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    The U.S. Department of State is developing a rank-order list of eligible hires for a limited number of Registered Nurse Limited Non-Career (RNLNA) position vacancies based on the needs of the Department.

    To learn more about the Department of State career opportunities, please visit us at https://careers.state.gov.

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    The Bureau of Medical Services (MED) maintains and promotes the health of employees and their eligible family members (EFM) who represent U.S. government (USG) agencies abroad. The Department assigns Foreign Service Medical Specialists, Medical Providers (MP), Regional Medical Officers (RMO), Regional Medical Officer/Psychiatrists (RMO/P), Regional Medical Laboratory Scientists (RMLS), Limited Non-Career Appointment Social Workers (SWLNA), and Limited Non-Career Appointment Register Nurses (RNLNA) to select posts overseas. Many of these posts have significant health risks and local medical facilities are often inadequate to cope with them. This position is for a Registered Nurse (RN).  A Limited Non-Career Appointment (LNA) does not lead to onward employment in the State Department or conversion to another form of employment.

    Individuals must be willing to serve worldwide, primarily high threat locations. Limited Non-Career Registered Nurses (RNLNA) presently serve at unaccompanied posts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. Family members are not permitted to accompany RNLNAs to post. However, at some locations, adult eligible family members (EFMs) may be approved to accompany the SWLNA to post if they will fill certain mission-critical positions. EFMs must be employed/hired in the mission before traveling to post.

    Serves as a Registered Nurse for posts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan.  If selected as an RNLNA, you would be deployed to a challenging environment where you may encounter extremely dusty conditions, significant air pollution, high elevations, lack of potable water, food and waterborne diseases, and communicable diseases and be required to walk distances of a half-mile or more, run, and step up to two feet while wearing a helmet and body armor that weigh a minimum of 30 pounds.

    RNLNAs are responsible for Department of State medical and safety policies, provision of a range of medical services, and the actual performance of all of the following essential functions in addition to routine medical care:

    • Provide care in possibly hazardous and/or difficult to access environments.
    • Provide patient care that may include heavy lifting, pulling, stooping and twisting in adverse settings.
    • Travel independently to regional constituent posts (if applicable) utilizing air carriers and transportation facilities that may be difficult to access.

    The essential RNLNA functions of providing emergency care include the following responsibilities:

    • Provision of a range of medical services including establishing IV access and providing trauma care for injured patients.
    • Triage and manage the care of injured persons in any location following an accident, natural disaster, or attack.
    • Provide emergency care as required in a hostile or physically challenging environment, such as in buildings without elevators or in areas of irregular spaces that require kneeling, bending, lifting, and running.  Transport patients via small aircraft, ambulance, helicopter, or other vehicle with high floors.
    • Assist with evacuation via sea or air in the event of political unrest.

    RNLNAs are considered 'essential personnel' and are on call to provide services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - RNLNAs serve in the country specified and may be assigned to or perform Temporary Duty Travel overseas and at times, live away from family and/or in difficult or isolated conditions.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0620 Practical Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/580812800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.