Senior Nurse Practitioner

Washington, D.C
Jan 25, 2022
Feb 02, 2022
Full Time

The Senior Nurse Practitioner works under direct supervision of the Senior Clinical Manager and the medical direction of the Chief, Health Services Division (HSD), Integrated Support Services (ISS). Incumbent receives broad policy guidance from the Chief, HSD. Incumbent performs a variety of complex duties to review and analyze medical data, performs patient management duties, and plans and/or collaborates on patient care to ensure continuity of patient care within HSD.

Functions independently as a certified nurse practitioner for a patient population under the general supervision of the senior medical staff. Performs patient management duties including the following: assessing patients and treating illness and injury within the established practice parameters of the clinic; administers medications, immunotherapies, vaccines and other therapeutics within established practice parameters; ordering, administering and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic studies; referring patients for consultation when indicated; documenting in-depth progress notes; communicating and collaborating with referring physicians to ensure continuity of care. The incumbent will review and assess outside medical documentation in support of employee accommodation requests and ensure compliance with federal and Library regulations. Incumbent responds to medical emergencies within the Library, assessing and stabilizing patients for transfer, to include during declared disaster or evacuation events.

Participates in the guideline development process. Serves on division task forces and study groups charged with considering problems or directions on developing standards. Consults with staff members at all levels of the organization to achieve consensus on issues and resolve any disagreements on standards. Reviews current policies affecting staff and operations.

Incumbent researches and evaluates policy issues that are central to the agency's mission. Assists in developing policies and compares and contrasts current and future policies and strategies in force to formulate appropriate strategies for addressing problems developing timetables to ensure prompt action, and to institute efficient follow-up procedures.

Researches and prepares final background and decision papers for the signature of the Chief Medical Officer. This includes assisting in the preparation of memoranda, briefings, and other backgrounds material concerning substantive issues, findings, conclusions and proposed solutions to keep the Chief Medical Officer and appropriate staff involved and key decision points. Serves as expert resource and key member of the multi-disciplinary team.

Participates in and directs the training of support personnel. Assists in design and presentation of in-service training to nurses, medical support staff, and other healthcare professionals. Provides instructional resources that promote the implementation of outreach programs, including participation in the orientation of new staff and the development of fact sheets and checklists. Promotes and aids in implementation of Library health and wellness outreach programs.


Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Employment

Library employees must be fully vaccinated by Monday, January 3, 2022. New hires must be fully vaccinated by the date of their appointment.

Employees are considered fully vaccinated when it has been at least two weeks since they received the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna) or the single dose of a one-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). At this time, booster shots are not necessary to be considered fully vaccinated.

New hires will be required to show proof of vaccination their first week of work.

Upon request, employees must provide proof of vaccination to the Health Services Division.

Consistent with applicable law, the Library will consider individual exceptions to the vaccination requirement based on an employee's medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Employees with an approved exception will be subject to weekly testing and other COVID-19 safety protocols as directed, including, for example, wearing masks and social distancing.

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.


Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of government laws and regulations as they relate to occupational and preventive medicine and health.**

Skill in using medical instruments in advanced clinical nursing care.**

Knowledge of advanced clinical nursing.**

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to administer or implement Wellness and Health Care Outreach Programs.

Ability to perform and train others in advanced clinical nursing skills.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.


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 (external link) , Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (external link) , Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (external link) , or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained.

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

Advanced Practice Nurse Positions: For Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) positions, applicants must possess a graduate or higher level degree in nursing from an accredited educational program in the area of expertise or specialty indicated by the position.

Areas of specialties for positions include, but are not limited to, Acute Care, Anesthesia, Community Health, Family, Geriatric, Home Health, Midwifery, Neonatal, Oncology, Pediatric, Psychiatric, Allergy and Immunology, Women's Health, Cardiovascular, Dermatology, Occupational Health, Orthopedic, Respiratory, or other specialties identified for the position.


For all grade levels and positions, applicants must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination (external link) . 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.

Additional License Requirements for Advanced Practice Nurse Positions: Applicants for Advanced Practice Nurse positions must be licensed or registered by a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States in the clinical specialty required by the position.

You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts, and your National certification and/or license to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.

Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

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 email The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

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