Nurse (Supplemental)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Montgomery County, Maryland
Posted
Nov 24, 2021
Closes
Dec 02, 2021
Function
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Duties

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.

The ideal candidate will have recent acute care experience in one or more the following specialties: Medical Surgical, Oncology, Pediatrics, Behavioral Health, Outpatient or Critical Care, Apheresis & Blood Services,Perioperative, PACU, or IR.

As a GS-0610-12 Nurse (Supplemental) your duties may include but are not limited to the following:
  • 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. Care requirements are determined by the scope of study participation, the clinical condition of the patient and the requirements and clinical effects of research procedures. The impact of the research process on patient care is identified and communicated. Interventions adjusted based on findings, and issues/variances reported promptly to the research team. Evidence-based practice is incorporated into nursing practice.
  • 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 leadership 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. Delegate, guide and coordinate the work of nursing staff and support personnel.
  • Provide independent direct patient care within competency scope to one or more of the following patient populations: Medical Surgical, Oncology, Pediatrics , Behavioral Health, Outpatient or Critical Care


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

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 35 lbs.
  • This position may require the following work shifts: nights, rotational, holidays, 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 Basic Qualification Requirements for a Nurse (Supplemental), GS-0610, you must:

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

C. You must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) or 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.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
In addition, to qualify for a Nurse (Supplemental) position at the GS-12 level, you must have at least 1 year of professional Nurse experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 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, blood services Infusion Centers and Ambulatory Clinics.
Do not copy 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.

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.

You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.

Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10992057

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
Blood Services/Apheresis

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 Intermittent Nurse (Supplemental) vacancies as they occur. The first list of eligible applicants will be sent to Hiring Managers on April 12th, 2021 which includes all applicants who self-certify their eligibility by April 9th, 2021 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. 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 .
  • As a condition of employment, all federal employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. During the onboarding process, if selected, you must provide proof of vaccination. An official job offer and continued employment is contingent on this requirement. For more information on this requirement, visit the Safer Federal Workforce page on vaccines. If you need a COVID-19 vaccine, please visit Vaccines.gov .
  • Due to COVID-19, we are currently operating in a maximum telework state. If selected, you may be expected to telework. As employees to return to the office, you may be required to report to the location listed on this announcement within 30 calendar days of receiving notice, even if your home/temporary telework site is located outside the local commuting area. At the discretion of the supervisor and NIH policy, you may be eligible for workplace flexibilities, which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with NIH Workplace Flexibilities guidance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Visit our Applicant FAQs page for helpful information on the application process.
  • Visit our Total Compensation page for a detailed look into the benefits, awards, leave, retirement and other incentives employees may receive as part of a rewarding work environment.


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