Nurse I, Level 1 None beyond basic educational requirement (Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing)
Nurse I, Level 2 Approximately 1 year experience OR Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing and bachelors degree in a related field OR Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Nurse I, Level 3 Approximately 2-3 years experience OR Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing and bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years experience OR BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience OR Masters degree in Nursing or related field with a BSN
Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.
Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accred-itation 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. ***
Special qualifications for this position are as follows and must be met:
-Five years RN clinical experience in a variety of settings required.
-Knowledge of the principles and practices of Quality Improvement, and Risk Management required.
-Knowledge of and the ability to direct a comprehensive, integrated Risk Management Program with effective mechanisms for assessing safe, professional care of patients and ensuring appropriate responses to findings required.
-Knowledge of and the ability to coordinate Tort Claims, Root Cause analysis, Occurrence Screens, Peer Review, and Patient Incident Reporting required.
-Knowledge of and the ability to apply clinical criteria to assess the quality of patient care delivered required.
-Demonstrated the ability in data collection and analysis required.
-Demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively both orally and writing required.
-Demonstrated the ability to form effective working relationships with a wide variety of Medical Center personnel required.
-Follows established safety practices required.
-Demonstrated the ability to make sound clinical judgments in assessing clinical records, planning, implementing, documenting and evaluating patient care required.
-Knowledge of word processing, Excel and Access preferred.
-Demonstrated the ability to enter and evaluate data collected, document findings and compile reports preferred.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted 5 points tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.
For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx