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Job Title:Nurse Consultant-NINR-DH

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-NINR-DH-13-845599

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$67,847.00 to $86,162.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 22, 2013 to Tuesday, February 26, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0610-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Bethesda, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

The Nurse Consultant position is located in the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). The NINR fosters, conducts, supports, and administers research and research training programs directed at promoting the growth and quality of research related to nursing, health care, and the allied biomedical and behavioral sciences. 

The Nurse Consultant will be working with a highly motivated team that studies congenital muscular dystrophy and congenital myopathies with the aims of developing clinical outcome measures for these conditions and using these outcome measures in clinical trials. The ultimate goal of the Institute and this research team is to seek to understand and ease the symptoms of acute and chronic illness, to prevent or delay the onset of disease or disability or slow its progression, to find effective approaches to achieving and sustaining good health, and to improve the clinical settings in which care is provided.

The Research Nurse's responsibilities in particular will include writing and managing protocols; recruiting, screening, consenting and evaluating patients with congenital muscle disease; and following up with patients to ensure their adherence to studies in which they are enrolled. These efforts are crucial in the development of scientific advances and the translation of advances into cost-effective health care that does not compromise quality. This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Current registration as a professional nurse.
  • Pre-employment physical may be required.

DUTIES:

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• Provide leadership, direction, and technical support to executive, management, and/or clinical staff in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of information, administrative and communication systems, research studies, evaluation of projects or monitoring systems to assure the delivery of consistently high quality nursing care;
• Review outreach/recruitment plans and make recommendations for implementation based on thorough review of program data, organizational planning themes and initiatives, and needs of the organization;
• Review protocols and make suggestions regarding the target audiences, wording of print materials, screening questions, and recruitment strategies;
• Provide consultation, guidance, and technical assistance regarding recruitment and retention of patients for protocols;
• Participate, and may lead, meetings for the purpose of developing recruitment plans for protocols or for public health education;
• Recruit and screen new patients, assessing their eligibility for available clinical trials;
• Discuss with patients, healthy volunteers, and families the basis of clinical trials, roles of various team members, roles and responsibilities of clinical trial subjects, protocol specifics and anticipated schedule of events for trial subjects;
• Recruit patients and/or healthy volunteers through community-based physicians;
• Serve as the charge nurse, coordinator or other local area senior support person;
• Other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirements:

Education:  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:  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 Qualifications:

1 year of specialized professional nursing experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks:  Screening new patients, assessing their eligibility for available clinical trials; participating in the development and implementation of program outreach/recruitment initiatives; providing consultation, guidance and technical assistance regarding recruitment and retention of patients for protocols; serving as a liaison to community-based physicians regarding patient referrals for clinical trials; participating in meetings for the purpose of developing recruitment plans for protocols or for public health education; providing technical support to executive, management, and/or clinical staff in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of information.

OR
PH.D or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education

OR
A combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. 

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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.


BENEFITS:

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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.

OTHER INFORMATION:

We are unable to pay relocation expenses. 

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire.   Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)  
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire, View Assessment Questions.
  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)
  • If you would prefer to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) for consideration, you may submit a skeletal online resume and Fax your CV.   Submission of a resume/CV alone IS NOT a complete application.   You must complete the online questionnaire that will appear when you begin your application on USAJOBS.   (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)

To begin the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button at the bottom of this screen to log in to your existing USAJOBS account or to create an account if you do not already have one.

  • Follow the prompts to complete the Assessment 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, you must use the fax coversheet found at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf .    Include the vacancy announcement number for the job to which you are applying, 845599.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you have questions or require reasonable accommodation during the application process,  please contact the HR staff member listed below.   If you cannot apply online, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203-FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
  4. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

If you have difficulties with hearing and are seeking assistance, please call a relay operator at 1-800-735-2258 or visit Maryland Relay or AT&T Relay.

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at 301-451-1436 or hrsystemssupport@mail.nih.gov.

Additional Information on How to Apply

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select "My Applications", and click on the "more information" link under the application status for this position.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Tuesday, February 26, 2013.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (CTAP/ICTAP, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sherry A. Ugochukwu
Phone: (301)435-4753
Email: UGOCHUKS@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD
20892

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, you may check your status online at USAJOBS We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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Job Announcement Number:

NIH-NINR-DH-13-845599

Control Number:

338155100