To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience.
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.
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. (One year of nursing experience as a military corpsman that has been accepted by a State licensing body may be accepted in lieu of education at the GS-4 level.)
GS-11: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level; OR, Completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent); OR, Three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education.
GS-12: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level.
NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels and positions for which both education and experience are acceptable.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE DEFINED: Experience and skill with pharmacology of contraceptives, anesthetics, intravenous solutions, uterine stimulants, antibiotics, and other agents used to treat common medical problems, in order to prescribe, administer, and monitor medications, controlled drugs, sedatives, and tranquilizers is also required in order to administer and monitor effects when prescribed. Experience to anticipate and recognize deviations from normal in order to institute measures to safeguard the well being of women and babies. Experience and skill with emergency measures and the ability to institute treatment. Experience and skill with sufficient to properly perform atraumatic delivery techniques, anesthesia, minor surgical and resuscitative techniques, specialized equipment and contraceptive devices. Experience as a nurse-midwife they work alone or as a team leader of multidisciplinary team. Experience and skills as a nurse-midwife, functions with high degree of autonomy; the extent and nature of supervision varies with the setting and the particular kinds of patient problems the nurse-midwife is expected to encounter. Experience as a nurse-midwife is self-directed and has considerable independence and latitude to develop new procedures, practices, and approaches.
EVALUATION OF EDUCATION: Graduate-level education must have been in nursing with a concentration in a field of nursing (e.g., teaching, a clinical specialty, research, administration, etc.) or in a closely related non-nursing field directly applicable to the requirements of the position to be filled. Applicants for nurse anesthetist positions at GS-9 and above must have graduated from a course of study for nurses in anesthesia of at least 18 month's duration that was accredited by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for the year of their graduation. Applicants for nurse midwife positions must have completed an organized program of study and clinical experience recognized by the American College of Nurse Midwives.
EVALUATION OF EXPERIENCE: Experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. At GS-9 and above, many positions require experience in a specialty area of nursing.
Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).
NOTE: Your education may be used to substitute specific requirements and/or experience. Your education and work experience may be combined to meet the "Qualification Requirement" of this position. IF selected and you are "Qualified" based on your education you must provide "Official Copies" of your transcripts at that time. (See Qualifications Section of this Vacancy for Requirements).
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 Eastern Standard Time (EST) of the closing date: Wednesday, December 31, 2014
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position) and your responses to the assessment questions will be evaluated against the duties you provided in your resume, along with your submitted documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following:
Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform ones job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues. Has knowledge and understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.
Education & Training: Knowledge of teaching, training, research, making presentations, lecturing, testing, and other instructional methods.
Interpersonal Skills: Show understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.
Planning and Evaluating: Organizes work, sets priorities, determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization; monitors progress, evaluates outcomes.
You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the Assessment questions. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration.
The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:
Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions. All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 Eastern Standard Time (EST) of the closing date of, Wednesday, December 31, 2014, to be considered.