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Job Title:  Supervisory Nurse Practitioner - NIAID - DH
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  National Institutes of Health
Job Announcement Number:  NIH-NIAID-DH-14-1087928

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$106,263.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year
Monday, August 18, 2014 to Friday, August 22, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD View Map
United States Citizens
Q - Nonsensitive


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 Clinical Infectious Diseases (LCID).   


  • Not Required


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


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If selected for this position, you will perform the following:


  • Serve as an authority for primary immune deficiency and/or infectious disease patient populations, independently assessing acute and non-acute clinic problems and toxicities and appropriately consulting and collaborating with medical and multidisciplinary staff.
  • Provide advanced expertise in clinical trial coordination and implementation, data and protocol management.
  • Directly supervise health care members in the execution of trials and resolution of logistical constraints and assure all aspects of Good Clinical Practice.
  • Provide training to clinic staff with regard to investigator brochure information, protocol implementation, general and specific data collection and research practices.
  • Direct and perform quality assurance and quality control activities as they relate to protocol adherence, protocol monitoring, data collection, etc.
  • Conduct educational presentations to nursing units, clinics and other departments collaborating on NIAID/LCID clinical trials.
  • Serve in formal leadership position and is recognized as an expert in a clinical or research specialty area.
  • Act as a Senior Clinical Coordinator supervising Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Specialists (Research) in the LCID.




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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 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.


To qualify at the GS-14 level you must have one year of Nurse Practitioner experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks:  Providing leadership in specialized nursing care in a research or clinical environment; patient management in the area of infectious disease with a specialization in primary immunodeficiencies; training peers in advanced assessment, developing and implementing comprehensive nursing care techniques, practices and procedures; evaluating unique medical outcomes stemming from complex medical cases and employing alternative approaches; directing and implementing change in the patient care system by training subordinate staff, peers and patients in new techniques and protocols; evaluating patient condition and behavior arising from the use of new therapy or drugs by making and recording detailed, comprehensive and accurate observations of patient's physiological and emotional state; ensuring compliance with adverse event reporting regulations pertaining to clinical research studies; leading patient care rounds and conferences. 


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This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copyof your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hourscompleted and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in theapplication package. Official transcripts will be required from all selecteesprior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education . If you are currently orwere previously in this occupation series you do not need to submittranscripts.  Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.


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.


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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.


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.


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.


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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.) 


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Information on Reasonable Accommodation


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The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Friday, August 22, 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.


Teresa Leary
Phone: (301)402-3907
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
10401 Fernwood Road 2D19
Bethesda, MD


Within 15 business days of the closing date, Friday, August 22, 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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