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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:OPERATING ROOM NURSE

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:Naval Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:SW30610-11-875996PC589950-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:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 to Monday, April 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0610-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
San Diego, 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.

 

This position is located at Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA.  The purpose of the Operating Room Nurse is to provide a high degree of complex, intra and postoperative surgical care for the serviced patient population.

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


 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (see www.sss.gov)
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • A pre-appointment physical examination is required.
  • This position is a Drug Testing Designated Position (TDP).

DUTIES:

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·  Plan, organize, coordinate, and implement nursing care in the operating room; assess patients’ physical and emotional needs and provides comfort measures and psychological support to the patient and their family members/significant others.

 

·  Coordinate care and related administrative activities of the patient with surgeons, anesthesia personnel and surgical technologists.

 

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

 

·  Verify surgical sites and procedures with the patient and review patient chart for correct use of abbreviations, clear legibility and follows policy to discern illegible handwriting.


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 submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position. 

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 reflect the following experience:

For GS-09:  Your resume must demonstrate 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 you completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or 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: knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques in the service line patient population; developing patient plan of care; understanding of diagnosis and treatment regimens; follow patient progress toward discharge; promoting patient and family involvement in the total plan of care.

For GS-11:  Your resume must 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 you 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: experience providing specialized nursing care to adult, geriatric and pediatric patients; providing teaching; direct patient care; diagnostic reasoning; advanced clinical expertise and therapeutic interventions; consultation and referral to physicians, other nurses, and operating room team members.

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

 

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.

 

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 

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.


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:

 

Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade.  All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

 

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

  

Incumbent will be assigned to a permanent shift, (8, 10, or 12 hours) but duties, clinical or clerical activities, or patient care needs may require incumbent to be available at other times. Weekend and holiday work will be scheduled as necessary. Additionally, there may be times when the incumbent’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:

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

 

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

 

Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.

 

Recruitment 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.

 

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

 

ICTAP Applicants: 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 Monday, April 22, 2013.  Please follow all instructions carefully as missing application information will not be requested.


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 875996.

** It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are 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 authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).  Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide: 
http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicantChecklist.pdf

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:

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if 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 questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. 

  

Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

 

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:

SW30610-11-875996PC589950-H

Control Number:

341862200