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Job Title:Supervisory Clinical Nurse-CC-DH

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-CC-DH-13-884501

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, May 15, 2013 to Friday, May 24, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




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


United States Citizens


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.

This supervisory nursing leadership position is located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center (CC), in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The position reports directly to the Service Chief for Medical Surgical Specialties and serves organizationally as the Senior Nurse Manager for the General Medical Ambulatory Care Program of Care, overseeing clinical research nursing services for the medical day hospital, medical clinic, dental clinic and ENT and neurology clinic. The position is charged with developing a strategic plan to assure the availability of outstanding ambulatory care nursing services for participants in clinical research studies on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.


The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center (CC), is the 240-bed research hospital and ambulatory care research facility in Bethesda, Maryland that supports the Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health. It is the largest inpatient facility in the country devoted exclusively to clinical research, and provides a full range of services from ambulatory care to critical care and special procedures. The focus at the CC on early phase and first-in-human clinical trials, and on the study of rare diseases, makes it possible to rapidly translate scientific observations and laboratory discoveries into new approaches for diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease.


The CC leads the nation in implementing a specialty practice model for Clinical Research Nursing which defines the roles and contribution of nurses providing care to research participants. If you want to play a significant role leading the vision for Ambulatory Care research nursing at the NIH Clinical Center, then consider joining our leadership team!  Visit for more information. 
The ideal candidate will possess prior experience leading a General Medicine Ambulatory Care program of care at the manager or director level, including designing care delivery systems to meet the unique needs of Ambulatory Care populations, determining resource requirements, and supporting a research-intensive practice environment.  The candidate will demonstrate a strong alignment with stakeholders and engagement beyond organizational boundaries to influence specialty practice development. The ideal candidate will possess a master’s degree in nursing or health care administration.


  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Pre-employment medical screening may be required.
  • Emergency/essential position.


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If you are selected for this position your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
• Assessing, planning, directing, executing and evaluating a broad program of nursing activities in administration, practice, education and research within the General Medicine Ambulatory Care program of care. 
• Developing and directing a program-based clinical management structure to assure continuity in clinical operations and research support.
•  Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing administration and nursing practice for the General Medicine Ambulatory Care clinical areas. Identifying short term and long term program goals in conjunction with departmental objectives, organizational strategic plan and annual operating budget. Directing the development of policies. Advising nursing executive team and CC senior leadership on issues and trends and the implication for Ambulatory Care nursing operations.
• Continuously managing program performance to assure all research requirements and patient care needs are met. Demonstrating the synthesis of outcomes driven program performance at the unit, department and organizational level. Monitoring and managing clinical quality, customer service, and assuring research support and operational efficiency are within budgetary requirements.
• Developing, executing and evaluating structures for learning and execution of professional development and career planning that promotes professional nursing practice in clinical research. 
• Supervising clinical, administrative and clerical staff, through subordinate clinical leaders, on activities related to research protocols and specialty programs. Ensuring competency completion related to program of care. Reviewing and summarizing annual performance assessments conducted by team leaders. Making final decisions for electing and hiring staff at all levels within the program of care.
• Integrating innovative design to advance the specialty of practice of clinical research nursing and the model of care. 
• Collaborating with Institute and organizational stakeholders to define major subspecialties supported by the program of care, review and plan for protocols, and evaluate progress of the research and the impact on clinical operations to suggest operational changes as needed.   
• Leading department and organizational strategic initiatives, programs or committee structures. Serving as an expert resource and liaison in support of shared governance committees and goals.  
• Serving as an expert resource on Ambulatory Care nursing and other health and research related issues. Networking with CC Department Heads and institute leaders to determine the need for organizational changes and improvements and formulating strategies to support these initiatives.
• Representing the Ambulatory Care program of care to external entities including, but not limited to, professional organizations, societies and other institutions. Presents Ambulatory Care research innovations, advances in clinical specialty or unit level evidenced based practice initiatives, via publications or podium presentations.
• Design and manage a clinical research nursing care delivery model to assure both clinical expertise and protocol knowledge to support the diverse patient population and the availability of a team that can cross cover in all areas of the General Medical Ambulatory Care setting. 



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Have a degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time I completed the program.




Have 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.

Do NOT 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, BUT I have recently graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months and my registration is pending.





You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Government. Examples of qualifying experience include: planning and managing care for patients in multiple clinical specialty areas; monitoring patients responses to clinical treatments and reporting potential  adverse actions; managing clinical resources and support activities for a nursing program; developing the annual plan, goals, and operating budget for a nursing program; evaluating the effectiveness of a nursing program; training nursing staff in the administration of clinical programs.

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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.


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.


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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.


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 able to pay relocation expenses.


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


This position is designated as an 'emergency' position and the selected candidate will be considered an 'emergency' employee and will be required to be available, ready, willing, and able to report for duty under all circumstances, e.g., inclement weather, government closings and holidays, lapse in appropriations, non-emergency and emergency situations for operation 24 hours a day and 365 days per year coverage.


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.


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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 . Include the vacancy announcement number for the job to which you are applying, 884501. 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
  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

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,, 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.


The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Friday, May 24, 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.


Lashaw H. Bell
Phone: (301)496-4782
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD


Within 15 business days of the closing date, Friday, May 24, 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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