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Occupational health nurse

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Department of Defense - Dept. of the Navy
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time
The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!
Consider working for the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), the U. S. Navy's CIVILIAN health care organization, at our Joint Commission accredited Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River. You don't have to join the military to work side-by-side with our military's medical staff to care for those who serve our Nation. BUMED provides high quality patient- and family-centered care in wartime and peacetime to active duty members, their families, and beneficiaries at medical facilities around the globe. Every day, no matter what the environment, Navy Medicine is ready to provide world class care, anytime, anywhere.
This position is that of an Occupational Health Nurse who also functions as a Program Manager and Consultant. This position plans and oversees regional program(s) at all subordinate activities to include any branch health clinics at Dahlgren, Indian Head and Naval Air Facility Washington. This position is assigned to the Public Health Services Directorate, Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, Maryland and is responsible for providing direct quality professional occupational health nursing care to over 7000 civil service/active duty employees and to ensure program support to both operational and shore military activities with a regional population of over 20,000 active duty and civilian employees.
The mission and vision ofNaval Health Clinic Patuxent River, Maryland is to be an innovative leader in healthcare while ensuring optimal warrior readiness and family wellness. We provide healthcare services, ensuring readiness and operational support through health promotion and evidence-based patient-centered care. We are conveniently located at 47149 Buse Road Building 1370, Patuxent River, Maryland 20670.
NAVY MEDICINE. WORLD CLASS CARE...ANYTIME, ANYWHERE.
APPLY NOW! This announcement has an early consideration date of September 17, 2014. Candidates who apply on or before September 17, 2014, will be referred first for consideration. Candidates who apply after that date may be referred on a periodic basis as needed.
The purpose of this announcement is to recruit qualified individuals using OPM Government-wide Direct Hire Authority (DHA) authorized by Title 5 USC 3304 and 5 CFR 337 Part 337, Subpart B. The rule of three, veteran preference, and traditional rating and ranking of candidates do not apply to the direct hire process. For more information on OPM DHA please visit
You must be a US Citizen. Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance. Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation. Selectee may be required successfully complete a probationary period. This position is a Drug Testing Designated Position (TDP). You must obtain and maintain a security clearance. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required.
A typical day in the life as an Occupational Health Nurse:
In conjunction with the Occupational Health (OH) Physician, assist and advise the Command Leadership on the OH program, related issues and in resolving any administrative issues.
In coordination with the OH Physician, develop, implement, evaluate and review OH programs, policies and procedures.
Develop and deliver a full range of employee health education programs in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams internal and external to the Area of Responsibility.
Guide the Command OH program via site-visits at supported commands, and oversight visits periodically (at least semiannually) to assess OH clinics and programs for performance and compliance.
Ensure a comprehensive occupational medicine program assessment is completed at least annually, using established and standardized occupational medicine program assessment metrics to qualitatively and quantitatively assess complex management process and systems.
Collect, collates, and validate OH metrics annually.
Responsible for the preparation and submission of all required or requested periodic programmatic clinic reports.
Provide OH nursing services and support.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient education and experience to perform the duties of this position for which you are applying. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your qualifications as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and/or part-time work if your resume indicates the total number of hours per week.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: You must must meet ALL the following:
1. _EDUCATION_: Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed. Please upload or fax a photocopy of your final transcripts at the time you submit your application.
2. _REGISTRATION_: Active, current registration as a professional nurse in any State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. Your resume must show the required current registration (include expiration date) or you must upload or fax a copy of the registration. Failure to provide this information may result in an ineligible rating.
IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, you must meet any ONE of the following AND the Selective Placement Factor:
1. You must have one or more years of progressive specialized experience working independently or with others to provide occupational health program consultation services; independently providing clinical nursing care and occupational health and safety nursing services to employees in relation to their occupations and working environments; providing treatment and administering care for illness of occupational origin and injuries that occur at the workplace, and recognizing or identifying harmful physical agents/potential health hazards/toxic chemicals and the effects.
2. You completed all requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education. Graduate level education must have been in nursing with a concentration in a field of nursing (e.g., occupational health, public health, teaching, a clinical specialty, etc.) or in a closely related non-nursing field directly applicable to the requirements of the position to be filled. Please upload or fax a photocopy of your final transcripts at the time you submit your application.
3. You have a combination of the specialized experience and doctoral course work described above. Please upload or fax a photocopy of your final transcripts at the time you submit your application.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: Possession of Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Failure to document or provide evidence of current certification in your resume may result in an ineligible rating.
As part of the online application process, you must complete and submit an Occupational Questionnaire. To preview the Questionnaire, click on the following link: View Occupational Questionnaire
_EDUCATION:_
_THIS POSITION REQUIRES EDUCATION. _ In order to verify that you meet the education requirements, you must submit a complete photocopy copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM'sGeneral Policies for information on crediting education.
Do you have foreign education? Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if you can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For further information,
_REQUIREMENTS:_
A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. In accordance with Executive Order 12564, applicants selected are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
If selected, you are required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
This position will be filled using the Office of Personnel Management's Direct Hire Authority.
If your application indicates you satisfy the minimum qualification requirements, it will be referred directly to the selection manager for consideration.
Your statements concerning your qualifications are subject to verification. Exaggeration or misstatement may be cause for your disqualification or later removal from your position.
Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 to receive consideration.
TO APPLY ONLINE: You are highly encouraged to apply online. If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax in your application package as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
To begin the process, click the _Apply Online_ button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume, supporting documents and complete the Occupational Questionnaire. Please ensure you click the _Submit My Answers_ button at the end of the process to submit your application.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click _Update Application_ in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account before you click the _Submit My Answers_ button at the end of the process to submit your application.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account , select the _Application Status_ link, once expanded, select the _More Information_ link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
If you are unable to upload your supporting documents or to apply online, follow the fax directions . Faxed documents may take 2-3 business days to process.
The Vacancy ID is 1208223.
TO APPLY VIA E-MAIL: Send your resume only to (no SSN or pictures please). Insert UJ1208223 in your subject line.
The following documents are required when applying online:
Your resume showing job-related experience.
Completed Occupational Questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire which takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.
Your qualifications (i.e., transcript of degree/diploma from a professional nursing program, RN license, etc.) must be verified. It is in your best interest to submit photocopies of these documents at the time you apply; however, your resume and Ooccupational Questionnaire will be accepted without them.
When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements listed in this announcement. Your application will be evaluated based on the information provided in your resume, Occupational Questionnaire, and your supporting documentation, to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.
Candidates will be referred to the Selection Manager who may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
To stay informed of changes to your application status:
Log into your USAJOBS account at select Application Status, and then click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
Sign up for automatic email alerts at .
Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan. More information can be found below and at:
Federal health benefit coverage for you, spouse, and family (Navy pays portion of your premium, you pay with pre-taxed dollars).
Dental and vision plans, plus dependent/healthcare flexible spending accounts.
401K-type investment plan
Life insurance (Navy pays portion of your premium).
Long term care insurance.
13-26 paid vacation days and 13 paid sick days that carry over year to year.
10 paid Federal holidays.
Employee-friendly flexibilities.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is subject to the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the person selected fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, .
_Fed_ _eral 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:
_ICTAP Applicants:_
_Military Spouse Preference (MSP): _

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