Nurse Consultant-OD-DH

Washington D.C.
Oct 16, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Full Time

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the Office of Human Subjects Research Protections (OHSRP) to protect the rights and safeguard the welfare of human subjects who participate in the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP). OHSRP helps ensure this by providing clarification and guidance, developing educational programs and materials, maintaining regulatory oversight, and providing advice on ethical and regulatory issues in biomedical and social-behavioral research.
To learn more about OHSRP, please visit the following website: This position is located in the Office of Human Subjects Research Protections (OHSRP), Office of Intramural Research (OIR), Office of the Director.

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Occasional travel - Some travel may be required to attend meetings and conferences.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Please provide a copy of your transcripts.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

    Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements:

    Education: A degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program completed.
    Nurse Licensure: A current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

    Additional Requirements:
    In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least 1 year of specialized professional nursing experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: providing clinical advice on quality improvement initiatives pertaining to the health and safety of  human research subjects; coordinating and managing human subject populations within clinical research environments; coordinating, implementing (e.g., collecting research data/samples) or managing multiple clinical protocols within a research program; participating in or conducting  standardized education plans to address clinical practices in the conduct of human subject research participant needs; and directing and performing quality assurance and quality control activities as they relate to study adherence, study monitoring, data collection, and data abstraction.

    You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. 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.  View Assessment Questions

    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.

    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. 

    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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