Clinical Nurse

Washington D.C.
Apr 12, 2017
May 04, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is located in the Health Care Services Directorate. The primary purpose of the position is to provide professional acute and rehabilitation/restorative nursing to geriatric residents with chronic disease processes in the Armed Forces Retirement Home.

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  • You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Physical Demands: Work requires considerable standing, walking, transferring, bending and lifting in helping residents in and out of bed, changing their positions. Utilization of appropriate body mechanics is mandatory. The incumbent is subject to exposure to communicable diseases. Required to lift up to 50

    Specialized experience: For the GS-10, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

    - Conducting patient/resident assessment; and
    - Developing and carrying out nursing care plans; and
    - Medication administration (oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intradermal, topical, rectal, intravenous, etc.); and
    - Communicating patient/resident condition and changes to patient/resident, nursing personnel, physicians, and family members.

    You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education. Graduate education must have been in nursing with a concentration in a field of nursing (e.g., teaching, a clinical specialty, research, administration, etc.) or in a closely related non-nursing field directly applicable to the requirements of the position to be filled.

    You may qualify by a combination of experience and education.

    SPECIAL NOTE: Long-term care experience and/or interacting with geriatric patients is highly desired.

    Education Requirements: 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. (One year of nursing experience as a military corpsman that has been accepted by a State licensing body may be accepted in lieu of education at the GS-4 level.)

    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.

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

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