Nurse Specialist (Hematology/Oncology)
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 provides nursing care to eligible pediatric and adult beneficiaries at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The position is within the Directorate of Nursing Services, Hematology-Oncology Inpatient Unit, 20-bed capacity with a Radioiodine Therapy room.
Scheduling is a rotation between day and night shifts; including PMs, nights, weekends, holidays, or on an 'on-call' basis, necessary to meet the mission requirements.
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; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Basic Requirement for Nurse Specialist (Hematology/Oncology):
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 nursing care to hematology/oncology patients during many phases of their diagnosis, including end of life and palliative care; providing patient education on adverse drug interactions and/or life threatening disease process progression; providing biotherapies; and administering medications and/or infusions (i.e. chemotherapy, blood products, antibiotics, etc.). This definition of experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
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 has a specific initial background investigation and periodic re-verification requirements since its duties require contact with children.
- 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 may require the incumbent to work on any day or shift, including PMs, nights, weekends, holidays, or on an "on call" basis, necessary to meet mission requirements.
- 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.
You will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of professional health care providers in assessing, planning, implementing, and coordinating the newest approaches and practices in delivery of efficient, cost effective hematological/oncological treatment for the beneficiary population to include the active duty DoD personnel, retirees and their family members. The nurse to patient ratio is 1:4 with the assistance for ancillary staff members as indicated and available. You will be trained in the duties of Charge Nurse and will serve as Preceptor to incoming nurses, civilian or military and potentially handle triage calls. You will participate in meetings to evaluate the clinic policies and processes and recommend improvement solutions. Participate as a key member in the hematology/oncology educational programs, assist in the orientation, mentoring, and oversight of assigned professional and paraprofessional staffs.