Nurse (Chief Nurse)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 27, 2021
Closes
Dec 05, 2021
Function
Executive, Chief, Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Serves under the administrative direction of the Health Programs, Health Services Division (HSD) in the primary areas of program planning, program review, budgeting, decision analysis, system evaluation, and continuing education/training for nurses.

Provides administrative consultation to maintain and develop program mission goals and objectives that support the health services mission of the Federal Bureau of Prisons as defined by the Medical Director/Assistant Director, HSD.

Provides complex administrative support to accomplish the overall mission of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and shares in the responsibility for the overall delivery of safe and effective care provided to patients, as well as the financial and operation performance of health services.

Leads, coaches, develops and recognizes nurses in field to maximize performance.

Works closely with senior leadership in the development of patient care programs, policies and procedures that describe how nursing care needs of the patient populations receiving nursing care are assessed, evaluated, and accomplished.

Formulates long-range objectives, plans, and programs for the nursing category integrating them with the overall objectives and plans of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.


The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.

Basic Requirements:

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 on Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.

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.

NOTE: ALL applicants MUST electronically upload proof of current, active, full and unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse for verification at the time you apply.

All qualified referred candidates will undergo a credentialing process. This process includes validation of medical examinations, education, internship and residency. Please electronically upload these documents along with your required supporting documentation at the time you apply.

AND

In addition to the Basic Requirements:

Education/Work Experience:
  • There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.

OR
  • At least one or more full years of professional nursing experience that is equivalent to the next lower grade level.


Some examples of qualifying experience are:
  • Experience providing leadership and administrative theory and ability to assimilate theory into practice.
  • Experience assuring nursing services are provided in compliance with nurse licensor laws, legal requirements, policies and programs of Health Services, requirements of American Correctional Association and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.
  • Experience in advanced nursing principles, theories, concepts and clinical practice.
  • Experience in planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical programs and services, assuring appropriate resources for delivery of health care.

If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.

**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**

Education

See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here .

Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications .

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.

Additional information

This position IS NOT included in the bargaining unit.

The representative rate for this position is $114,059 per annum ($54.65 per hour).

Special Conditions of Employment Section:

The incumbent is subject to geographic relocation to meet the needs of the agency.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks.

The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the primary residence at the time of application. You may be required to provide proof of residence.

Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the certificate.

Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees:

Individuals selected who are under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and who have not had three years "primary" law enforcement retirement coverage, will not be covered by law enforcement retirement while in this position. To regain coverage, individuals must return to a position with "primary" coverage.

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.