The Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of Attending Physician is recruiting for a Nurse. The employee provides nursing services to Members of Congress, staff and visitors to the buildings under the jurisdiction of the AOC.Learn more about this 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.
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of Attending Physician is recruiting for an Occupational Health Nurse. The employee provides nursing services to Members of Congress, staff and visitors to the buildings under the jurisdiction of the AOC. This includes providing emergency assessment, diagnosis and initial treatment of injuries or illnesses. The incumbent also administers life-saving procedures including cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other first aid procedures and provides information on health related issues. Be reliable, adaptable, able to prioritize patient privacy, and capable to work independently and/or with a group.
Occupational Health Nurse Services (50%)
Provides health care maintenance, diagnostic and therapeutic services, education and counseling while performing Occupational Health Nurse duties. Ensures that special programs are conducted as planned. Evaluates the efficacy of these programs and advises as to their continuation and improvement.Performs emergency assessment, diagnosis and initial treatment of injury or illness. Notifies the Attending Physician in cases where initial treatment is beyond the competence or scope of the incumbent for advice and assistance, and based on the circumstances, to expedite the conveyance of the patient to a physician or suitable medical facility at the request of or on behalf of the patient.
Administers lifesaving procedures including cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other emergency first aid procedures to stabilize a patient. The incumbent must be fully knowledgeable in the areas of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other lifesaving procedures. Administers prescribed dosages of emergency drugs normally prescribed for similar emergencies as required.
Carries out standard nursing duties such as performing routine diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, monitoring stress levels and evaluating the treatment. Provides emotional support to the patient and family by providing information on the treatment. Performs electrocardiograms for patients to diagnose abnormalities of a heart condition. Refers patients to their personal physicians as necessary.
Dispenses or performs first aid or palliative treatment for conditions to enable the employee to complete the current work shift before consulting with their personal physician. Administers certain treatments such as allergens, vaccines, vitamins and similar treatments requested by the employee's private physician and in accordance with instruction of the OAP. Administers required immunizations as requested. Maintains current knowledge of immunization procedures, regulations and policies.
Provides standard healthcare maintenance, diagnostic/therapeutic services, education and counseling to patients. Provides periodic training in CPR/AED for Congressional Staff and employees of the AOC.
Evaluates and Instructs Patients (35%)
Interviews and evaluates all types of patients. Encourages and informs patients of ways to maintain or improve their health status through education and counseling and performs other routine general nurse duties. Assists with clinical research protocols for complex research trials.
Serves as an Information Source (15%)
Receives special training with the oversight of the OAP to assist in organizing and providing health care maintenance, diagnostic and therapeutic services, education and counseling as an Occupational Health Nurse. Ensures that special training programs are conducted as planned. Serves as a health informational resource to Members of Congress, Staff and visitors for specialized information related to a particular patient population, health issue or clinical protocol. Maintains accurate, complete and confidential medical records on all patients diagnosed or treated and ensures proper security of these records. Maintains a supply of emergency drugs in an Emergency Drug Box and ensures all drugs and supplies are current and maintains proper security of the Emergency Drug Box and Supplies. Maintains a record of drugs and supplies issued and other inventory records required to ensure orderly resupply of pharmaceuticals.
Maintains an automated data base of patients treated and operates a personal computer for required and data input and retrieval. Conducts effective observations, prepares personal histories or uses other assessment measurement devices to gather information that portrays the client's physical health. Evaluates the results and provides sound diagnostic conclusions. Assists employees in identifying and locating private physicians and dentists as required. Follows applicable safety rules in the performance of duties. Attends safety classes to reinforce the awareness in safety.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.
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