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Naval Medical Command NURSE (OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH) in Iwakuni, Japan


You will serve as a NURSE (OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH) in the U.S. Naval Hospital of USNMRTC YOKOSUKA JA.


You will perform health care, counseling, education, and training within the scope of the Occupational health program.

You will develop programs based on current trends and policies to enhance quality of care.

You will provide nursing assessment, diagnosis and treatment, and nursing care and uses judgement in assessing individuals for occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses.

You will make recommendations to the physician for the alleviation of employee's problems and dealing with personal care, activities of daily living and other health related needs.

You will participate in the quality assurance program of the medical facility, including peer review and review of medical records for completeness of OH data and making certain the records are maintained in accordance with regulations.


Conditions of Employment


In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector recognizing or identifying harmful physical agents/potential health hazards/toxic chemicals and the effects; providing clinical nursing care and occupational health and safety nursing services to employees in relation to their occupations and working environments, and providing treatment and administering care for illnesses of occupational origin and injuries that occur at the workplace. OR Have successful completed a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from a professional nursing educational program or related medical science Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.


Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

Applicants must possess: Basic Requirements: Applicants must have successfully completed a graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional nursing educational program 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 my 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). AND must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination. AND 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 Information

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. Pay retention may be granted when certain conditions are met. Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires. A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized. Must, as a condition of employment, be immunized on an annual basis against influenza. In accordance with BUMEDINST 6230.15, susceptible or occupationally exposed health care employees who have direct contact with patients will receive appropriate immunization against communicable diseases unless a current immunization is documented. Board Certification in Occupational Health Nursing is preferred. Work requires extensive walking, standing, stretching, lifting, transporting and bending in caring for patients; the ability to influence confused patients regarding their care, and physically control or defend against emotionally ill or confused patients. Work is performed in a health care setting where there is contagious disease, radiation, and infection. Gloves, gowns, and masks are frequently necessary. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: Tour of duty will be 36 months. For more Foreign Overseas recruitment information: For more Local Foreign Overseas recruitment information: Priority consideration will be given to military spouse preference and family member preference eligible residing in the commute area of the duty location for this position. Commute area is defined as the geographic area surrounding the duty location in which people can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth daily. Military Spouses and Family Members may apply 30 days before their anticipated arrival date. However, they will not receive preference until arrival at the foreign location. Additional documentation may be required prior to granting preference. Military spouses and family members who are appointed may not extend longer than 2 months following the transfer of the sponsor from the commuting area of the foreign duty station; 2 months beyond the separation of the appointee's sponsor; or any time beyond the time employee ceases to be a family member. To learn more about the living and working condition at this military installation go to: Iwakuni (Japan):,P4INSTTYPE:2545,INSTALLATION