• Nurse (Clinical/Perioperative)

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                                                This is a Direct Hire Solicitation.



    This position is located in the Department of Surgery, Central Materials Services at Keller Army Community Hospital, West Point, NY.


    Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.


    Management prefers candidate with technical and operational knowledge and clinical skills to function as a circulating nurse in all the services. The Operating Room provides the following surgical services; general, ENT, urology, oral, orthopedic, obstetric and gynecological and ophthalmology procedures.


    The Guthrie Army Health Center, is located at Fort Drum, New York, near the city of Watertown. Watertown is located in the scenic 1,000 lakes region of upstate New York. Home to more than 110,000 residents, the city serves as the gateway to Lake Ontario. Boating, fishing, rafting, hiking, camping, picturesque scenery and quaint rural atmosphere abounds. Lake Ontario, the St Lawrence River, the Black River provide some of the best fishing, boating and sailing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, scuba diving and whitewater rafting in the world. Winter brings unparalleled snowmobiling, skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, skating, and hunting. Museums and historic points of interest include the War of 1812 Battlefield in Sackets Harbor, Boldt Castle, Millionaire's Row, the Antique Boat Museum, the Clayton Opera House, and the Jefferson County Historical Society.



    • US Citizenship required


    As a Nurse (Clinical/Perioperative) you will:


    1. Function in the role of circulating nurse for surgical procedures.
    2. Provide direct nursing care of a specialized nature to patients undergoing surgery including the newest and most complex, state-of-the-art procedures in surgical specialties including Obstetrics/Gynecology, Orthopedics, General Surgery, Podiatry, Opthalmology, Oral, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), and Urology.
    3. Collaborate with surgeons in one or more surgical services to assess, coordinate, plan and implement the newest approaches and practices in order to deliver efficient, cost effective surgical care for the beneficiary population.
    4. Provide direction and training to Nursing Assistants, Surgical Technologists, Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, professional and paraprofessional nursing students in simple to complex, state-of-the-art surgical procedures.
    5. Coordinate with physicians and other staff preoperatively to develop a multi-disciplinary, intraoperative plan of care.







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


    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.


    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.


    Basic Requirement for Nurse (Clinical/Perioperative):


    Degree: A graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's 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.

    Degree from Foreign Nursing School: Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.


    Licensure: Applicants must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination and 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.


    Qualification Requirements: In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

    Education Substitution: Successful completion of two and a half years of progressively higher level graduate education leading towards a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from a professional nursing educational program or related medical science field; or

    Degree and Experience: Possession of a diploma, associate degree, bachelor's degree, or master's degree from a professional nursing educational program and at least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-9 grade level). Professional Nursing Experience is defined as: One year of experience which includes providing comprehensive nursing care in an operating room, and educating patients or staff.




    US Citizenship required

    Must have and maintain a RN license.

    Must have at least one year of experience after you have been licensed.

    Must have an annual influenza vaccination.

    Must have a child background check.

    This position has a mandatory drug requirement.



    To qualify based on your work 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: assisting with health education activities; assessing individual’s health status; and providing occupational health consultation.





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