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    This supervisory nursing leadership position is located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center (CC), in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The position reports directly to the Service Chief for Oncology and Critical Care and serves organizationally as the Senior Nurse Manager for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

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    The position is charged with developing a strategic plan to assure the availability of outstanding critical care nursing services for participants in clinical research studies on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. The ideal candidate will possess prior experience leading an ICU program at the manager or director level, including designing care delivery systems to meet the unique needs of the program, determining resource requirements, and supporting a research-intensive practice environment. The candidate will demonstrate a strong alignment with stakeholders, and engagement beyond organizational boundaries to influence specialty practice development. The ideal candidate will possess a master's degree in nursing or health care administration.

    This GS-14 Supervisory Nurse opportunity are available in the following clinical specialty areas:

    • 3SWS Intensive Care Unit
    • Perioperative Nursing (OR)
    • Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
    • Blood Services
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    If you are selected for this position your responsibilities will include:
    • Assessing, planning, directing, executing and evaluating a broad program of nursing activities in administration, practice, education and research within a critical care, perioperative nursing, or blood services program of care.
    • Developing and directing a program-based clinical management structure to assure continuity in clinical operations and research support.
    • Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing administration and nursing practice for the oncology clinical areas. Identifying short term and long term program goals in conjunction with departmental objectives, organizational strategic plan and annual operating budget. Directing the development of policies. Advising nursing executive team and CC senior leadership on issues and trends and the implication for nursing operations.
    • Continuously managing program performance to assure all research requirements and patient care needs are met. Demonstrating the synthesis of outcomes driven program performance at the unit, department and organizational level. Monitoring and managing clinical quality, customer service, and assuring research support and operational efficiency are within budgetary requirements.
    • Developing, executing and evaluating structures for learning and execution of professional development and career planning that promotes professional nursing practice in clinical research.
    • Supervising clinical, administrative and clerical staff, through subordinate clinical leaders, on activities related to research protocols and specialty programs. Ensuring competency completion related to program of care. Reviewing and summarizing annual performance assessments conducted by team leaders. Making final decisions for electing and hiring staff at all levels within the program of care.
    • Integrating innovative design to advance the specialty of practice of clinical research nursing and the model of care.
    • Collaborating with Institute and organizational stakeholders to define major subspecialties supported by the program of care, review and plan for protocols, and evaluate progress of the research and the impact on clinical operations to suggest operational changes as needed.
    • Leading department and organizational strategic initiatives, programs or committee structures. Serving as an expert resource and liaison in support of shared governance committees and goals.
    • Serving as an expert resource in the specialty nursing practice and other health and research related issues. Networking with CC Department Heads and institute leaders to determine the need for organizational changes and improvements and formulating strategies to support these initiatives.
    • Representing the program of care to external entities including, but not limited to, professional organizations, societies and other institutions. Presents research innovations, advances in clinical specialty or unit level evidenced based practice initiatives, via publications or podium presentations.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0610 Nurse

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