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.