Practical Nurse

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 01, 2017
Closes
Jul 31, 2017
Function
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

For EHA Positions:
These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions and Health Care Occupations. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office Of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint individuals to select defense acquisition workforce positions, or 'EHA Acquisition,' pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and certain health care occupations, or 'EHA Medical.' Positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice, under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.

This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.

This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).

Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
    Licensure: Candidates must be currently licensed to practice as practical or vocational nurses in a State or territory of the United States or the 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 photo static copy of the license, a notarized statement attesting to the fact, or a citation of the license number and State issuing it. 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. In addition to the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must meet the following:

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
    For GS-05: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled such as nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided patient care procedures for critically ill patients and related nursing care such as administering medications, catheterizing, irrigating, and suctioning patients; patient charting; use equipment, materials medications, and supplies in a large variety of diagnostic and treatment procedures; and understand the patient's chart, medical history and nursing care plan.

    For GS-06: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled such as nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques and procedures, performing such duties as providing pre- and post-operative patient care, observing, recording, and reporting changes in behavior of mentally ill patients, providing reassurance and encouragement to mentally ill patients, assisting surgeons and registered nurses in operating room activities, including passing instruments, maintaining sterile conditions, and draping and positioning patients and setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus.

    For GS-07: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 grade level. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled such as nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques and procedures, performing such duties as providing pre- and post-operative patient care, observing, recording, and reporting changes in behavior of mentally ill patients, providing reassurance and encouragement to mentally ill patients, assisting surgeons and registered nurses in operating room activities, including passing instruments, maintaining sterile conditions, and draping and positioning patients and setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus.

    For GS-08: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled such as nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques and procedures, performing such duties as providing pre- and post-operative patient care, observing, recording, and reporting changes in behavior of mentally ill patients, providing reassurance and encouragement to mentally ill patients, assisting surgeons and registered nurses in operating room activities, including passing instruments, maintaining sterile conditions, and draping and positioning patients and setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus.

    Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:
    http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/practical-nurse-series-0620/

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    1. Knowledge of basic and commonly used medical equipment, supplies, and procedures sufficient to perform duties such as taking vital signs and taking samples.
    2. Knowledge sufficient to gather and report patient information.
    3. Knowledge sufficient to prepare and administer commonly prescribed medications, and to recognize adverse medical reactions in patients.
    4. Knowledge sufficient to change sterile dressings and maintain the sterile condition of medical supply items.
    5. Ability to respond to patient emergencies using resuscitative techniques and first aid procedures.
    6. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • Position may be subject to random drug testing
    • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
    • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
    • Employee must maintain current certifications
    • Position may require an appropriate security clearance

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