Clinical Nurse (FT)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 19, 2017
Closes
Sep 19, 2017
Function
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

Clinical Research Nurse opportunities are located in the Nursing Department at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center (CC), in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The Clinical Research Nurse GS-11 reports directly to a Nurse Manager for a unit or clinic within the specialty area with direct patient care assignment designated within the program of care.

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/  

This vacancy announcement may be used to recruit additional Clinical Research Nurses for various clinical specialties within the Clinical Center Nursing Department. Opportunities are available in the following areas: Oncology and Critical Care (OCC); Neuroscience, Behavioral Health and Pediatrics (NBHP) and Medical Surgical Specialties (MSS).  For specific descriptions for each area, unit or clinic, please follow the link below: 

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

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Pre-employment medical screening may be required.
  • Nursing License Required.
  • Emergency Essential Employee.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

    EDUCATION REQUIREMENT

    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

    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- 09 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: administering oxygen, IV fluid, blood transfusions and prescribed oral, subcutaneous and intramuscular medications to pediatric or adult patients; managing nasal-pharyngeal and gastric suction as well as a variety of other drainage tubes; making nursing care assignments to various skill levels of professional and nonprofessional personnel; administering supportive treatments to pediatric or adult patients undergoing surgery or other medical procedures; preparing pediatric or adult patients for surgical and/or diagnostic procedures; observing post-operative and seriously ill pediatric or adult patients as well as those under therapy for adverse conditions and reactions; setting-up, operating and monitoring specialized equipment such as defibrillators.

    OR

    Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Graduate-level education must have been in nursing with a concentration in a field of nursing or in a closely related non-nursing field directly applicable to the requirements of the position to be filled.

    OR

    A combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

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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

    PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.

    A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement. 

    We are unable to pay relocation expenses.  

    This position is designated as an 'emergency' position and the selected candidate will be considered an 'emergency' employee and will be required to be available, ready, willing, and able to report for duty under all circumstances, e.g., inclement weather, government closings and holidays, lapse in appropriations, non-emergency and emergency situations for operation 24 hours a day and 365 days per year coverage.  

    NIH may repay certain outstanding Federally-insured student loans to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified people. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.

    A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.

    Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).  E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.

    Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement to fill vacancies in other services, units and clinics.

    The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines.  Veteran's Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this bulletin will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.

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