AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is a full-time, team based residential program for men and women ages 18 to 24. The program is designed to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. Corps members are assigned to one of five campuses located in Denver, CO; Sacramento, CA; Baltimore, MD: Vicksburg, MS; and Vinton, IA.
The Corporation for National and Community Service was established as a Federal agency in 1993 to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in community-based service. Together, its Senior Corps and AmeriCorps programs promote the ethic of service and help solve critical community problems in every state, many Indian tribes, and most U. S. territories. As a result, hundreds of thousands of Americans are joining forces to address community needs in education, homeland security, housing, health care, environmental protection, and disaster relief.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (Corporation) has an approved (by the Office of Personnel Management) civil service interchange agreement. The Corporation is an excepted service agency. Under the terms of the Interchange Agreement, permanent Corporation employees may be considered for appointment to positions in the competitive service in the same manner that employees of the competitive service are considered for transfer to such positions.
The Screening Nurse reviews medical (physical and mental) information submitted by NCCC enrollees in order to determine the enrollees fitness and eligibility to serve as a Corps Member. This job does not involve clinical/hands on activities. Primary responsibilities include:
- Reviews medical information submitted by NCCC enrollees to determine if the enrollee satisfies medical requirements to serve as a Corps Member. As necessary, refers medical information regarding an enrollees mental health, substance abuse, or learning disability, to a Region Counselor for evaluation and determination.
- Contacts enrollees to clarify or supplement their medical information. Documents such contacts and makes determinations based on the information secured.
- Presents cases to, and actively participates on, the National Civilian Community Corps Medical Review Board which determines the eligibility of candidates with unusual or complex medical, mental health and or learning disabilities issues.
- Complies with, and keeps current on, the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as well as the safeguarding of Personally Identifiable Information.
- Establishes spreadsheets and monitors a system to track enrollee medical status. May produce periodic and special reports relative to the medical screening activity.