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Job Title:Nurse Consultant

Department:Department Of Labor

Agency:Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs

Job Announcement Number:DE-13-DAL-OWCP-0033

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$73,848.00 to $96,001.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 08, 2013 to Wednesday, February 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0610-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Denver, CO, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. Citizens; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.

 

Also being advertised as job #MS-13-DAL-OWCP-078 for status & "Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)" eligible applicants and the following non-competitive authorities: Veterans 30% or more compensable; persons w/disabilities; present/former Peace Corps personnel and former Peace Corps volunteers.  To be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.

JOB SUMMARY:

Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow.  DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Office of Workers Compensation Programs, Division of Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation, Denver District Office Denver, CO. This is a Temporary position not to exceed 12 months.

A temporary appointment is an appointment lasting one year or less, with a specific expiration date. Click Temporary employees for more information.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Requires a probationary period.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent plans and implements assignments, projects, and/or studies in the areas of home health care, durable medical equipment, and other medical caregiver issues.  The incumbent utilizes current medical and scientific knowledge available in medical journals, reference manuals and books, the DEEOIC Procedure Manual and related policy and other resources to develop rationale for the medical management of compensation cases as it relates to home health care.  Plans, recommends and implements new medical guidelines, standards and procedures to adjudicate and manage occupational diseases under the DEEOIC.  Monitors program medical guidelines, standards and procedures and evaluates their validity and cost-effectiveness. Provides input for regulatory language to address newly developed program requirements. Provides relevant input into the planning, development, and coordination of EEOICPA medical policy embedded in the OWCP (DFEC, EEOICPA, and Black Lung) Bill Processing System.  Designs and conducts studies to analyze the results of the changes.  In coordination with the DEEOIC Medical Director, develops training materials for DEEOIC staff, health care providers and beneficiaries as necessary. Provides input for the accurate application of medical guidelines to the processing of bills for medical services by serving as a resource for medical billing issues. Serves as a technical resource for the District Office in regards to claims-related medical issues (some with an exceptional degree of complexity); training; communications with medical providers; and other types of adjudicatory issues.  Coordinates with and assists the CE in efforts to evaluate and interpret medical evidence; contacts physicians and others to obtain necessary medical documentation and rationale when needed.  Provides expertise and prepare written assessments or recommendations in the area of medical issues regarding the claims adjudication process, including but not limited to in-home nursing assistance authorizations; monitoring of in-home nursing care; coordinating nursing services between prescribing physician and service providers; durable medical equipment needs; impairment ratings; wage loss; medical bill pay processes; and serves as a resource for resolution of issues. The incumbent must have knowledge and skill in appropriate billing coding practices, i.e. ICD9, CPT, HCPCS. Communicates and coordinates with health care providers to assess appropriate levels of in-home health care and provide recommendations for medical treatment authorizations that enhance the level of care the claimant receives and reflect the policies and procedures of DEEOIC.  Works with the Medical Bill Pay Unit or other National Office staff to monitor procedures and evaluates their validity and cost-effectiveness by the utilization of models from Medicare, other federal agencies. Coordinates and conducts outreach activities to medical providers and other stakeholders, including communicating effectively before varied levels of staff in DEEOIC, other Federal Agencies, and the general public.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirements: 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. 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

Specialized Experience Requirements: In addition to the basic requirements,

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-11, in the Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience include: Serves as a technical resource for the District Office in regards to claims-related medical issues (some with an exceptional degree of complexity); training; communications with medical providers; and other types of adjudicatory issues. Coordinates with and assists the CE in efforts to evaluate and interpret medical evidence; contacts physicians and others to obtain necessary medical documentation and rationale when needed.  Provides expertise and prepare written assessments or recommendations in the area of medical issues regarding the claims adjudication process, including but not limited to in-home nursing assistance authorizations; monitoring of in-home nursing care; coordinating nursing services between prescribing physician and service providers; durable medical equipment needs; impairment ratings; wage loss; medical bill pay processes; and serves as a resource for resolution of issues.


College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - Transcripts (in English) must be submitted if (a) a degree is required for the position, and/or (b) education is used as the basis for qualifying for this position.  The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education.  Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If courses were taken at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, or from several different colleges or universities, you must submit all the necessary transcripts. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position.  Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements.  Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.

Categories
 (examples below)
Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.

Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.

Category C - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):
Technical: Understands and appropriately applies procedures, requirements, regulations and policies related to specialized expertise, e.g., nursing, physical science, law, or accounting; maintains credibility with others on technical issues. Planning/Evaluating: Determines objectives and strategies; coordinates with other parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors and evaluates the progress and outcomes of operational plans; anticipates potential threats or opportunities. Communication (oral and written): Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a succinct and organized manner. Expresses ideas and facts to individuals or groups effectively; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others; facilitates an open exchange of ideas. Leadership: Interacts with others to influence, motivate, and challenge them. The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).  
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).  The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings.  Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.  Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)

INFORMATION FOR ICTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration.  ICTAP eligibles who are placed into Category 80 or higher will be considered "well-qualified".

Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Temporary employees can purchase health insurance after one year of temporary service but must pay the full cost of insurance premiums.  Employees who become eligible for health benefits also become eligible for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance (FEDVIP), long term care insurance (LTCFEDS) and Federal Employees Flexible Spending Account (FSAFEDS) programs.  However, temporary employees are not eligible for the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance program or any other benefits programs.

OTHER INFORMATION:

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.  Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, PROBATIONARY PERIOD, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

HOW TO APPLY:

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Follow the 5 steps below to apply.  Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to be considered.  Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered.

For more details, click How To Apply Detailed Instructions Document or How To Apply Video.  For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact in the "Questions about this job" section.  SAVE your information before the 60 MINUTE TIMEOUT!

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content.

STEP 2 - Answer Vacancy Questions (DOORS)
Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on www.usajobs.gov, click on the title and proceed.

STEP 3 - Submit Supplemental Documents
Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy by the close date.  For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation Document or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video.  Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

STEP 4 - Review Application and click Finish  Click here to submit an updated resume after initial application.

STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video.  You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you.Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

- Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting to be honorably discharged or released within 120 days, click Active Duty)  Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference.  For more information, go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP Eligibility.

- Applicants with disabilities who wish to claim eligibility under SCHEDULE A)  of the excepted service (persons with severe disabilities) must submit the following documentation from a licensed medical professional or other authorized entity:
(1) proof of disability; and
(2) certification of job readiness.
For more details, please see http://www.usajobs.gov/IndividualsWithDisabilities.

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

- Peace Corps Document (if applicable) - Certification of satisfactory service from the Director of Peace Corps to receive consideration.

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Specialist
Phone: 972-850-4449
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: ray.rodney@dol.gov
Agency Information:
Labor, Ofc of Workers' Compensation Programs
A. Maceo Smith Bldg
525 Griffin Street
RM 738
Dallas, TX
75202
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration.  Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome.  A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

To check the status of your application: Click here.  To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here.

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Job Announcement Number:

DE-13-DAL-OWCP-0033

Control Number:

337385300