Occupational Health Nurse, GS-0610-11
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
Basic Requirement: 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.
Registration: 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.
In addition for GS-11 LEVEL: Applicants must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal service.
Specialized experience includes: Providing quality patient and wellness care; developing rehabilitative programs; initiating standard and emergency care and treatment independently in the absence of the physician; providing nursing assessment, diagnosis and implementation of treatment plan for occupational and non-occupational illness; initiating treatment and follow-up for symptoms of hazardous exposure; performing preliminaries for health screening exams; providing health teaching on appropriate health improvement strategies such as low cholesterol diets indicated by results of screening; counseling employees regarding potential hazardous work exposures and their affect; Administering medication and treatment as authorized by a physician
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer 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, 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.
The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
This position does have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here
Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.
DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here
Recruitment incentives may be authorized.
Moving expenses will not be paid.
All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.
For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. See the required documents section of the announcement.
More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 703-795-6312. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be referred for consideration. The following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities are needed to perform this job:
- Knowledge in toxicology, industrial hygiene, safety regulations, and epidemiology to recognize the more insidious health effects
- Knowledge of professional nursing principles and procedures, extensive clinical experience and training in order to provide comprehensive nursing care based on patient needs and minimal physician oders
- Skill in combining adult education principles with technical knowledge to develop and conduct a range of health education classes
- Knowledge of and ability to assess and interpret occupational and non-occupational illnesses
- Knowledge to evaluate and counsel employees and determine the relationship of work environment to symptoms from physical, physiological, and psychological responses
- Skill in initiating and coordinating cardiopulmonary resuscitative measures with established legal and nursing parameters
Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.
consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience; no points will be assigned
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