Clinical Nurse (OB/GYN)
The Defense Health Agency, National Capital Region Medical Directorate (NCR-MD) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dilorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.
About the Position:
This position is located at the Women's Health Clinic, OB/GYN at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Prolonged periods of walking and standing are required, as well as the recurring requirement to lift, bend, and stoop, in helping patients before and after procedures and treatments. Work is performed in a hospital based ambulatory clinic where exposure to contagious and infectious disease is common.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
- Not Required
- You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.
Basic Requirement for Clinical Nurse (OB/GYN):
Education: Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed.
Registration: 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.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
Experience: One year of experience which includes providing direct professional nursing care to OB/GYN patients; triaging OB/GYN patients in person or telephonically; conducting intake prenatal assessments such as taking vitals/diagnostics and ordering labs; registering OB/GYN patients or establishing new OB/GYN record in a health care system such as Composite Health Care System (CHCS) and Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA). This definition of experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).
Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in nursing with a concentration in a field of nursing (e.g., teaching, a clinical specialty, research, administration) or in a closely related non-nursing field directly related to the position, such as OB/GYN.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Tier 3 (T3) security clearance.
- This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis testing.
- This position has mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirements and is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations unless otherwise exempted for medical or religious reasons.
- This position requires you to satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical examination.
- This position is covered by the Department of Defense Civilian Employee Drug-Free Workplace Program as a testing designated position (TDP).
- This position requires the incumbent to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges.
- This position has been designated as Mission Essential and the incumbent must assume essential personnel status during inclement weather/emergencies.
- This position requires that you obtain and maintain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Childcare Background (CNACI) security clearance.
As a Clinical Nurse (OB/GYN) you will serve as initial health care professional point of contact for patients entering into obstetric service and is responsible for their intake and prenatal assessment. Triage OB/GYN patients in person or telephonically. Collaborate with surgeons, and other professional health care providers, to assess, coordinate, plan, and implement the newest approaches and practices to deliver efficient, cost effective ambulatory gynecology and obstetric care for the beneficiary population encompassing active duty DoD service personnel, retirees, and their family members. Identify, document, and implement nursing care, appropriate to patient care problems. Obtain patient history and completes a full nursing assessment. Responsible for coordination of women's gynecological wellness and disease prevention, preconception, obstetric, acute and chronic gynecological diagnosis. Responsible for overall administration of the Antepartum Testing Center (ATC), consisting of general obstetrics, multiple gestation, fetal surveillance, and perinatal diagnosis. Identify at risk patients; initiate and coordinate appropriate referrals. Provide support, counseling/guidance, and health teaching to optimize therapies, intervention, and adherence to plan of care.