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Job Title:Clinical Nurse-CC-DH

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-CC-DH-13-886233

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:

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 to Monday, May 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0610-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

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.

Seeking a Clinical Nurse to provide nursing care in the blood donor and research apheresis section of the Department of Transfusion Medicine, Clinical Center. The NIH Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine provides clinical services to support NIH patients in need of blood component therapy, cellular therapy, therapeutic apheresis, and specialized laboratory diagnostics. In addition, DTM collects and prepares the blood components and cellular therapy products used in patient care at the NIH, maintains an accredited Immunohematology Reference Lab, offers a fellowship program in Transfusion Medicine, and runs a training program for Specialists in Blood Banking. The ideal candidate will have experience in Blood Banking i.e. screening, and evaluating Donors/patients for apheresis/phlebotomy for Research and Transfuse-able products. Experience operating the Cobe Spectra, Fenwal Amicus, and Therakos UVAR XTS photopheresis machine.

 

This position is located in the Clinical Center.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Pre-employment Medical Exam may be required

DUTIES:

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The duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Exercise the full domain of practice for the specialty of clinical research nursing including providing clinical care to research participants, supporting protocol implementation, data collection, continuity of care, human subject’s protection and dissemination of clinical research findings.  Utilize advanced critical thinking and nursing skills to assess, plan, perform, and evaluate nursing care for individual patients, their families and significant others, who are participants in biomedical research protocols.  Care requirements are determined by the scope of study participation, the clinical condition of the patient and the requirements and clinical effects of research procedures. The impact of the research process on patient care is identified and communicated. Interventions adjusted based on findings, and issues/variances reported promptly to the research team. Evidence-based practice is incorporated into nursing practice. 
  • Support biomedical research through detailed observation, measurement, and accurate data collection related to pertinent assessment as defined by the protocol specifications and the nurse’s clinical judgment.  Accurately document observations, identify trends and important findings, and effectively communicate this information to the multidisciplinary research team and nursing colleagues. Provide feedback to colleagues and investigators on all issues affecting the quality of the research endeavor, assist less-experienced nurses in learning the specifics of studies or protocols, evaluate patient trends in outcomes and compliance, and contribute to the design of clinical trials.
  • Provide patient-focused nursing leadership within the interdisciplinary team and collaborate with team members to create and communicate a plan of care that balances clinical care needs with research needs and allows for safe and effective collection of clinical research data. Contribute to multidisciplinary conferences and activities regarding research participant care and protocol implementation. Delegate, guide and coordinate the work of nursing staff and support personnel.
  • Provide independent direct patient care to adult behavioral health patients.


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.

 

Registration:

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.

 

Qualification Requriement for the GS-610-11:

 

You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal Government.   Examples of qualifying experience include: Providing comprehensive nursing care to patients based on the physician's medical care plan and the physical, mental and emotional needs of the patient; administering oxygen, IV fluid, blood transfusions and prescribed oral, subcutaneous and intramuscular medications; managing nasal-pharyngeal and gastric suction as well as a variety of other drainage tubes; making nursing care assignments to various skill levels of professional and nonprofessional personnel; preparing patients for surgical and/or diagnostic procedures; observing post-operative and seriously ill patients as well as those under therapy for adverse conditions and reactions; setting-up, operating and monitoring specialized equipment such as cardiac monitors, respirators, defibrillators, etc.
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:

PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.

 

We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

 

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

 

NIH may repay certain outstanding Federally-insured student loans to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified people. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.

 

A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee’s entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.

 

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, 886233. 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.

NOTE: Faxing paper applications will overwrite your prior online application responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

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

We encourage you to verify that your application is complete. Log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Monday, May 13, 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:

Donnette Berrios
Phone: (301)435-4754
Email: BERRIOSD@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, Monday, May 13, 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-CC-DH-13-886233

Control Number:

342889400