Nurse Practioner

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 01, 2017
Closes
Aug 01, 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.

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.

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 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
  • A security clearance may be required
  • SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

    FOR GS-11: One year of specialized experience at the GS-9 level under the General Schedule, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position applying knowledge of the full range of professional nursing principles, practices and procedures applied in providing services in clinic, home, school and community environments; ability to counsel and teach individuals, families and groups; ability to take medical histories, conduct physical examinations, and communicate results of laboratory tests; ability to assess and treat minor illnesses such as colds, cuts, and contusions; knowledge of and ability to treat chronic health problems such as hypertension and diabetes in clinic or home environments; ability to provide preventive care to healthy individuals including guidance in nutrition, common illnesses, child growth and development.

    FOR GS-12: One year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level under the General Schedule, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position providing comprehensive professional nursing care to patients; providing extensive follow-up and preventative health care, planning intervention and evaluation of patients care methods for issues and problems; examining diagnose and treating diseases; interpreting and examining findings and test results.

    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/#url=0600-ndx

    AND

    http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0600/0610.htm

    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 professional nursing care theories, principles, practices, and procedures to perform nursing assignments of moderate difficulty.
    2. Knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use.
    3. Knowledge of the administrative requirements for proper documentation of patient condition including disease progress, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care.
    4. Skill in setting up and operating specialized medical equipment such as resuscitators, cardiac monitoring devices, EKG units, oxygen analyzers, and ventilators.
    5. Ability to assess patient care needs, develop nursing care plans, and advise on changes in patient status.

    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
    • Position will require a physical
    • Position will require a Basic Life Support Certification, Neonatal Advance Life Support certification and an Advance Cardiovascular Life Support Program Certification
    • Position will require an RN and Nurse Practitioner License

    Secret


    DUTIES:

    • Responsible for advance practice medical services to patients involving the performance of diagnostic, preventive, or therapeutic services to patients in hospitals and clinics.
    • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other medical care to treat, prevent illness, disease, or injury.
    • Collect, record, and maintain patient information such as medical history, reports, and examination results.
    • Monitor progress of patient condition and re-evaluate treatment, as necessary.
    • Order, perform ad interpret tests and analyze records, reports and examination information to diagnose patient conditions.

    Additional Information:

    This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
    Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
    This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-11 Target GS-12).
    This public notice may also be used to fill Direct Hire Medical positions in series 0610, at any grade level to include target grades (e.g. GS-11 Target GS-12).

    Travel Required
    • Occasional Travel
    • You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Relocation Authorized
    • No