Nurse Consultant PD 21R030 - HSB, Division of Injury Compensation Programs

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Apr 27, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

These positions are located in the Health Resources and Services Administration, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Division of Injury Compensation Programs. The duty location for these positions is in Rockville, MD.

**Applicants please note: Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement.**

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Responsibilities

Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the open and closing date of this announcement.

Nurse Consultants are a mission critical occupation for HRSA. These positions are critical in supporting Health Resources and Services Administration's nursing care and treatment for outpatient, specialty clinics, urgent care and/or emergency patients.

A Nurse Consultant position to be filled in each of the following programs:
  • Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program - This position will serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) and will require a financial disclosure.
  • National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program - This position does not require a financial disclosure.
As a Nurse Consultant, you serve as the Federal technical authority and expert with respect to clinical determinations of causation of injury by covered vaccines or medical countermeasures (i.e., medication, device, or other item recommended to diagnose, prevent or treat a declared pandemic, epidemic or security threat).

Your major duties and responsibilities include:
  • Conducting complex clinical analysis using medical records and makes professional nursing and medical judgment in determining causation of injuries from vaccines or medical countermeasures.
  • Using your professional medical evaluation and nursing knowledge to provide strategic advice and technical consultation, make expert determinations, and select appropriate expert medical sub-specialists including, but not limited to, pathologists, adult and pediatric neurologists, infectious disease experts, pediatricians, and other specialists to perform medical reviews under contract.
  • Evaluating epidemiological data generated through the Program, current medical research information, knowledge gained through interactions with professional peers in the scientific community, and your professional expertise to develop rationale for outlining appropriate actions to increase safety of covered vaccines or medical countermeasures.
NOTE: Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel up to 25% for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U. S. Citizenship is required.
  • Males ages 18 through 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • PHS Commissioned Corps applicants must submit current personnel order.
  • This position has an education requirement - must submit transcripts.
  • Must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination - must submit documentation.
  • Must possess a Current, Active, Full, and Unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse - must submit documentation.
  • One year probationary period may be required.
  • Position is not in the Bargaining Unit.
  • Recruitment incentives are not authorized.
  • Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of the pre-appointment process (i.e., background investigation, verification of qualifications and job requirements, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, etc.)


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, you must meet ALL of the following requirements by the closing date: 05/10/2021

Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

OPM's Basic Requirements for Nursing Series, 0610

Note: Employees currently assigned to positions in this occupational series as of September 2017 will be considered to have met the basic requirements for the position occupied. You must provide an SF50 dated September 2017 or earlier that verifies you occupied a 0610 position.

Education: A graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional nursing educational program is required. 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.

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

PLEASE NOTE: IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION PACKAGE BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT. A COPY OF A DIPLOMA IS NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR EDUCATION VERIFICATION.

AND

Licensure: Applicants must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination . In addition, they must 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.

PLEASE NOTE: IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR CURRENT/ACTIVE NURSING LICENSE WITH YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION PACKAGE BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. LINKS TO WEBSITES AND DATABASES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE


In addition to meeting the above requirements, in order to qualify for this position at the GS-14 level, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-13 level in the federal service.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience equal to the GS-13 level include performing the following types of tasks performed on a regular and recurring basis:

Directing patient care experience with a comprehensive understanding of disease processes and their related pathophysiology; evaluating medical records to verify patient diagnoses and review peer-reviewed medical literature to determine causation of a patient's condition; and, conducting a comprehensive review of medical records in order to summarize medical history and diagnoses.

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; community; student; social). If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.

To preview the occupational assessment questionnaire, please click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11081023

Education

This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades) to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to your starting work.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov .

Additional information

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.

HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences.

Click here for information on " Federal hiring for individuals with disabilities ".
  • Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees . Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
  • E-Verify: HRSA 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.
  • Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • Creditable Service: A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for annual leave for prior work experience directly related to the duties of the position being filled. The use of this service credit is at the discretion of the selecting official and must be finalized prior to selectee's entrance on duty. For more information, please click here .
  • Financial Disclosure: This position requires you to file a public or confidential financial disclosure report prior to receiving a final offer letter as well as within 30 days of your appointment. This will require you to report information such as recent sources of income, financial interests you hold, and outside activities you participate in, as well as similar information from a spouse or any dependent children. If you have questions, please contact your HRSA Ethics Advisor at AskHR@hrsa.gov .
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)/Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): Click here for information on how to apply as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy the displaced Federal employee must be found well-qualified.

    HRSA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. Telework eligibility may be discussed during the interview process.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Additional selections may be made for similar positions across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) of the location identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at HHS. Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions across HHS.

    This is a Direct-Hire Authority position, traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy. Veterans' Preference does not apply to direct hire recruitment procedures.

    Your application will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Direct Hire Authority .

    To determine your qualifications and referral status, we may review your resume and supporting documentation and compare it against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Ensure you support your self-ratings by the information you provide in your application. We may verify or assess your qualifications at any time. Inflated or unsupported qualifications may affect your rating. Any misrepresentation or material omission of facts may 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. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact either HRSA's Office of Human Resources at (301) 443-3780 or by email: askhr@hrsa.gov or HRSA's Reasonable Accommodation programs at (301) 443-2538 or by email: RA-Request@hrsa.gov . You must contact the Reasonable Accommodations Program prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM EST (except Federal holidays).

    Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

    1. A current Resume - For resume writing guidance, please visit USAJOBS Resources Center or view their video tutorial. 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 Builde r.
    If you choose to use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose, then 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)
  • Your resume must show the series and grade or equivalent for all federal positions you have held (if a federal position)
  • 2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

    3. Other supporting documents to be submitted with application:
    • Personnel Orders: PHS Commissioned Corps Officer must submit a copy of latest personnel order.
    • Education: College transcripts showing your degree from a professional nursing program.
    • Licensure Examination: Proof that you have passed the National Council Licensure Examination.
    • Licensure/Registration: A copy of your Current, Active, Full, and Unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse.
    • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), if current or former Federal employee.
    For Résumé and Application Tips visit the USAJOBS Resource Center .

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/10/2021.

    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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