Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />You will serve as a Practical Nurse in the Medical Home Port Team 1, Dam Neck Health Clinic, Director, Branch Clinics of NAVMEDCEN PORTSMOUTH VA.<br /><br />This announcement uses the OPM Federal Wide direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.<br /><br />This announcement is being re-announced. If you applied previously under Announcement Number: DE-10476184-19-HB, you must re-apply to be considered for this position.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>? Provides direct patient care along with the Registered Nurse in the care and treatment of all patients seen in the Immunizations Clinic and all patients seen on the in-patient wards requiring vaccinations.</li> <li>? Uses the nursing processes in planning, implementation, coordination and provisions of nursing care that reflects the philosophy and mission Public Health Nursing, Nursing Service and the command.</li> <li>? Develops/implements problem solving techniques for nursing/administrative processing addressing the increased complexity/ patient acuity of the outpatient population including severe handicaps,, patient with external monitors and support equipment.</li> <li>? Follows established clinic policies and procedures in referring patients for immediate treatment when requests are accompanied by complaints of acute symptoms.</li> <li>? Interprets and executes standing physician's orders within the scope of nursing practice and in accordance with Naval Medical Center Portsmouth policies and instructions.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 5 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a US Citizen.</li> <li>Must be determined suitable for federal employment.</li> <li>Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.</li> <li>New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.</li> <li>Work involves walking and standing, bending, lifting, agility, manual dexterity and physical strength to perform necessary treatments.</li> <li>Work is performed within the ambulatory setting in an outpatient care environment and involves risk of exposure to contagious and infectious diseases where gowns, gloves and masks are required as a safety precaution.</li> <li>Current state license and current BLS certification is required.</li> <li>Incumbent must receive and maintain appropriate vaccination against season influenza as a condition of employment.</li> <li>A favorable Tier 3 background investigation is required for all Non-Critical Sensitive positions with access to network systems and Personally Identifiable Information.</li> <li>This is a designated drug testing position.</li> <li>Health Care Works (HCW) will be offered the hepatitis B (HPV) vaccine or HBV immunity testing.</li> <li>HCW without documentation of HBV immunity or documentation of a completed HBV immunization series that decline the HBV shall be required to sign a HPV Immunization declination form prior to reporting to work.</li> <li>Incumbent must have active, current state license as a Licensed Practical Nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. Certification must be submitted with your resume.</li> <li>Must possess and maintain a current Basic Life Support Certificate. Certification must be submitted with your resume.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:<br /><br />BASIC REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the following basic requirements AND specialized experience to qualify: Candidates must be currently licensed to practice as practical or vocational nurses in a State or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia or must have applied for a license to practice. Applications of candidates possessing a license must be accompanied by a certified or photostatic copy of the license, a notarized statement attesting to the fact, or a citation of the license number and State issuing it. 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 the date on which they applied for a license and the jurisdiction involved. No person appointed pending licensure may be retained beyond the probationary period if licensure has not been attained.<br /><br />Minimum Qualifications (Specialized Experience Statement Screen out) (HR/SME): In order to qualify for this position, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-04 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector in a medical care setting. sector in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other supervised medical, nursing, or patient care facility that provided a practical knowledge of human body structure and sterile techniques and procedures, performing such duties as:<br /><br />- Performs verbal nursing assessment of client's condition and needs and refers appropriately, and validating parent's readiness for vaccine education.<br /> – Develops, plans, and delivers formal and informal educational programs for the professional and non-professional staff.<br /> – Performs patient check-in to include vital signs and weight, if indicated, pain assessment and medication reconciliation review as appropriate.<br /> – Analyzes information to determine appropriate implications using gap analysis and to support identifying individual patient needs and limitations.<br /> – Performs a clerical and administrative duties including patient booking, patient check-in and record maintenance and filing using AHLTA, CHS systems.<br /><br />Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:<br /> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/practical-nurse-series-0620/ <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.<br /><br />Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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: http: www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf <br /><br />In addition to meeting all minimum qualification and eligibility requirements, ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one who possesses the competencies and experience to perform the duties of the position successfully with orientation to learn/understand the activities, procedures, policies and processes. Demonstrated work experience in the occupation is typically qualifying for placement. This criterion cannot be met by education and training. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https: www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/ <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 />In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.<br /><br />When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation.<br /><br />If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.<br /><br />If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be found ineligible/not qualified.<br /><br />Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.<br /><br />All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />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. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />A COMPLETE RESUME IS REQUIRED. Your resume must show relevant experience (cover letter optional) where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week & salary. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level i.e. GS-0201-09. Note: Only the last resume received will be reviewed.<br /><br />YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DOCUMENT IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION CLAIMS. You are required to upload the applicable documents with your application package. These documents will assist the staffing specialist in determining your eligibility and qualifications.<br /><br />DOES THIS POSITION REQUIRE A LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE?<br /> You must submit a copy of your license or certificate in your application package.<br /><br />ARE YOU QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION or A COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE?<br /> You must submit a copy of your college transcript or an appropriate course listing. You may submit a copy of your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified. 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. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment.<br /><br />ARE YOU A VETERAN CLAIMING SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE OR 5-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?<br /> You must provide legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214 (member 4 copy), "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support Detachment (PSD). The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Veterans should upload their DD-214 once they receive it upon separation.<br /><br />ARE YOU A DISABLED VETERAN or CLAIMING 10-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?<br /> Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the parent of a veteran who are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference must provide legible copies of the following: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF-15, go to http: www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf .<br /><br />ARE YOU AN ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBER? Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).<br /><br />Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said 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. <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.


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