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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:NURSE SPECIALIST (CRITICAL CARE)

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:Naval Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:SW30610-11-874591PC545798-H

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,878.00 to $110,461.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, April 11, 2013 to Thursday, April 18, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0610-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

3 vacancies in the following location:
San Diego County, CA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

This announcement is being used to recruit qualified individuals, under the  Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Direct Hire Authority, authorized by 5 United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 3304 and 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 337, Subpart B. The Rule of Three, Veteran's Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process. For more information on OPM Direct-Hire Authority, please review this link: http://www.opm.gov/DirectHire/factsheet.asp.

 

Appointment Type

Permanent and time-limited positions may be filled from this announcement. Positions may have full time, part time, and/or intermittent work schedule. Time-limited positions may be extended at the discretion of management and in accordance with applicable regulations. Holiday/weekend and/or shift work may be required.

 

This position is located at Naval Medical Center San Diego, California. The Nurse is responsible for all nursing care activities including clinical expertise, consultation, leadership, research and educational components.

 

Vacancies from this announcement may be filled at the following grade levels: GS-09, GS-10, GS-11

 

This position has promotion potential to the GS-11 grade level. If selected below the full performance level, selectee may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • This position is a drug-testing designated position (TDP).
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.

DUTIES:

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·       Contribute to the medical examination of patients by observing, recognizing, recording and reporting changes in the conditions of the patient, subjective and objective symptoms, patient reaction to medications and patient response to therapy and treatment modalities.

·       Respond to life threatening changes in patient conditions, providing immediate and appropriate emergency measures such as cardioversion and intubation; directs emergency interventions and cardiopulmonary resuscitation activities of junior personnel when necessary.

·       Perform special tests and procedures such as tracheostomy care, tube feedings, endotracheal, nasopharyngeal and gastric suctioning, and bladder catherization.

·       Utilize advanced pharmacological knowledge to independently titrate potent vasoactive medications on a minute-to-minute basis following complex procedures or multi-system failure.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.  Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

 

Applicants must meet the following qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

 

Basic Requirements: Applicants must possess a degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed AND must possess an 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. (NOTE: A copy of your current registration as a professional nurse MUST be submitted with your resume. Failure to provide the required documents will render you not eligible for consideration)

 

In addition, your resume must demonstrate the following

 

GS-09: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector, OR have successfully completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR possess a master's or equivalent degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. (Note - Successfully completed undergraduate course work in nursing; the behavioral, physical, or biological sciences related to nursing; nutrition; public health; and maternal and child health in excess of that required for completion of an associate degree may be substituted for professional nursing experience at the rate of 1 academic year for 9 months of experience).  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: providing a high degree of technical and complex specialized nursing care for high-risk and socially fragile patients in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Critical Care Unit.  Nursing care includes: in service line patient population; recognition, assessment and management of difficult situations; application of sound communication and counseling techniques; application of factors (i.e. physical, emotional, cultural, social and medical) that are common to the special patient population; ability to teach and/or perform all skills expected of subordinates; explain purpose and outcome of therapies and instruction of proper self-care techniques.

 

Certification Requirement: You must possess an active, current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS).

 

GS-10/11: In addition, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector, OR possess doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in nursing with a concentration in a field of nursing (e.g., teaching, a clinical specialty, research, administration, etc.) or in a closely related non-nursing field directly applicable to the requirements of the position to be filled.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: providing a high degree of technical and complex specialized nursing care for high-risk and socially fragile patients in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Critical Care Unit.  Nursing care includes: in service line patient population; recognition, assessment and management of difficult situations; application of sound communication and counseling techniques; application of factors (i.e. physical, emotional, cultural, social and medical) that are common to the special patient population; ability to teach and/or perform all skills expected of subordinates; explain purpose and outcome of therapies and instruction of proper self-care techniques.

 

Certifications Requirement: You must possess active, current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), AND Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certifications.    

 

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0600/0610.htm  

 

 

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. 

 

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.  To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link:  View Assessment Questions.

 


EDUCATION:

Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned).   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

 

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

REQUIREMENTS: 

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

 

A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.   If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

 

In accordance with Executive Order 12564, applicants selected are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment.  In addition, this position is a drug-testing designated position (TDP) subject to random testing for illegal drug use. 

 

Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination. 

 

Required TB test/Hepatitis B screening.

 

Selectee(s) must meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment.

 

Work requires extensive walking, standing, stretching, lifting, transporting and bending in caring for patients; the ability to influence confused patients regarding their care, and physically control or defend against emotionally ill or confused patients. Work is performed in a health care setting where there is exposure to contagious disease, radiation, infection. Gloves, gowns and masks are frequently necessary.

 

Work requires frequent bending, stooping, walking, standing, working in cramped positions, and climbing.

 

Employee will be assigned to a permanent shift, (8, 10, or 12 hours) but duties, clinical or clerical activities, or patient care needs may require employee to be available at other times. Weekend and holiday work will be scheduled as necessary. Additionally, there may be times when the employee's skills may be necessary to cover absences or augment staff in other related areas for which qualified to work.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.

 

If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

 

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


BENEFITS:

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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.



OTHER INFORMATION:

This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

 

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

 

Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.

 

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

 

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.


Federal Annuitant Information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: 

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified.  For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:  http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ICTAP_Statement.pdf

 

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Mil_Spouse_Pref_Statement.pdf

 

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Complete Resume.
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire. 
View Occupational Questionnaire.

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit. 

 

Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Thursday, April 18, 2013

 

If more than one resume is received, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed. 

 

If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account:  https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  

 

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:   http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicationInfo_HowtoApplyviaFax.pdf.

  

This Vacancy ID is 874591. 

 

Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement.  All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.

 

** It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate.  HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The documents you are required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc).  Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide: Applicant Checklist-External

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DON Employment Info Center EIC
Phone: (800)378-4559
TDD: (858)577-5723
Email: DONEIC@NAVY.MIL
Agency Information:
Navy HRSC Southwest
6300 Miramar Way
San Diego, CA
92145-2015
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online resume is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.  

 

If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. We expect to make a final job offer within 40 days after the deadline for applications.

 

Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/NotificationSettings.aspx.


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Job Announcement Number:

SW30610-11-874591PC545798-H

Control Number:

341600500