Nurse Specialist Obstetric Neonantal Job

Vacancy No. NCJT200491159510HMS Department Defense Health Agency
Salary $94,464.00 to $118,521.00 Grade 12 to 12
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 4/21/2020 Close Date 4/20/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
ANACOSTIA ANNEX, DCABERDEEN, MDANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MDANNAPOLIS, MD
BETHESDA, MDEDGEWOOD, MDFORT GEORGE G MEADE, MDINDIAN HEAD, MD
PATUXENT RIVER, MDQUANTICO, MDARLINGTON, VADAHLGREN, VA
FORT BELVOIR, VAARLINGTON, VA


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 04/21/2020 to 04/20/2021

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 12

  • Salary

    $94,464 to $118,521 per year

  • Appointment type

    Term - 18 months

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Locations

Many vacancies in the following locations:

  • Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC
  • Aberdeen, MD
  • Andrews AFB, MD
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Bethesda, MD
  • Edgewood, MD
  • Fort Meade, MD
  • Indian Head, MD
  • Patuxent River, MD
  • Quantico, MD
  • Arlington, VA
  • Dahlgren, VA
  • Fort Belvoir, VA
  • Pentagon, Arlington, VA
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Announcement number

NCJT200491159510HMS

Control number

566094500

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    About the Position: These positions are located within the National Capital Region Market as a Term position NTE 18 Months. Multiple positions will be filled in various medical treatment facilities within the NCR Market.
    These positions may be in any department and any shift.
    This is an standing register announcement, see additional information.
    This is a Direct Hire Solicitation to meet critical hiring needs.
    This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19.

    Learn more about this agency
    Responsibilities
    • Provide direct patient care for COVID-19 patients.
    • Operate and monitor complex and specialized equipment, i.e. Fetal and Neonatal monitors, PCA/epidural administration pumps, EKG machines, Cardiac monitors, Infant resuscitation equipment, etc.
    • Provide comprehensive nursing care in the obstetrical and neonatal specialty.
    • Independently initiate high level response to emergencies, in the absence of the direction of a licensed independent provider, deciding the approach, methodology, interpretation and evaluation, under stress and in times of urgency.
    • Observe, monitor, and assess patient(s) condition, recognizing, identifying, and interpreting serious situations.
    • Organize and monitor interventions and solve problems, on own initiative, that align with professional standards of practice.
    • Collaborate with licensed independent provider to make changes to patient care plans.
    • Maintain accountability for patient management in the area of multi-specialty (labor and delivery, ante-partum, post-partum, newborn, obstetrical/anesthesia recovery and/or routine/high risk obstetrics).
    • Apply basic understanding of factors involved in fetal oxygenation, uteroplacental circulation, and physiology of fetal heart rate regulation.
    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Tier 3 security investigation or access for the duration of employment. A background investigation and credit check are required.
    • This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis testing.
    • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • You must undergo a specific initial background checks, investigation and periodic re-verification check of multiple agency records to obtain and maintain a suitable determination to occupy a position having regular contact with children.
    • This position has mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirements and is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations unless otherwise exempted for medical or religious reasons (documentation of exemption must be provided upon hire).
    • This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.
    • This position is subject to a pre-employment drug screening, and random testing thereafter, to include testing based on reasonable suspicion and testing due to direct involvement with an on-duty accident.
    • This position requires the incumbent to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges.
    • This position may require the incumbent to work on any day or shift, including PMs, nights, weekends, holidays, or on an "on call" basis, necessary to meet mission requirements.
    • This position has been designated ?Mission Essential?. In the event of severe weather conditions or other such emergency type situations, the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work as scheduled to support mission operations.
    • This position requires that you obtain and maintain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
    • This position requires that you obtain and maintain an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
    • This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification.
    • This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain Basic/Intermediate Fetal Monitoring certification.
    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.

    Qualifications for Nurse (Specialist/Obstetric/Neonantal):

    Professional Nursing Experience: One or more full years of professional nursing experience which includes assisting pregnant women in the labor process, administering care and medications and intravenous fluids, recognizing complications, providing nursing care to newborn babies, monitoring the health of new mothers and their babies, and coordinating with other members of the Mother Baby care team or a Labor & Delivery Unit.

    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

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Additional information

    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • 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.
    • 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 is a standing register announcement that will have applicant cut-offs as positions are available. This announcement will remain open until the positions are filled. In the event that all positions are filled, the announcement will be closed.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

    Veterans and Military Spouses will be considered along with all other candidates.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Yes

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    1. Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
    2. Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
    • If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified." See: Transcripts and Licenses.
    • License/Certification: If the position has a license/certification requirement, you MUST submit a copy of your current, active, valid, unrestricted license/certification. See: Transcripts and Licenses.

    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

    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.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/20/2021 to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10799510).
    • Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
    • Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/

    Agency contact information Army Applicant Help Desk Army Applicant Help Desk
    Address

    JT-APF-DDAAFE DHA - NCR MEDICAL DIRECTORATE
    DO NOT MAIL
    Bethesda, MD 20889
    US
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    The Defense Health Agency, National Capital Region Market (NCR Market) is the future of Military Medicine - a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. NCR Market provides world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families. Find out more about the NCR Market here: https://www.health.mil/About-MHS/OASDHA/Defense-Health-Agency/NCR-Medical-Directorate

    Next steps

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

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  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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