physician or other health team members.  Lead a Patient Centered Medical Home Team to include a registered nurse, medical technician, and administrative support in providing comprehensive medical care for 1,250 empanelled patients from birth to 23 years old.


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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.


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



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.


·        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.



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.



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.


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


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.

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


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. 




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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 Wednesday, December 12, 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 789247.  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.


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 – To verify educational requirement is met.

·   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.


Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 800-382-0893
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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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