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U.S. Army Medical Command Supervisory Nurse (Clinical) in Fort Hood, Texas

Summary

This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. About the Position: This position is located at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Dermatology, Fort Hood, Texas. A recruitment incentive or student loan repayment incentive may be authorized. Salary negotiation may be available for those candidates who are new to Federal service.

Responsibilities

Act as a resource to nurses and other members of the interdisciplinary team on current interventions and protocols, appropriate follow-up measures, the use of emergency equipment, and specific patient care methods.

Collaborate with the department OIC?s in the implementation, development, coordination, presentation and evaluation of programs related to dermatology, sleep, and neurology management for other health care providers and the community.

Plan and organize work to be accomplished, establish priorities, make assignments, monitor progress in terms of timeliness and accuracy of work performed, and make temporary reassignment of employees between jobs to meet workload demands.

Ensure that appropriate stock-age levels and medication levels are maintained, to include the reordering of supplies and equipment as needed.

Responsible for the implementation of Joint Commission standards, nursing standards of practice, and the national patient safety goals for the dermatology, sleep, and neurology patient population.

Administer intravenous sedation for all procedures requiring such while continually evaluating patient condition throughout the procedure and post anesthesia recovery vital signs.

Establish performance standards, prepare performance appraisals, and give advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both technical and administrative matters.

Develop and maintain clinic nursing policies and procedures in compliance with Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Nursing Service policies.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for Supervisory Nurse (Clinical): Degree: 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. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.). Licensure: 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 you must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination. Foreign Degree: A degree from a Foreign Nursing School. Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools. Exemption: You are exempt from the basic requirements above if you are a current federal employee occupying a position in the 0610 occupational series and have been continuously employed in this occupational series since September 27, 2017 or before. Applicants claiming this exemption must meet the requirement below. Note: You will be required to provide appropriate documentation to the respective Human Resources Office to validate your status. Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant. Active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Professional Nursing Experience: One or more full years of professional nursing experience which includes developing or assisting in the development of policies or procedures, administering sedation, and providing nursing care to patients presenting with issues related to dermatology, sleep, or neurology. This definition of professional nursing experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Education

Please see the qualifications section for education requirements. 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 (http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/). Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating

Additional Information

Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 53 - Medical position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. 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. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. This position is scheduled to transfer to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) no later than 30 September 2021 in accordance with the provisions of section 702 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, Public Law 114-328. The Act directed the DHA to take responsibility for the administration (i.e., authority, direction, and control) of military treatment facilities beginning 1 October 2018. Employees will become DoD employees upon transfer to the DHA.

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