Clinical Nurse (Pediatrics)
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 Fort Belvoir Community Hospital within the Pediatric Unit offering access to high-quality critical care to Pediatric patients ranging from newborn to 18 years old that require close monitoring and support from specialized equipment and medication. The Pediatric Unit is furnished with advanced equipment and is staffed by knowledgeable experts who specialize in caring for Pediatric patients suffering from a wide variety of medical conditions. The position requires the selected candidate be available to perform rotating shift work.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
- Not Required
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.
Education: Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant. (You must submit a copy of your transcripts.)
Licensure: Applicants must have 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 within 6 months of appointment. No person appointed pending registration may be retained beyond 6 months, or promoted, if registration has not been attained. (You must submit a copy of your license.)
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 professional nursing care in a medical treatment facility, in accordance with established policies and procedures to assess the needs of pediatric and adolescent patients; monitoring patients condition; and resolving concerns of patients and family members.
Education Substitution for Experience required: Completion of all requirements for a Doctoral degree (PH.D or equivalent) or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education. Graduate-level education must have been in nursing with a concentration in a field of nursing (i.e. teaching, a clinical specialty, research, administration, etc.). (Note: You must provide a copy of your transcripts).
Combination of Experience and Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-11: If you have some, but not all, of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you possess. To compute, the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond one year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent.
This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).
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 the incumbent 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). You are required to pass urinalysis testing, as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
- 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.
- This position required the incumbent to complete a Childcare Background Check (CNACI).
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification is preferred.
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification is preferred.
- Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work and Emotional Support (STABLE) certification is preferred.
As a Clinical Nurse (Pediatrics) you will provide specialty nursing care to pediatric and adolescent patients at a medical treatment facility. You will serve as the patient advocate and collaborate with physician and other professional health care providers. You can expect to perform a variety of nursing duties to include assessing patient's condition and planning and implementing patient care plan, administer intravenous fluids and medications, order diagnostic tests as needed, provide education and support to the patients and their families, and respond to life-saving situations You will assess, coordinate, plan, and implement the newest approaches and practices to deliver safe, efficient, and cost effective care for patients using nursing standards and protocols for treatment.