- U.S. citizenship.
- English language proficiency
Specialized Experience: Applicant must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-5) in the Federal Service. Qualifying specialized experience includes nonprofessional nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other medical, nursing home, or other medical, nursing, or patient care facility, or in such work as that of a home health aid performing duties such as:
Providing personal nursing care such as providing pre-and post-operative care.
Support duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus.
Caring for mentally ill patients, including; observing, recording, and reporting changes in their behavior, and providing reassurance and encouragement.
Assisting surgeons and registered nurses in operating room activities, including; passing instruments, maintaining sterile conditions, and draping and positioning patients.
SUBSTITUTING EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Applicant must have successful completion of a Bachelor Degree PLUS 6 months of graduate education related to the position in an accredited community college, junior college or university in practical nursing or in a field of study appropriate to the specialization of the position. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED).
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
References : OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Technical and Medical Support Positions: Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0600/0621.htm.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires long periods of standing, bending, walking, lifting, pushing, and repositioning of patients. Requires lifting and carrying items/objects of 45 lbs. and over. Both hand required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; working closely with others.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.