<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Armed Forces Retirement Home, Healthcare Services, Nursing Division in Washington, DC. The Director of Nursing (DoN) is ultimately responsible for all activities that occur within the Nursing Division. The DoN manages and directs licensed and unlicensed nursing care staff members and their provision of quality nursing care in the delivery of patient care.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a GS-13 Supervisory Nurse, you will:<br /> <ul> <li>Assume administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability for supervision of the Nursing Division for compliance with Federal, state, local and AFRH guidelines. Periodically review, update, formulate and promulgate the philosophy and objectives of the Nursing Division and ensure that they are understood and practiced by the employees.</li> <li>Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the Nursing Division, as well as its programs and activities, in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern long term care facility operations.</li> <li>Develop, maintain, and periodically update written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the nursing division.</li> <li>Establish and maintain procedures that ensure that the nursing personnel, agency staff, and private duty personnel have valid licenses and credentials.</li> <li>Participate in on-going quality assurances/risk management programs for the Nursing Division.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."</li> <li>Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.</li> </ul> <br /> The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume. <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />In addition to the education requirement, you must also meet Specialized Experience and Licensure requirement.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized experience: </strong> For the GS-13 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: <br /><br /><strong>Supervision of nursing unit personnel and supervisors, Staff development, experience analyzing policies/procedures, communicating with staff on key issues, and explaining assignments and responsibilities to a nursing staff.</strong> <br /><br /><strong>Licensure: </strong><br /><br /><strong>RN- </strong>For all grade levels and positions, 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.<br /><br />SPECIAL NOTE: Long-term care experience and/or interacting with geriatric patients is highly desired.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />A graduate or higher level degree, bachelors 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.<br /><br />The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. <br />- This is a<strong> non-bargaining </strong>unit position.<br />- Veterans Preference does not apply to the Direct Hire Authority.<br /><br /><strong>CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT</strong>: <br />- A one year probationary period may be required.<br />- A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.<br />- Must successfully complete a background investigation.<br /><br />- Public Trust clearance is required for this position.<br /><br />- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.<br />- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.<br />- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.<br />- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.<br />- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.<br />- Pass a pre-employment physical examination. An OF-178 , Certificate of Medical Examination will be required if selected for this position. <strong>DO NOT SUBMIT AT TIME OF APPLICATION.</strong><strong><br />- </strong>Selectees will be subject to the AFRH Tuberculosis Surveillance Program.<strong><br /></strong>- Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position. This may include gloves, masks, etc.<br />- Shift Work: This facility operates on a 24 hour per day, three-shift basis. Assignment to a specific shift cannot be guaranteed. The successful applicant must be available to work on all three shifts on a rotational basis. <br />- Because the AFRH's mission requires uninterrupted, direct human support and medical care for its Residents, this position is considered essential for continuing AFRH operations. Therefore, the incumbent is expected to arrive for duty on time, as scheduled, and to complete the assigned tour during emergency situations such as hazardous weather. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.<br /><br /><strong>Rating</strong>: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: <strong>Planning and Evaluating; Managerial</strong>.<br /><br />This announcement is issued under "direct-hire" authority. Consistent with 5 U.S.C 3304 and OPM regulations (5 CFR 337 Subpart B) on direct-hire: All candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements may be referred for consideration. Competitive examining rules providing for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply.<br /><br /><strong>Referral</strong>: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. <br /><br />If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must receive a score of 92 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.<br /><br />This position is being filled through the Medical Direct Hire Authority (DHA). Applications identified outside this JOA through supplementary recruitment efforts may be considered before the selection(s) is/are made.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. </strong> Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). <br /><br /><strong>All applicants are required to submit a résumé</strong> either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .<br /><br /><strong>VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION:</strong> Veterans' Preference <strong>does not apply to the Direct Hire Authority</strong> however, you are still encouraged to submit your documentation. Please see applicant guide for required documentation .<br /><br /><strong>RN Licensure: </strong>Applications must be accompanied by 1) a certified copy or photocopy of the license, 2) a notarized statement attesting to the fact, or 3) a citation of the license number and State issuing it.<br /><br />Non-licensed candidates who have completed their training may be appointed subject to obtaining the required license during the probationary period. Those not licensed must furnish 1) the date on which they applied for a license and 2) the jurisdiction involved. No person appointed pending licensure may be retained beyond the probationary period if licensure has not been attained.<br /><br /><strong>CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION</strong>: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.<br /><br /><strong>EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION</strong>: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.<br /><br />A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page . If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .<br /><br />Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.