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Job Title:Nurse Specialist (Clinical Research)-NIAID-DH

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-NIAID-DH-14-1073324

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$75,621.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, March 24, 2014 to Friday, March 28, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0610-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

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 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Laboratory of Allergic Diseases (LAD).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.

DUTIES:

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If selected for this position at the GS-13 level, you will perform the following duties:

  • Assist in the design, implementation, and evaluation of complex clinical protocols.
  • Provide expertise in clinical trial coordination and implementation, data and protocol management.
  • Manage challenging patient populations and obtain and maintain informed consent, addressing complex ethical and legal implications.
  • Direct and perform quality assurance and quality control activities as they relate to protocol adherence, protocol monitoring, data collection, abstraction and analysis.
  • Provide consultation to health care team related to implementation and evaluation of specific clinical protocols.
  • Interview, screen and recruit patients for entry onto protocols.

 

If selected for this position at the GS-12 level, your duties will be essentially the same as those described at the GS-13 level; however, you will function with less autonomy and more oversight.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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 an active, current registration as a professional nurse in the 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. 

 

To qualify at the GS-12 level you must have one year of Nurse Specialist (Clinical Research) experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: Developing and implementing program outreach/recruitment initiatives for research programs; recruiting and screening new patients and assessing their eligibility for clinical trials; designing, developing, and submitting research protocols for approval; collecting research data/samples and managing specific clinical protocols within a research program; providing patient and family counseling, health education, and serving as a patient advocate; directing and performing quality assurance and quality control activities as they relate to protocol adherence, protocol monitoring, data collection, data abstraction, and data analysis.

 

To qualify at the GS-13 level you must have one year of Nurse Specialist (Clinical Research) experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: Writing, coordinating, implementing  and managing clinical protocols within a research program; recruiting patients to clinical protocols, admitting and securing informed consent from research participants; coordinating and managing patient populations within clinical research environments; performing,  requesting and distributing special screening and laboratory tests and interpreting the results; discriminating between normal and abnormal findings to recognize early stages of serious physical, emotional or mental problems; informing physicians on medical care needs of patients as well as recommending potential decisions regarding nursing care needs; giving direct specialized nursing care; providing leadership in comprehensive nursing, preventative, and therapeutic health care service to patients and family members; recording findings, analyzing clinical data and making critical evaluations; collaborating with  allied nursing and laboratory  personnel to achieve desired goals.

 

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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.

 

If selected, you will be required to complete Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually.

 

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.) 

 

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 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at hrss@nih.gov.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Friday, March 28, 2014.  

  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:

Teresa Leary
Phone: (301)402-3907
Email: LEARYTE@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
10401 Fernwood Road 2D19
Bethesda, MD
20892
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Friday, March 28, 2014, 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-NIAID-DH-14-1073324

Control Number:

364395200