Nurse (Clinical Research)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Montgomery County, Maryland
Posted
Nov 07, 2019
Closes
Nov 15, 2019
Function
Analyst, Research, Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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

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Responsibilities

If selected for this position, your responsibilities will include:
  • Exercising the full domain of practice for the clinical research nurse specialty that includes providing clinical care to research patients, supporting protocol implementation, data collection, continuity of care, human subjects protection and dissemination of clinical research findings.
  • Utilizing advanced critical thinking and nursing skills to assess, plan, perform and evaluate nursing care for individual patients, patient's families and significant others who are participants in biomedical research protocols.
  • Identifying and communicating the impact of research processes on patient care.
  • Reporting to the research team any intervention adjustments based on issues and variances found through evidence-based nursing practices.
  • Supporting biomedical research through detailed observation, measurements and data collection related to pertinent assessments as defined by the protocol specifications and the nurse's clinical judgment.
  • Documenting observations, identifying trends and effectively communicating this information to the multidisciplinary research team and nursing colleagues.
  • Providing feedback to colleagues and investigators on all issues affecting the quality of the research endeavor.
  • Assisting less-experienced nurses to learn the specifics of studies or protocols.
  • Evaluating patient trends in outcomes and compliance.
  • Contributing to the design of clinical trials.
  • Providing patient-focused nursing care within an interdisciplinary team by collaborating 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.
  • Contributing to multidisciplinary rounds and activities regarding patient 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 a 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.
  • This position has the following minimum qualification requirements: nurse education, license and specialized experience.
  • This position requires the incumbent to be able to lift and move items weighing up to 70lbs.
  • This position may require the following work shifts: nights, rotational, holidays, on-call, call-back or weekends.
  • This position is designated as Tier-1 Emergency Essential. See Additional Information section for specific details on this designation.


Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

In order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for the GS-0610-11, Nurse (Clinical Research) position (click here for OPM Nurse Qualification Standards), you must meet all of the following requirements:

Education
A. Successful completion of a diploma, associate's degree, bachelor's degree or master's degree from a professional nursing educational program AND at least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-9 grade level);

OR

B. Successful completion of a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from a professional nursing educational program or related medical science field.

This education must have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education , Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs , Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education , or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.

License
A. Possess 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.

AND

B. You must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) or you obtained licensure before the implementation of the NCLEX-RN. Individuals who have not passed the NCLEX-RN, but meet all other qualification requirements will be subject to a comprehensive evaluation of both their education and experience prior to final appointment.

Specialized Experience
A. Successful completion of a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from a professional nursing educational program or related medical science field;

OR

B. Successful completion of a diploma, associate's degree, bachelor's degree or master's degree from a professional nursing educational program AND at least one full year of professional nursing experience at 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.; providing care in a variety of clinical settings, such as Inpatient Patient Care Units (e.g. oncology, pediatric, neurology, behavioral health), ICU, Operating Room, PACU, Donor Services, Infusion Centers and Ambulatory Clinics.

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/10590876

The Ideal Candidate will have recent acute care (hospital) experience in their specialty area (i.e. Pediatrics, ICU, Perioperative, Ambulatory, Medical Surgical, etc.).

This announcement covers multiple areas within the 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
Procedure 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 19, 2019 which includes all applicants who self-certify their eligibility by SEPTEMBER 16 , 2019, 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.

The position(s) advertised in this announcement are covered by a direct hire authority. Traditional rating and ranking of applicants, including category rating, does not apply to this vacancy. You will be initially evaluated against the basic qualifications only. Qualified applicants will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines . Veterans' Preference does not apply to positions covered by a direct hire authority.

To determine your qualifications and referral status, a review of your resume and supporting documentation may be made and compared against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Because your rating is based on both your responses to the questionnaire and documentation you submit, please make sure that your self-ratings are supported by the information you provide in your application. Your qualifications and self-ratings may be verified at any time during the application and selection process through quality review, interview questions, work samples, demonstrations, reference checks, and any other means. Inflated or unsupported qualifications may affect your rating. Any misrepresentation or material omission of facts on the assessment questionnaire or in any other materials you submit in support of your candidacy (including but not limited to the application), or in any oral statements you may make during the selection process shall be sufficient cause to end further consideration of your candidacy. Persons listed as having knowledge of your past accomplishments or experience in your application may be contacted for verification purposes at any time. Verification may, but need not, begin prior to receiving an offer.

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 demonstrate that you 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

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

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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