Supervisory Clinical Nurse (Critical Care)
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: The position is located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), Bethesda, MD, with the Director for Nursing, Department of Critical Care Nursing, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The office is a shared space between the Service Chief and the NCOIC. Office equipment includes CAC enabled computer, small printer, shelving, and large file cabinet. At the Nurses' station there is a multi-functional scanner/copier/printer that is on the network for the office computer. Interpersonal and communication skills to foster working relationships with various types of employees and colleagues to include leading Army, Navy, Air Force, GS, and contractor personnel. Flexibility in day-to-day operations. Must be highly organized in order to integrate needs of staff and patients and families. Must be skilled in conflict management. Human resources knowledge to plan and forecast incoming staffing needs/FTE projection.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
- Not Required
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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 Supervisory Clinical Nurse (Critical Care):
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 required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: providing highly specialized nursing care to patients in a pediatric intensive care unit; providing specialized services to pediatric patients with complex systems and/or disease processes, performing supervisory/nurse management duties (preferred).
This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).
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 complete a Childcare Background Check (CNACI) security investigation.
- 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 requires 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.
- This position requires that you obtain and maintain Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification.
You will serve as the Service Chief, providing staffing, resources, and oversight of patient care provided by multidisciplinary nursing staff. You will implement, revise and develop policies, procedures and other directives. You will plan the work of individuals, making shift arrangements and assigning work. You will collaborate with physicians and other professional healthcare provides to develop, assess and coordinate patient care plans incorporating the newest, most efficient, cost-effective approach possible. You will continually evaluate all clinical procedures occurring within the unit and ensure all staff members are practicing within their scope. You will evaluate work performance of subordinates and give advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters.