Nurse Educator-CC-DH

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 17, 2017
Closes
Jul 27, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world.  Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation.  For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visitNIH Overview.

These Nurse Educator positions are located within the Clinical Center Nursing Department (CCND) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center (CC), in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Service Educator and Central Educator report to the Oncology and Critical Care Service Chief and the Program Director for Nursing Education respectively. This Nurse Educator role directly supports all aspects of nursing education and oversees a broad program of nursing practice development and educational activities directed toward professional development of nursing staff in the NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department. The ideal candidate will have experience as a nurse educator, will have a Master of Science in Education with certification within their clinical specialty.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center (CC), is the 200-bed research hospital and ambulatory care research facility in Bethesda, Maryland that supports the Intramural Research Program (IRP) of the National Institutes of Health. It is the largest inpatient facility in the country devoted exclusively to clinical research, and provides a full range of services from ambulatory care to critical care and special procedures. The focus at the CC on early phase and first-in-human clinical trials and on the study of rare diseases makes it possible to rapidly translate scientific observations and laboratory discoveries into new approaches for diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease.

The  National Institutes of Health Clinical Center leads the nation in implementing a specialty practice model for Clinical Research Nursing which defines the roles and contribution of nurses providing care to research participants. If you want to play a significant role supporting the vision at the Clinical Center in leading the Nation in implementing a specialty practice model for Clinical Research Nursing, then consider joining our team! For more information, visit http://www.cc.nih.gov/.   

Nurse Educator opportunities are available in the following specialty areas:

·       Oncology

·       CCND Central Education

For Specific oncology unit descriptions please follow the link below:

http://www.cc.nih.gov/nursing/about/patient_care_areas.html#oncology


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Pre-employment medical screening may be required.
  • Emergency essential employee.
  • Nursing License Required.
  • EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:

    Have a degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time I completed the program.

    AND

    LICENSURE REQUIREMENT: 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. OR Do NOT possess 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, BUT I have recently graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months and my registration is pending.

    AND

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Government. 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; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Examples of qualifying experience include: Planning, directing, executing and evaluating educational activities directed toward professional development of nursing staff; Designing, implementing and evaluating learning experiences for all staff levels to acquire, maintain, or increase their nursing knowledge and competence; Coordinating, overseeing, and evaluating unit level preceptor programs; Collaborating in the design and implementation of learning needs assessment tools for a unit and specific programs of care; determining the resources needed to implement education program operations; anticipating the impact of educational and nursing trends on programs; and developing policies and procedures for education programs.

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    This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education

    Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

    Q - Nonsensitive


    DUTIES:

    If you are selected for either of these positions your responsibilities will include:

    • Planning, directing, executing, and evaluating a broad program of nursing professional and educational activities directed toward professional development of nursing staff and leadership at the Clinical Center and for the local, national and international nursing community.
    • Collaborating with nursing management teams to assure educational programming to multilevel professional, administrative, technical and clinical workforce in the Clinical Center.
    • Designing, implementing and evaluating learning experiences for all staff levels to acquire, maintain, or increase their knowledge and competence. Using a variety of resources and teaching methods to facilitate learning. 
    • Monitoring educational issues and developments nationwide that affects professional nursing in general and the specific areas of nurse education.  Coordinating the implementation of programs, evaluating short and long term outcomes and disseminating information.
    • Acting as an expert resource on nursing education issues.  Providing consultation, guidance and assistance within the agency and to individuals, groups and organizations. Evaluating process functions and strategies using data and information. Establishing evaluation frameworks and measurement strategies for identified projects. Managing or delegating responsibility for data definition and entry.  Providing expert interpretation of performance data and evaluation findings, including recommendations for changes in measurement strategies.
    • Developing standards, policies, procedures and guidelines as appropriate for the education program.  Reviewing the education program for continuing education credit from professional organizations.
    • Monitoring, guiding and evaluating the program and revising as necessary to assure consistency and compliance with current educational practice, agency goals, current trends and issues.