Nurse Consultant


Vacancy ID: 759659   Announcement Number: HHS-OHR-DH-13-759659   USAJOBS Control Number: 327996000

Social Security Number

Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name.  As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks and others who may know you. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.


Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 759659
1. Title of Job

Nurse Consultant
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)    


Are you a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?


Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment under a Special Appointing Authority (e.g. Veteran's Recruitment Appointment, present or former Peace Corps personnel, current Postal Service personnel, etc?


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 13.


13

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Nurse Consultant

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


241450031 Silver Spring, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for the Nurse Consultant, GS-0610-13.

A. I have a degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time I completed the program.
B. I do not possess the education described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes the additional registration requirement that meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for the Nurse Consultant, GS-0610-13.

A. I possess an 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. NOTE: An applicant who has graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months may be appointed pending State registration as a professional nurse within six (6) months of appointment. A person appointed pending registration may not be retained beyond six (6) months, or promoted, if registration has not been attained.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

3. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes the additional requirement of registration that meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for the Nurse Consultant, GS-0610-13.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates experience evaluating and reporting patient trends in research processes, patient and population outcomes, protocol compliance by patients and staff, and contributes to efforts which directly improve research processes and results. Incumbent will interpret clinical program requirements; formulate policies, methods, and procedures; monitor, review, evaluate, and assess the integrity and quality of clinical aspects of program operations.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from
the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet
performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised
performance of this task or is normally the person who is consulted by other
workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Provide clinical nursing and program perspective in the assessment of policies, projects, data related to the measurement of quality, legislative, and administrative proposals.

5. Develop, evaluate, and interpret health program policies.

6. Provide contract or project management related to the quality of nursing services and health care delivery.

7. Prepare briefing materials related to quality measurements and health assessment.

8. Analyze the various implications of enforcing program requirements/policies.

9. Utilize clinical judgment skills to determine the viability and feasibility of large-scale recovery audits.

10. Conduct special studies and develop comparative analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of clinical practices and health care services provided.

11. Conduct clinical technical reviews and assists non-clinical staff in the development and review of clinical reviews.

12. Consult with experts in the delivery of nursing services and health care delivery to obtain information or assistance related to issues of concern.

13. Provide recommendations regarding clinical aspects of nursing practice and nursing programs.

14. Research relevant background information in order to make effective policy recommendations.