Job Title:Occupational Health Nurse
Agency:Architect of the Capitol
Job Announcement Number:OAP-2014-062
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, February 26, 2014 to
Monday, May 12, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|This is an Excepted Service position and does not require or confer civil service Competitive Status -
Permanent, Full Time|
|FEW vacancies -
Washington DC, DC View Map|
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.|
About the Agency
The mission of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 553 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.
The AOC prides itself on our Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Pride and Professionalism. The PROFESSIONALISM and INTEGRITY of each AOC employee demonstrates our dedication to providing quality services and our commitments to holding ourselves to the highest standards. We recognize that we do our best work through TEAMWORK, each of us lending our individual strengths and talents to the greater goal of the entire team. We respect each other and rely on each other in our efforts to make the AOC a center of excellence. We take PRIDE in what we do and in the honor of serving Congress, the Supreme Court, and the American people each and every day.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen.
- You must be able to pass a drug test.
- Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
- You must meet the definition of specialized experience.
DUTIES:Back to top
This position is located with the Architect of the Capitol, Office of Attending Physician of the United States Congress providing overall nursing services to Members of Congress, Pages, Staff, and visitors to the buildings.
***THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. THE FIRST CUTOFF WILL BE MARCH 13TH, 2014. ADDITIONAL CUTOFFS AND SELECTIONS MAY BE MADE BASED ON NEED***
***MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE CURRENT LICENSE/REGISTRATION AS A PROFESSIONAL NURSE IN A STATE, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO, OR A TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES.***
Administers health care maintenance, diagnostic and therapeutic services, education, and counseling for special programs. Assesses the efficacy of special programs and provides guidance for improvement or discontinuation.
Administers first aid or palliative treatments for conditions which the patient would not often seek care from their personal physician.
Facilitates communication in support of occupational health concerns, specifically interfacing with medical staff, employee supervisors, safety personnel, environmental health, and industrial hygiene staff.
Conducts initial evaluation of all patients presenting to the Health Unit, to include a range of ages and visitors to the Capitol.
Occupational health responsibilities include the use of standard diagnostic skills and equipment, evaluation of stress and emotional/behavioral reactions, and the formulation and execution treatment plans intended to deliver routine first aid or palliative care for conditions in which the patient would not reasonably expect to seek care of their personal physician.
Encourages and informs patients as to means of improving their health status through education and counseling.
Collects data to monitor patient health in support of routine and acute evaluation by a physician.
Delivers emergency assessment and preliminary diagnosis in the case of acute injury and illness.
Administers specialized treatment, such as immunotherapy, vaccinations, and vitamin supplementation, among other treatments as requested by the patient’s primary care physician and in accordance with Office of Attending Physician Guidelines.
Provides education for CPR and anaphylaxis educational programs.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Specialized experience: is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.
Candidates for the GS-12 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower (GS-11) grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience is defined as having experience practicing the full range of professional nursing care principles, practices and procedures. It includes experience in:
1.) assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating employee/patient care utilizing the nursing process to determine proper health care in a work environment
2.) developing and implementing techniques common to normal nursing practices such as palliative, triage and emergency care
3.) Implementing occupational health protection plans, informational material, SOPs, policies, procedures and regulations.
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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Review your resume and responses carefully. Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed resume and your responses to job specific self-assessment questions.
Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for this position, possession of any specialized experience, and how well your background and experience relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement. The self-assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies:
-Excellent critical thinking, problem solving and collaborative skills.
-Ability to develop effective working relationships with all levels of staff, clinicians and administrators throughout the facilities.
-Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and adapt to varying patient care needs.
-Evidence of assessment and documentation skills.
your responses to the self assessment questions serve as the basis for your initial rating. You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to these questions. Next, your responses will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information provided in your resume and optional cover letter. Your resume must support your answers to the self assessment questions. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or disqualification for further consideration.
Please note that a complete application is required for consideration. (Please review the “Required Documents” section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application).
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