MEDCOM

Clinical Nurse

US-GA-FT. BENNING
Job ID
2017-4403
# Positions
1
Category
Medical

Overview

Are you looking for a change in your career? Have you ever thought that something is missing within your career? Where has your practice lead you? Do you need a new aspiration and drive?

If you have answered yes to some of the above and are thinking on some of the above questions, then we may have the RIGHT OPPORTUNITY for you!!!!

 

Background:

We are looking for a Nurse (Clinical) in support of our Military Servicemen, Families and Retirees.   

Fort Benning is located in the "Tri-Community" comprised of Columbus, Georgia; Fort Benning, Georgia; and Phoenix City, Alabama. Columbus (third-largest city in Georgia) is a growing community of 250,000. Besides being the home of the Best Army Installation in the World, Columbus houses the corporate headquarters of many leading companies. The stunning Florida gulf shores and Blue Ridge Mountains are only a few hours' drive. For more information, please visit http://www.army.mil/info/organization/benning/

NOTE:

  • This is a standing register and there is no guarantee for referral based on applying to this announcement.
  • As job opportunities occur, referral lists may be issued from this announcement. Candidates will be contacted directly by the hiring organization when they are being considered for a position.
  • This announcement may be used to fill permanent, temporary, or term positions.  

Responsibilities

DESCRIPTION: Your scope of services include, but are not limited to;

  • Perform independent, comprehensive telephone and clinical triaging, and facilitate care coordination through a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Make psychosocial assessment of patients to identify significant cultural practices, the ability to understand and cooperate, and expectations of care and coping mechanisms.
  • Assist health care providers with examinations and procedures.
  • Assist with clinic orientation, one-on-one patient, educational activities related to acute or chronic illnesses, self-care, wellness/preventive health measures, and normal development and physiology.
  • Prepare and administer oral, subcutaneous, intra-muscular and intravenous medications.
  • Establishes priorities for patient care and evaluates patients’ progress toward a high-level wellness.
  • Provides patient education as an integral part of the services offered.
  • Communicates with providers regarding determinations and situations and documents events appropriately.
  • Responds to emergency situations.
  • PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

NOTE: May include shift work or rotating shifts (evenings, weekends, holidays).

Qualifications

MUST HAVES:  These requirements are necessary,

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  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.

  • Must be U.S. Citizen.
  • Degree: Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
  • Registration: 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. 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 6 months of appointment.
  • Experience required: 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.  To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: providing ambulatory nursing care such as triage, medical screenings and pain management, performing various administrative or floor nursing duties, and providing patient education.   This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).
  • Providers must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification that is sponsored or endorsed by the American Heart Association (AHA). Current Advanced Life Support or other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.
  • This position is covered by the Civilian Drug Abuse Testing Program. Incumbent is required to sign a DA form 5019-R, and /or DA Form 7412, "Condition of Employment for certain civilian positions identified as critical under the drug abuse testing program.
  • This is an inclement weather essential position: Incumbent is expected to make every attempt to report for duty on time and/or remain on duty during severe weather conditions.
  • May be required to work weekend call duties and evenings.

NOTE: 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.

  • Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package.
  • Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience.
  • For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Other Requirements: 

  • Personnel Security Investigation required.
  • These positions require a Childcare Background Check (CNACI).
  • These positions are a Testing Designated Positions (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing. A job offer to an applicant who is a not a current employee will be withdrawn if the applicant refuses to be tested. Applicants with verified positive test results shall be refused employment. Applications from such individuals shall not be considered for employment for a period of 6 months from the date of the test results.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • These positions are subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.
  • A pre-placement physical examination may be required.
  • Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position.
  • This announcement may be used to fill Supervisory positions. A one year supervisory probationary/trial period may be required.
  • Additional requirements may be determined as positions arise and will be communicated during the hiring process if you are selected.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.

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