To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification 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 or Puerto Rico, or 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.
NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit proof of current, active registration for verification. Your documentation MUST be submitted to the Federal Medical Center Rochester, Human Resource Department during the opening period of this announcement.
In addition to the Basic Requirements:
GL-05: Completion of a program of less than 30 months duration or associate degree with one year of professional nursing, or of at least GL-4 level practical nurse or nursing assistant experience under the supervision of a professional nurse. OR Completion of a program of at least 30 months duration or 4 academic years above high school or bachelor’s degree.
GL-07: Completion of a professional nursing program with one year of experience equivalent to at least the the GL-5 level. OR One full year of graduate education or bachelor’s degree with superior academic achievement.
GL-09: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education or a master’s or equivalent degree OR 1 year of experience equivalent to at least the GL-7 level.
GL-10: Completion of a professional nursing program and 1 year of experience equivalent to at least the GL-09 level.
NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, you MUST provide transcripts to receive consideration. The education MUSTbe from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
Experience: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.
Some examples of qualifying experience are:
- Experience communicating with and providing nursing services to patients.
- Experience applying professional nursing concepts, principles, practices and nursing standards.
- Experience operating medical equipment.
- Knowledge of a wide variety of medications which may be administered for psychiatric or medical conditions.
- Performing nursing care following Nursing Standards of Patient Care, Nursing Care/Administrative and Patient Care Manual policies.
- Identify and report changes in patient’s condition or behavior.
- Knowledge of a wide variety of complex medications which may be administered for psychiatric or medical conditions.
- Knowledge of group and individual therapies used in treatment of the patient.
- Assesses and identifies high risk symptoms/behaviors in Mental health patients.
- Experience in administering a wide variety of medications, assessing and reporting side effects related to psychiatric or medical conditions.
- Maintain accurate inventory of all needles, syringes and controlled substances.
- Assesses and identifies high risk symptoms/behaviors in patients.
Combination of Education and Experience
GL-05/07/09/10: Have a combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.
Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.
**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.*
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1)this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
This position is processed under Direct Hire authority, veterans preference and Category Rating procedures does not apply.
Applicants will be evaluated utilizing the documentation submitted and considered for the grade level in which the resume and/or educational transcripts supports. To preview questions please click here.