Nurse (Clinical Research)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Montgomery County, Maryland
Posted
May 23, 2019
Closes
Jun 01, 2019
Function
Analyst, Research, Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Clinical Center Nursing Department Services include Oncology and Critical Care (OCC); Neuroscience, Behavioral Health and Pediatrics (NBHP) and Medical Surgical Specialties (MSS), Perioperative Nursing, Interventional Radiology, and more.

Watch our story at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzkdwsLj-eM . See Ideal Candidate Statements below.

See "Next Steps" section for detailed information on the application process.

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Responsibilities

If you are selected for this position your responsibilities will include:
  • Exercise the full domain of practice for the specialty of clinical research nursing including providing clinical care to research participants, supporting protocol implementation, data collection, continuity of care, human subject's protection and dissemination of clinical research findings. Utilize advanced critical thinking and nursing skills to assess, plan, perform, and evaluate nursing care for individual patients, their families and significant others, who are participants in biomedical research protocols. Identify and communicate impact of research processes on patient care. Report to the research team any intervention adjustments based on issues and variances found through evidence-based nursing practices.
  • Support biomedical research through detailed observation, measurement, and accurate data collection related to pertinent assessment as defined by the protocol specifications and the nurse's clinical judgment. Accurately document observations, identify trends and important findings, and effectively communicate this information to the multidisciplinary research team and nursing colleagues. Provide feedback to colleagues and investigators on all issues affecting the quality of the research endeavor, assist less-experienced nurses in learning the specifics of studies or protocols, evaluate patient trends in outcomes and compliance, and contribute to the design of clinical trials.
  • Provide patient-focused nursing care within the interdisciplinary team and collaborate with team members to create and communicate a plan of care that balances clinical care needs with research needs and allows for safe and effective collection of clinical research data. Contribute to multidisciplinary conferences and activities regarding research participant care and protocol implementation.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • 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.


Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

AND

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

AND

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

OR

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.

Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10295468

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)
ICU
Pediatrics
Oncology Surgical, Medical and Transplant
Medical Surgical
Adult Behavioral Health
Addictions
Neurology
Pediatric Behavioral Health
Special Clinical Studies Unit

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

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

Education

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 .

Additional information

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.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Required for All Applicants

Resume:

Your resume must thoroughly describe how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. We cannot assume you have performed the necessary experience required for this position regardless of your employment history or academic career.

To ensure all of the essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use the USAJOBS online Resume Builder . If you choose to use your own resume, you must ensure it contains all of the required information and you organize it so we can associate the following information for each experience/position:
  • Job title
  • Name of employer
  • Beginning and ending dates of employment (month/day/year format)
  • Hours worked per week. We will assume full-time unless otherwise stated. We will prorate part-time employment in crediting experience.
  • Detailed description of job duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities to include any supervisory/managerial responsibilities and number of staff supervised (if applicable)
  • Series and grade or equivalent (if a federal position)
  • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying on the basis of education, you need to list your education history including the type of degree and your major of study. If the position requires a certain number of credit hours, you are strongly encouraged to list the relevant courses in your resume.

    Do not include a photograph or video of yourself, or any sensitive information (age, date of birth, marital status, protected health information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.) on your resume or cover letter. We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications.

    For resume writing guidance, please visit the following resources: NIH Jobs website , USAJOBS Resource Center , and the USAJOBS Resume Writing Video Tutorial .

    Assessment Questionnaire:
    You must submit a completed assessment questionnaire.

    All of the above information is necessary to determine your qualifications for the position. Please help us make an informed decision regarding your eligibility by providing complete and thorough information on your experience and qualifications. Not providing all of required information may result in a determination that you do not meet minimum requirements for the position (e.g., an ineligible rating) or a lower rating.

    Required Documentation for Career Transition Claims
    Visit our websites to claim selection priority through the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
    • - CTAP: https://jobs.nih.gov/announcement-links/CTAP.htm
    • - ICTAP: https://jobs.nih.gov/announcement-links/ictap.htm

    If you do not provide the required information, we will assume you are not eligible or you do not wish to be considered for any preference or eligibility.

    Please do not submit any other supplementary documentation that is not requested of you. To protect your personal information, we will only send your resume and cover letter to the selecting official or hiring manager.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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