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.
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 skills as a nurse-midwife, knowledge of nurse-midwifery and medical management practices to care for well-women, mothers, and babies. Knowledge of pharmacology in the areas of contraceptives, controlled drugs, anesthetics, intravenous solutions, antibiotics, and other agent used to treat common medical problems. Ability to anticipate and recognize deviations from normal in order to institute measures to safeguard the well-being of women and babies. Knowledge of normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology of women and pregnancy. Knowledge of emergency measures and ability to institute treatment. Possession of manual skills sufficient to perform a traumatic delivery techniques, anesthesia, minor surgical and resuscitation techniques and to utilize specialized equipment and contraceptive devices. Knowledge of obstetric and neonatal complications and appropriate therapeutic interventions along with the ability to perform complex case based on the specific needs of the patient.
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 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.
This position will require that you obtain and maintain clinical privileges. If they are not obtained and maintained during employment, the incumbent may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal service.
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).
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 p.m.(Eastern Standard Time) 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 IN PATIENT CARE
- EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- INTERPERSONAL SKILLS INCLUDING ORAL COMMUNICATION
- PLANNING AND EVALUATING
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 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, Wednesday, December 31, 2014, to be considered.