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 an active, current registration as a professional nurse in the 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. The NP will obtain/maintain licensure as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Maryland and obtain NP Attestation (with a Maryland-licensed physician) approved by the Board of Nursing. For more information see website listed http://www.mbon.org/.
In addition to the basic qualifications: Candidates must have an approved Nurse Practitioner Attestation by the Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON) prior to the appointment as a Nurse Practitioner.
To qualify at the GS-11 you must have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field or have one year of Nurse Practitioner experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following tasks: history/physical including pelvic examinations; assessing acute and non-acute clinical problems in pediatric and adult patients; assessing nursing needs to provide safe and efficient nursing care; performing patient teaching.
To qualify at the GS-12 level you must have one year of Nurse Practitioner experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following tasks:
Providing specialized nursing care to pediatric and adult patients in the outpatient setting or in a ward of a hospital with illnesses or medical conditions that require adaptation of established nursing procedures; assessing and managing acute and non-acute clinical problems in pediatric and adult patients; serving as role model and teacher for experienced and fully trained nurses in providing care to patients assigned because of their special needs, for example, patients with medical conditions who are not responding to usual treatment; providing skilled and comprehensive nursing care to pediatric and adult patients who have various medical conditions including patients with infections and/or multisystem abnormalities (e.g., intestinal, liver, lung, kidney) and/or patients who are receiving medications infrequently used with human subjects; assessing nursing needs to provide safe and efficient nursing care; performing patient teaching with patients requiring special approaches, for example, patients with infections or medical problems whose changing conditions require new diets and/or adjustments in medications.
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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.