Nurse (Clinical Research)

Washington D.C.
May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019
Analyst, Research, Nurse
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizenship or proof of being an U.S. National is required.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Selectee(s) are required to undergo a Pre-Employment Medical Screening.
  • Position has a Nursing Education Requirement.
  • Position has Licensure Examination Requirement.
  • This position may have on-call or call-back requirements.
  • Position is designated as Tier-1 Emergency Essential. See Additional Information section for specific details on this designation.
  • This position may require weekend hours, night shifts, regular or rotational shifts, and holiday hours.
  • Position requires the incumbent to be able to lift and move items weighing up to 70lbs.

    In order to meet the Basic Qualification Requirements (click here for OPM Nurse Qualification Standards), for a Nurse (Clinical Research), GS-0610-11, you must:

    Have a graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional nursing educational program. Note: Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.


    You must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)


    Have a current, active, full and unrestricted license, or registration as a professional nurse from a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

    In addition, in order to qualify for a Clinical Nurse position at the GS-11 level, you must:

    A. Have completed a Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree, from a professional nursing educational program or related medical science field


    B. Have at least 1 year of professional nursing experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: providing comprehensive nursing care to patients based on the physician's medical care plan and the physical, mental and emotional needs of the patient; administering oxygen, IV fluid, blood transfusions and prescribed oral, subcutaneous and intramuscular medications; managing nasal-pharyngeal and gastric suction as well as a variety of other drainage tubes; preparing patients for surgical and/or diagnostic procedures; setting-up, operating and monitoring specialized equipment such as cardiac monitors, respirators, defibrillators, etc. AND possession of a diploma, associate degree, bachelor's degree, or master's degree from a professional nursing educational program.

    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). 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.

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    Ideal Candidates:

    The ideal candidate will have recent acute care (hospital) experience in their specialty area. i.e. Pediatrics, ICU, Perioperative, Ambulatory, Medical Surgical and more.

    This announcement covers multiple areas within NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department:

    Inpatient Units: Rotating shifts (may include weekends, holidays, evening and nights)
    Oncology Surgical, Medical and Transplant
    Medical Surgical
    Adult Behavioral Health
    Pediatric Behavioral Health
    Special Clinical Studies Unit

    Outpatient Clinics: Primarily Monday-Friday 7-4:30 with occasional extended hours
    Hematology and Oncology
    Behavioral Health
    Infectious Disease
    Radiation Oncology
    Medical Surgical Specialties

    Specialty Areas: (May include weekends and on-call)
    Interventional Radiology
    Dental Clinic
    Procedures Services Endoscopy, Moderate Sedation
    Day Hospital/Infusion Center (Oncology, Pediatrics, Medical Surgical)
    Care Coordination and Case Management

    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.

    This Open Continuous announcement establishes a list of qualified applicants to be considered for Permanent Full-Time and Part-Time Nurse (Clinical Research) vacancies as they occur. The first list of eligible applicants will be sent to Hiring Managers on September 17, 2018 which includes all applicants who self-certify their eligibility by September 14, 2018, 11:59 PM (EST). Subsequent cut-off dates will be established based on the date a request for a List of Eligible Applicants is received from the Hiring Manager to fill a vacancy. We will issue separate lists based on Career and Interagency Transition Claims. Only those applicants who self-identify as being qualified will be placed on the List of Eligibles.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    • This position is designated as an "emergency essential" position and the selected candidate will be considered an "emergency essential" 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, lapses in appropriations, non-emergency and emergency situations) for operation 24 hours a day and 365 days per year coverage.
    • A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
    • 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.
    • We may make additional selections for similar positions within the commuting area(s) of the locations listed 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. You will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified applicants will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines. Veterans' Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures.

    We may verify your qualifications and self-ratings at any time during the application and selection process through quality review, interview questions, work samples, demonstrations, reference checks, and any other means. Inflated qualifications may result in an ineligible rating or end further consideration of your candidacy. Verification may, but need not, begin prior to receiving an offer. See Next Steps section for more information. To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must substantively exceed the basic qualifications and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and all other requirements.

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    Drug test required No

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