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Job Title:Operating Room Nurse-CC-DH

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-CC-DH-13-966467

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$67,847.00 to $86,162.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, September 30, 2013 to Wednesday, October 09, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0610-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Bethesda, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

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 position is located in the Department of Perioperative Medicine (DPM).   DPM is responsible for providing anesthesia and surgical services to actively support the mission of the Clinical Center.   The DPM provides service and support for approximately 2000 surgical cases per year.   Primary nursing at the Clinical Center is a system of patient care delivery which provides individualized care for the patient and supports for the patient's family/significant others by the assignment of professional care for the duration of the patient's hospitalization.   The operating room nurse is part of the Clinical Center's ready work force.   "Ready work force" means that any member of this Department will be available for reassignment and capable of assuming other nursing care responsibilities in the event of staffing requirement.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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The Operating Room Nurse performs perioperative nursing care to patient within the operating room suite in the scrub or circulating roles for procedures ranging from those involving less complex surgical procedures to those involving complex and extensive procedures.

The major duties of the Operating Room Nurse include but are not limited to the following:

Utilizes the scientific process to assess, plan, perform and evaluate peri-operative care on complex and acute patients.

Provides surgeon support through operative process including, but not limited to, proper patient positioning, providing an aseptic environment, accuracy of sponge and instrument counts, and proper handling and labeling of all specimens

Conducts detailed observations, measurements, and date collection related to assessments as defined by the protocol specifications and the professional judgment

Develops plans of care and evaluates and modifies this plan related to patient’s responses.

Address patient’s comprehensive care needs including education, safety, comfort, and spirituality.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic 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 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. 

Additional qualifications for this position include the following:

One year of specialized nursing 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 nursing service for less complex surgical procedures, such as, appendectomies, and assisting in more complex and extensive surgical procedures, such as, orthopedic or thoracic operations; ensuring that instruments, sutures, prosthesis, and special equipment are ready for use; providing care to patients to meet their physical and psychological needs; caring for and handling supplies and equipment including operating tables, lights, electrocautery, suction machines, special instruments, etc.; assuring the accurate care and handling of specimens; being responsible for aseptic technique maintenance during procedure, the accuracy of sponge counts and the adequacy of supplies; implementing protocols and contributing to the development of care maps; delegating and directing the work on non-professional and less experienced professional staff.

OR

You possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.   Graduate-level education must have been in nursing with a concentration in a field of nursing or in a closely related non-nursing field directly applicable to the requirements of the position to be filled.

OR

You possess a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

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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.


BENEFITS:

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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.

OTHER 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 unable to pay relocation expenses.

 

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

 

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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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.)

 

 

  • 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.)

 

For additional information, click on the links below:

 

Additional Information on How to Apply

 

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

 

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at 301-451-1436 or hrsystemssupport@mail.nih.gov.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Wednesday, October 09, 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Greta Harrington
Phone: (301)594-9032
Email: HARRINGR@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD
20892

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Wednesday, October 09, 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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Job Announcement Number:

NIH-CC-DH-13-966467

Control Number:

352177600