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Job Title:Practical Nurse

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:NCMD141135561191499HM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$50,056.00 to $61,603.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, August 15, 2014 to Friday, August 29, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0620-06

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Wainwright, AK View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
This position is located at the United States Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Wainwright, Alaska
Federal employees in Alaska are currently entitled to receive a 5.57% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) in addition to the base salary.  This is subject to change.
Fairbanks, Alaska is host to many different cultures, unique shopping and dining facilities, and sporting activities such as fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, snowboarding, and skiing. We have spectacular views of the Northern Lights and larger than life ice sculptures. The population of Fairbanks is about 87,000. Winter brings consistent snow conditions from November through March. Winter temperatures average 8 degrees F to -19 degrees F; summer temperatures rise into the 70s and 80s.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • This is a Direct Hire Solicitation.
  • May be required to work weekend call duties and evenings

DUTIES:

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As a Practical Nurse, you will:

  • Perform individualized nursing care for patients of all ages.
  • Review immunization records in order to select required immunizations, correct dosages, and routes of administration.
  • Administer a variety of medications and immunizations via oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intradermal to all age groups.
  • Recognize changes in patient condition and communicate responses and/or changes to others.
  • Participate in patient teaching and discharge planning.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.  Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

  • Licensure: A current license to practice as a practical/vocational nurse in a State or territory of the United States or District of Columbia OR must have applied for a license to practice. Applications of candidates possessing a license must be accompanied by a certified or photostatic copy of the license. Non-licensed candidates who have completed their training may be appointed subject to obtaining the required license during the probationary period. Those not licensed must furnish the date on which they applied for a license and the jurisdiction involved. No person appointed pending licensure may be retained beyond the probationary period if licensure has not been attained.
  • Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.  To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: using standardized nursing principles, procedures, equipment and supplies; taking patient vital signs (such as blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations, pain level, height weight, measurement of head circumference, and length) and documenting in health record; assisting physicians with examination and treatments; preparing and administering medications (such as intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, oral and rectal medications) and observing patients for adverse action. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.


Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Personnel Security Investigation required.
  • This position is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.
  • This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing. A job offer to an applicant who is a not a current employee will be withdrawn if the applicant refuses to be tested. Applicants with verified positive test results shall be refused employment. Applications from such individuals shall not be considered for employment for a period of 6 months from the date of the test results.
  • This position requires a Childcare Background Check (CNACI).
  • Position is designated as Inclement Weather Essential. The incumbent must make every attempt to report for work on time and/or remain on duty during severe weather conditions.
  • Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position.
  • All Health Care Providers must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification that is sponsored or endorsed by the American Heart Association (AHA).  Current Advanced Life Support or other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.
  • If required, applicants must be able to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges.
    • HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

      Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

      Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority.  See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information.  Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.


      BENEFITS:

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      The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.



      OTHER INFORMATION:

      • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
      • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
      • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
      • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
      • Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.
      • This is a Career Program (CP) 53 position.


      HOW TO APPLY:

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      To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.


      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
      Friday, August 29, 2014 to receive consideration.

      • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
      • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
      • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
      • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
      • It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

      The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.




      REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

      The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment.  A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

      As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

      Your resume:

      • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
      • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
      • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
      • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

      Licensure: This position has a licensure requirement. You MUST submit a copy of your current, active, valid, unrestricted Practical/Vocational Nursing license OR the date and jurisdiction involved in which you have applied for such licensure. See: Transcripts and Licenses

      If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is 1191499. You will need the questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application


      NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.


      AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

      Central Resume Processing Center
      Phone: (410)306-0137
      Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
      Agency Information:
      DA NCR MEDCELL
      MEDCELL PECH-NCR-B
      CHRA-NC Region
      1 Rock Island Arsenal
      Rock Island, IL
      61299

      WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

      If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.  Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. 

      If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

      The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


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      Job Announcement Number:

      NCMD141135561191499HM

      Control Number:

      378440800